Tag Archives: religious intolerance

First-hand account of Christians driven from Mosul

By Abdul Hamid Zebari

Rawan Jinan, a 25-year-old Iraqi Christian, says when she received an order on June 18 to leave Mosul within 24 hours, she could not believe her eyes.

The order came in the form of a letter delivered to every Christian home by the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which …

China: Church closures evidence of plan to eliminate house churches

By China Aid Association

China’s shuttering of more than a dozen unregistered congregations in Hainan Province is evidence of a plan to do away with house churches, according to the China Aid Association (CAA).

Besides the church closures on Hainan Island off China’s southern-most coast in the past several weeks, officials have threatened to close many others, the advocacy organization maintains.

Saudis pressure Christian prisoners to convert to Islam

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that earlier today Saudi Arabian officials sent a Muslim preacher to pressure Christian prisoners into converting to Islam. Saudi Arabia arrested 29 Christian women and six Christian men, all Ethiopian citizens, on December 15th after they held a prayer meeting in Jeddah.

“The Muslim preacher vilified Christianity, denigrated the Bible and told us that Islam …

Textbooks in Pakistan biased against Christians, Hindus

by Holly Naylor

Pakistan is teaching its children religious intolerance, which has led to acts of discrimination and sometimes violence against minorities, according to a recent study.

School textbooks contain offensive comments about Christians and Hindus, according to the report.

“Textbooks generally emphasize the fundamental Islamic identity of Pakistan and the need for unity within the Muslim community,” the executive summary of the …