Posts Tagged ‘religious persecution’

Tajikistan will no longer register any new churches

Thursday, July 7th, 2022

Sulaymon Davlatzoda, the Chair of the State Committee for Religious Affairs and Regulation of Traditions, Ceremonies and Rituals (SCRA), summoned leaders of Protestant Churches to a meeting at its offices in Dushanbe in late May. “We will no longer register any new Churches. We will keep the figure of registered Churches unchanged from now on’, Read more

PM understands why massacre survivor thanked Trump

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

The prime minister of New Zealand says she is not surprised by the thanks and praise that a survivor of the terrorist attack on mosques in Christchurch offered President Trump. Farid Ahmed, who lost his wife in the shootings, was among 27 survivors of religious persecution from all over the world who met president Trump Read more

Chinese Christians warned not to speak about persecution

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

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

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

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

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

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

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

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

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