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Church of Ireland urges freedom of religion and expression as country prepares for blasphemy referendum

Voters in Ireland will take part in a referendum next Friday (26 October) to decide whether to abolish the country’s blasphemy laws.

19 October 2018

Résumé des nouvelles hebdomadaires de l’Agence d’information de la Communion anglicane, le vendredi 12 octobre 2018

Résumé des nouvelles hebdomadaires de l’Agence d’information de la Communion anglicane, le vendredi 12 octobre 2018

12 October 2018

Resumen semanal de noticias del Servicio de Noticias de la Comunión Anglicana a viernes 12 de octubre de 2018

Resumen semanal de noticias del Servicio de Noticias de la Comunión Anglicana a viernes 12 de octubre de 2018

12 October 2018

Asia Bibi awaits judgment on final Supreme Court appeal against “blasphemy” death penalty

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has heard the final appeal of a Christian mother-of-five who was sentenced to death for “blasphemy”.

08 October 2018

Fresh setback for Asia Bibi as Supreme Court appeal delayed

Asia Bibi, the Christian woman on death row in Pakistan after being convicted of blasphemy in a row over drinking water, will have to wait for her Supreme Court appeal after a hearing due to take place today was adjourned.

13 October 2016

Call for ACC members to step up Asia Bibi campaign

Campaigners for a young Christian Pakistani woman on death row for breaking the blasphemy law have urged ACC members to step up their efforts to get her released.

15 September 2016

Date set for Asia Bibi's Supreme Court blasphemy appeal

Asia Bibi, a Christian women sentenced to death after drinking water meant for her Muslim colleagues, will have her appeal heard by Pakistan’s Supreme Court in October.

24 August 2016

Fresh call for release of Asia Bibi

The Primate of Australia, Archbishop Philip Freier, has increased the pressure on Pakistan over their continued detention of Asia Bibi under the country’s much criticised blasphemy laws, by writing to Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Australia, Naela Chohan, and Australia’s Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, about the case.

16 May 2016

Anglicans call for release of Asia Bibi

The Anglican Consultative Council has called for the case of Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Roman Catholic woman who was convicted of blasphemy, to be re-investigated and for her to be “honourably acquitted.” Asia Bibi has been on death row since November 2010 after a row which stemmed from her drinking water from a cup used by her Islamic co-workers.

22 April 2016

Lambeth Conference criticizes Pakistan's blasphemy laws

Lambeth Conference criticizes Pakistan's blasphemy laws

The world's Anglican bishops Friday (August 7) condemned Pakistan's blasphemy law and called for release of "all prisoners unjustly accused" under it.

08 August 1998