Nepal: President Signs Law Criminalizing Evangelism, Human Rights Group Warns

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The President of Nepal Bidhya Devi Bhandari has signed into law legislation that makes religious conversion a crime, the international human rights group Christian Solidarity Worldwide has reported.

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Christians in Nepal Sentenced to Prison for Praying for Ill Woman Are Released

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Four Christians in Nepal sentenced to five years in prison on false charges of “witchcraft” and “violence” were released today after a high court annulled their convictions, church leaders said.

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Christians Fear Crackdown on Religion Under Evangelism Ban in Nepal

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While attacks against the Christian minority has increased in Nepal, the Himalayan country's parliament passed a bill criminalizing religious conversion and the "hurting of religious sentiment," aiming to restrict evangelism. The move is likely to further escalate Christian persecution.

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Nepal Bill Criminalizes Religious Conversion

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The Nepali parliament passed a Bill on 8 August criminalizing religious conversion and the ‘hurting of religious sentiment’. It is expected to become law once the approval of the president has been given.

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Christians Win Nepal's First Anti-Evangelism Case

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A court in Nepal has dropped a case against eight Christians, the first religious freedom dispute since the country's new constitution was implemented last year.

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Nepal Christians Return to Worship after Earthquake Turns Churches into Tombs

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The first-hand account from the International Mission Board is one of many reports surfacing of how Nepal's Christian minority is regrouping after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake collapsed many churches during their main weekly worship services, Christianity Today reported.

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Nepalese minorities must 'reconsider their faith'

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The Nepali government just announced that though all its citizens will be provided with national identity cards, members of religious minorities must submit to greater scrutiny to get their IDs, according to AsiaNews.

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Nepal Plans New Criminal Code Forbidding Evangelism

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After abolishing Hinduism as its state religion, Nepal is now proposing a new criminal code forbidding a person from one faith to "convert a person, or abet him to change his religion."

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New threats from an old nemesis of Nepal's Christians

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A militant underground group that once forced hundreds of government officials into resigning is now threatening Christian clergy with violence if they do not give in to its extortion demands.

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Nepal Churches Growing Despite Persecution, Tensions, Group Says

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A Christian advocacy group said Thursday, June 3, that Nepal's churches are experiencing "unprecedented growth" despite reported political turmoil and persecution.

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