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March 2019
Articles > World Mission > Asia > South Eastern Asia > Indonesia

Indonesia: blessed by courage and wisdom

Indonesia is often called the largest Muslim nation, but this gives a wrong impression. While a large majority identify as Muslim, most of these barely know enough about Islam to be considered true Muslims. Indonesian folkways prevail, despite the saturation of the country with mosques of different sizes. These are built by generous gifts of oil wealth from the Arabian Gulf. The same wealth finances Indonesian clergymen, but their influence is largely limited to poor, uneducated village communities and remote areas. Attacks against Christians and church meeting places can happen in these areas. From time to time, there is discrimination and even occasional violence from...

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March 2019
Articles > World Mission > Asia > Western Asia > Kuwait

Kuwait



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March 2019
Articles > World Mission > Asia > South Eastern Asia > Laos

Laos

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March 2019
Articles > World Mission > Asia > Western Asia > Lebanon

Lebanon

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November 2018
Articles > World Mission > Asia > Central Asia

Central Asia clampdown on Christians

Christians in Central Asia are facing worship bans, arrest and torture, as Islamic nationalism gains ground in their countries. Pastors in the underground church have been describing their ordeal to Release International, which supports persecuted Christians around the world. Release has launched an appeal to help the church in Central Asia. Security police in Tajikistan arrested and fined ten Christians in August for handing out gospel literature. Release International says the group had gone to the Pamir mountains to give out tracts. They were fined about £750 — more than most Tajiks would earn in six months. In neighbouring Kazakhstan, a new religious survey has...

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November 2018
Articles > World Mission > Asia > Western Asia > Bahrain

Bahrain

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November 2018
Articles > World Mission > Asia > Western Asia > Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

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November 2018
Articles > World Mission > Asia > Western Asia > Armenia

Armenia

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