In 2020, Religious Freedom Faced a New Foe: Covid-19

Kelsey Dallas of Deseret News reports, “People of faith suffered in the past year as governments around the world used the Covid-19 pandemic to justify religious persecution, according to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, which just released its 2021 annual report.” The commission, which monitors religious freedom violations around the globe, noted that minority groups were being scapegoated for the spread of the virus at an alarming rate. Of particular concern was the treatment of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Eritrea, Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, and Christians in Iran.

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