Homeless Shelter in Belarus Closed for Having a Prayer Room

Belarus: Christian-run Homeless Shelter Closed

ICC Note:

A Christian in Belarus was running a homeless shelter out of his home and had no trouble from the government until he opened a prayer room as part of the shelter. This prayer room was seen as an “unregistered organization” and the shelter was stripped of it’s legal rights.

By Joseph DeCaro

3/18/2014 Belarus (Worthy News)-A private homeless shelter run by a Christian in Belarus has been legally stripped of its license to operate, according to Barnabas Aid.

Back in December 2011, healthcare worker Aleksei Shchedrov turned his own home in Aleksandrovka into a shelter for the homeless. But last year, Shchedrov was charged with having an unregistered religious organization for simply having a prayer room at the shelter.

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