Eastern Uganda Pastor’s Farm & Church Building Destroyed

A pastor in eastern Uganda is without his home, farm and church building after Muslim extremists armed with swords and clubs rampaged through his property on March 27, he said.

The band of nine Muslims, who also carried blunt metal objects, were shouting the jihadist slogan “Allah Akbar [God is greater]” as they invaded pastor Christopher James Kalaja’s land in Nakabale village, Kaderuna Sub-County, he told Morning Star News.

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Religious Liberty Showdown

“What’s on the line here is can a state use its own state constitution to treat religious organizations and churches as second-class citizens?” said Erik Stanley, senior counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom, who will help argue on behalf of Trinity Lutheran. “The state shut the door to Trinity Lutheran solely because of its religious status as a church.”

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Christians killed during Easter Celebration by Fulanis

NAIJ.com reports that over 200 people have died in the attacks between Fulani herdsmen and natives of Southern Kaduna since the crisis started. Attacks on Southern Kaduna communities have resulted in deaths and destruction of properties Premium Times reports the governor as saying: “The victims and their families, while affirming that security operations are being ramped to rid the forest areas of the bandits.”

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INDIA RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE

CSW’s Chief Executive Mervyn Thomas said: “It is worrying to hear that Christians in the world’s most populous democracy are facing aggression from Hindu fundamentalist groups and law enforcement agencies, given that freedom of conscience and the right to freely profess, practice and propagate religion is guaranteed by the Indian Constitution. We urge the Indian government to take firm action against fundamentalist groups and law enforcement officials that intimidate and attack religious minorities.”

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INCREDIBLY BRAVE IRAQI CHRISTIANS

In 2003, more than one million Christians were living in Iraq in 2003, but today’s numbers are closer to 250,000. Sako said he hopes the peace initiative will be the start of “a real resurrection, a quick return of displaced to their homes, and a restoration of peace at our churches, country, and the whole world.”
“Peace must be achieved by us [religious leaders] as well as politicians, through courageous initiatives and responsible decisions,” he said.

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