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Melanesian Christians in Papua are suffering under Indonesian rule, Elizabeth Kendal writes for the Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin. The Javanese Muslims’ exploitation and Islamization of the central highlands in Papua has become so severe that Ms. Kendal has described it as the “slow genocide of the Christian people”. In this article, Kendal explores the early missionary movement in Papua and the the cultural and religious tension with Javanese Muslims.
This articles details recently published demographic data that shows a startling decline in Christianity in Australia. While in many countries across Asia Christianity is growing, thereby gradually reducing persecution, it appears that Australia has seen a very rapid rise in the growth of Hinduism and Buddhism.
Australian Christians are furious over changes to the national curriculum that will drop the terms BC (Before Christ) and AD (Anno Domini) from text books, replacing them with neutral, non-religious language.
When native is tortured, it is Christians that rise to condemn
Church fearful atheism will alter religious funding and laws
Islamist organization Hizb ut-Tahrir eschews violence, but it has no problem with incendiary rhetoric about the demise of Western democracy
Update on East Timor, one of two Christian nations in Southeast Asia
"Mr. Chris Hayes, a member of the Australian Federal Parliament, sent a letter to... the Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, regarding the continuing persecution of the Assyrians in Iraq."
A great rundown on the status of churches in SE Asia, with particular focus on Church of Christ
One of the rare occasions where it is hard to tell which side is doing the persecution
Celebrations commemorate the arrival of the first missionaries from Germany.
Senator Concetta evokes concern over the continued persecution of Assyrians in Iraq.
"Australian Christians from many denominations are set to rally with the country's Coptic community against violence directed towards Christians in Egypt."
A series of attacks on Catholics in Dong Chiem by police and thugs in response to protests against the destruction of a crucifix by authorities
Australian paper takes a look at the state of global religious persecution
Church is being intimidated by government
Chinese village authorities are threatening to forcibly seize and demolish a church after church laders refused to accept a proposed exchange of property that would leave the church with half its current land in an entirely different location. The church members have been standing guard outside their church almost 24 hours a day since receiving the threats on May 26th.
Saudi Arabia is spending billions of dollars in order to spread radical Islam in Australia, Europe, Asia, North America and other parts of the world. This article discusses the strategies used by Saudi Arabia in carrying out its project.
Saudi Arabia has been investing close to $ 95 billion in order to spread radical Islam through out the world. What are their plans? This article describes what the Saudi Arabians are doing with some of that money in Saudi Arabia.
Christians are highly persecuted in the countries of the Middle East and other Muslim-dominated areas of the world. Additionally, when they apply for refugee status to settle in Western countries, they are discriminated against by local Muslim officials who work for Western governments and international organizations.
“This is a real scandal, a slap at young people who wanted to go to witness to the faith and the joy of the church’s living in Iraq despite sufferings,”
Australias decision to give refugee to Christians facing persecution from Iraq and other countries is worth praising. But its decision to stop receiving refugees from countries like Sudan should be reconsidered.
Before 2002, JI bombed churches across Indonesia but police knew little about the network and had no idea where the next attack would be.
Interviews and seized documents reveal a plan to regroup and rebuild towards a 30-year goal of establishing an Islamic state, with a growing network of radical Islamic schools to nurse recruits.
Mr Panah has been fasting for 51 days without solid food in Auckland Central Remand prison, to stop his deporation to Iran, and to get him freed from prison.
About 500 people brought banners, crosses and songs to Parliament House yesterday (8/8) to mark the plight of Assyrian Christians in Iraq.
Mediation has ended a five-year long Australia vilification case between Catch the Fire Ministries and the Victorian Muslim body.
A Muslim man in Australia who raped a Christian woman because she is a Christian is sentenced to jail.
AN Iraqi man in Australia allegedly raped a Muslim woman as "punishment" for reading the Bible, saying, "let your Jesus help you", a court heard yesterday.
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