In its 2021 Annual Report, USCIRF recommended that the U.S. government designate Vietnam as a “Country of Particular Concern.
FRC Releases New Map and Research Comparing Abortion Laws around the World
U.S. Laws Comparable with China and North Korea as Most Extreme
Judicial Watch: Records Confirm Chinese Government ‘Anal Swab’ COVID Testing of U.S. Diplomatic Personnel
Judicial Watch announced today that it received 11 pages of records from the U.S. Department of State revealing that U.S. diplomatic officials in China objected to being asked to submit to anal swab COVID testing by the Chinese government.
From Cybersex to Child Sacrifice: New GFA World Report Probes ‘Children in Crisis’
From U.S. border to South Asia, 1.2 billion children face ‘horrors,’ exploitation on sickening scale
‘Be quiet so that God may defend you’—kidnapped sister is free at last
She can walk the hallways of the convent in Colombia where she trained to be a religious, and she can feel that the love she receives from people is fundamental to the gradual recovery of her inner peace.
INDIA – A Catholic school devastated by Hindu extremists
The police said investigations for vandalism are in progress.
Human Rights Activists Call Upon President Biden to Address Human Rights and the Beijing Olympics in Virtual Meeting with President Xi Jinping
“The world must stand against the human rights abuses of the Chinese government toward their own people.”
Radical Hindu Nationalists Brutally Attack Christian Community in India
Radicals Use Extreme Violence to Make Village “Christian-Free”
New report details experience of Christians detained in North Korea
The Korea Future report, and accompanying database, documents 167 serious human rights violations perpetrated against 91 Christians between 1997 and 2019.
USCIRF Releases Factsheet on China’s Measures on the Management of Religious Clergy
Since its first annual report in 2000, USCIRF has recommended that the U.S. State Department designate China as a “Country of Particular Concern,” or CPC, for systematic, ongoing, and egregious religious violations in that country.
Two Elderly Nuns in Nepal Arrested on False Charges
Church Leaders View Arrests as an Attack on Nepal’s Minorities
USCIRF Releases New Report about Religious Freedom in Sri Lanka
“Sri Lanka is a diverse country where complex ethno-religious divisions contribute to tension among the various communities.”
INDIA – Record of violence in a single day against Christian communities
“[S]houting slogans praising the Hindu god Ram, angry crowds beat the faithful gathered in prayer, destroyed furniture, photographs and musical instruments, devastating several halls of worship…”
Hmong Catholics in Vietnam are imprisoned for evangelization efforts
The parish had no resident priests from 1952, when the last foreign missionary was expelled by communists, until 2013, when a priest was sent to resume religious activities among local Catholics.
Shadow Government in Myanmar Calls for Popular Revolt Against Military Rulers
Junta Faces Renewed Opposition to Its Oppressive Rule
A Catholic community in Vietnam is still not recognized by government
Until recent years, Catholics had to practice our faith secretly since local authorities treated this area as being free of religion. They banned us from gathering for prayers, threatened to fine us, and created serious difficulties for visiting priests.
Statement of U.S. Bishops’ Chairman for Asian and Pacific Island Affairs on Discrimination Against the Asian Community
We must always stress that every human being is a brother or sister in Christ, created in the image and likeness of a loving God.
ASIA/MYANMAR – Buddhist monks ready to protest and NGOs, including Caritas, subject to financial investigations
Myanmar’s military junta has put in place restrictive measures against international and local NGOs through financial instruments and channels.
China’s Latest Vaccine Is Made from Hamster Ovary Cells
This is the fourth vaccine China has approved for emergency use.
ASIA/MALAYSIA – Judicial decision on the use of the name of Allah in Christian publications, “a victory of common sense”
The question of the use of the name “Allah” has for a very long time caused divisions in Malaysia, with Christians complaining about attempts to reserve it for Muslim communities, highlighting the fact that this in fact tends to an Islamization of pluralist society.
Twenty new priests in Seoul, open to the challenges of the mission
At the conclusion of the Mass, Cardinal Yeom thanked God for making this ordination possible.
Cardinal speaks out on military coup in Myanmar
“Democracy was the streak of hope for solving the problems of this once rich country. This time millions voted for democracy. Our people believe in peaceful transfer of power.”
Myanmar’s Aung Sang Suu Kyi Detained in Military Raid
“We have to assume that the military is staging a coup.”