October 5, 2009 Indonesia
A call for the rights of religious minorities in Indonesia, who face many obstacles to worshipping.
October 5, 2009 Jakarta, Indonesia
Islamic organizations stopped a congregation from worshipping in a house, resulting in an order from city officials to cease holding services.
October 5, 2009 Kirkuk, Iraq
A Christian nurse was tortured and killed, and his body was dumped on a road by militants. The Iraqi prelate has sought out government protection for the community.
October 5, 2009 Faisalabad, Pakistan
Pakistani Christians call upon the US to bring justice to Pakistan rather than monetary aid. Update 10/21: Gojra Christians rejected US aid and reiterated their demand.
October 5, 2009 Faisalabad, Pakistan
Christian accused the government of condoning the Gojra attacks.
October 6, 2009 Islamabad, Pakistan
Muslims attacked the home of a Christian family after warning them to convert to Islam to avoid being killed.
October 6, 2009 Lebanon
Lebanon’s Armenians are upset over a planned deal with Turkey.
October 7, 2009 Gaza, Jerusalem
Palestinians remembered a murdered Christian bookstore owner and local religious leader.
October 8, 2009 Tehran, Iran
“Anti-state” charges against two Christian converts who have been imprisoned since March were dropped. They will still be charged with the propagation of their Christian faith and apostacy, which is punishable by death.
October 8, 2009 Kirkuk, Iraq
Christian Iraqis fear more violence after the abduction and murder of a health worker.
October 8, 2009 Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan stands poised to introduce very restrictive laws regarding religious practice.
October 9, 2009 Kazakhstan
Authorities closed a Christian-run rehabilitation center and fined the owner.
October 9, 2009 Middle East
A Christian man was attacked by a Muslim with a screwdriver, who first elicited Christian literature.
October 9, 2009 Pakistan
Christian Pakistanis spoke about their plight at the United Nations.
October 9, 2009 Lahore, Pakistan
The ruling party in Pakistan says it is unable to abolish the blasphemy law.
October 11, 2009 Punjab, Pakistan
An 11-year-old Christian schoolgirl was attacked by a teacher for saying that she’s Pakistani.
October 11, 2009 Mindanao, Philippines
An elderly Irish priest was kidnapped by militants while taking a walk. Update 10/14: He is believed to be with the MILF. Update 10/15: He is ill but may be able to get medicine.
October 12, 2009 Mosul, Iraq
“Mosul, the capital of Ninewah province, has struggled by comparison and remains a devastated cityscape, in many ways a war zone in appearance and atmosphere more than a post-war zone.”
October 12, 2009 Pakistan
The Pakistani Minorities Minister vowed to end persecution of Christians by eradicating the blasphemy law.
October 13, 2009 Kerala, India
Christians and Hindus find common cause in dealing with the “love jihad” racket.
October 13, 2009 Kirkuk, Iraq
The Archbishop of Kirkuk says that for 1600 years Iraq has been a “country of martyrs.”
October 14, 2009 Iran
USCIRF called upon Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to address religious freedom in Iran.
October 14, 2009 Iraq
British Parliament put forth a motion calling for investigations into targeted assassinations of Assyrians in Iraq’s North.
October 14, 2009 Malaysia
Malaysia’s parliament is trying to pass a law which would mandate death for apostates from Islam.
October 14, 2009 Pakistan
A prominent leader of the Pakistani Christian diaspora says that the blasphemy law is the root cause of violence against Christians, who do not enjoy equal rights in Pakistan.
October 15, 2009 Bethlehem
Christians flee Bethlehem’s Muslim majority. (Video.)
October 20, 2009 Turin, Italy
An imam’s engagement to a Catholic woman angers fundamentalist Muslims.
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