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Article18: Indonesia — Ahmadis Viciously Killed While Police Watch; Courts to Sentence Muslim Cleric to Life in Prison on Terrorism Charges

Article18: Indonesia — Ahmadis Viciously Killed While Police Watch; Courts to Sentence Muslim Cleric to Life in Prison on Terrorism Charges

By Martin Surridge – President Barack Obama's Kenyan connection and family lineage is well known, but the Hawaiian-born democrat from Illinois also spent several formative years in the nation of Indonesia–which he hailed last year as a country "defined by more than its Muslim population" and where "individuals are not defined solely by their faith." The president may regret those words after the […]

 
 

Article18: Canada — Sikhs Upset After Quebec National Assembly Bans Religious Daggers; Controversy Reignites Multiculturalism Debate

Article18: Canada — Sikhs Upset After Quebec National Assembly Bans Religious Daggers; Controversy Reignites Multiculturalism Debate

By Martin Surridge – While the incredible events in Egypt continue to capture the hearts and minds of viewers and listeners around the globe, traditionally progressive and reliably tolerant Canada has been making unexpected headlines this week, unusually deciding to curb the religious rights of some of its citizens. This is Article18-RLTV's weekly blog specifically dedicated to religious liberty issues […]

 
 

Article18: Eritrea — Threatened by North African Protests, Government Believed to Be Torturing Thousands of Christian Prisoners

Article18: Eritrea — Threatened by North African Protests, Government Believed to Be Torturing Thousands of Christian Prisoners

By Martin Surridge — A recent series of deaths, specifically occurring in both detention and torture centers, in the African nation of Eritrea, have a very concerning link to Christianity and the religious practice of the victims. Welcome back to Article18-RLTV's first weekly blog specifically dedicated to religious liberty issues in other countries around the world. Each week, we will […]

 
 

Article18: Wales – Special Interview with the President of the Seventh-day Adventist Mission in Wales

Article18: Wales – Special Interview with the President of the Seventh-day Adventist Mission in Wales

By Martin Surridge – In the cold, northern reaches of Western Europe there is a small country that doesn't often make international headlines, but might actually be a useful barometer for understanding the continent's spiritual diversity and religious future. No, not France, Germany, or even England, but rather the western edge of Celtic Britain, Wales.  Welcome back to Article18-RLTV's first […]

 
 

Article18: Pakistan — Fallout from Governor's Assassination Disrupts Efforts to Eliminate Discriminatory Blasphemy Laws

Article18: Pakistan — Fallout from Governor's Assassination Disrupts Efforts to Eliminate Discriminatory Blasphemy Laws

By Martin Surridge – Usually it would be rare for massive crowds to gather and protest against a possible increase in religious liberty. But in Pakistan? Perhaps not that surprising.  Welcome back to Article18-RLTV's first weekly blog specifically dedicated to religious liberty issues in other countries around the world. Each week, we will be focusing on a different nation, and […]

 
 

Article18: Sudan — Referendum Could Split Nation in Two; Potentially Good News for Millions of Sudanese Christians and Muslims

Article18: Sudan — Referendum Could Split Nation in Two; Potentially Good News for Millions of Sudanese Christians and Muslims

By Martin Surridge – Quietly making news this week, nestled between the East Coast snow storms and the Arizona shooting, is an event which, if all unfolds as expected, will make history in a corner of the world that has so often been tragically forgotten. Welcome back to Article18–RLTV's first weekly blog specifically dedicated to religious liberty issues in other […]

 
 

Article18: A New Weekly International Blog by RLTV Associate Editor Martin Surridge

Read the Latest Article18 Blog Posts Here. This is the first entry for Article18 –RLTV's first weekly blog specifically dedicated to religious liberty issues in other countries around the world. Each week, we will be focusing on a different nation, and the struggles facing its different religious communities, be they Muslim, Christian, Hindu, or Jewish. Of course, those aren't the […]