Category - persecution

  • 1 Dec 2010

    A campaign launching today which says Christians have been marginalised in public life and are discriminated against has been criticised by humanists and Christians.

  • 1 Dec 2010

    Across the world today, countless millions of people are persecuted. But churchgoers in Britain are not among them, says Simon Barrow. Instead of developing a misplaced 'persecution complex', which dishonours those who truly suffer, Christians in the UK have the opportunity to develop an alternative vocation of multiplying hope, rather than spreading fear.

  • 30 Nov 2010

    On Sunday 5 December, Methodists in Britain are backing a call from India to show solidarity with discriminated-against Dalits across the world.

  • 23 Jul 2010

    Christians in Pakistan have been stunned by the killing of two young men, who were shot dead on court premises earlier this week.

  • 28 Mar 2010

    In a letter to the Sunday Telegraph today, a group of Church of England bishops and retired bishops / archbishop (Lord Carey; Michael Scott-Joynt, Bishop of Winchester; Michael Nazir-Ali, Former Bishop of Rochester; Peter Forster, Bishop of Chester; Anthony Priddis, Bishop of Hereford; and Nicholas Reade, Bishop of Blackburn) claim widespread discrimination against Christians

  • 11 Jan 2010

    Some American Christians are claiming that they are persecuted by 'the secular left' and other 'self-described' Christians, writes Martin Marty. There are real issues about how particular faiths should relate in a crowded and tense world; but they will not be resolved by over-heated rhetoric, or by confusing disagreements in plural societies with the suffering and even death faced by minorities in other parts of the world.

  • 10 Sep 2009

    A leading Pakistani bishop says that the 'war on terror' in Pakistan has had a negative effect on Christians in the Muslim-majority country, following further attacks on them.

  • 27 Jul 2009

    Half a million Catholics have joined street protests over attempts to stop a parish holding services in the grounds of a church bombed in the Vietnam war and confiscated by the government.

  • 19 Feb 2009

    Are Christians in Britain an unacknowledged majority or a persecuted minority? Some are trying to say they are both!

  • 9 May 2008

    Constant Christian claims of discrimination don't hold water, says Jonathan Bartley. They are used to excuse privilege, and evade the more demanding self-giving dynamic of the Gospel.