Posts Tagged ‘Christian persecution’

Prince Charles praises persecuted Christians’ inspiring faith Comments 0

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Prince Charles says Christians from the Middle East have shown “inspiring faith and courage” in the face of oppression and persecution. Making a plea for peace and saying “extremism and division” are not inevitable, Charles said he had been privileged to have met many people “with such inspiring faith and courage” who were battling oppression Read more

Christians forced to pledge they will pray only at home Comments 0

Thursday, October 11th, 2018
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Ethnic-minority Wa and Lahu Christians near Myanmar’s border with China have been detained and ordered by a China-backed militia group to pledge that they would pray only in their homes and not in churches. Rev. Lazarus, general secretary of the Lahu Baptist Convention in Kyaing Tong, eastern Shan State, said that about 100 Wa Christians were Read more

Hate speech could prevent political activist from speaking in New Zealand Comments 0

Thursday, June 7th, 2018
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Canadian Lauren Southern, described as a “far-right political activist, internet personality, and journalist associated with the alt-right,” is advertising a show in Auckland. She was banned from entering the UK in March after antagonising Muslims by displaying flyers reading “Allah is a Gay God” and “Allah is trans.” Unlike in the UK, a hate speech Read more

Filipino priest free after four months as hostage Comments 0

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Catholic Filipino priest Teresito “Chito” Suganob is finally free, having been held hostage by Islamic State-linked militants for almost four months in the war-torn city of Marawi. According to The New York Times, the priest was rescued late on Saturday by the Philippines military, as it moved closer to rooting out the remaining gunmen from Read more

Christians’ responses to religious persecution Comments 0

Monday, September 4th, 2017

In a first-ever systematic global investigation, researchers have been looking at Christians around the globe facing religious persecution and how they respond to it. This has seen the Religious Freedom Institute working with two US universities to find out: the University of Notre Dame and Georgetown University’s Religious Freedom Project. The  research findings are presented Read more

Vigils held for imprisoned Indonesian Christian leader Comments 0

Monday, May 15th, 2017
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Nightly candlelight vigils have been held in cities across Indonesia since Tuesday when the governor of the capital Jakarta, Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, was found guilty and sentenced to two years prison. Indonesians abroad also held vigils in cities including Amsterdam, Toronto and Melbourne, Australia. Months of huge protests against Ahok by Islamic hardliners and Read more

Christian Governor in Indonesia found guilty of blasphemy Comments 0

Thursday, May 11th, 2017
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An Indonesian court has found Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, the Christian governor of Jakarta, guilty of blasphemy against Islam. After sentencing Purnama, known as Ahok, was taken to Cipinang Penitentiary in Jakarta, which houses criminals including drug dealers and rapists. The sentence was harsher than what prosecutors had asked for. They had recommended two years’ probation Read more

Indonesian bishops support government move to stop hate sermons Comments 0

Thursday, May 4th, 2017
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The Indonesian bishops’ conference has backed a government minister’s appeal against hate sermons that promote religious or ethnic intolerance. Religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin, issued the appeal on April 28. It contained nine points targeted at religious preachers and the broader public. Bishop Yohanes Harun Yuwono of Tanjungkarang, chairman of the Commission for Ecumenical Read more

Indian Christians fear violence Comments 0

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Indian Christians fear violence. They know an eruption of violence can happen anytime, says Veronique Vogel. Vogel is head of projects in Asia for international Catholic charity Aid to the Church In Need. She has recently returned from a fact-finding visit to the Church in Odisha State. That is where, in 2008, in Kandhamal, Hindu Read more

Nigerian Christians starved in refugee camps Comments 0

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Nigerian Christians are being starved in refugee camps. They are often forced to the back of food and essential supply queues by other refugees because they are Christian and in the minority. They have had to flee from Boko Haram and are in camps in northern Nigeria. Read more       Related Posts:Caritas, Mosul, Read more