ISKCON: Serbia 'Stalls' Granting Legal Status to ISKCON, Other Religions
British Law to Force Religious Organizations to Employ Gay Staff
Only three religious communities - the Seventh-day Adventist and United Methodist churches and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) - appear to have been given legal status under Serbia's controversial Religion Law, Forum 18 News Service has found.
Is the BBC Marginalising Religion?
Religious groups are to be forced to accept homosexual youth workers, secretaries and other staff, even if their faith holds same-sex relationships to be sinful. Christian organisations fear that the tightened legislation, which is due to come into force next year, will undermine the integrity of churches and dilute their moral message.
It is important that the BBC produces programs that reflect the diverse interests and belief commitments of its audience.
Defense For Religious Hospitals Against Government-ordered Abortions
In the USA the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty provides free defense for religious hospitals against government-ordered abortions.
Global Restrictions on Religion
A new study finds that 64 nations - about one-third of the countries in the world - have high or very high restrictions on religion. But because some of the most restrictive countries are very populous, nearly 70 percent of the world's 6.8 billion people live in countries with high restrictions on religion, the brunt of which often falls on religious minorities.
Religious Restrictions Among the World’s Most Populous Countries
A Man is on Trial in Russia — for Talking about Yoga
Levels of religious restrictions and hostilities among the world’s 25 most populous countries vary tremendously.
“I am concerned about the complete arbitrariness of this law, which can lead to the persecution of my many fellow citizens who practice yoga and study Indian philosophy,” Ugai wrote in his blog.