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Islamic authorities’ raid on Malaysian Bible Society questioned by state government

Islamic authorities’ raid on Malaysian Bible Society questioned by state government
Christians in Sarawak attend Mass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Kuching. The service is held in the Malay language, which uses the word ‘Allah’ for God.The Malaysian Insider   The ruling that the use of the word ‘Allah’ for God is banned for non-Muslims in Malaysia hit global headlines in . . . Read More

Media ‘wrong’ to ignore Christians’ plight in Central African Republic

Media ‘wrong’ to ignore Christians’ plight in Central African Republic
Unicef says that violence has ‘sunk to a vicious new low’ after reported beheadings of children.World Watch Monitor The vulnerability of Christians in the Central African Republic (CAR) is being overlooked, even as international media wrongly focus on the ‘interfaith’ element of the conflict, says Open Doors International. The charity . . . Read More

Central African Republic Christians petition for President’s removal

Central African Republic Christians petition for President’s removal
Michel Djotodia, President of the Central African Republic.Crispin for World Watch Monitor One person has been killed and around 40 wounded after African Union (AU) troops reportedly fired at a group of Christian protestors in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR). The Christians had gathered near the . . . Read More

Christmas excitement marred by insecurity for Pakistani Christians after deadly year of attacks

Christmas excitement marred by insecurity for Pakistani Christians after deadly year of attacks
Memorials for the victims of the bomb attacks at All Saints Church in Peshawar.Kamran Chaudhry for World Watch Monitor   The decorations have been put up, carol services have begun and small celebrations are being planned, but the festive spirit is marred by anxiousness and insecurity among Pakistan’s small Christian . . . Read More