The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) (French) (Spanish) as a common standard . Today, the Declaration is a living document that has been accepted as a contract between a government and its people throughout the world. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, it is the most translated document in the world. read more »
A group of nuns who went missing in Syria after Islamist fighters captured a Christian village this week have appeared in a video, saying they are in good health and denying that they had been kidnapped.It was not clear when or where the video was filmed or under what conditions the nuns were speaking. read more »
The Religious Liberty Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA RLC) carries out annual training seminars on advocacy and the Biblical theology of persecution in restricted countries across Asia. These seminars are conducted to strengthen and equip persecuted Christians to withstand opposition and oppression.This year the WEA RLC held its annual training seminar on Advocacy and the Biblical Theology of Persecution in Bangladesh. The 3 day seminar was held from the 11-13 of November in Dhaka. read more »
by Nirmala Carvalho
Catholic priests and human rights activists pay tribute to the South African leader as "an ideal and an icon to follow." Mandela wanted not only to "end the segregation of blacks ," but also that " all his people lived , walked and worked together." And this is what India should do to try to "fight the caste system, violence of a religious nature and social exclusion ." read more »
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the trial court to deliver its verdict in a case involving the rape of a Catholic nun allegedly by religious fanatics during the 2008 Kandhamal riots in Odisha.
The apex court has the asked the lower court to adopt “a belligerent approach instead of a wooden one” and give the verdict in three months, reports The Indian Express. read more »
On Sunday Christians worshiping on the Indonesian island of North Sumatra were forced to abandon their worship service after hundreds of radical Muslims, many belonging to the extremist Islamic Defenders Front, disrupted the service and began issuing threats. Police in riot gear were forced to step in and escort the Christians away from the church, though it is unclear of any of the radicals disrupting the service were arrested. Last year radicals managed to pressure local governments across Indonesia to shut down as many as 50 Christian churches using a highly controversial building permit law as justification. read more »