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Link to original article Link to related twitter post In December 2020, the United States’ (US) State Department designated Nigeria a Country of Particular Concern (CPC), finding that the government was responsible for engaging in or tolerating “systematic, ongoing, egregious violations of religious freedom.” The rather belated decision marked the first time Nigeria had been…


Stand Against Unjust Discrimination: Oppose the Equality Act

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March 10, 2020: Experts Form “Strategy Coalition to Protect Christians and Religious Pluralism in Sub-Sahara”

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https://www.catholicregister.org/home/international/item/29774-un-day-marks-victory-for-religious-freedom?utm_source=ADF+International+Alliance+Alert+Subscribers&utm_campaign=28be885019-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_30_09_41_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d877f2b466-28be885019-92538885&mc_cid=28be885019&mc_eid=749ce7a1dd OTTAWA — Getting the United Nations and the European Union to acknowledge the persecution of Christians is an ongoing challenge, but there are signs of progress, says Marcela Szymanski, a lobbyist for Aid to the Church in Need. One positive step was taken May 29 with a United Nations resolution to make Aug. 22 the…