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Erdogan Uses Christian Seminary as Chip in Talks with Greece

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

In the latest “democratization package” there was not any progress made towards the reopening of the Greek Orthodox Theological School of Halki. This school which had been a central training site for Eastern Orthodox Christianity has become a symbolic representation of the rights of Turkey’s Christian minority and a bargaining chip in the complicated dynamics of Turkey-Greece diplomatic relations. While there have been some occasional improvements in the status of minority rights for Turkey’s Christian community, there is still an absence of a truly robust religious freedom.

Christians Detained for Distributing the New Testament in Greece

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Fifty-seven Christians in Greece were detained by police for distributing the Bible door-to-door. It seems many are unhappy that these Bibles are being given away, and some Orthodox priests are actually telling their parishioners to burn the Bibles as they view those distributing the Bibles as “a cult.”

Muslim Persecution of Christians: May 2012

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Raymond Ibrahim writes for the Gatestone Institute that, “In Indonesia, Muslims threw bags of urine on Christians during worship; in Kashmir and Zanzibar, churches were set on fire; and in Mali, Christianity ‘faces being eradicated.’” Ibrahim’s series, titled ‘Muslim Persecution of Christians,’ is published each month to document cases of persecution – whether it be general discrimination, arrests, or murder – committed by Muslims in majority Islamic countries, Asia and the West.

Crackdown on the Church Lands 17 Monks, Nuns and Believers in Jail

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Monks, Nuns and other believers were jailed on “tax evasion” but human rights investigators say it’s actually related to the governments unwillingness to register the Serbian Orthodox church. Our suspicions are that tax evasions are a red herring and the government as actually just trying to silence the church.

European Nation Rules Sharing Beliefs Criminal

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

A court in the Greek island of Crete has affirmed a jail sentence for a protestant pastor and father of six who is guilty of "sharing his faith"

Religious Liberty in Europe (1 of 2)

Sunday, August 6th, 2006

In a continuing series on evaluating every country in the world for religious liberty from a Catholic perspective, below is part one addressing concerns in Europe.

Religious Freedom Non-Existent in Greece

Tuesday, May 18th, 2004

Religious Freedom Non-Existent in Greece

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