Posts Tagged ‘religious persecution’

Chinese Christians warned not to speak about persecution Comments 0

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Chinese Christians are being gagged from speaking out about the Chinese government’s efforts to suppress religious freedom. Crosses are being removed and (news sources say) churches throughout China are being demolished. The ruling Communist Party has carried out a widespread crackdown on all religious institutions in recent years. Changes the government initiated last year in Read more

Australia’s Christians need to ‘suck it up and calm down’ over religious freedom Comments 0

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Australian Christians are not suffering from religious persecution says Baptist minister, leading Australian religious figure and social justice advocate Tim Costello. He is asking fellow Christians to “calm down” about their alleged persecution. His comments come amid a brewing political storm over how the government should act to protect against religious discrimination. Costello, a senior Read more

‘Somebody out there wants to hurt us’: Arson in Boston, Chicago rattles local Jews Comments 0

Monday, May 27th, 2019

A rash of fires that police say were intentionally set at Jewish community centers in Chicago and around Boston last week has left Jewish groups feeling vulnerable. At the Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Arlington, Mass., where Rabbi Avi Bukiet and his family live about 20 minutes outside of Boston, firefighters were called to Read more

Persecution of Christians close to genocide Comments 0

Monday, May 6th, 2019

The persecution of Christians is at near genocide levels in some parts of the world, says an interim report ordered by British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt. The review estimates that one in three people suffer from religious persecution. Of these, Christians are the most persecuted. Hunt says he thinks “political correctness” has played a part Read more

Hindu man granted asylum on religious grounds Comments 0

Thursday, June 7th, 2018
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A Hindu man who was forced to flee Malaysia after falling in love with the daughter of a Muslim family, a relationship barred by Malaysian law, has been granted asylum in New Zealand. The Immigration & Protection Tribunal hearing also heard testimony from the woman by phone from Malaysia. She said she intended to flee Read more

New Zealand tops Commonwealth religious freedom list Comments 0

Thursday, April 26th, 2018
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New Zealand has been named in new research as the Commonwealth member country where people enjoy the greatest religious freedom. The Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) statistics were unveiled ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting which took place on April 19 and 20 in the United Kingdom. The figures show that the 53-state 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

North Korea most fears Gospel’s light Comments 0

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

The North Korean regime fears the Gospel’s light being spread above all other threats, the first annual World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians was told last week. Former North Korean Christian missionary Kim Chung-seong went on to explain why the country is so afraid: “[It is] because the Bible and the Gospel speaks the Read more

Nun’s headresses OK – Indian headdresses not Comments 0

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Go to any event these days and your are sure to find some one dressed up as 1950s nun or sporting gear based on some kind of religious attire. No self respecting party hire business can afford to not have a big stock of false nun’s habits for hire . So, “What’s the fuss about Dame Read more

Sudanese women’s death sentence: Why no outcry from NZ? Comments 3

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Right to Life New Zealand is asking why there is the outcry from The New Zealand government about the Sudanese woman who has been condemned to death unless she recants her Christian faith. It is calling on the government to petition the Sudanese government to immediately release Mariam Ibrahim from imprisonment. Ibrahim, a Sudanese mother, Read more