JAKARTA, Indonesia (RNS) — The new law has bolstered support for President Joko Widodo, a moderate Muslim, but some groups say it gives too much power to the state.
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(RNS ) The current administration must fully address these chilling reports, bring perpetrators to justice, prevent further abuse and discontinue this ugly scheme of family separation.
(AP) — Human rights groups say Myanmar's government is destroying crucial evidence of mass atrocities against the nation's ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority.
(The Conversation) — This pattern of persecution goes back to 1948 – the year when the country achieved independence from their British colonizers.
(RNS) Kim Hak Song has described himself as a Christian missionary.
(RNS) American Christians who voted in a president who fails to do the minimum to secure religious freedom abroad have some serious soul-searching to do before their sisters and brothers around the world.
WASHINGTON (RNS) 'Iraqis are not terrorists,' said Vian Dakhil as she received a human rights prize. 'We are friends and allies.'
(RNS) Critics say that China must be stopped from using organs from executed prisoners.
“Some people may think LGBTI+ people live in peace in Cameroon. Their lives can only be compared to the peace and serenity of a graveyard. They are silent but live in distress.”
(RNS) Since his installation, Pope Francis has called not only for fundamental structural changes in the economy and society, but for people to organize from below to create change.
(RNS) A French court sentenced the former politicians to life in prison for masterminding the killing of 2,000 people taking refuge in the church during the country’s 1994 genocide.
(RNS) The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights condemns "bathroom laws" and the like as human rights violations.
(RNS) Listening to the victims of the military dictatorship is the real unfinished business of the Catholic Church.
ROME (RNS) Berhane spoke recently at a Rome conference on Christian persecution in the hopes others might learn of the grievous human rights violations in her native land.
(RNS) Among those countries frequently cited by human rights groups with the most aggressive laws banning free expression are China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.