Kazakhstan pledges improvements at 2021 IRF Summit in Washington DC, following footsteps of neighboring Uzbekistan. Now two of “the five ’Stans” are becoming bigger fans of—or, as Gen Z would say, “stanning” for—religious freedom. “In Kazakhstan, all denominations can freely follow their religion,” said Yerzhan Nukezhanov, chairman of the Central Asian nation’s committee for religious affairs, “and we will continue to create all necessary conditions for religious freedom.” Speaking at the 2021 International Religious Freedom (IRF) Summit in Washington, DC, Nukezhanov signed a memorandum of understanding with Wade Kusack, head of the Love Your Neighbor Community. It sets a three-year…

Canada was the world’s most welcoming country to refugees in 2018. But asylum seekers from Central America have not gotten as much help as others.

As Mexico and the United States trade blame for immigration to their southern borders, Central American governments have taken little action. Citizens of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras send home billions in remittances. But there are signs of changed attitudes.

Priest among 16 killed during Mass at Bangui Catholic church which suffered a similar attack in May 2014. At least 24 people are feared killed and more than 100 injured following a fresh outbreak of violence in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR). Until recent weeks, the capital had been considered a safe haven in the war-torn country: the only place the government is in control, with three-quarters of the landlocked nation occupied by armed groups. But Tuesday’s attack, in which a Catholic priest was among 16 killed at one church, has shattered this sense of tranquillity….