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  1. Indonesian Christians under violent threat

    Posted Jul 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Amy Chew

    ... Amy Chew in Jakarta Christians in the city of Bekasi, on the outskirts of the Indonesian capital Jakarta, are feeling uneasy. Apart from having their churches attacked by radical Muslim ... all mosques in the city to form armed militias to prepare for the possibility of war against Christianisation. 'The job of the militia is to monitor the activities of Christians ...

  2. Muslims and Christians unite over Hindu attacks

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman

    ... Shaikh Azizur Rahman in Calcutta Attacks by militant Hindus on Christians in the eastern Indian state of Orissa have led to an unlikely and unintended alliance between Christian and Muslim ... constitute more than 80 per cent of the population and Christians count just over 2 per cent, Hindus should behave with the Christians the way an adult treats a child in a family,' said ...

  3. Christians fear Muslim land grab after deal with Manila, leader says

    Posted Jul 21st 2008, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila A Christian leader in the southern Philippines said his people feared a Muslim land grab after the government struck a significant deal with separatists last week ... and that Muslims could force Christians off their lands because of it. The deal, widely hailed as a breakthrough, is to be formally signed soon. It would expand the present five-province Autonomous Region ...

  4. America's duty to a historic Christian community

    Posted Feb 01st 2007, 12:00am by Doug Bandow

    ... Doug Bandow Iraq is a mess, as even US President George W. Bush has finally acknowledged, and has become a particularly dangerous place for religious minorities, such as Christians ... been the status of Iraq's non-Muslims. To raise awareness of their plight, the group Christians for Assyrians of Iraq held a rally in Washington in early December. Christianity predates ...

  5. Raid on gathering of Christians

    Posted Dec 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan Police in Henan province raided a Christian gathering on Christmas Eve and detained a priest, the Hong Kong-based Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy reported. About 80 Christians were worshipping at a private house when police arrived. Officers seized 11 Bibles and detained Li Shansong for 'organising an illegal gathering'. Mr Li ...

  6. JI linked to Sulawesi attacks on Christians

    Posted Oct 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Marianne Kearney in Jakarta A leading Indonesian weekly magazine has alleged that one of the militants responsible for attacks on Christian villages in central Sulawesi was trained ... A radical, known as Madong, led a group of militants that police say launched attacks on Christian villages this month killing 13 people. Madong, 27, was reportedly killed by police in forests close ...

  7. Rising religious pride and prejudice

    Posted Jun 12th 2007, 12:00am by Hagai Segal

    ... Hagai Segal Early last month, the tiny Christian community of Charsadda, in northwest Pakistan, received a stark ultimatum: immediately convert to Islam or 'face the consequences'. This naturally caused great concern, but also came as little surprise. Assaults on Christians, both political and actual, have become increasingly common throughout the Muslim and Arab ...

  8. Fear, not festivities, dominates Christmas for war-weary Iraqis

    Posted Dec 25th 2004, 12:00am by Borzou Daragahi

    ... a 28-year-old Iraqi Christian, retreats into memories of Christmases past. Before the church bombings, the threats against Christian businesses and the gathering exodus of Iraq's Christian minority, there was a time when Mr Suleyman and his Muslim friends used to spend Christmas carolling in the streets, laughing and hollering. 'Before the war, Muslims and Christians used ...

  9. Ex-gangster brings new hope to kids

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Barry C Chung Machine Gun Preacher is based on American Sam Childers' memoir Another Man's War. It tells the story of an ex-convict and ex-gang member who goes on a miraculous journey to save the children of war-torn Sudan. Upon his release from prison, Sam Childers (Gerard Butler) finds that his wife Lynn (Michelle Monaghan) has converted to Christianity. Sam follows ...

  10. Arroyo offers experiment in self-rule to Muslim separatists

    Posted Aug 16th 2007, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Mrs Arroyo had made her surprising offer during a Manila business forum. 'If it would not adversely affect the Philippine negotiating position and provoke alarm among Christians, a pilot ... anybody should be scared if an ancestral domain is declared for the Muslim people.' Southern Cotabato provincial governor Daisy Fuentes said Christians in Mindanao were wary of any such plan. ...




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