Tag Archives: persecution

Clovis Munezero on Fleeing Burundi, Being a Refugee, and Being a Nonbeliever

by | March 29, 2018

  By Scott Douglas Jacobsen  Scott Douglas Jacobsen: You are Burundian, but have fled, recently. Why? Clovis Munezero: I am Burundian, but recently I have fled my country. When I saw that my life was in danger, my friends were killed; my companions jailed, some of my family disappeared and others imprisoned; I have reason to flee… Read more »

This Week in Religion 2017-10-29

by | October 29, 2017

  “This was not a good week for religious symbols in Quebec. Well, some people’s symbols, anyway. In the federal byelection in Lac-Saint-Jean riding, the New Democratic candidate who finished a strong second in the general election two years ago dropped to fourth place, while losing more than half her 2015 vote share. The obvious explanation… Read more »

This Week in Religion 2017-09-04

by | September 4, 2017

“Elim Church began in 1917 as a prayer meeting that came out of the 1906/07 Azuza Street Revivals in Los Angeles which are considered the beginnings of the Pentecostal Church. A Winnipeg businessman who experienced the revival began conducting evangelism and healing services in Western Canada, and a group of believers grew out of his… Read more »

The curious incident of the US Office of International Religious Freedom denouncing blasphemy laws

by | August 27, 2016

In an interesting turn of events, David Saperstein, United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom posted a blog on Wednesday titled “Time To Abolish Blasphemy Laws, Uphold Freedom of Expression”.