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Paul Marshall

Senior Fellow, Center for Religious Freedom

Paul Marshall is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom. He is also the Wilson Distinguished Professor of Religious Freedom at the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University, and research professor in political science.

Mr. Marshall is the author and editor of more than twenty books on religion and politics, especially religious freedom, including Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians (2013, with Lela Gilbert and Nina Shea), Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes Are Choking Freedom Worldwide (2011, with Nina Shea), Blind Spot: When Journalists Don’t Get Religion (2009), Religious Freedom in the World (2007), Radical Islam’s Rules: The Worldwide Spread of Extreme Sharia Law (2005), The Rise of Hindu Extremism (2003), Islam at the Crossroads (2002), God and the Constitution (2002), The Talibanization of Nigeria (2002), Massacre at the Millennium (2001), Religious Freedom in the World (2000), Egypt’s Endangered Christians (1999), Just Politics (1998), Heaven Is Not My Home (1998), A Kind of Life Imposed on Man (1996), and the best-selling, award-winning survey of religious persecution worldwide Their Blood Cries Out (1997).

He is the author of several hundred articles, and his writings have been translated into Russian, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Norwegian, Danish, Albanian, Japanese, Malay, Korean, Arabic, Farsi, and Chinese. He is in frequent demand for lectures and media appearances, including interviews on ABC Evening News; CNN; PBS; Fox; the British, Australian, Canadian, South African, and Japanese Broadcasting Corporations; and Al Jazeera. His work has been published in, or is the subject of, articles in the New York Times, Wall St. Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, Boston Globe, Dallas Morning News, Christian Science Monitor, First Things, New Republic, Weekly Standard, Reader’s Digest,and many other newspapers and magazines.

Marshall is also a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Religion at Baylor University; Senior Fellow at the Leimena Institute, Jakarta; and Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University (UIN) Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Paul Marshall was quoted in Strengthening Human Rights and Peace Research and Education in ASEAN/Southeast Asia about the implications of the Coronavirus pandemic on religious freedom.

Paul Marshall and Nina Shea were mentioned in Patheos about Noah Feldman and the fight against Sharia in the Iraqi constitution.

Paul Marshall is quoted in TIME on Thich Nhat Hanh’s return to Vietnam to live out his final days

Paul Marshall is quoted in Angelus News on the influential role of Catholic thought on the U.N.‘s human rights charter

Paul Marshall quoted by Fox News on religious liberty

Paul Marshall quoted by CNA on the repeal of Denmark’s blasphemy law

Paul Marshall quoted in First Things on the contemporary persecution of Christians

Paul Marshall interviewed in Christian Post on the terrorist group Al-Shabaab

Paul Marshall quoted in the Jakarta Post on blasphemy and radicalization

Paul Marshall and Nina Shea’s book Silenced quoted in Newsday on radical Islam

Paul Marshall quoted in New York Times on the persecution of Iraq’s religious minorities

Paul Marshall quoted in ABC Online (Australia) on terrorists targeting Christians

Paul Marshall quoted on WND on the U.S. government’s stance on religious persecution abroad

Paul Marshall quoted in Wall Street Journal on the persecution of Christians worldwide

Paul Marshall quoted in Christian Post on the contemporary persecution of Christians

Paul Marshall quoted in Christian Post on Boko Haram and radical Islam

Paul Marshall quoted in Voice of America on attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt

Paul Marshall quoted in The Washington Times on the persecution of Christians

Writing in the WSJ, Senator Marco Rubio names Persecuted: The Global Assault On Christians (ThomasNelson) his “favorite book of 2013.”