Published: 10:00 GMT Daylight Time - Tuesday 17 May 2011
Barnabas weekly newsletter 17 May 2011
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Chinese house churches petition parliament for religious freedom
Pastors from unregistered churches ("house churches") in China have lodged an unprecedented petition with the Chinese parliament, calling for religious freedom and a peaceful resolution to the ongoing conflict involving one of Beijing's largest house churches.
Pastor’s son Sarfraz Ashraf was shot in the face and hip
Obama fails to take action against persecution of Christians
US President Barack Obama has failed to designate a single "country of particular concern" for religious freedom violations since he took office, despite the brutal persecution of Christians around the world.
President Barack Obama in the Oval Office By Pete Souza / CC BY 3.0
Justice still eludes Christian victims of Orissa violence
Nearly three years after the vicious attacks by Hindu radicals in Orissa left dozens of Christians dead and thousands injured, there has been just one conviction for murder, with thousands of complaints disregarded by the authorities.
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