15 for 2015

15 for 2015

15for2015 “You play a very important role” 
“A key reason why the British government includes the right to Freedom of Religion or Belief among its human rights priorities is because of sustained public and parliamentary pressure. Please do keep writing to your MPs and supporting CSW campaigns.” Sue Breeze, Head of Equality and Non-Discrimination Team UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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In the media

Sudan: Authorities detain two clergymen and harass church official 18/02/2015

Iran: Authorities raid homes of three Christians, Pastor Irani refused conditional release 18/02/2015

China: Hong Kong Christians demand information about imprisoned Bishop 18/02/2015

Egypt: Air strikes launched in response to the murder of 21 Christians16/02/2015

Laos: Christians cleared of murder convicted of new charges16/02/2015

China: Interactive timeline charts a year of demolitions in Zhejiang province 12/02/2015

India: CSW urges minister to honor pledge for police investigation into desecration of Delhi church 06/02/2015

 

Mexico Report CSW's new Mexico report highlights the growth of religious freedom violations in the country, despite the government's constitutional commitment to freedom of religion for all its citizens. In 2014 more Roman Catholic priests and lay leaders were killed in Mexico than in any other country in the world.

Vietnam: Freedom of Religion or Belief CSW's report aims to provide a brief overview of the development and current situation of each of the main religions in Vietnam, including government restrictions and violations against religious communities. 

North Korea Report Christian Solidarity Worldwide's report, North Korea: A Case to Answer : A Call to Act, states that "there is a prima facie case for the commission of crimes against humanity...” It represents the culmination of seven years of research and draws heavily on interviews and consultations with over 80 North Korean defectors.

 

A Year on From the UN Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea, It Is Time for Action Huffington Post

Justin Welby says Christians must stand up for religious freedom of atheists and Muslims as much as themselves The Telegraph

Shin Dong-Hyuk Christian Solidarity Worldwide

Arrests at Sudan Church Premier Christianity

Minorities in India 'face hostile climate' Gulf News

An unholy, cynical state of affairs in Sri Lanka The Irish Catholic

After decades of repression, Myanmar Catholics find voice Asia One

Christians cancel protest after Church property is seized Independent Catholic News

 

 

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is a human rights organisation which specialises in religious freedom, works on behalf of those persecuted for their Christian beliefs and promotes religious liberty for all.

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