Worshippers in Sri Lanka. Photo credit: Facebook, National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka
South Asia

Sri Lankan Christians targeted throughout January

Sri Lankan Christians were the targets of multiple instances of persecution in January 2018. Church buildings and services, including a funeral, were attacked or disrupted and authorities colluded with local Buddhists and in some cases Hindus to halt Christian meetings. The catalogue of persecution compiled by the National Christian Evangelical Alliance […]

{akistani Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. Photo credit: wiki
South Asia

Pakistan unveils historic fatwa against ‘blasphemy’ vigilantes

The Pakistan government this month unveiled an historic fatwa (religious ruling) condemning Islamic extremism and vigilante “blasphemy” attacks, in a potentially positive development for the country’s minority Christian community. By issuing the fatwa with the support of 1,829 religious leaders – who are signatories to the document officially released on 16 […]