» 04/15/2010, 00.00
RUSSIA – CHINA
Orthodox missionaries for Chinese students in Moscow
Activities included guided tours of Orthodox monasteries and churches and reading of religious texts in Chinese. Tourism becomes a path towards evangelisation.
Rising tensions between Orthodox and Muslims following a priest’s murder
Patriarch Kirill and Grand Mufti Gainuddin try to calm things down. Fr Daniil Sysoyev, a fiery missionary, had many enemies among Islamic extremists and Russian ultranationalists. No lead has yet emerged in the investigation to find his assassin.
Protestant clergyman sentenced to one year of forced labour
The religious leader is charged with heading an “evil cult”. The move is just another step in a campaign to “normalise” underground Protestant communities.
27/02/2009 TIBET - CHINA
Tibetan monk killed by Chinese police after setting himself on fire
The monk Tapey poured gasoline on himself and set himself on fire while holding up a photo of the Dalai Lama and chanting slogans. He was shot three times, and died immediately. His body was taken away.
23/03/2009 TIBET - CHINA
A hundred Tibetan monks arrested after protesting death of another monk
Tashi Sangpo, 28, had been jailed for flying the Tibetan flag. He jumped into a river, possibly in order to escape torture by the Chinese police. Fears over the further reprisals that the authorities could carry out in a country kept far from the eyes of the world.
13/06/2011 RUSSIA - ISLAM
Dagestan, dean of an Islamic university killed. Remembered by Russian Church
He was a Sufi Muslim. Moscow Patriarchate: Sadikov was a "good friend" now the state and the nation will help the Muslim Ummah to reject extremism.
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