Representatives from 21 countries are asking India to improve the religious freedom of minorities. Human rights groups, including Amnesty International, released a joint statement condemning increased violence, hate speech, and anti-conversion laws.
A new report from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) urges lawmakers to take a closer look at Nigeria. Simultaneously, a second report analyzed by International Christian Concern found kidnappers target Christians ten times more often than Muslims.
Violence erupted in Baghdad, Iraq, on Monday, killing 30 people and injuring hundreds. The Iraqi military said several rockets were fired in the Green Zone, the area of Baghdad that hosts government buildings.
Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, has descended into war. Gangs control the port, along with several neighborhoods. Police cautiously travel the streets in armored vehicles. In one neighborhood, ten days of violence left 470 people dead, injured, or missing.
The 21-year-old man suspected of opening fire on a Fourth of July parade in suburban Illinois could face life in prison without parole if convicted on murder charges. Yesterday, the suspected killer confessed to the crime during his first court appearance.
“O Spirit who enters our every grief, intercede now for this hurting people, in this broken land…move our hearts to compassion, O Lord, that we would interact with these casualties, not as news stories or statistics, but as our own sisters and brothers, flesh and […]