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Freedom of Religion is the Unloved Step Child among Human Rights

Mar 27, 2015 by Thomas Schirrmacher

Source: WEA News The Director of the International Institute for Religious Freedom, Thomas Schirrmacher, gave a guest lecture entitled “Religious Freedom as a Threatened Human Right in Worldwide Perspective: The Major Factors in the Growing Assault on Religious Freedom,” in the prestigious Tübingen

Religious Nationalism Marches On

Mar 23, 2015 by Thomas Schirrmacher

Translated from Die Welt, January 19, 2015 Every religion can become the origin of injustice, claims Thomas Schirrmacher. In this interview, the human rights activist speaks about persecuted Christians and fairness for IS terrorists. By Till-R. Stoldt Every year Christian persecution becomes a major

The way back

Mar 16, 2015 by Brian C. Stiller

Brutalized by wars of nationhood, guerilla chaos, landowners’ paramilitary bands along with government armies, Colombia still travels a road of social upheaval. Long known in recent years for its brutal and controlling drug cartels, Colombia is now on a road to recovery. In observing that recovery I

Venezuela, on the edge of collapse

Mar 11, 2015 by Brian C. Stiller

I sat looking into the brown eyes of a beautiful twenty-one-year-old university student, Sairam. Her face was framed by dark long hair; she folded her hands and quietly said in English, “Dr. Brian, we are sitting on a time bomb.” Just out of six months in Helicoide Prison for her public protest agai

From Bonn to Brussels, Rome, Geneva and Vienna on behalf of religious freedom and human rights

Mar 4, 2015 by Thomas Schirrmacher

When the capital was moved from Bonn to Berlin, I thought that it would be better to move to Berlin for parliamentary work relating to religious freedom and the persecution of Christians. Who would have thought that due to trips to parliaments and for multinational representative work I would one da

Refusing to be Looked Down On

Feb 27, 2015 by Brian C. Stiller

Jogging through the city of Tegucigalpa in the early morning seemed like a normal activity, until a pastor frowned: “We are the number one killing country in the world. Best you find another way to exercise.” Even so, as I met leaders and pastors, I discovered that Kingdom life, like salt, is doing

A Celebration of Service: Honouring Geoff Tunnicliffe’s 10 years of leadership in the WEA

Feb 17, 2015 by Thomas Schirrmacher

As we just installed the new Secretary General of the World Evangelical Fellowship, Bishop Efraim Tendero, I would like to make my tribute to his predecessor Geoff Tunnicliffe in Theological News available (PDF-Download). The photo shows our last journey together: This is Geoff and myself together w

“Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World – Three Years On”

Feb 10, 2015 by Thomas Schirrmacher

The journal of the dialogue department of the World Council of Churches “Current Dialogue” carries my article “Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World – Three Years On” pp. 67-79 CURRENT DIALOGUE 56

Legacies of Leadership

Jan 27, 2015 by Brian C. Stiller

Into dark halls of prison cells I saw grace spread its presence. Today in 128 countries, volunteers—Orthodox, Evangelicals and Catholics—weekly line up at prison gates to be checked in and then go in where some citizens can’t get out.  These 100,000 Christian volunteers enter worlds Jesus warned us

IIRF publishes the videos of the release of “Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World,” Geneva, 28th of June, 2011

Jan 20, 2015 by Thomas Schirrmacher

The International Institute for Religious Freedom published the whole launch session plus several interviews with key players in its YouTube Channel. On June 28, 2011, in Geneva, the Vatican’s Pontifical Council on Inter-religious Dialogue (PCID), the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the World Ev