Vietnamese Communists Fear Christmas – UPDATE


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Apparent central government crackdown puts halt to Yuletide celebrations in five areas.

HANOI, Vietnam, December 20 (CDN) — In what appeared to be part of a central government crackdown on Protestant Christianity in Vietnam, hundreds of Christians from 10 northern provinces were locked out of a Christmas celebration that was supposed to take place here yesterday.

The throngs who arrived at the National Convention Center (NCC) in the Tu Kiem district of Hanoi for the Christmas event found the doors locked and a phalanx of police trying to send them away, sources said. Deeply disappointed, some of the Christians began singing and praying in the square in front to the center, they said. Continue reading “Vietnamese Communists Fear Christmas – UPDATE”

Christian Vietnamese lawyer Le Thi Cong Nhan freed from prison


Le Thi Cong Nhan (Frank ZELLAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Le Thi Cong Nhan, a Christian prisoner of conscience who had called for democratic freedoms in Vietnam, was released earlier this month after serving a three-year sentence for “propagandizing to destroy the Socialist Republic of Vietnam” (click here for more information). Continue reading “Christian Vietnamese lawyer Le Thi Cong Nhan freed from prison”

Crestini arsi de vii in Pakistan – NEW UPDATE

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Agenţiile de presă anunţă că sîmbătă 1 august 2009 un număr de creştini din estul Pakistanului au fost arşi de vii în casele lor de către mulţimi furioase de musulmani, fiind acuzaţi de deteriorarea unei copii a Coranului.

Numărul exact de victime este însă incert. Realitatea.net anunţă că este vorba de opt persoane, în vreme ce agenţia Reuters vorbeşte de şase. Christianity Today, citeaza agentia Compas Direct, potrivit careia este vorba de cel putin 14 victime si peste 100 de case distruse.

Rugaţivă pentru familiile afectate de acest nou conflict religios.

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Cititi AICI o scrisoare a adresata de Dr Samuel Kobia, Secretar General al Consiliului Mondial al Bisericilor (WCC), Presedintelui Republicii Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, in apararea crestinilor din aceasta tara.

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Un nou articol pe aceasta tema din revista Christianity Today sugereaza ca aceasta tragedie, cauzata de extremisti suniti, si pornind de la niste zvonuri car3e nu s-au confirmat, ar putea conduce la o serie de necesare schimbari cu prire la situyatia minoritatilor religioase din Pakistan, mai ales cele crestine.