Archive for 'The persecuted church'
Today the Reverend Rana Khan gave a very informative talk at St Paul’s Cathedral about the plight of religious minorities in Pakistan, drawing on his own experience of unwelcome changes in his country.
As a child Rana Khan had been sent to stay with distant relatives so that he could attend a Christian school, but returned [...]
Christian Solidarity Worldwide is calling on people to show their support for Shahin Lahouti, an Iranian musician who has converted to Christianity, and was arrested last year on ‘political’ charges. He is currently serving a two and a half year prison sentence:
Shahin Lahouti is well known for his generous heart – he’s played concerts for [...]
Although it is unclear exactly how many Copts have left Egypt in the wake of a string of violent incidents and many deaths, it is hardly surprising that a good number of those who are able to move – generally the wealthier and more educated – are choosing to do so.
Coptic Christians celebrated Easter yesterday, [...]
Please read this.
Posted: December 24th, 2012 under The persecuted church.
Across northern Nigeria, Christians will celebrate Christmas at home, wary of Boko Haram terror attacks over this period, which have become part of the country’s Yuletide traditions. 11 died in a recent church bombing. Boko Haram kill 150.
A prosecutor in Turkey is removed from his role, likely due to his zeal for wanting to bring [...]
Posted: December 16th, 2012 under The persecuted church.
By a group which the USA has not yet deemed to be a terrorist organisation.
Posted: October 4th, 2012 under The persecuted church.
Nigeria. Kenya. Tanzania. Pakistan. Iran. Egypt.
Posted: October 1st, 2012 under The persecuted church.
Accused of burning religious Islamic texts, an 11-year-old girl might face the death penalty for blasphemy in Pakistan.
The Catholic Church of Pakistan advises caution for those campaigning on behalf of Asia Bibi, another Pakistani Christian accused of blasphemy.
Posted: August 20th, 2012 under The persecuted church.
In Iran, a 6-year prison sentence is upheld for a Christian accused of “propaganda against the Islamic Regime by helping spread Christianity through the country”.
A riot leaves a village in Egypt with no Christians remaining.
19 Christian worshippers are massacred in Nigeria.
Posted: August 9th, 2012 under The persecuted church.
This piece originally appeared at Huffington Post UK
According to the US State Department, Foreign Terrorist Organisations (FTOs) are:
foreign organizations that are designated by the Secretary of State in accordance with section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as amended. FTO designations play a critical role in our fight against terrorism and are an effective [...]