For the first time since the political crisis in Ukraine developed, leaders of the Baptist unions of Russia and Ukraine came together in Kiev April 8 in what they described as a “very cordial” meeting.

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Former Soviet-era religious prisoner Yegor Prokopenko is among 35 individuals known to have been fined in the first 10 weeks of 2014 for exercising what they believe is their constitutional right to freedom of religion. 

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The U.S. government monitors religious freedom in Belarus but does not list the former Soviet state as a country of “particular concern.”

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Russell Moore, president of the SBC Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, and Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines, Iowa, urged U.S. senators to permit a vote on a bill to establish a new religious-freedom envoy in South Central Asia and the Near East.

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Top leaders of the SBC Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission say homosexuality is a sin, but not every sinful act should be illegal.

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Ukraine’s selection of a Baptist layman as interim president is getting attention in a country where the vast majority of religious people identify as Orthodox.

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Wednesday, 19 February 2014 18:46

U.S. Baptist church group amid violence in Kiev

A mission team from Texas near violent protests in the Ukraine called for prayers that political unrest might lead to spiritual renewal in the former Soviet state.

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014 17:30

Kazakh Baptists refuse to pay fines

A group of Baptists that claims the government has no right to require them to register with the government had another run-in with the law in Central Asia.

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Monday, 13 January 2014 19:25

Baptists arrested at worship in Belarus

Police have resumed raids on meetings by unregistered Baptist churches in Belarus, according to reports by the international news service Forum 18.

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Friday, 27 December 2013 17:43

Baptists host interfaith Xmas in Georgia

Though a small minority in their country, Baptists in the Democratic Republic of Georgia are known not only for their work promoting interfaith goodwill but also for standing for religious liberty for all.

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