Posts Tagged ‘Christian protest’

Catholic leaders in West Papua need to speak out on human rights issues ‎

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

A priest in Jayapura has added his voice to the growing call for the Catholic church to speak out about human rights issues in West Papua. Father Nico Syukur Dister who is is Professor at the Fajar Timur School of Philosophy and Theology in Jayapura accepts there are a variety of opinions on the question Read more

9 Christian leaders arrested protesting asylum seekers’ deporation

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Last week 9 Australian Christian leaders were arrested after they protested against the deportation of asylum seekers. The nine leaders from different Church traditions were protesting the deportation of 267 men, women and children to detention camps on the Pacific island of Nauru. The majority of them are asylum seekers who were brought from the Read more

Christians protest at desecration of churches in Israel

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Christians in Jerusalem have staged an impromptu demonstration to protest against the desecration of churches in Israel by groups of extremist Jewish settlers. “It was a spontaneous demonstration to denounce the repeated attacks against holy places carried out by an irresponsible minority, that threatens the peaceful coexistence among peoples,” said Bishop William Shomali, vicar of Read more