Religious Freedom

Faith leaders, politicians urge EU to maintain religious freedom envoy post

European Commission abolishes position of special envoy for the promotion of religion or belief.

Hong Kong cardinal calls for unity in face of Chinese national security law

Cardinal Tong does not believe religious freedom will be negatively impacted.

Chinese Catholic leader detained again in ongoing harassment

Bishop Cui Tai has been in and out of jail since 2007.

Religious people in Hong Kong worried as territory awaits Beijing’s security law

Hong Kong Watch director outlines how freedoms could be impacted.

Leaders in religious freedom hotspots welcome Trump executive order

More work needs to be done, but directive gives cause a major boost, observers say.

Religious freedom is theme of weeklong campaign by US Catholic bishops

The bishops are asking people to pray for religious liberty over eight days starting on June 22.

In Pakistan, family seeks the return of 14-year-old daughter held in forced marriage

Lawyers for the family say the girl was taken at gunpoint, and forced to marry and abandon her faith.

Trump signs executive order calling religious freedom a “national security imperative”

The president signed the document after visiting the John Paul II Shrine in Washington.

French court orders government to lift ban on religious services

Freedom of worship is fundamental right, says administrative court of France's Council of State.

Little Sisters of the Poor make third appearance before Supreme Court

Hearing oral arguments by phone, justices consider ongoing challenge in religious freedom case.

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