BEIJING (BP) — On Aug. 28, five members of a house church in Fangshan, China, woke at 4 a.m. and traveled for two hours to a public square in Beijing in order to worship with members of the embattled Beijing Shouwang house church. On their arrival at 7 a.m., waiting police sent the five back […]
DUBLIN (BP)–As candidates hit the campaign trail in preparation for Indonesia’s presidential election in July, rights groups have voiced opposition to an increasing number of sharia-inspired laws introduced by local governments. They say the Islamic laws discriminate against religious minorities and violate Indonesia’s policy of “pancasila,” or “unity in diversity.” With legislative elections coming in […]
DUBLIN (BP)--Burmese authorities have increased restrictions on Christian activity in the capital city of Rangoon and surrounding areas, including the closure of several churches, Compass Direct News reported Jan. 21.