Sunday, May 9, 2021

Christians

Non-Muslims free to use ‘Allah’ any time in Sarawak, says CM

Abang Johari Openg says politicians should focus on 'big issues' concerning the public instead of fighting over use of the word.

Sarawak Christians flock online for Good Friday, Easter

Health SOPs keep physical congregations skeletal but not everyone has the internet access needed to follow church services online.

Is going to court the only way to settle ‘Allah’ issue?

Interfaith dialogues were the norm during the Prophet's time; why shouldn't the same be done now?

Indonesia cathedral rocked by Palm Sunday suicide bombing

The powerful blast at the church in Makassar city on Sulawesi island left at least 14 church officials and congregants injured by debris.

‘Allah’ ban to remain in Selangor despite court ruling, says sultan

Selangor sultan says 'Allah' is sacred to Muslims although the word 'Tuhan' can be used as a translation for 'God'.

‘Allah’ ruling not a victory for Christians over Muslims, Sarawak bishop says

Danald Jute says it is merely a fair and just judgment which took into account the fact that the Christian community in Sabah and Sarawak have been using the word 'Allah' for generations.

Putrajaya appeals ruling on Christians using ‘Allah’

The government says it is 'not satisfied' with the High Court ruling.

High Court rules Christians can use ‘Allah’ in religious publications

Judge Nor Bee Ariffin says the 1986 directive by the home ministry barring the use of 'Allah' and three other words is filled with illegality and irrationality.

Pope’s risky trip to Iraq’s former IS strongholds pays off

The security threats prompted Iraqi forces to guard the papal visit with utmost care, including a near total lockdown of Baghdad.

Pope to brave rockets, Covid-19 in upcoming trip to cheer Iraq’s Christians

Vatican officials and local church leaders say they are satisfied that Iraqi forces will be able to provide adequate security for the pope.

Iraq’s ancient Christian community decimated by violence, fear

The Hammurabi Human Rights Organisation says only 400,000 Christians remain today in a predominantly Muslim country of 40 million people.

Christmas activities allowed with conditions in CMCO, RMCO areas

Open houses and carolling activities will not be allowed although services can be held on Dec 24 and 25.

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