Posts Tagged ‘Religious conversion’

Christianity spread in Pacific nations through a top down process

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

After assessing Christian missionary efforts from 1668 to 1950, researchers claim to have found the spread of Christianity in the Pacific was driven more by the influence of political leaders than grassroots empowerment. This challenges one of the most widely cited reasons for Christianity’s popularity, that it spread from the “bottom-up” by empowering lower classes Read more

Nepal bans evangelisation, religious conversion

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Nepal will pass a bill next week criminalising religious conversions and banning ‘hurting religious sentiment’. Once it is signed, a clause in Nepal’s new constitution barring religious conversion will come into effect. Anyone convicted under the new law could face up to five years in prison for seeking to convert a person or “undermine the Read more