» 02/05/2011, 00.00
Islamic radicals attack Christians in Ethiopia and force them to convert
In the city of Besheno in the south of the country, the authorities prevent the construction of a place of prayer and a cemetery. Three evangelical leaders forced to leave the area. Another is in hospital after being attacked.
Ethiopia: Muslim radicals burn twelve Protestant churches. One dead, dozens injured
The riots erupted after the charge, probably false, of desecration of the Koran. The police fail to prevent the destruction of places of worship. The government obliged to send the army. Kwarej radical group responsible, which wants to create an Islamic state in the area, of Muslim majority.
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Saudi Arabia: 53 Ethiopian Christians arrested for praying in a private home
46 are women, and most likely face deportation. The authorities have accused them of converting Muslims to Christianity. There is no religious freedom in the country: the monarchy allows private worship of other faiths, but the religious police carry out indiscriminate arrests.
Christian minister in Islamabad: Economics and minority rights, here are my challenges
From 8 June Kamran Michael is Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping in the PML-N-led government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. For 10 years a member of the provincial assembly of Punjab, he is the second Christian (after Shahbaz Bhatti) to play a leading role in the executive. A plan for development and the goal of peace.
Christians, Sikhs and Hindus demand electoral reform for better representation
Minorities demand a change in the law, with the transition from a "unified" to "dual" vote. The current law does not encourage participation and effectively excludes non-Muslims from political life. Christian activist also calls for "quotas" for women from religious minorities.
Save Christians and Pakistan from the blasphemy law
The blasphemy law - prison and death sentences for those who offend the Koran or Muhammad - is a tool to eliminate religious minorities. AsiaNews launches an awareness campaign for its repeal. Because of this law, since 2001 at least 50 Christians have been killed, families and entire villages destroyed. In the country Islamic and Christian voices appeal for its cancellation.
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