Rights Watch

News reports and reflections related to our religious liberties around the world.

Pray for Christians in Egypt

The plight of Christians in Egypt has received scant attention in the press during the recent turmoil there.  The Christian faith has been represented in Egypt since the first century, and currently about 10% of the population there is Christian.  A church was firebombed last Christmas, and the… Continue reading

Not Allowed to Seek Christian Roommate?

A civil rights complaint was filed against a Michigan woman for seeking a Christian roommate.  She posted a notice on a bulletin board in a church seeking a Christian roommate.  Someone saw it and took offense at the “discriminatory” statement, so they filed a complaint with the… Continue reading

Campus Christian Group Loses Court Case

The US Supreme Court has ruled against the Christian Legal Society in their case against the UC Hastings Law School regarding requirements for membership and leadership positions.  The campus group welcomes anyone to attend, but requires voting members to sign a statement of faith and commit to Christian standards… Continue reading

Legal Battle Over Campus Christian Group

In a case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Christian Legal Society is fighting for its right to limit membership to Christians.  The University of California’s Hastings College of the Law has denied the Christian Legal Society recognition as a campus student group because they require voting… Continue reading

Students disciplined for praying can sue

An article in today’s SF Chronicle describes the plight of two students at the College of Alameda who were threatened with suspension for praying with a teacher who was ill in a faculty office. A U.S. District judge has refused the school’s efforts to have the case dismissed and… Continue reading

Tractor trailer displaying Christian message remains along NY highway

Daniel Burritt owns a construction company in New York, and he uses his property in various ways to spread the Gospel. He has a trailer parked on his property, within sight of the highway, with a Gospel message on the side. The state highway department threatened to forcibly remove the… Continue reading

Christian Group Allowed to Return to Ohio Campus

A previously banned Christian group has been allowed to return to the campus of Wright State University in Ohio. The group Campus Bible Fellowship had previously been registered as a student organization for more than 30 years, but their renewal was rejected recently because they refused to incorporate certain… Continue reading

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