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After 65 years, is China ready to embrace the Pope?

Scott Pacey | 21 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, China, Pope Francis, religious freedom
The Church has sought engagement with China since the 13th century and will not give up anytime soon.


Iraq’s Yazidis are on the brink of genocide – who will save them?

Ali Mamouri | 11 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Iraq, Islam, religious freedom, Yazidi
ISIS militants may be massacring an Iraqi sect.


“Mission accomplished”: Italy welcomes Meriam Ibrahim

Carolyn Moynihan | 25 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Meriam Ibrahim, religious freedom, Sudan
Has Sudan really learned a lesson about religious freedom?


Terrified Christians driven out of Mosul

Abdel Hamid Zebari | 24 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Iraq, Iraqi Christians, religious freedom
The Islamic State is expelling Christians from its newly-won territory.


Pregnant Sudanese woman could be hanged for “apostasy”

Michael Cook | 20 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: feminism, religious freedom, Sudan
Why haven't feminist media stars taken up the case of this young mother?


President Obama visits Pope Francis

Sheila Liaugminas | 04 April 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Evangelii Gaudium, Francis Rooney, HHS mandate, Pope Francis, President Obama papal visit, religious freedom, US Vatican Ambassador


HHS mandate: Supreme Court hears oral arguments

Sheila Liaugminas | 25 March 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Affordable Care Act, conscience protection, HHS mandate, Hobby Lobby, Obamacare, religious freedom, U.S. Supreme Court


The asylum seekers who frightened Elizabethan England

Susan Broomhall | 28 January 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: asylum seekers, history, immigration, religious freedom
Shakespeare was disgusted by the treatment that the refugees received from his countrymen.


For academics, religion is a conflict of interests

Margaret Somerville | 26 November 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: religious freedom, secularism, Wikipedia
A campaign against a bioethics professor turns very nasty.


Christian persecution is part of a global crisis, says UK minister

Sayeeda Warsi | 19 November 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Middle East Christians, religious freedom, UK
Christianity is haemorrhaging in the Middle East. The world must act, says the UK's first Muslim cabinet minister.


A declaration of tolerance

Mike Aquilina | 25 October 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, Edict of Milan, religious freedom, tolerance
In 313 Christians finally won their place in the ancient world with the Edict of Milan.


Religious freedom: nice idea, but what does it mean?

Cardinal George Pell | 14 October 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: religious freedom
If we are serious about it, religious freedom obliges us to make hard decisions about what to protect and what not to protect.


Quebec’s coup d’etat against religious freedom

Sean Murphy | 04 October 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Quebec, religious freedom
Will the government eventually use its Charter of Values to suppress freedom of conscience and religion among health care workers?


Religious freedom as antidote to terrorism

Sheila Liaugminas | 12 September 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: counter-terrorism, Mali, Nigeria, religious freedom, Robert George, Somalia, Syria, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
It’s an idea that hasn’t been tried and found wanting, to say the least.


How redefining marriage threatens freedom of speech

Alistair Nicholas | 12 August 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, religious freedom, same-sex marriage
A pioneer of gay liberation has made it clear that the real goal is an assault on religious values.


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