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Five tech innovations used as weapons against people of faith

By David Curry — November 12, 2021
(RNS) — We are witnessing the rampant criminalization of faith, enabled by the smartphones in our pockets.
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The Pegasus Project surfaces a new era of oppression for people of faith. Here’s what should be done.

By David Curry — August 3, 2021
(Open Doors) — Of the 10 governments that reportedly purchased the tool, all have known histories of human rights violations and have repeatedly demonstrated their desire to suppress dissent.

India can still turn the tide back toward democracy

By David Curry — July 15, 2021
(Open Doors) — For years, extremist ideologues have dominated India’s executive branch and legislature. Now, the judicial system has fallen.

A hard-line stance on Iran endangers Christians. There’s a better way.

By David Curry — June 1, 2021
(Open Doors) — Western countries can insist that Iran drop charges against Christian converts facing prosecution.

President Trump failed to challenge India on religious freedom. Will Biden follow suit?

By David Curry — May 10, 2021
(RNS) — Biden the candidate promised to protect religious freedom. But Biden the president seems to have chosen a similar approach to India as his predecessor.

Goldziher Prize Expanding for 2019

By Emily Churchill — December 14, 2018
An award for excellent journalism about Muslim Americans was created by a Christian pig farmer and named for a Nineteenth Century Jewish scholar. Maybe this ecumenical nature of the Goldziher Prize is what made it a natural fit for the Religion News Foundation, which is committed to raising funds in order to expand the number […]

Germany’s ‘LutherCountry’ gears up for Reformation 500th anniversary

By Sally Morrow — December 5, 2016
Historians might disagree as to whether Martin Luther actually nailed his 95 Theses on the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg in 1517. But on this there’s solid consensus: Luther’s writings launched the Protestant Reformation in 1517, and the world was never the same. As the 500th anniversary approaches, “LutherCountry” – the area of […]

Film series helps seminary students understand scientific thinking

By Jerome Socolovsky — November 14, 2016
“Science: The Wide Angle,” being released this month by the AAAS, helps seminary students answer the big questions that religious traditions also tackle.
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