Religious Liberties/Persecution

Recognizing the Muslim That Lost His Life Saving Hundreds of Egyptian Christians on Christmas Eve

Religious Liberties / Persecution1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM
Contact: Olivia Miller, Communications Coordinator, International Christian Concern (ICC), 301-859-3842, press@persecution.org WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- International Christian Concern (ICC) is inviting all those concerned to sign a letter recognizing a group of brave Muslim men who courageously followed their conscience and duty at great personal risk to thwart the attempted bombing of Virgin Mary and Father Seifin Church in Nasr City, near Cairo, Egypt, on January Source: international christian concern

Recognizing the Muslim Men That Saved Hundreds of Egyptian Christians

Religious Liberties / Persecution1/17/2019 9:18:00 AM
Contact: Olivia Miller, Communications Coordinator, International Christian Concern (ICC), 301-859-3842, press@persecution.org WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- International Christian Concern (ICC) is inviting all those concerned to sign a letter recognizing a group of brave Muslim men who courageously followed their conscience and duty at great personal risk to thwart the attempted bombing of Virgin Mary and Father Seifin Church in Nasr City, near Cairo, Egypt, on January Source: international christian concern

Americans Support People of Faith Serving in Government and as Judges

Religious Liberties / Persecution1/16/2019 10:49:03 AM
Results coincide with Religious Liberty Day Contact: Joe Cullen, Knights of Columbus, 203-415-9314, joseph.cullen@kofc.org WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- A new Marist Poll survey finds that Americans overwhelmingly oppose using faith as a factor in appointments to jobs in the federal government. In addition, strong majorities of Americans support protection of religious freedom and think that people of faith should be able to serve as judges and other government appoint Source: Knights of Columbus

Religious Freedom Day

Religious Liberties / Persecution1/16/2019 7:12:04 AM
Contact: Mat Staver, Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Liberty@LC.org  WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- President Donald Trump recognizes that faith is embedded in the history, spirit, and soul of America and today issued a Presidential Proclamation affirming Religious Freedom Day, 2019. In recognition of this day, President Trump states in his proclamation: "On Religious Freedom Day, we celebrate our Nation's long-standing commitment to freedom of conscie Source: Liberty Counsel

Coptic Solidarity Cautions a New Cathedral Does Not Negate the Reality of the Copts Ongoing Persecution

Religious Liberties / Persecution1/15/2019 7:06:05 AM
Contact: Lindsay Griffin, Coptic Solidarity, 801-512-1713, coptadvocacy@copticsolidarity.orgWASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity welcomes the opening of a new cathedral in Egypt's administrative Capital. Yet, a single church remains only symbolic, as it is not accompanied by genuine changes in the Copts' conditions. It is not a reason to deny the ongoing persecution of Egypt's Copts at the hands of the Egyptian government and society, or their lack of religious Source: Coptic Solidarity

Forum on Modern Slavery: 'Liberate Them from Tyranny and Exploitation'

Religious Liberties / Persecution1/11/2019 11:31:05 AM
Contact: World Council of Churches Media Office, +41 79 507 6363; www.oikoumene.org/press   GENEVE, Jan. 11, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- In an opening address at a Forum on Modern Slavery in Istanbul on 7 January, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew spoke on "Awareness, Action and Impact."   Photo: Participants of the third "Forum on Modern Slavery - Awareness, Action and Impact", Istanbul, 5-8 January, 2019, Credit Nikolaos Manginas/Ecumenical Patriarchate Source: World Council of Churches

Oxford Union Disinvites Donohue

Religious Liberties / Persecution1/11/2019 11:16:04 AM
Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org   NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- Last month, Catholic League president Bill Donohue (photo) was invited by the president of the Oxford Union to participate in one of their storied debates. Donohue was to speak to the motion, "The House Believes The Catholic Church Can Never Pay For Its Sins."   The debate was slated for F Source: Catholic League

Slashing the Necks of Animals and Babies

Religious Liberties / Persecution1/10/2019 4:17:01 AM
Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an editorial in today's New York Times: Is it morally acceptable to slash the neck of an animal? Is it morally acceptable to slash the neck of a baby? The New York Times waffles on the former but agrees with the latter. "Balancing Animal Welfare and Religious Rites" is the title Source: Catholic League

Evangelist Alveda C King: 2019 New Year Challenges Will Bring Our Nation to Our Knees

Religious Liberties / Persecution1/7/2019 4:30:00 AM
Contact: Leslie Palma, 732-757-9087 ATLANTA, Jan. 7, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following is submitted by Evangelist Alveda King: With 2019 unfolding, we leave the roller coaster year of 2018 behind us. Now moving into 2019, we can expect more fireworks which will be accelerated in the Spirit. Source: Alveda King Ministries

'The Nun' Opens in New York

Religious Liberties / Persecution1/4/2019 10:17:01 AM
Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org NEW YORK, Jan. 4, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a movie that opened in New York today: "La Religieuse" ("The Nun") opens today in New York City for two weeks at the Film Forum. It is based on a novel by the 18th-century French writer, Denis Diderot. The New York Times provided almost a half-page review, complete with a large pic Source: Catholic League

Research Institute Publishes Trove of Facts About Freedom of Speech

Religious Liberties / Persecution1/3/2019 1:30:00 AM
Contact: James D. Agresti, President, Just Facts, 973-539-5280CHATHAM, N.J., Jan. 3, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- Just Facts, a non-profit research and educational institute, has published a massive resource of facts about freedom of speech.Through much of recorded history, governments have used their power to suppress criticism of themselves. In stark contrast, one of the defining principles of the U.S. is that citizens have a right to criticize the government and to speak about virtually Source: Just Facts

Christian Men Concerned for America to Gather in DC January 18, 2019

Religious Liberties / Persecution12/31/2018 1:00:00 AM
TEN GOOD MEN to host STAND IN THE GAP-- A Gathering of Christian Men Concerned for America Prayer. Training. Inspiration. Mobilization --January 18, 2019, Washington, DC Contact: David Long, 315-289-8453, David@tengoodmen.com; tengoodmen.com WASHINGTON Dec. 31, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Ten Good Men, a Christian, pro-life organization, has announced plans to hold a prayer and training event in Washington, DC on January 18, 2019 from 7 AM until 11 AM. Source: Ten Good Men

'To Kill a Mockingbird' Insults Christians

Religious Liberties / Persecution12/28/2018 7:29:03 AM
Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org   NEW YORK, Dec. 28, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the Broadway play, "To Kill a Mockingbird:" "To Kill a Mockingbird" is a Broadway play based on the best-selling 1960 book by Harper Lee. In 1962, the book was faithfully adapted for the big screen, and it also went over big with the public. The play, however, takes liberties Source: Catholic League

PJI Helps Convince City to Bring Back Nativity Scene

Religious Liberties / Persecution12/27/2018 4:41:03 AM
Contact: Brad Dacus, Pacific Justice Institute, 916-616-4126 (Spanish: 206-257-3239)GIG HARBOR, Wash., Dec. 27, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- This Christmas season Gig Harbor reincorporated a nativity scene display in Skansie Brothers Park after Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) provided legal clarity and offered pro bono support in response to the threats the City received from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF).   For roughly a decade, the traditional Christmas display, pr Source: Pacific Justice Institute

No More Lemon Test

Religious Liberties / Persecution12/26/2018 8:05:01 AM
Contact: Mat Staver, Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Liberty@LC.org  WASHINGTON, Dec. 26, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Liberty Counsel is filing an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of a case involving a 93-year-old 40-foot cross war memorial in Bladensburg, Maryland that the American Humanist Association has challenged as violating the Establishment Clause. Photo: Image of the "Peace Cross" from First Liberty. The "Peace Cross," made of granite Source: Liberty Counsel