Anti-evangelism laws in Andhra challenged

Hyderabad: A storm may be brewing what with Christian groups having decided to challenge the Andhra Pradesh Government’s order 747 that bans propagation of any religion other than Hinduism in Tirupati and other specified temple areas.

A case is expected to be filed in the AP High Court shortly on the grounds that provisions of GO 747 are being “misused” and that it is “unconstitutional.” The Christian groups would move the court that the GO notified in June this year be struck down as it “supports and promotes Hindutva forces.”

Interestingly, the GO was issued by the Government led by YS

Christian doctor attacked in Uttar Pradesh

Dr Raju Abraham, Chief surgeon of Kachhwa Mission Hospital and Pastor Joy have been brutally beaten up by activists belonging to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and Bajrang Dal in Uttar Pradesh.

The Hindu fanatics attacked them during a programme organised for Dalit children along with their parents at Kachhwa on 17 August 2007. There was a gathering of around 400 people when the incident took place.

The extremists had already threatened the organisers with dire consequences if they went ahead with programme. RSS and Bajrang Dal had even filed a police complaint in the local police station.

Pastor attacked in Uttar Pradesh, India

A pastor and his family were attacked by 150 Hindu activists as they were traveling to their church in Bhadwadi village, according to the news portal ( www.christianpost.com).

After accusing Pastor Virendra Singh, 50, of converting people to Christianity and severely injuring him, the attackers – believed to be affiliated with the Vishva Hindu Parishad (World Hindu Council) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (National Volunteers’ Organization) – burnt down their church, which had more than 500 believers inside.

“The 500-600, who were present in the church, ran out panicked, crying with

Korean hostages beaten in Afghanistan

ANYANG, South Korea — The 21 South Koreans held hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan said Wednesday that the insurgents used bayonets and beatings to pressure some of them to convert to Islam but that a few were relatively well-treated.

The former captives were released from a hospital Wednesday and moved to a rehabilitation center. They described their ordeal in a meeting with the media here, where they have been receiving medical treatment since they returned home 10 days ago.

What they endured

“They kicked us and beat us with guns and tree branches.

Will Ex-muslims be slaughtered in Britain one day?

One of the Church of England’s most senior bishops is warning that people will die unless Muslim leaders in Britain speak out in…
One of the Church of England’s most senior bishops is warning that people will die unless Muslim leaders in Britain speak out in defence of the right to change faith.

Michael Nazir-Ali, the Bishop of Rochester, whose father converted from Islam to Christianity in Pakistan, says he is looking to Muslim leaders in Britain to ‘uphold basic civil liberties, including the right for people to believe what they wish to believe and to even change their beliefs if they

Catholic forced to wear Islamic Veil

It is happening in schools in the North of Sumatra. A Christian family raises the alarm, their daughters “have no other choice” but to dress according to Islamic customs. This is imposed by some local norms inspired by Sharia, which should only effect Muslim citizens

Jakarta :– The increasing numbers of local laws inspired by Sharia (perda syariat) , are threatening the religious freedom of non Muslims, forced to wear Islamic clothes.

Christians in North Korea

Activists cast a light on the underground church.

Risky Faith: A Christian church in North Korea

Sept. 17, 2007 issue – Few people can say they have it good in North Korea, but at one point Son Jong Nam could. He was the son of a high-ranking officer in the all-powerful military. As a child he never had to worry about going hungry. As an adult he became part of Kim Jong Il’s personal security detail—paid well, and trusted implicitly.

All of which makes him a potent symbol now.

Muslims Ransacking Israel’s Temple Mount

Muslims ransacking Israel’s Temple Mount

Two thousand years ago Roman Legions pillaged and burnt Israel’s Second Temple, turning the hilltop on which it once stood into a desolate heap.

As they wandered the planet, looking for place to find rest for their feet, hounded and harried everywhere by antisemitic Christians and others, the descendants of the exiled Jews prayed for and looked towards their return to the Temple Mount and the rebuilding of the house of worship to their God.

It is their holiest site – the place where God’s glory once shone visibly for the entire nation to see, a

Eritrean Christian woman tortured to death

SANTA ANA, CA: — Christians in Eritrea confirmed that Migsti Haile (33) passed away at the Weaa Military Training Centre. She reportedly died yesterday morning, September 5, as a result of torture for refusing to sign a letter recanting her faith. Haile was among a group of 10 single Christian women who had been arrested at a church gathering in Keren and spent 18 months imprisoned under severe pressure.

Before her arrest Haile worked for a relative while she studied to complete eleventh grade of her high school education.

Evangelist Juanita Bynum files for divorce

National evangelist Juanita Bynum apparently has filed for divorce, more than two weeks after the alleged attack by her estranged husband, Bishop Thomas Weeks III.

A relative on Thursday said that Bynum, 48, has filed for divorce but court records were not available to provide further details.

 

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