- Oct 24, 2020
A new study by a U.S. government watchdog agency has found “deeply troubling content” in the way public school textbooks in Pakistan depict non-Islamic faiths, especially Christians and Hindus, charging that those religious minorities are styled as untrustworthy and fundamentally inferior. The report, “Teaching Intolerance in Pakistan: Religious Bias in
[Editor’s note: On Easter Sunday, bombs ripped through a public park in Lahore, Pakistan, known to be frequented by Christians. The attack killed 75 and left more than 300 injured. A Taliban group claimed responsibility and said the intended victims were Christians, although many of those killed were actually Muslims.
WASHINGTON — Religious freedom remains under “serious and sustained assault” around the globe, according to a new annual report from the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. “At best, in most of the countries we cover, religious freedom conditions have failed to improve,” commission chairman Robert P. George said Monday
Catholic leaders in Bangladesh have joined the chorus of condemnation for the April 25 murders of Xulhaz Mannan, who worked for the U.S. Agency of International Development, and his partner Tonoy Majumder, both prominent members of the country’s embattled LGBT community.
“Christians account for 80 percent of persecuted minorities.”
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Tackling extremism is a political minefield in Pakistan, where politicians openly consort with leaders of banned militant groups and sympathy exists within the security forces and civil administration for perpetrators of crimes committed in the name of religion. As a result, many remain skeptical of the state’s