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Spectacular simultaneous SWAT raids on Romanian yoga centers (II): Fact-checking of the operation in Buthiers, France

Disproportionate use of police forces in search of… inexistent victims of MISA On 28 November 2023, just after 6 a.m., a SWAT team of around 175 policemen wearing black masks, helmets, and bulletproof vests, simultaneously...

Fleeing from Jordan to Greece because of their change of religion

It has been almost one year since Basir Al Sqour, a 47-year-old former military officer in the Jordanian army with the rank of "major," had to leave his country in a hurry because of...

France, the new law to fight against “sectarian abuses” in the field of health, subject to the control of the Constitutional Council

On April 15th, over sixty members of the National Assembly and over sixty Senators referred the newly adopted law “to reinforce the fight against sectarian abuses” to the Constitutional Council for an a priori control of constitutionality pursuant to Article 61-2 of the Constitution.

Covered in controversy: France’s bid to ban religious symbols imperils diversity at Paris 2024 Olympics

With the 2024 Paris Olympics fast approaching, a heated debate over religious symbols has erupted in France, pitting the country’s strict secularism against the religious freedoms of athletes. A recent report by Professor Rafael...

Russia, Jehovah’s Witnesses banned since 20 April 2017

World Headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses (20.04.2024) - April 20th marks the seventh anniversary of Russia’s nationwide ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses, which has led to hundreds of peaceful believers jailed and some brutally tortured. International human rights advocates are decrying...

Holy Orders on Trial, The French Legal System vs The Vatican

In a growing dispute that reveals the relationship, between governmental institutions the Vatican has officially voiced its worries regarding the decisions made by French officials in the matter of a nuns removal citing violations...

Fleeing Persecution, The Plight of Ahmadi Religion of Peace and Light members in Azerbaijan

Namiq and Mammadagha's Story Exposes Systematic Religious Discrimination It has been almost one year since best friends Namiq Bunyadzade (32) and Mammadagha Abdullayev (32) left their home country of Azerbaijan to flee religious discrimination because...

Efforts being made to recognize Sikh Community in Europe

In the heart of Europe, the Sikh community faces a battle for recognition and against discrimination, a struggle that has caught the attention of both the public and the media. Sardar Binder Singh, the...

Russia, Jehovah’s Witness Tatyana Piskareva, 67, sentenced to 2 years and 6 months of forced labor

She was just participating in a religious worship online. Earlier, her husband Vladimir received six years in prison on similar charges. Tatyana Piskareva, a pensioner from Oryol, was found guilty of participating in the activities of...

More determined efforts needed to combat anti-Muslim prejudice amidst surge in hatred, OSCE says

VALLETTA/WARSAW/ANKARA, 15 March 2024 – Amidst an increase in prejudice and violence against Muslims in a growing number of countries, greater efforts are needed to build dialogue and counter anti-Muslim hatred, the Organization for...

50 experts on religious minorities explore in Navarra Challenges and Solutions for Religious Minorities in Spain

Fifty European specialists in religious minorities are meeting this week in Pamplona at an international conference organized by the Public University of Navarra (UPNA) and dedicated to the legal situation of religious denominations without...

Scandal Hits MIVILUDES in France

In a recent expose by journalist Steve Eisenberg for RELIGACTU, the Mission Interministérielle de Lutte contre les Dérives Sectaires (MIVILUDES) in France finds itself engulfed in a deep financial scandal that has shaken the...

RUSSIA, Nine Jehovah’s Witnesses sentenced to three to seven years in prison

On 5 March, a Russian court in Irkutsk convicted nine Jehovah’s Witness men, sentencing them from three to seven years of prison. The case began in 2021, when officers raided some 15 homes, beating and...

Thailand persecutes the Ahmadi Religion of Peace and Light. Why?

Poland has recently provided a safe haven to a family of asylum-seekers from Thailand, persecuted on religious grounds in their country of origin, which in their testimony appears to be very different from the...

Empowering Responses to Religious Hatred: A Call to Action next March 8th

In a world where hostility towards religious minorities persists, the need for empowering responses to religious hatred has never been more urgent. The duty of States to prevent and respond to acts of violence...

There is an architecture and there is a craftsmanship of interfaith dialogue

ROME - "There is an architecture and there is a craftsmanship of interfaith dialogue" that is, the major themes underlying the relationship between religions and their connection to daily living, as reported by the...

Religious Freedom and Equality in the European Union: Unclear Paths Ahead

Madrid. Santiago Cañamares Arribas, Professor of Ecclesiastical Law at the Complutense University of Madrid, delivered a thought-provoking analysis of religious freedom and equality in the European Union at the recent travelling seminar organized by...

International Institute for Religious Freedom launches the Violent Incidents Database

The International Institute for Religious Freedom (IIRF) recently launched the Violent Incidents Database (VID), an initiative aimed at collecting, recording, and analyzing incidents related to violations of religious freedom across the globe. The VID...

European Parliamentarians Expose China’s Brutal Religious Persecution

While the Chinese Communist Party subjects European citizens and leaders to a hypocritical image-management campaign, European Parliamentarians are insisting on the truth about China’s barbaric persecution of a religious minority. By Marco Respinti* and Aaron Rhodes** Resolutions by...

Russia, TV Channel of an Orthodox Oligarch Under EU Sanctions

On 18 December 2023, the Council of the European Union imposed restrictive measures on Tsargrad TV Channel (Царьград ТВ) belonging to and financed by the so-called “Orthodox oligarch” Konstantin Malofeev, as part of the 12th...

Scientology Celebrated 10 Years Awarding Those Defending Religious Freedom

Church of Scientology’s Foundation for the Improvement of Life, Culture and Society in Spain held the 10th annual Religious Freedom Awards ceremony MADRID, SPAIN, January 5, 2024 /EINPresswire.com/ -- On December 15th, 2023, the Church...

In Russia, Jehovah’s Witnesses are the most persecuted religion, with 127 prisoners as of January 1, 2024

As of January 1, 2024, 127 Jehovah’s Witnesses were in prison in Russia for practising their faith in private homes, according to the last update of the database of religious prisoners of Human Rights...

A unanimous commitment to freedom of belief “Respect to be respected”

Freedom of belief - The Fundación para la Mejora de la Vida, la Cultura y la Sociedad (Foundation for the Improvement of Life, Culture and Society) gathered once again this year in Madrid to...

Historic Visit, European Sikh Organization Gains Support for Recognition within the European Union

In a groundbreaking event on December 6, history was made as a Sikh delegation, accompanied by members of the European Sikh Organization, was extended a warm welcome at the European Parliament. This significant development...

Rights of Religious Minorities in Europe, a Delicate Balance says MEP Maxette Pirbakas

MEP Maxette Pirbakas, at the European Parliemant, emphasizes the importance of religious tolerance and freedom in Europe, highlighting the need for dialogue and respect for minority rights.
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