Christians are against desecrating holy books, says Olof Edsinger, leader of the Swedish Evangelical Alliance. But “something is terribly wrong when totalitarian regimes are trying to force us to abandon our hard-won human rights”, he adds.
Attackers entered the worship place, smashed windows, destroyed the prayer room, and wrote the message: “The last prophet was Mohamed”.
On 25 February, the most populated country of Africa elects its new president. A Christian university lecturer in northen Nigeria analyses the socio-political scenario.
Not everyone is able to worship with the same freedom in the country hosting the 2022 football World Cup. Open Doors UK and Ireland asked believers in Doha.
“If Christians cannot meet in their homes, where should they meet to worship?”, asks the Spanish the Spanish Evangelical Alliance.
Church leaders and rights activists cite forced conversion as the biggest challenge for vulnerable minority communities of Pakistan.
The new Magna Carta, approved in a referendum with a low turnout of 30%, stipulates that the state has to work to achieve the purposes of Islam.
The government says it has investigated around one hundred mosques and Muslim prayer halls because of possible “separatist” ideology.
The Reverend Dauda Bature of the First Evangelical Church Winning All in Kaduna state, was kidnapped by armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen in November while working on his farm.
Decision cloaked for two months to deter Islamist backlash.
The President of the Moroccan Christian Union explains why, although the change of government has raised expectations, many Christians remain cautious.
Perhaps you’ve never consciously articulated your hope for Afghanistan. You just watched the news and wondered what would come of it all.
Hatun Tash is a Christian apologist who has been sharing the gospel with Muslims in the well-known Speaker’s Corner of Hyde Park.
The new Islamic worship centre in the centric Taksim Square “now occupies a prominent place among the symbols of Istanbul”, says Turkish President Erdogan.
An evangelical pastor says terrorists roam freely in presence of security personnel. Churches affected by herdsmen attacks in the area include Baptists, Pentecostals, Anglicans, and Catholics.
The German Evangelical Alliance reacts to antisemitic attacks observed in some pro-Palestinian protests. The Interior Minister vows to combat religious-motivated attacks with “the full force of the law”.
The National Council of Evangelicals in France sent a report to the UN Human Rights Committee on the situation of religious freedom and belief in the country.
“Do we deserve to live and die like this in our own country?”, a relative of a killed Christian student asks. Nigeria led the world in number of kidnapped Christians last year with 990.
The local transport company removed Festival of Hope ads from its buses in 2018. A court has now ruled that it was “a wholesale disregard for the right to freedom of expression”.
A large number of Islamist lawyers swarmed the courtroom during a hearing, an intimidation tactic designed to obtain convictions and harsh sentences.
Citizens supported the initiative despite the opposition of the parliament majority. Swiss Christians disagreed over how to protect both women and religious freedom.
The so-called “anti-separatism law” is a response to radical Islamism, but evangelicals denounce it restricts freedom of worship and increases surveillance on all faith groups.
The father of four young children had been sentenced to five years in prison and fined 100,000 dinars. “That this story goes back three years and only now it’s resurfacing – it’s hard to digest”, says the church that supports his family.
Evangelical churches increasingly worried about unfair attacks of the government. “They should not throw suspicion on faith groups and believers”.
Some say a ban would restrict religious freedom, others believe the equality of women and certain security issues are at stake.