Protests against India‘s new citizenship law have spread across the country as 200 million Muslims fear the legislation is part of the Hindu nationalist government’s agenda to marginalise them. The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslim minorities from neighbouring countries. Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Christians from Pakistan, Afghanistan and[…]
India‘s lower House of Parliament (Lok Sabha) has passed the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), which will grant citizenship to religious minorities from neighbouring countries, with legal experts saying it violates the country’s secular constitution. The bill, which seeks to amend the 1955 citizenship law, aims to give citizenship to[…]
Christians in South Africa will be hosting a vigil for Palestine to mark the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (The Catastrophe) and in support of the #GreatReturnMarch currently underway in Palestine. Palestinians across the political and religious spectrum have been gathering at weekly protests, dubbed the #GreatReturnMarch, which is[…]
Imam Rashid Omar from the Claremont Main Road Mosque believe believes 2017 has been an outstanding one for Muslim-Christian relations at the local level. In June, Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba delivered the keynote address at the Claremont Main Road Mosque’s Annual General Meeting and called for greater interfaith solidarity in[…]
A new video from the Islamic State (IS) purportedly shows the group killing captured Ethiopian Christians in Libya. The 29-minute video released online on Sunday shows two groups of dark-skinned captives. It says one group is held by an IS affiliate in eastern Libya and the other by an affiliate in[…]
Pakistan’s minority Christians on Monday blocked roads and pelted police with stones in the eastern city of Lahore, a day after Taliban suicide bombers killed 15 people as they targeted two churches in the city – the latest attack against religious minorities in this increasingly fractured country. Sunday’s twin bombings[…]
There is much to be done to conscientious South Africa’s Christian community on the realities of life in occupied Palestine. So says Kairos South Africa member and activist Marthie Momberg, who says the organisation’s aim during this year’s Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is to create greater awareness among Christians on[…]
A video released Sunday claimed to show the Islamic State beheading 21 Egyptian Christians abducted in Libya, drawing a vow by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi to make an “appropriate response.” In the video, masked black-suited extremists appear leading the captives in orange jumpsuits to a coastal area identified as the[…]
France has said it is ready to welcome Christians fleeing the area of Iraq controlled by Islamic State (IS) fighters, saying it is “outraged” by their persecution. Islamic State fighters seized large swaths of northern Iraq last month, prompting hundreds of Christian families in Mosul to flee a city which[…]
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