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Religious Divisions over Pakistan's Blasphemy Law

The recent execution of Malik Mumtaz Qadri, who assassinated the governor of Punjab, shines a spotlight on Pakistan's religious pu...

Pakistan

Who Really Lives in Religious Diversity?

Amid ongoing conflicts and shifting migration patterns, the global religious landscape is changing. Todd. M. Johnson and Gina A....

Religious freedom

Religious Freedom and Sri Lanka's Upcoming Election

The inaction of the previous government led to increased persecution of religious minority communities in Sri Lanka....

Sri Lanka

Building a Global Alliance for Religious Freedom

Rising religious freedom abuses represent a challenge beyond the capabilities of any one government or organisation....

Religious freedom

Combatting the New Religious Freedom Violators

The rise of ISIS and continued violence from other religiously motivated groups must be countered with concrete steps by the inter...

ISIS

Religious Freedom: Arguments from Islam

The rich discourse on religious freedom within Islam, seen by many as an effective antidote to extremism, should be amplified, par...

Religious freedom

Placing ISIS' Persecution of the Copts in Context

The murder of 21 Christians by ISIS in Libya brought condemnation from around the world....

ISIS

Modi Must Commit to Religious Freedom in 2015

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes over eight months in office, Lisa Curtis assesses his commitment to religious freedom du...

India

Kurdistan in the Spotlight: Beacon of Tolerant Pluralism?

The increased focus on Kurdistan as a bulwark against jihadism has revealed a tolerant society that is a beacon for its neighbours...

Iraq

Religion and Displacement: Focusing on Solutions

Displacement can often make communities particularly vulnerable to radicalisation, but a number of measures can help them to build...

Refugees

Religious Paradoxes in Pakistan

The international community must provide sustained engagement to help Pakistan escape a self-perpetuating cycle of religious discr...

Pakistan

Rising Sectarianism and the Promotion of Tolerance in Pakistan

Two new reports from USIP highlight the rising sectarian violence in Pakistan and analyse the unique position religious leaders ar...

Pakistan

In Their Own Words: Christian Minorities Under ISIS

In a conflict often dehumanised by the brutality of ISIS, Balint Szlanko speaks to the Christians of northern Iraq in the wake of ...

Religious freedom

Briefing Note: ISIS and Religion

With the United Nations Security Council voting unanimously on 24 September to adopt a resolution emphasising the urgent need to t...

ISIS

Growing Concerns for Religious Minorities in Myanmar

As issues over the treatment of religious and ethnic minorities in Myanmar persist, particularly the discrimination against Rohing...

Religious freedom