Category - persecution

  • November 27, 2017

    The Governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed an agreement to send Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar, but only 11 per cent wish to return.

  • September 12, 2016

    Over two hundred faith leaders have called on the UK government “urgently to revise its policy” and “offer sanctuary to more refugees.

  • December 27, 2014

    This year Prince Charles visited the Armenian Orthodox, Chaldean Catholic, Coptic Orthodox and Syrian Orthodox Churches during the course of 2014. In the case of the Syriac Church, he visited them twice in one short year. Ekklesia associate and Middle East analyst Dr Harry Hagopian assesses the significance of these acts of concern and solidarity.

  • November 28, 2014

    A group of Baka tribespeople in southeast Cameroon have begged the WWF to stop funding the anti-poaching squads responsible for persecution of the Baka.

  • October 10, 2014

    A new report from Survival International reveals hundreds of cases of beatings, arrests and abuses of Kalahari Bushmen at the hands of wildlife officers and police.

  • August 21, 2014

    The targeting of thousands of Christians and other religious minorities can never be justified in the name of any religious creed or conviction, said Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople.

  • May 8, 2014

    The UK government has played host to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni less than four months after he passed a draconian anti-gay law in Uganda.

  • April 10, 2014

    The Catholic Ordinaries in the Holy Land and the Justice and Peace Committee issued a statement about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. It is a highly significant document in the light of recent media attention to these issues, and repeated statements from Baroness Warsi and others. There are serious issues at stake here, but it is important that they are understood properly and in context so that the appropriate solidarity for all oppressed groups can be expressed.

  • November 8, 2013

    A key European court has refused to rule that the criminalisation of consensual same-sex activity constitutes “persecution” for the purposes of EU asylum law.

  • March 13, 2013

    The Rohingya of Burma are a desperate people. Considered “illegal immigrants” without basic citizenship rights by Rangoon, they subsist in impoverished townships and refugee camps where they live in constant fear of the threat of external violence.