» 09/15/2011, 00.00
INDONESIA – UNITED STATES
Accused or proselytising, American family attacked by Indonesian extremists
Only the intervention of the police prevented serious consequences for the parents and their two boys. The father had started two weeks earlier to teach English at a local Protestant school. The attack, which took place in South Sulawesi, was ordered by a radical local Muslim leader.
Three Christian women jailed for 'proselytising'
The women were accused of trying to convert Muslim children. The sentence was pronounced after four months of constants threats from Muslim extremists.
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For the first time Riyadh on US list of states violating freedom of religion
In the past, Pope repeatedly deplored lack of religious freedom.
Christians protest against the new closure of the Yasmin Church in Bogor
The authorities order the church building sealed under pressure from Muslim fundamentalists The Synod of Churches slams the government’s helplessness and local officials’ stubbornness. Fundamentalist pressures are stronger than court decisions. Three bombs are sent to activists and moderate Muslim leaders.
Muslim award goes to Catholic priest for his work in favour of peace and the environment
Fr Vincentius Kirjito’s mission focuses on dialogue between Christianity and Islam and the preservation of the ecosystem of the Mount Merapi volcano. He and a Muslim involved in finances were selected for this year Ma’arif Award. “Faith is performed through deeds,” he said.
Christians fear attacks in the workplace
Catholics and Protestants are used to celebrating mass at their workplace on Friday when their Muslim colleagues go to mosques. The government pledges to review the law on places of worship.
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