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Religious minorities in Bangladesh "victims of intolerance and persecution"

“Bangladesh’s religious minorities have been facing attacks since the 2014 national election. During the elections, minority-dominated villages were the worst attacked places, where individuals and groups associated with pro-Islamist parties looted and burned properties and residences owned by members of Hindu, Christian and Buddhist religions in different parts of the country.

17 May 2017

Archbishop talks of suffering during sermon at St George's Cathedral in Jerusalem

The experience of the church in this region has been of a suffering church for centuries. Sometimes life has been better, sometimes it is less bad. But the nature of suffering is that when it is happening it is all consuming.

08 May 2017

God provides refuge in face of persecution, Archbishop says

The Archbishop of Jos, in Nigeria, has spoken about how Christians in northern Nigeria are finding refuge in God “in the face of turbulence, persecution and wickedness”.

12 January 2017

Faith communities unite on Red Wednesday for victims of religious persecution

London’s Westminster Abbey will be lit up in red tonight in an act of solidarity with people around the world who are persecuted for their faith.

23 November 2016

Jordanian prince and Jewish academic decry plight of Middle East Christians

Prince Hassan of Jordan, a Muslim, has teamed up with Dr Ed Kessler, the Jewish interfaith expert, to issue a joint denunciation of the persecution of Christians in the Middle East.

24 August 2016

Primate calls on persecuted Christians to remain faithful

The Primate of Nigeria, Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, has called on Christians in the north of the country to remain faithful despite an onslaught of persecution.

25 July 2016

Christian women face double vulnerability due to gender and religion

Women were close witnesses of the violence meted out to Jesus Christ during his Passion and Crucifixion, which Western Christians commemorate this weekend. They were also among the first to face persecution by the Roman authorities, and were frequently among the famous Early Church martyrs.

25 March 2016

Theological resources on persecution published for ACC-16

A draft report detailing theological resources for times of persecution has been published by the Anglican Inter Faith Network. The document, “Out of the Depths – Hope in a time of suffering” is “an Anglican contribution to ecumenical engagement” and will be discussed during next month’s meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council in Lusaka.

21 March 2016

Bishops witness "persecuted and beleaguered" Middle East Christians

The oldest Christian site in Iraq, the 1400-year-old St Elijah’s monastery, near Mosul, has been razed to the ground by Islamic State (IS), or Daesh.

22 January 2016

Bishop welcomes "significant" global discussion on discrimination, persecution and martyrdom

A global consultation on discrimination, persecution and martyrdom facing Christians in different parts of the world, that took place Albania this week, has been described as “significant” by the Bishop of Woolwich, a member of the Anglican Communion’s Network for Interfaith Concerns (NIFCON) management group.

06 November 2015

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