Israeli bombing is indiscriminate, targets both Muslims and Christians, says Palestinian president

The Israeli bombing is indiscriminate and targets both Muslims and Christians, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday while drawing parallels between Israel’s intensified attacks on the Gaza Strip and the 1948 Nakba, Anadolu Agency reports. “Christ’s birthplace, Bethlehem (Palestinian city in the West Bank), is experiencing unprecedented sadness,” President Abbas said, noting[…]

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India citizenship law protests: All the latest updates

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[…]

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Christians in SA to hold vigil for Palestine

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[…]

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Muslims and inter-faith relations over Xmas

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[…]

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Pakistani Christians clash with police

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[…]

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‘Christians must understand Palestine’

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[…]

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ISIS kills Egyptian Christians in Libya

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[…]

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France offers asylum to Iraqi Christians

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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