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This article offers a glimpse into the tight restrictions Christians have to build churches and worship in the United Arab Emirates, which is actually more tolerant toward Christians than most countries in the Gulf. The National reports: “[The Pakistani Christian community in Abu Dhabi] is made up of more than 5,000 members who share Abu Dhabi's three churches with other Christian groups. As a result, demand for worship times is very high, which means services are held late in the evening when most of the community are unable to attend regularly.” Pakistani Christians are appealing for land to build a new church and school.
The decision by the bank to force its entire women staff, including non-Muslims, to wear Islamic headscarf is a serious violation of freedom of religion.
As the number of expatriate Christians in Middle East increases, some of those countries are allowing for more Churches to be constructed.
"This is a historic day as we celebrate 30 years of the Christian community in Abu Dhabi at this facility,"
"After over 20 years of making formal requests to the authorities, the government has finally granted the Christians land to build their own places of worship. The Catholic community were given the largest piece of land, because our presence here goes back down the centuries and also because our community is the largest, now numbering over 100,000 faithful,
Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Christians are marginalized and persecuted against in their home country. But according to this article, the Coptic Christians are satisfied with they way they are treated in United Arab Emirates.
This is the second in a series on religious liberty in Asia from a Catholic perspective.
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