The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada has been engaged on the issue of international religious persecution for a long time. For over a decade, the EFC and others have encouraged the development of an office that would deal with the persecution of religious minorities in countries around the world as an important component of Canada’s intentionality… Read More

News Release April 1, 2011 In the strongest terms the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) condemns the senseless killings of United Nations workers in Afghanistan by those who were protesting the burning of the Qur’an by Terry Jones. Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe, Chief Executive Officer/Secretary General of the WEA, speaking on behalf of 600 million Christians, stated,… Read More

On Monday evening (March 7) I attended my first Requiem Mass. Hosted by Minister Jason Kenney and the Saint Thomas More Society of parliamentarians, the service began one month to the hour from my initial meeting of Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s federal Minister for Minorities who was assassinated – martyred for his faith – in a… Read More

“I am determined … to serve the suffering humanity, defend principles of religious freedom, human equality, social justice and rights of minorities.”– Minister Shahbaz Bhatti We woke this morning to the sad and shocking news that Pakistan’s Minister for Religious Minorities, Shahbaz Bhatti, the first Christian invited into the Pakistani Cabinet, was assassinated by gunmen… Read More

In light of this weekend’s impending referendum the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada’s Religious Liberty Commission today released a report titled Religious Freedom in Sudan: Referendum on the North/South Divide. The report shines a spotlight on the widespread discrimination against Christians in Northern Sudan how this discrimination has contributed to the pitched ideological divisions between North… Read More

Judge warns them to discontinue their Christian activities “The prayers of people encouraged and sustained us throughout this ordeal.” Maryam Amirizadeh Update to previous blog: Urgent Prayer Needed: Two Young Christian Women on Trial April 13th We are excited to announce that your prayers have made a difference! Maryam Rostampour, 28, and Marzieh Amirizadeh, 31… Read More