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”.
As Christians, we should be thoughtful and prudent. We are against abuse of any kind, but I am concerned that we do not filter our responses well these days.
Minsk prosecutor's office accused New Life Pentecostal church of inciting political hatred. Authorities recently ordered to bulldoze the church building.
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”.
Four Christians women were arrested on charges of fraudulent conversion and remained in jail for over a month, but the threats and harassment continue.
“This must be the beginning of the police doing more to protect Christian freedoms and free speech”, said Hatun Tash who was arrested twice while debating Islamists in Hyde Park.
Police initially had no intention of taking action against the extremists. Attacks on Sunday worship have been reported every week from various places in the state.
Muslim Fulanis killed 70 Christians, displaced 30,000 and burned 500 homes in attacks on villages in Miango District the first three weeks of August.
As Christians we cannot ignore the violence against women that is exploding in Afghanistan with the Taliban.
The EFI has published its report on the persecution of Christians in the first six months of 2021. They have identified 145 incidents, including three murders.
Sikh family members reviled the women for believing in Christ. Police pressured the Christians to reach an agreement with the assailants.
The Infancy Working Group of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance launches a Protocol for Child Protection. “We still have a long way to go”, says Javier Martín.
Despite its tolerant and open appearance, a report published by evangelical Christians shows that Tunisia “turns a blind eye” to religious freedom problems.
Ten years after it was signed, the European Evangelical Alliance urges countries “to take seriously the harm done to women and girls” in practices such as sexual exploitation, domestic abuse or equality.
Vijayesh Lal, leader of the Evangelical Fellowship of India, says Christians are making a difference in times of Covid-19: “Local churches are providing relief to their neighbouring communities”.
In a written statement to the UN Human Rights Council, the WEA also addresses the deteriorating environment for religious minorities in India and the incitement to violence of anti-conversion laws.
A Pew Research survey shows that 47% of religiously unaffiliated adults have experienced any form of online harassment. It happens most among those under the age of 30.
The church is one of the few that keeps a legal status, because it was registered before 1959. “As repression has spread, the bonds between pastors are stronger than ever", a pastor said.
An Iranian Christian who fled his country continued to receive threats from his countrymen in Spain, where the authorities have not granted him asylum after 16 years. “I have confidence in God”, he says.
A request to reopen places of worship was recently rejected without a justification. The Algerian Protestant Church (EPA) invites Christians worldwide “to join us to pray for Algeria”.
A Cuban pastor started using it on social media, after a pro-regime theologian appeared on national television denying the miracles of Jesus Christ.
“They did not give us any option or alternative to negotiate. Rather, it was a resounding, arbitrary closure, and without any solution”, the pastors point out.
The new law will criminalise any discrimination because of sexual orientation. “We do not agree with the President's Penal Code”, a Haitian pastor says.
The US Commission for International Religious Freedom asks for the release of pastor Jesus Quinones, and the right of Cuban parents to “raise their children pursuant to their own faith”.
Animists in various villages harass Christians who refuse to renounce their faith.