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All articles in category International

2017

International – Australian Christians targeted

Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) has spoken out after being targeted by LGBT extremists during one of its events. The group was holding an event at a Melbourne hotel, during which some of the speakers would be discussing transsexualism and Australia’s ‘Safe Schools’ programme. Lyle Shelton, managing director of ACL, described the forceful obstruction of…

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2017

International – Global warming

America has joined Nicaragua and Syria as the only three countries outside the Paris Accord agreement on protecting the climate. In June, the 45th president decided to walk away from the US’s involvement in committing to clean energy and developing renewable sources of energy. At the Paris climate conference (COP21) in December 2015, 195…

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2017

International – Pakistani callousness

A Pakistani Christian sanitary worker has died after a doctor refused to treat him because the patient was covered in sewage. Thirty-year-old Irfan Masih died on 2 June, when a doctor at Umerkot Hospital, Lahore, refused to touch his sludge covered body, because the doctor was fasting for the month of Ramadan. According to…

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2017

International – Amnesty condemns Indonesia

Amnesty International has slammed the decision by Indonesian authorities to imprison the governor of Jakarta. Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, better known as ‘Ahok’, was accused of blasphemy. The prosecutor demanded the judges sentence Ahok for one year’s imprisonment for ‘insulting or making hostility’ towards a certain group in public, under Article 156 of the…

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2017

International – Gay t-shirt court ruling

A Christian printer who declined to make shirts for a US gay pride event has won his court case. According to the Christian Institute, American Blaine Adamson was sued after turning down the order, because it promoted a message that conflicted with his ‘sincerely held Christian beliefs’. In 2012, Mr Adamson declined to take…

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2017

International – Egypt

Egyptian Christians have been slaughtered by Islamists as they travelled to a monastery in May 2017, at the start of the Islamic fast of Ramadan. The ambush killed 29 and injured 22. Men were taken off the buses, their identity cards checked to see they were Christians and then told to recite the Islamic…

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2017

International – Sri Lanka

Christians in Sri Lanka have been badly affected by severe flooding, with at least 191 deaths reported, 5,500 injured and 465,000 people displaced. At least 200 churches have also been affected by the worst rains since 2003, which have caused terrible devastation in south and west Sri Lanka at the end of May. According…

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2017

Morocco softens blasphemy law

Morocco’s High Religious Committee (HRC) has decreed individuals who leave Islam should not face the death penalty for apostasy. This ruling reverses the classical sharia legislation that has stood since medieval times. According to a Barnabas Fund statement, this ruling is all the more significant, given that the same HRC issued a book just…

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