Posts Tagged ‘ Nepal ’

Nepal To Prosecute Evangelical Christians For Spreading Bibles

Jul 18th, 2016 | By

Seven evangelical lay Christians and a pastor who were detained and allegedly mistreated in Nepal after being caught handing out Bibles to children have been released but could face a trial for “proselytizing.” Police detained seven Christians June 8 in the northern district of Dolakha, an area devastated by last year’s deadly earthquake, where they were seen distributing the Bibles at a school.

Nepal Rocked By Church Bombings Amid Concerns Over Constitution

Sep 23rd, 2015 | By

Nepal was the only official Hindu state in the world until 2006, when Parliament declared the nation to be a secular republic. The Constituent Assembly is currently drafting the new constitution, incorporating human rights essential for a fully democratic state. That framing of the constitution is governed by Nepal’s Treaties Act of 1991, which requires the nation’s laws to conform to international treaties it signed and ratified.

Nepal New Constitution Bans Christian Activities, Christians Warn

Aug 27th, 2015 | By

Nepali Christians say proposed amendments to the country’s new constitution, expected to come into effect this August after seven years of parliamentary discussions, could render all Christian activity illegal. “Christians are deeply concerned that the draft, though it affirms the right to profess and practise one’s own religion, criminalizes evangelism and conversion,” added Voice Of the Martyrs Canada (VOMC), an advocacy group following the situation.

Qatar’s World Cup ‘slaves’

Sep 29th, 2013 | By

Qatar along with Saudi Arabia have invested $5 billion in the Syrian civil war. The goal of Qatar is to bring Sharia law to the secular Syrian state, the type of law practiced under the absolute undemocratic rule of royal families in Qatar. In an exclusive story two days ago The Guardian newspaper revealed the horrid facts of the treatment of “quest workers” in Qatar, who are the equivalent of slaves, used to prepare for the prestigious World Cup.