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By The Dispatch On Sunday, January 13th, 2019
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Jack Phillips, Masterpiece Cake religious freedom lawsuit against Colorado will move forward

A federal district court issued an order Friday that allows Colorado cake artist Jack Phillips to proceed with a lawsuit against the state for its hostility toward him and his religious beliefs. Alliance Defending More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, January 11th, 2019
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Hmong Christians in Vietnam Repeatedly Beaten and Arrested

(International Christian Concern) –Due to its ethnic background and high percentage of practicing Christians, Vietnam’s Hmong community is often targeted and harassed by both the government and neighboring communities. More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, January 11th, 2019
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Somali Christians Avoid Persecution by Worshiping in Secret

(International Christian Concern) –Somalia’s small Christian population is forced to worship in secret due to the intense persecution they face. Gathering in small secretive groups, hundreds of Somali Christians More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, January 11th, 2019
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Malaysia Islamic Party president Hadi Awang warns Muslims that ‘nonbelievers will lead them to hell’

(International Christian Concern) –In a lengthy opinion piece published on social media today, Malaysia Islamic Party (PAS) president Hadi Awang delivered his warning to Muslims to place their trust in Muslim More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, January 5th, 2019
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Lao Christians Arrested During Christmas Service are Released

(International Christian Concern) –Seven Lao Christians arrested at the New Year weekend for conducting an “illegal” church service in celebration of Christmas have been released, according to a local official. The More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, January 5th, 2019
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Seven Lao Christians Arrested During Christmas Service

(International Christian Concern) –A company of nine police officers raided the Nakanong Village’s Christmas church service at approximately 6:00 PM on December 29, 2018. They arrested 3 church leaders, while More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, December 15th, 2018
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Police in Laos Arrest 78 year old Grandma and 3 Christian Men During Worship

(International Christian Concern) –Three police officers in Laos arrested a grandmother and three other Christians while they were worshipping last month, according to an advocacy group Human Rights Watch for More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, December 14th, 2018
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Pakistan added to State Department’s list of ‘World’s Worst Violators of Religious Freedom’

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) welcomed the State Department’s announcement that it had named 10 “Countries of Particular Concern” (CPCs) for particularly severe religious More...

By Nasir Saeed On Monday, December 10th, 2018
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Human Rights Day: Pakistan should challenge the blasphemy laws, not entrench them

The Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS-UK) is calling upon the Pakistani Government to take steps to end the misuse of the Blasphemy Laws. The Pakistani Government should use Human Rights Day More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, November 26th, 2018
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Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski continue battle for freedom of conscience as gay marriage case heads to Arizona Supreme Court

The Arizona Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to take up a pivotal artistic and religious freedom case. The case, Brush & Nib Studio v. City of Phoenix, involves two artists who risk jail time and fines if they More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, November 19th, 2018
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Florist Barronelle Stutzman to court in gay marriage case: ‘I serve all customers, I just can’t celebrate all events’

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing floral artist Barronelle Stutzman of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland filed their opening brief Tuesday with the Washington Supreme Court. The brief on behalf of More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, November 15th, 2018
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University of Colorado tells Christian group they must allow ‘non-Christians’ to lead Bible study to be ‘recognized’

A Christian student organization represented by Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, for forcing the group to accept members More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
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Church in Hunan Province faces Unrelenting Harassment

(International Christian Concern) –A church in China’s southern Hunan province remains victim to unrelenting harassment from Chinese authorities. The local church experiences frequent visits from authorities More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, November 8th, 2018
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Liberty Counsel praises GOP control of Senate, Ron DeSantis’ win in Florida as ‘good news for constitutional judges’

Senate Republicans increased their seats in the midterm elections, which is good news for continuing to confirm constitutionalist judges. The so-called “blue wave” became a “blue puddle.” The Senate has More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
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Ohio: Shawnee State University sued for forcing Dr Nicholas Meriwether to refer to male student with female pronouns

 Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) attorneys filed a federal lawsuit against Shawnee State University officials Monday on behalf of a professor that the university punished because he declined a male student’s More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
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Atheists attack Alabama Amendment 1, allowing Ten Commandments on public property, mocking God and Christianity

(FFRF press release) The god of the Bible is on the Nov. 6 ballot in Alabama. A proposed constitutional amendment would allow the government to display his so-called divine law — the Ten Commandments — on every More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, November 5th, 2018
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Mississippi Gov Phil Bryant attacked over message ‘to make again this One Nation, Under God’

FFRF is denouncing Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant for promoting two religious events. A concerned local FFRF member reported that while acting in his official capacity as governor, Bryant recorded a promotional More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, November 5th, 2018
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Atheists claim ‘radical’ Family Policy Council event will get West Virginia churches to violate election laws

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is drawing attention to an upcoming gathering in West Virginia that is aiming to persuade churches to break election rules. This Friday, Nov. 2, the Family Policy Council of More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, November 2nd, 2018
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China Cracks down on house Churches in Beijing

(International Christian Concern) –House churches or “family churches” have become increasingly popular in China, after China launched a nationwide campaign a little under three years ago that has been closing More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
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US Commission on International Religious Freedom condemns persecution of Baha’is in Yemen

Tenzin Dorjee, Chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), expressed increasing concern over the mounting persecution of Baha’is in Yemen by the Houthi-controlled government. “I More...


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