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US Commission urges Trump administration to prioritise international religious freedom

[ 0 ] May 19, 2017 |
US Commission urges Trump administration to prioritise international religious freedom

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom presented their 2017 annual report at a briefing in Washington DC on 17 May. (World Watch Monitor) An influential US government commission that monitors religious freedom around the world is urging President Donald Trump and his new administration to take concrete steps to make advocacy of universal religious […]

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Kidnapped Malaysian pastor still missing

[ 0 ] February 28, 2017 |
Kidnapped Malaysian pastor still missing

Pastor Koh, still missing after being abducted on 13 February  A Malaysian church leader is still missing two weeks after he was abducted. Raymond Koh Keng Joo, 62, was taken by masked men in the city of Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, on 13 February. No-one has claimed responsibility for his kidnapping, nor have there […]

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अनाथ बालबालिकाहरूको लागि विश्वव्यापी प्रार्थनामा सहभागी होऔं

[ 0 ] November 10, 2016 |
अनाथ बालबालिकाहरूको लागि विश्वव्यापी प्रार्थनामा सहभागी होऔं

नोभेम्बर १३, २०१६ आईतबारका दिन अर्थात २८ कार्तिक २०७३ मा                   एकै दिन                             एकै आवाज                                      […]

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Anti-Christian violence in India at an ‘alarming level

[ 0 ] August 4, 2016 |
Anti-Christian violence in India at an ‘alarming level

Published: Aug. 2, 2016 by Anto Akkara A message is held aloft at a protest march against anti-Christian violence – in Bangalore in February 2015.World Watch Monitor The leader of a Christian advocacy group in India says that incidents of anti-Christian violence in the country have reached an “alarming level”, with more than 30 incidents […]

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Minorities fear backlash over Sri Lanka’s proposed new constitution

[ 1 ] January 29, 2016 |
Minorities fear backlash over Sri Lanka’s proposed new constitution

Sri Lanka’s minority religious groups are concerned after Buddhist hardliners reacted angrily to the President’s proposed new constitution. President Maithripala Sirisena’s new constitution, proposed on 9 Jan., would decentralise power in a bid to prevent ethnic tensions in the country, but Buddhist hardliners say it contains provisions that regulate the power of the Buddhist clergy. […]

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अन्तराष्ट्रिय बाल दिवस भोर्ले रसुवामा विविध कार्यक्रम गरि मनाइयो

[ 0 ] November 24, 2015 |
अन्तराष्ट्रिय बाल दिवस भोर्ले रसुवामा विविध कार्यक्रम गरि मनाइयो

काठमाडौं,४ मंसिर – अन्तराष्ट्रिय बाल अधिकार दिवस नेपालमा पनि विभिन्न कार्यक्रमको आयोजना गरि मनाइएको छ। रसुवा जिल्लाको भोर्ले गाविस स्थित तीनवटा विद्यालयमा पनि विविध कार्यक्रमको आयोजना गरि अन्तराष्ट्रिय बाल अधिकार दिवस मनाइएको छ। अन्तराष्ट्रिय बाल दिवसको अवसरमा बागेश्वरी मा.वि., सेति देवी उच्च माध्यामिक विद्यालय र ज्वालामुखी निम्न माध्यामिक विद्यालयमा छुट्टा छुट्टै समयमा विविध कार्यक्रम गरी […]

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Modi’s UN Yoga Day latest example of co-incidence with Christian ‘high days and holidays’

[ 0 ] June 29, 2015 |
Modi’s UN Yoga Day latest example of co-incidence with Christian ‘high days and holidays’

By World Watch Monitor June 29, 2015 As you may have seen, June 21 was the first-ever International Yoga Day, observed from New Delhi to New York. In yoga’s birthplace, India Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself led a yoga session attended by 37,000 people in the heart of Indian capital. June 21 also was a […]

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Delhi protest marks 300 days of BJP in India

[ 0 ] March 23, 2015 |
Delhi protest marks 300 days of BJP in India

PM’s record: 300 days, 168 attacks on Christians By Anto Akkara Two dozen Christian and Muslim groups were joined by secular activists and political leaders at a protest in New Delhi on March 19 to mark 300 days in government for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party, or Indian People’s Party. A report […]

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72 Assyrian Christian families captured, 50 besieged by IS after Syria attack

[ 0 ] February 25, 2015 |
72 Assyrian Christian families captured, 50 besieged by IS after Syria attack

By Barbara G Baker Feb. 25, 2015 Sources from Syria’s embattled Hassaka province confirmed at midnight on Tuesday, Feb. 24, that at least 72 Assyrian Christian families – thought to be around 200 people – from three villages have been captured by the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Reportedly taken to the Arab Sunni village of Um Al-Masamier, […]

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India’s Modi breaks silence on protecting minorities, but urged to ‘walk the talk’

[ 0 ] February 20, 2015 |
India’s Modi breaks silence on protecting minorities, but urged to ‘walk the talk’

By Anto Akkara Feb. 18, 2015     Critics of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi were ‘pleasantly surprised’ by his unequivocal assertion of the right to freedom of religion while addressing a major church event in New Delhi on February 17, ending his silence on a recent spate of anti-Christian violence and propaganda. However, while […]

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Ahead of Obama’s visit, India’s Christians start hotline on Hindu harassment

[ 0 ] January 27, 2015 |
Ahead of Obama’s visit, India’s Christians start hotline on Hindu harassment

 By Vishal Arora and Anto Akkara Jan. 26, 2015  Indian Christians from across denominations have formed a legal-aid agency, complete with a telephone hotline number, to respond to increasing attacks that have followed the rise of Hindu nationalists to national power. The United Christian Forum for Human Rights was formed Jan. 19 “to coordinate both […]

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Al Shabaab kills 36 Kenyan Christians on Somali border

[ 0 ] December 3, 2014 |
Al Shabaab kills 36 Kenyan Christians on Somali border

Al Shabaab militants have slaughtered 36 quarry workers in northern Kenya – all of the victims are believed to be Christian. Local residents told the BBCthat the militants separated the group from Muslim workers before shooting them dead. Al Shabaab, an al Qaeda affiliate based in Somalia, has claimed responsibility for the attack. It said […]

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धर्म तथा विश्वासको स्वतन्त्रताका लागि सांसदहरूको अन्तरराष्ट्रिय फोरम स्थापना

[ 0 ] November 12, 2014 |
धर्म तथा विश्वासको स्वतन्त्रताका लागि सांसदहरूको अन्तरराष्ट्रिय फोरम स्थापना

गत नोभेम्वर ७-९, २०१४ मा नर्वेको राजधानी ओस्लोमा विश्वका विभिन्न देशका सांसदहरूको एउटा भेलाले सर्वसम्मत निर्णयबाट “धर्म तथा विश्वासको स्वतन्त्रताका लागि सांसदहरूको अन्तरराटि्रय फोरम” गठन गर्दै विश्वासको आधारमा हुने-गरिइने सबै किसिमका पूर्वाग्रह, अपमान, सास्ती एवं हिंसात्मक गतिविधिहरूका विरूद्धमा खडा हुने निर्णयसमेत गरेको छ। तीन दिनसम्म चलेको सो कार्यक्रममा विश्वमा रहेका फरक-फरक धार्मिक आस्था र विश्वासको […]

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Qaraqosh falls, thousands flee

[ 0 ] August 8, 2014 |
Qaraqosh falls, thousands flee

Armed jihadists of the so-called “Islamic State” took over Iraq’s largest Christian town, Qaraqosh, and nearby Christian settlements early Thursday, forcing thousands of Christians to flee to Kurdish-controlled areas. Statements of anguish and calls for intervention have been issued by Pope Francis and other Christian leaders.   The US President Barack Obama has authorised two operations to […]

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आज डिसेम्वर २५ तारिखमा क्रिसमस डे धुमधामसँग मनाइददै छ

[ 0 ] December 25, 2013 |
आज डिसेम्वर २५ तारिखमा क्रिसमस डे धुमधामसँग मनाइददै छ

काठमाडौं – २०१३ डिसेम्बर २५ तारिखका दिन राजधानी लगायत नेपालभर नै चर्च, खुल्ला मैदान, घर घरमा, होटेलमा क्रिसमस डे धुमधामका साथ मनाइदै छ। क्रिसमस डे अर्थात येशू ख्रीष्ट जन्मनु भएको दिनमा क्रिश्चियनहरू र गैर क्रिश्चियनहरूले साथी, आफन्त, छिमेकीहरुलाई उपहार दिएर, सँगै खाना खाएर, रमाए क्रिसमस डे मनाउदै छन्। क्रिसमस डे मा क्रिश्चियनहरूले येशूख्रीष्टको जन्मको भविष्यवाणी […]

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Nigeria’s Boko Haram strikes again in Cameroon

[ 0 ] December 4, 2013 |
Nigeria’s Boko Haram strikes again in Cameroon

Missionary killed, churches torched around time of French priest’s kidnapping Northern Cameroon is a vast, semi-desert area. Carsten Ten Brink / Flickr / Creative Commons A missionary has been killed and several churches set ablaze in attacks by Nigeria’s Islamist group Boko Haram in neighbouring Cameroon. The Nigerian missionary, David Dina Mataware, with the Christian […]

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Bajrang Dal pressure villagers to leave Christianity

[ 0 ] October 18, 2013 |
Bajrang Dal pressure villagers to leave Christianity

Nationalist Hindu group destroys church, threatens believers in India For much of the year, Christians in the central India village of Taragaon have been enduring pressure to abandon their religion. In April, elements of Bajrang Dal demolished the church in Taragaon, a small town in the farming- and forestry-dominated region of southern Chhattisgarh state. Bajrang […]

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Malaysia court rules non-Muslims cannot use ‘Allah’

[ 0 ] October 14, 2013 |
Malaysia court rules non-Muslims cannot use ‘Allah’

The court case has sparked debate in Muslim-majority Malaysia A Malaysian court has ruled that non-Muslims cannot use the word Allah to refer to God, overturning a 2009 lower court ruling. The appeals court said that allowing non-Muslims to use the word would “cause confusion in the community”. Christians argue that they have used the […]

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पाकिस्तानी चर्चमा आत्मघाति बम हमला कम्तिमा ६० को मृत्यु

[ 19 ] September 22, 2013 |
पाकिस्तानी चर्चमा आत्मघाति बम हमला कम्तिमा ६० को मृत्यु

पाकिस्तानको पेशावरस्थित सेन्ट जोन चर्चमा आज असोज ६/सेप्टेम्बर २२ मा भएको आत्मघाति बम हमलामा कम्तिमा ६० जनाको मृत्यू भएको छ । चिकित्सकका अनुसार उक्त हमलामा परि १०० भन्दा मानिस घाइते भएको विदेशी सञ्चार माध्यमहरुले जनाएका छन् । चर्चमा आइतबारको आराधना सेवामा भाग लिइरहेका ६ सय बिश्वासीहरु सेवा सकेर निस्कने बेलामा हमला भएको हो ।घटनामा महिला […]

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Churches across Egypt attacked

[ 0 ] August 15, 2013 |
Churches across Egypt attacked

  Churches across Egypt attacked Published: August 14, 2013   World Watch Monitor is curating news coverage of the anti-Christian violence that swept Egypt on Wednesday after the military used force to break up camps of protesters who have been demanding the reinstatement of former president Mohamed Morsi. Scores of the protesters were killed, leading […]

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