(ICC) – The status of religious freedom in India improved in a number of ways; “yet problems remain in some areas,” says the State Department’s Annual Report on International Religious Freedom. Making the point that during most of the period covered by the report it was the Bharatiya Janata Party which was in power, the State Department has said that this party is a “Hindu nationalist party with links to Hindu extremist groups that have been implicated in violent acts against Christians and Muslims.” The United States has been critical of the BJP on this issue before and the sixth annual report appears to be no different. “The BJP-led Government did not act effectively to counter societal attacks against religious minorities and attempts by state and local governments to limit religious freedom. This failure resulted in part from the legal constraints inherent in the country’s federal structure and in part from shortcomings in the law enforcement and justice systems,” the State Department has maintained.
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A worship service disbanded in Indonesia!
ICC’s staff member in Indonesia reported that the congregation of the Kemah Daud Christian Church in Bandar Lampung was disbanded during their worship service by local authorities and residents.
The forced closure of the church was contrary to Indonesian President Jokowi’s recent appeal and undermined the Indonesian Constitution, which guarantees freedom of worship and religion for all.
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Indonesian Authorities Disband Worship Service - International Christian Concern2/24/2023 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) – ICC’s staff member in Indonesia reported that the congregation of the Kemah Daud Christian Church in Bandar Lampung was disbanded during the...
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PRAY for Christian women and girls in Nigeria! ICC recently spoke to one mother and her 16-year-old daughter, who were victims of an attempted rape in Nigeria. Thankfully, they survived, but not without injury.
The mother shared, "I have nothing to say but thank God. Please tell Christians to pray for me and my daughter."
Terrorists, like the Fulani militants and Boko Haram, target schools and villages and kidnap young girls to convert to Islam. Women, viewed as the source of the next generation, are sold as brides (or child brides).
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