The struggle of religious minorities in Indonesia

...But the Ahmadis are not alone in their struggle to practice their faith in Indonesia. Last week, a group of about 300 people from a variety of religious backgrounds staged a rally at Indonesia's parliament, demanding that their rights as citizens to freely worship, a right enshrined in the constitution, be respected. Muslims complain that … Continue reading The struggle of religious minorities in Indonesia

US Panel: Pakistani Schools Teaching Religious Intolerance

A report by the U.S. government's commission on religious freedom says public schools and madrassas - private religious schools - in Pakistan are fueling discrimination by casting Hindus, Christians and other religious minorities in a negative light. The report also documents how schools in the mostly-Muslim country are not teaching religious tolerance. The U.S. Commission … Continue reading US Panel: Pakistani Schools Teaching Religious Intolerance

Pakistan’s religious minorities suffer under blasphemy laws

Aasia Bibi, a 45-year-old mother of five children from Pakistan, is facing execution for her religious beliefs. Despite international outcry over her sentence, Aasia remains in an isolation cell in a jail in Punjab, a state in the northwest of Pakistan. Bibi’s story began in June, 2009, when she was living in the tiny village … Continue reading Pakistan’s religious minorities suffer under blasphemy laws