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24 November 2021
Religious freedom in the world, November 24, 2021

China - Apple forced to remove Quran and Bible from China’s App Store Apple Inc. Has removed two apps from the China’s App Store: Quran Majeed and Olive Tree Bible App. Quran Majeed is produced by Pakistan Data Management Services and has over 35 million users globally including 1 million users in China. Firma Olive […]

11 November 2021
Religious freedom in the world, November 11, 2021

Chile. The new Constitution must guarantee the religious freedom In Chile, work on a new Constitution is currently underway; Among other things, Chileans fight, for equality of all before the law and access to education. About the need to introduce provisions on freedom of access to education, freedom of teaching and freedom of religion spoke […]

28 October 2021
Religious freedom in the world, October 28, 2021

Religious persecution rises in Spain The Spanish Constitution guarantees religious freedom and prohibits discriminatory behavior on the basis of religion, but, as Observatory for Religious Freedom report (OLRC) shows, in 2020, compared to 2019, attacks on religious freedom increased by 37%. 174 cases, or 66% of all attacks was aimed at Christians, including 158 specifically at […]

14 October 2021
Religious freedom in the world, October 14, 2021

Pakistan – religious leaders reject law protecting religious minorities The Pakistani constitution of 1973 grants in theory the same status to all citizens, but systemic discrimination and forced conversion to Islam continues. In August 2019 already, Christians, Hindus and Sikhs, with representatives of other religious minorities in Pakistan, prepared a declaration in which they ask, […]

30 September 2021
Restrictions on religious worship in public

Spain The Report on International Religious Freedom: Spain from 2020 contains information about bringing by Spanish Association of Christian Lawyers to the Supreme Court a compliant against the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska. The complaint concerns numerous interruptions of services, despite churches’ compliance with safety regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These events were […]

16 September 2021
Religious freedom in the world, September 16, 2021

Washington, USA. March of solidarity with persecuted Christians On September 25 in Washington the March for the Martyrs will take place again. The event will begin and end with speeches by various motivational speakers, including the founder of For the Martyrs, as well as humanitarian activists. There will also be a concert by the Radiant […]

2 September 2021
The situation of religious minorities in Afghanistan

After the Sunni Muslims, the largest religious group in Afghanistan are Shi’ite Muslims. They are represented mostly by the Hazaras, who are the largest ethnic group in Afghanistan after the Pashtuns, making up 9% of the population. Aside from other Muslim denominations, religious minorities include, among others, Sikhs, Hindus, Christians and Baha’is. At present, there […]

27 August 2021
August 22 - International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. 2021 celebration – summary

In 2019, the UN General Assembly established August 22 as the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. Just like last year, the Religious Freedom Laboratory coordinated this year’s celebration of the Day in Poland. Also this time, the actions undertaken to commemorate those persecuted for their faith […]

20 August 2021
Press conference before UNIDVRBV

August 22 is International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief The day was established on May 28, 2019 by the United Nations General Assembly, on the initiative of Polish diplomacy represented by Jacek Czaputowicz, the then Minister of Foreign Affairs. The role of this celebration is to draw […]

16 August 2021
Religious freedom in the world, August 16, 2021

Ukraine – Russian authorities in Crimea prohibit officiating of Liturgy Since March 2014, the Russian occupation authorities have been in every way obstructing the activities of the communities of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, depriving them of the possibility of performing services, i.a. using the the help of local Russian courts. The most known incidents include attempts to seize by legal proceedings the building […]

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