Religious Freedom

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March 2, 2010

Christian groups in Pakistan and India have joined political and other religious leaders in deploring the recent beheading of two young Sikh men by a Taliban group in Pakistan, and have demanded security for religious minorities in the Muslim-majority nation.

"We condemn this diabolic...

January 25, 2010

Anglicans in Zimbabwe's Diocese of Harare are scheduled to hold a prayer meeting on Sunday, Jan. 31, in protest of the ongoing persecution by local police that has prevented them from worshipping freely in their own church buildings, the independent Zimbabwe news agency ZimOnline has reported....

January 11, 2010

Churches in Malaysia were full of worshipers despite attacks against Christian places of worship in recent days in a dispute about the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslim minorities.

"People's faith is greater than what's happening around [them] so they continue to go to church and...

November 30, 2009

Church leaders in India say they are more optimistic about the success of a campaign to end to discrimination faced by Christian Dalits, people from low castes treated as untouchables under an officially outlawed system.

On Nov. 18, more than a dozen bishops, scores of church leaders and...

September 17, 2009

An online petition calling for the repeal of Pakistan's blasphemy legislation was presented to the Pakistan High Commissioner in London on September 8.

The petition, sponsored by the Anglican Communion's Network for Inter Faith Concerns (NIFCON), followed a recent statement by Archbishop...

September 9, 2009

Persecution of Christians has been documented as far back as New Testament times and has continued throughout human history, including today in Muslim-majority countries like Pakistan where recent attacks have evoked international attention and concern.

Bishop Alexander John Malik of...

September 4, 2009

Christians in India have joined in national mourning following the death of Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, chief minister of southern Andhra Pradesh state and a member of the Church of South India (CSI).

"He was a great leader who gave true witness to Christian faith," J. A. Oliver, general...

September 2, 2009

The main governing body of the World Council of Churches has called on the government of Pakistan to repeal the section of the country's penal code which carries a mandatory death penalty for anyone found guilty of blasphemy.

At an August 26 to September 2 meeting in Geneva, the WCC's...

August 17, 2009

Members of the Iranian Christian Fellowship in Britain are invoking prayers for the release of two women converts from Islam to Christianity who some fear may face the death sentence in Iran if they refuse to recant their faith.

"We believe in the power of prayer and know that Iranian...

August 4, 2009

The Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams August 4 made the following statement regarding the violence in Pakistan:

The recent atrocities against Christians in Pakistan will sear the imaginations of countless people of all faiths throughout the world. As the minister of law in the...

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