Russian Orthodox Church calls for end to Christians' persecution

The global community should develop effective mechanisms for protection and support of Christianity, the Russian Orthodox Church believes, since it looks like the second persecution of Christians is happening in the world today.

According to the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community, 75% of all religious persecution in the world is against Christians. If this trend keeps, Christianity will soon exist only in history books, believes the head of the Department of International Religious Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk.


Document: Christian coalition issues rules for spreading gospel

GENEVA – A coalition representing most Christian churches around the world launched a rule book on Tuesday for spreading their faith that aims to reduce tensions among themselves and with followers of other faiths.The pioneering code of conduct, under negotiation for five years, was unveiled by the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Vatican and the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), which together claim to represent over 90% of Christianity.


FIACONA supports USCIRF in placing India in Watch List

The Annual Report of USCIRF, May 2011 (Covering April 1, 2010 – March 31, 2011), has for the third consecutive year placed India on its Watch List along with Afghanistan, Belarus, Cuba, Indonesia, Laos, Russia, Somalia, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Venezuela.


Christian arrested in Madhya Pradesh

Police on 4th May arrested believer Shivraj Marawi of Shirpani village, Dindori, Madhya Pradesh after he complained to the Sarpanch of social boycott.

Shivraj Marawi a member of Rays of Joy Church was denied water supply for building construction of his house. The villagers also objected to the construction.

Shivraj Marawi complained to the Sarpanch of the harrasment, police instead arrested Marawi and charged him under section 151 of the CrP.C.

With GCIC intervention, he was releaed on bail on 6th May.