Category - persecution

  • 22 Apr 2008
  • 19 Jan 2008

    In the Indian State of Orissa's Kandhamal district, residents say it is hard not to be afraid. The ash heaps and metal frames are all that remain of the contents of the two-storied office of World Vision, a Christian development organization.

  • 7 Jan 2008

    Christian groups and churches in Indian's eastern state of Orissa are demanding urgent protection, saying they have been hounded by Hindu extremists, with reports of nine people being killed in attacks since Christmas.

  • 27 Dec 2007

    Christmas is offensive, and always will be, says Jonathan Bartley. It legitimates the undermining of those in authority. But it is also about looking after not just those who are “deserving” of love, but those who appear disreputable and unworthy.

  • 26 Dec 2007

    Pope Benedict XVI has declared in one of his key Christmas messages that believers facing persecution, torture and death in some parts of the world and those who die forgiving their killers are a sign of hope and faith for humanity.

  • 18 Nov 2007

    Christian faith is about sustaining faith in face of the knowledge and reality of death, says Simon Barrow. The feasts of All Saints and All Souls put us in solidarity with a host of people who have struggled to see right prevail.

  • 19 Oct 2007

    Despite India remaining the world's most populous and vibrant democracy, freedom of religion is in decline and plural secularism threatened, says a journalist-turned-Christian activist who is now secretary general of the All India Christian Council.

  • 28 Sep 2007

    Vietnam's national Religious Affairs Committee has announced that it will present a 'Certificate for Religious Activities' to the Vietnam Mennonite Church in early October 2007, following concerted attempts by the church to gain recognition.

  • 2 Jul 2007

    Two months after being brutally assaulted by Hindu fundamentalists in the presence of television crews, Indian Christian Pastor Walter Masih says he is determined to continue his ministry.

  • 18 Mar 2007

    A lively debate on whether Christians are treated unfairly in the public sphere was marred by some factual confusions.