Pastor Pavel Leonov has seen the inside of jail cells before as part of a Baptist group that refuses to register churches in accordance with law in Kazakhstan as a matter of conscience.
Property seizures are common for minority religions in the predominantly Muslim nation labeled one of the worst violators of religious freedom in the world.
The grassroots Peace, Reconciliation and Rehabilitation Initiative began with a paper written for a class at Central Baptist Theological Seminary.
Originally led by Baptists in Europe and the United States, the Baptist World Alliance is trying to reposition itself as an organization in which all cultural groups have an equal voice.
Does America have a moral obligation to be the defender of oppressed sectors of other nations?
Organizations including the Baptist Union of Great Britain say England’s patron saint has been hijacked by the far right.
North Korea’s leadership cult is the largest world religion that most people have never heard of.
Humanitarian aid is now a weapon of war in Syria. This is in gross violation of all international principles dealing with providing humanitarian assistance.
The World Bank estimates that an investment of $1 spent preparing vulnerable communities to cope when natural disaster strikes saves around $7 in costs of emergency response.