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Pakistani police arrested the pastor and congregation of the New life Church in Mohallah Sialkoti, Lahore, during lent worship.
A Pakistani Christian accused of blasphemy for “liking” and “sharing” a Facebook post which “defamed and disrespected” the Kaaba in Mecca – the building at the centre of Islam’s most sacred mosque – has been granted bail after four years in prison.
HRWF Comment: Fundamental human rights should never be subjected to referenda. Maybe next time they will vote to ban various other freedoms.
In Iraq, two decades of back-to-back conflicts have left ancient Christian communities that were once a vibrant and integral part of the landscape scattered and in ruins.
UN Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed said Islamophobia has reached ‘epidemic proportions’ across the world
Government authorities in Minsk, Belarus, on Feb. 17 seized the building of New Life Church, the largest and most influential evangelical church in the country of about 10 million.
Forest Department officials tore down a Seventh-day Adventist church in Bandarban district for lack of construction permit. Extremists attacked another Protestant church in northern Bangladesh because of the presence of new Christians. For the Bangladesh Christian Association, everyone should be guaranteed the right to practise their own religion and justice should be done.
Baha’is Confiscation of assets from Baha’is in Bandar Lengeh • Iran passes bill that threatens further repression of Christian converts
Only a few women are understood to wear facial coverings in Switzerland, where a controversial vote will take place on March 7.
A criminal court in Ghent is called to examine how the Jehovah’s Witnesses deal with some of their ex-members. They maintain they just follow the Scripture.
Indonesien: Vier Christen in Sulawesi getötet
Hintergründe der Tat unklar / örtliche Christen stehen unter Schock
Aserbaidschan: In armenisches Gebiet vorgerückt
Kongo: Wiedereingliederung von Kindersoldaten gefordert
Viele Kinder stellen sich als Soldaten zur Verfügung
Jordanien: Hilfe für Irakerinnen
Jordanische Christen helfen
Kaukasus: Radiosender unterstützt Christen
Niger: Fünf Menschen sterben
bei dschihadisten Überfall auf ein Dorf: Auch die katholische Kirche wird geschändet