A group of Hindu Folks Musicians were verbally attacked and threatened by Hindu radicals for singing songs Jesus and Allah. The threats started soon after one of the musicians tweeted that they would be expanding their range of religious songs.
Two Catholic priests belonging to an underground church in China’s Gansu province have been dismissed after local authorities accused them of holding an illegal Christian summer camp for youngsters. According to a Catholic news agency, some 80 children, ages 10 to 14, were meeting for a week-long youth retreat when police raided the campsite in the northern city of Tianjin and shut it down. The organizers of the camp, Father Wang Yiqin, and Father Li Shidong, were immediately removed and sent back to their hometowns.
While there were many causes that brought the end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union, one of the decisive causes of the fall of the Iron Curtain was the chain of democratization revolutions that sprang up in Eastern Europe, which began in Poland in 1989. Arguably the man behind this movement was Pope John Paul II, the 264th Pope of the Catholic Church. But why is he a role model for Chinese democratization?
Nepali Christians are facing new pressures from their government after authorities deported a Christian couple for evangelizing Hindus. Immigration officials said the two foreigners had violated terms of their business visa, but a Nepali religious freedom advocate told CBN News the couple had a right to practice their faith.
Christians in India’s Jharkhand state formed a 20-kilometer human chain in protest against harassment of Christians by the state government. According to Jharkhand’s Christians, the state government, led by the BJP, has perpetrated a state-sponsored hate campaign against their community. Will this protest help bring change to a difficult situation faced by Christians in Jharkhand?