Religious Values

Pew Research Report: How religious restrictions around the world have changed over a decade

Source: pewresearch.org | BY MICHAEL LIPKA AND SAMIRAH MAJUMDAR Pew Research Center just published its 10th annual report analyzing restrictions on religion (by both governments and individuals or groups in society) around the world. This year’s report differs from past reports because it focuses on changes that have occurred over the course of a decade, […]

UK: Faith healer Mehboob Akhtar jailed for multimillion-pound fraud

BBC.Com http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-36103880 A faith leader who used his role as a “spiritual guide” to cover up a multimillion-pound property fraud and tax-evasion scam has been jailed.Mehbook Akhtar Muslim cleric Mehboob Akhtar, of Stoke-on-Trent, was sentenced along with nine others including his wife and daughter. They were found guilty of lying […]

‘Why I dissent’

May 01,2017 – JORDAN TIMES – James J. Zogby This week, nearing the end of four years of service as an Obama presidential appointee to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), I felt compelled to issue a public dissent to USCIRF’s 2017 annual report. While the larger part of […]