News & analysis
This is a collection of recent articles and research written by the Barnabas team.
Indian High Court moves to overturn ban on non-Hindu evangelistsCountry/Region: India, South and East Asia
In a positive move for Christians, the Bilaspur High Court in India has been persuaded by Christian organisations to oppose a ban preventing non-Hindu religious missionaries from entering villages in Bastar district.
Governing bodies in Bastar, Chhattisgarh state, were given three weeks from 8 September to respond to a petition by Christian bodies questioning the constitutionality of the ban.
Textbooks in Turkish schools negative to Armenian Christians
Some textbooks being used for the current school year in Turkey contain negatively biased remarks about Christians in relation to the Armenian Genocide.
Christians detained by Saudi religious police in raid on private home
The Saudi religious police arrested and detained overnight at least 27 people accused of practising Christianity in a house church.
Editorial: The War of the Cross
When ISIS changed its name in June from “the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL, or the Arabic acronym ISIS) to simply “the Islamic State” this was a shift of enormous theological and eschatological significance.
Christian church in India converted to Hindu temple
A church in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh was turned into a temple on 27 August after Hindu extremists converted members of the congregation to Hinduism.
Christian and other minority women raped in Iraq prison by ISIS militants
Reports have emerged that Christian women who are being held captive in Mosul’s Badush prison by ISIS (the Sunni militant group that now wishes to be known as the Islamic State) have been given the option either to convert to the group's brand of Islam or to suffer daily rape.