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Europe’s Top Court to rule on Covid-19 worship ban challenges
Bishops of Pakistan on Int’l Day of the Girl Child: Govt must end forced marriage and conversion of minor girls
UN: International engagement with Afghanistan must depend on respect for religious minorities

Escapee from forced marriage speaks out ahead of Intl Day of the Girl Child

This International Day of the Girl Child (11 October), many girls in South Asia fear for their safety. 14-year-old Maira is one of the estimated 1000 girls that are “converted” against their will through a forced marriage in Pakistan every year.
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As churches reopen, Ugandan faith groups recommit to challenging Summer worship ban

The government concession comes after three cases have been filed to challenge Covid-19 restrictions which maintained a blanket ban on worship, even when malls and business centers could open.
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“Near helpless” response of international community will embolden those responsible for atrocities in Afghanistan, UN warned

More than six weeks after the rapid takeover of the Taliban in Afghanistan, civil society groups are still calling on states to take resolute action to protect vulnerable religious minorities who face serious threats to their lives.
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AVISO: Webinar – The Forgotten Christian Minorities in Myanmar

Recent world events have called attention to the significance of religious freedom. But is the international community doing enough to protect the human rights of those persecuted for their faith?
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High Court Ruling: abortion up to birth for babies with Down Syndrome not discriminatory

"We hope to see this decision appealed" - ADF International's Robert Clarke has issued this response to the High Court's judgment regarding abortion up to birth for babies with disabilities.
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EU Resolution on Afghanistan demonstrates a “guilty lack of attention to Christians”, says Co-Chair of Intergroup on FORB

Failure to focus on the persecution of Christians can “lead politics to be timid towards regimes that violate religious freedom on a daily basis," said Carlo Fidanza MEP.
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More must be done to protect free speech

The police, crime, sentencing and courts bill is an opportunity to address critical issues within the law.
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Social media star challenges censorship ruling in court

"I felt like at any moment there would be a knock at the door, I would open it, and the police would arrest me," recalls Kika. "I cried oceans." And all because of a YouTube video?
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Court date set for Finnish MP charged over Bible-Tweet

Will Finland imprison an MP over a Bible-Tweet? The Helsinki District Court has set the date for the hearing in the censorship case of Finnish Member of Parliament, Päivi Räsänen, for 24 January 2022.
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LET US WORSHIP: Faith representatives turn to Uganda’s Constitutional Court to lift worship ban

An alliance of Catholic, Evangelical and Muslim faith representatives, along with parliamentarians, have brought a legal challenge to Uganda’s restrictions on public worship because of COVID-19 before the Constitutional Court.
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