"It is disappointing that the suffering of the Christians due to the conflict in the Malukus has been insufficiently exposed in various reports on a national and international level," stated the U.S. Consul General Robert Pollard.
Dozens of Christians have been killed in renewed attacks by extremist Muslim warriors in Indonesia's eastern province of Maluku. At least 32 people died in an attack on the Ambon island village of Hative Besar, according to news reports.
(AgapePress) - A minister has been barred from visiting Oregon students at their school during lunch breaks.
Jason Rhoads is a Nazarene pastor from Portland. Rhoads had been meeting with students in the Molalla River School District for more than a year, until he was asked to stop when a parent complained.
28 September 2000 (Newsroom) -- Dozens of Christians have been killed in renewed attacks by extremist Muslim warriors in Indonesia's eastern province of Maluku. At least 32 people died in an attack on the Ambon island village of Hative Besar, according to news reports.
Reports of an "ethnic-cleaning" style religious war by Muslims against Christians on the Indonesian island of Ambon continue to be received from eyewitnesses on site.
Christians in Indonesia's Maluku islands say their community remains under threat of extermination by thousands of trained Jihad troops that have entered the region since May.
A London-based pastor who has churches in Sri Lanka has issued an urgent prayer plea for Sri Lanka's embattled evangelical Christian community.
Leaders of Christian communities who report they are under attack by jihad warriors in Indonesia's Maluku islands are seeking emergency help from Europe.
Reports from Laos say the number of Christians held by the government has dropped in recent months. Although the Lao Constitution provides for freedom of religion, the government continues to restrict the right to practice religion.
Christian communities in Indonesia's Moluccas fear the onslaught of "religious cleansing" as some 3,000 extremist Muslim fighters prepare to converge on the archipelago, according to a British-based group that recently returned from a fact-finding mission. Many families already have fled to other islands as predominantly Christian villages have been razed, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) said.
Saudi Arabia released four Filipino Christians in Riyadh yesterday, 40 days after their arrest by the country's strict Islamic police for conducting Christian worship services in a private home.
Four of the 16 Filipino Christians arrested three weeks ago by Saudi religious police remain jailed and under interrogation in the capital Riyadh, a Filipino diplomat confirmed Wednesday. The three wives and five children arrested with them for conducting Christian worship in a private home have been released during the past week. Four adults were released the previous week.