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Anti-Muslim protestors disrupt church service

A group of anti-Islam protestors dressed as Muslims and interrupted a church service in New South Wales, Australia, yesterday.

15 August 2016

Equality demanded for Dalit Christians and Muslims

Churches in India held a “black day” of protest last week against the continuing discrimination faced by Christians and Muslims in the country’s caste system. 

15 August 2016

Indian Christians step up caste protests

Churches throughout India are stepping up protests against the country’s discriminatory caste system which disadvantages Dalit Christians and Muslims.

19 July 2016

Churches express solidarity with West Papua independence campaigners

The increasing tensions in Indonesian West Papua has attracted the attention of both the World Council of Churches’ Central Committee and the Bishops of the Anglican Church in Papua New Guinea.

30 June 2016

Primate urges rule of law in Brazil's corruption crisis

The Primate of Brazil, the Most Revd Francisco De Assis da Silva, has appealed for calm in the country as continuing protests take place about alleged government corruption. Archbishop Francisco said that the protests “must not pass the limits of constitutional rights and liberties” and that the allegations must be dealt with through the law.

23 March 2016

Nigeria's Primate appeals for calm after fatal separatist protest

The Primate of Nigeria, Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, has appealed for “peace, justice, equity and cordial co-existence in Nigeria” after a series of protests by pro-Biafra separatists resulted in violent clashes and several deaths.

04 December 2015

South African students win zero per cent fee increase fight

Student fees in South Africa will not rise next year, the South African President Jacob Zuma announced in a televised address, following talks between students and university vice chancellors.

23 October 2015

South African primate joins student fee protests after his son is arrested

The Primate of the Anglican Church in Southern Africa, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, has taken part in protests about increases in student fees this morning (Thursday) the day after his son, Nyakallo Makgoba, was arrested for taking part in a similar protest yesterday in Cape Town.

22 October 2015

Arab Israeli schools strike in protest at Christian school funding cuts

Arab Israeli schools this week joined a “strike” in solidarity with Christian schools in Israel that have remained closed from the start of the new academic year

09 September 2015

Japanese Anglicans among those opposing new US military base

Okinawa Christian Council Committee statement cautions against use of force to ensure peace

07 May 2015