On the supposition that the church members had angered spirits or gods by leaving them for Christianity, the officials also threatened to impose large fines on the Christians if other people in the village became ill or died.
Women are the most targeted by harassment online, says the Attalaki Association. The media should be an example of “adhering to impartiality and professionalism when dealing with topics related to religious minorities”.
An event on the Manipur violence in India organised by the World Evangelical Alliance at the UN in Geneva gets worldwide attention.
Dutch Christian MEP, Bert-Jan Ruissen has organised the exposition. “The EU has a moral duty to credibly protect freedom of religion”, he said in the opening.
Several groups in neighbouring Spain have set up channels to give. Christians in Morocco join the efforts to support survivors.
A month after the attack on a Christian colony in Faisalabad, Imran, a Pakistani Christian, analyses the situation on the ground. “Churches fear a repetition”, he says.
Extortion and violence are on the rise, especially in Port-au-Prince, which is suffering a gang war. Christians from several churches and ministries ask for prayer and help.
Assailants ordered the pastor of a Presbyterian church in Kukranwala to recite the Islamic creed before shooting him.
Christian leaders in Nigeria believe herdsmen attacks on Christian communities are inspired by their desire to forcefully take over Christians’ lands and impose Islam.
Fifty people gathered to pray for Pakistan The Italian Evangelical Alliance asks authorities to “implement effective measures to ensure the safety of Christian minorities”.
The Christian athlete won the gold medal at the World Championships in Hungary, the first Dominican woman to win in that category.
The Christian community as a whole needs to awaken to the intensity and pace at which secular intolerance is progressing.
The United Nations has designated August 22 each year as its International Day Commemorating Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. Like most such days, it gets minimal attention.
“The mobs not only burned and looted our churches and homes, they also vandalized our graveyard and the office of the assistant commissioner, who is also a Christian”, sources in Jaranwala said.
Corrie Teen Boom and her Christian family risked their lives to save hundreds of Jews. The film will be available internationally for one day only on 16 August.
The state has been severely hit lately by Fulani herdsmen, who also killed 46 Christians last June.
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MEPs adopt a resolution asking Indian government to take action in Manipur, where tribal and religious conflict already left 250 churches destroyed.
The church’s worship was previously disrupted in May, when at least 40 Muslims stopped the midday service at the café.
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The government also agreed to establish a “Counter Blasphemy Wing” to take action against dissemination of “blasphemous content” on the internet.
This is an increase of 17% over the previous year. Half were early medical abortions at home, a practice only legalised in the UK after the pandemic.
A Bible-believing Christian, David Mackereth was dismissed by the government. He hopes his legal battle will “encourage medics to speak out more on these issues”.
The mayor of Grenoble wants to draw up a “more pluralist” calendar by replacing religious holidays with secular celebrations.