» 04/03/2012, 00.00
Ex imam convert to Catholicism almost killed
Muslim leader first becomes Presbyterian abroad. After meeting a Catholic woman, he marries her and converts to her religion. Back in Bangladesh, he is totally rejected by his community. Despite the violence and social banishment, his faith remains strong: "I believe in Christ. I welcomed him" for "he is my saviour".
Imam rapes ten-year-old girl
The 42-year-old man was arrested by police right away. After enduring the violent assault, the girl told her parents everything. Rape charges against the religious leader have been filed. “I want justice,” father says.
21/05/2016 10:05:00 BANGLADESH
Bangladesh, a seminar to "update" priests and imams and relaunch dialogue
The Christian Religious Welfare Trust has organized a seminar for priests and pastors. Simultaneously, the Bangladesh Islamic Foundation will take charge of forming imams. The Dhaka authorities want to promote dialogue among religious, in order to curb Islamic extremism.
Bangladesh: Muslim by birth, Christian for love of Christ (more than husband)
Maria and Teresa converted to Christianity to marry. But their marriages have proved unsuccessful: the husband of the first is a drunk and violent, and the second will not work. Both, however, choose to remain faithful to their men and to Christ. "A different love," says Maria, "which makes me happy."
29/08/2016 14:07:00 BANGLADESH
"I, a Muslim who converted to Christianity, rejected by family and society"
Speaking to AsiaNews, Anil Gomes (not his real name for security reasons) explains that he converted to Christianity after reading a passage from the New Testament. Since then he has lost every job. His body shows the wounds from assaults and murder attempts. "I cannot maintain my family. Pray for me".
10/04/2017 21:29:00 BANGLADESH
Joyshita’s story: from Hinduism to Christianity and church building in his village
Joyshita Roy Augustian works in Gazipur district, where he moved with his wife six years ago. For a time, the porch of his house was used to celebrate Mass. When he arrived in the village of Malibara, there were about 12 Christian families; today there are 60 Catholic, plus 60 Protestant families.
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