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Two years after an explosion shook one of the biggest Catholic churches in Nepal and killed three people, the underground group that orchestrated the attack claimed responsibility for another bomb blast this week.   A crude bomb went off ....
Defying pouring rain and flooded streets, over two dozen people have gathered faithfully at the Putalisadak Church in the heart of capital city Kathmandu for the regular Thursday evening Bible study class, bringing a smile of satisfaction on the ....
Five years after it abolished Hinduism as the state religion, Nepal is working on a new criminal code forbidding a person from one faith to “convert a person or abet him to change his religion.” Article 160 of the proposed code also says no one ....
With the government refusing to listen to their three-year plea for an official cemetery and ignoring a protracted hunger strike, Nepal’s Christians are now seeking redress from the Supreme Court.   “Every day there are two to three deaths in ....
Nepal Church Bomber Faked Repentance   Published in 2011
The chief of a militant Hindu extremist group sought to disguise his extortion and terror activities from behind bars by claiming he had repented of bombing a church in Nepal and showing interest in Christianity, according to investigators. The ....
A new constitution that Nepal’s parliament is scheduled to put into effect before May 28 may not include the right to propagate one’s faith.   The draft constitution, aimed at completing the country’s transition from a Hindu monarchy to a ....
Three years after the death of a Christian who was a captain in the Nepal Army, his widow, Gamala Guide, faces fresh grief. The grave of her husband, Narayan Guide, is threatened with destruction as authorities of Nepal’s most powerful Hindu ....
A legislative panel in Nepal has proposed retaining a ban on converting others in the country’s new constitution.   Parliament has yet to decide on the proposal, but Christian leaders said they fear it is likely to be approved given that ....
A year after police busted an underground militant Hindu organization that had bombed a church and two mosques, Nepal’s Christians are facing new threats. An underground group that speaks with bombs and has coerced hundreds of government officials ....
Four years after Nepal became officially secular, fear is growing that the country could revert to the Hindu state it was till 2006, when proclaiming Christ was a punishable offense and many churches functioned clandestinely to avoid being shut ....
Thrust from their homes in Bhutan after Buddhist rulers embarked on an ethnic and religious purge, Christian refugees in Nepal face hostilities from Hindus and others. In Sunsari district in southeastern Nepal, a country that is more than 80 ....
Disillusioned with Hindu nationalists, the leader of a militant Hindu extremist group told Compass that contact with Christians in prison had led him to repent of bombing a Catholic church here in May 2008.   Ram Prasad Mainali, the ....
Pastor John Vanlalhriata was reading the Bible at his home in Kathmandu valley Sunday afternoon (Sept. 6) when a friend called to give him the news that electrified the Christian community. “Ram Prasad Mainali has been arrested by police along ....
Sanjay EkkaKATHMANDU, Nepal, July 30 (Compass Direct News) – Three years after a pro-democracy movement led to the proclamation of Nepal as a secular state, some Christians say they are in greater peril than ever.They are now being targeted by ....
Three years after a pro-democracy movement led to the proclamation of Nepal as a secular state, some Christians say they are in greater peril than ever. They are now being targeted by militant Hindu organizations that blame the church for the ....
Deepa ....
Vikash and Deepa Patrick had been married for nearly four months before the young couple living in Patna in eastern India managed to go on their honeymoon here. The decision to come to Nepal for four days of fun and sight-seeing would be a choice ....
Terrorists Target Indian Priests   Published in 2008
KATHMANDU, Nepal, August 13 (Compass Direct News) – Father John Prakash Moyalan, the 62-year-old Catholic priest killed on July 1 by an underground militant Hindu organization in Nepal, might have been alive today – had he not been an Indian, ....
NEW DELHI, July 8 (Compass Direct News) – More than 1,000 people, including Hindus and Muslims, gathered in Kolkata, capital of West Bengal state in India, on Friday (July 4) for the burial of a Catholic priest murdered last week by Hindu extremists ....
Babu and Sabitri Varghese and boysMay 5 (Compass) -- Police have arrested a Christian couple who manage an orphanage and school in Nepal and charged them with forcibly converting minors, a legal offense under Nepali law. Babu and Sabitri Varghese ....
Christians Suffer Attacks, Arrest   Published in 2003
(Compass) — Christians belonging to a small but rapidly growing house church in northern Nepal were attacked by Buddhist and Hindu villagers on July 26, resulting in hospitalization for at least one member. Authorities in the village had repeatedly ....
(Compass) - St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic school in Gorkha, central Nepal, closed after a September 11 attack by Maoist revolutionaries. Maoist guerillas, who control large swathes of Nepal’s countryside, insisted they must be represented on the ....
Buddhists and Christians Reconciled   Published in 2000
(Compass) - A religious dispute between Christian and Buddhist families in Gumda near Gorkha in Nepal has been settled after two months of strife. A report on July 2 said a truce was reached in the presence of government officials in Gorkha ....
(Compass) - The government of Nepal refused to register the Bible Society in the country because its board members are Christian converts from Hinduism. The Bible Society subsequently fielded a case in the Supreme Court and won the case. In spite of ....
(Compass) - A Hindu organization in Nepal announced plans on January 17 to launch a campaign to stop conversions by Christians. The coordinator of the Hindu Volunteers Organization accused Christians in Nepal of accelerating efforts to convert ....
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reincarnation] CONCLUSION: who slander God of be evil? Can not hope to be able to save himself from hell. as Muslims, say: "There is not a grave sin to kill the idolaters Christians, since God can not forgive sin of: idolatry, blasphemy and apostasy. Therefore, everyone in the world are automatically condemned to be: o Muslims, or to die, and the same: do this the: Buddhist, Zionist, Hindu, and Communist .. so is for that, this poor world has been cursed by Satan, because of, these criminals? that the tragedies will never end . Therefore, if: the Zionists, Muslims, Sharia, Hindus, Buddhists and communists, did not retreat from their positions? I will not stop the arm of the satanist enlightened of NWO-IMF: Rothschilds and company Bush, which is been already fully armed, for to make the 3rd WWnuclear. . you can only prepare your soul for God, very quickly

10/10: [reincarnation] all the lies of satan: are for the predestined at hell eternal: they wanted to believe: things convenient for their wickedness, but have closed hearts to the truth, ie for their wickedness and selfishness. is God's revenge, is against: all these bad people. in reality: the diversity: it is the splendor of the wealth, is love: we are all equal because God is just, against the killers of: reincarnation, sharia, Zionism. sireAndracottus: SAID: IF YOU CAN EXPLAIN inequality, YOU CAN DEFEAT ME AND ASK ME TO ACCEPT YOUR THEORY AND VEDANTA renounce. - answer-> the inequality is only the work, of Satan. I do not have an: interest, about your (new) religion. God is Witness: "I do not have an: interest: in all this." But: every lie of: Satan must be smacherata: why, I am UniuRei ie, Mahdi That, is the King of Israel

9 / 10: [reincarnation] we have not lost: our identity, but only Our memory: necessarily, because the secret of happiness and power, is all in faith, because faith: is directly related: with hope: charity, that is true love .sireAndracottus: SAID: "DEAR humanumgenus. there is so much inequality in this world. black men, white men, rich & poor men, healthy & deceased, Powerful & weak, ugly and beautiful, intelligent & retarded. by your theory of perpetual hell & heaven? this CAN BE HORRIBLE Inequality Explained: AND GOD WOULD SEEM TO BE WICKED to, PARTIAL, CRUEL GOD. YET WE ALL KNOW, HE IS LOVING .--ANSWER-> No, for an educator? for an parent? There are no bad children, poor, stupid, retarded, etc. all inequality poor, ecc.. is due only at act of predation: of Satan


8 / 10: [reincarnation], but can not be blamed: God of: racism, or of: actions preferred, since it is precisely in this way, That, Jews are curse for themselves and for the world... in the belief of be the chosen people? but, is in this way, that, they blaspheme against God, and They do not know of: having received only, one priestly role. yes! Brahman is immanent and transcendent, everything inside & outside everything "-Yajur Veda Taittiriya Upanishad. holy*, HOLY*, holy .-- but, is just for this, there can be no injustice or no difference: in Brahman, in report: to all the his creatures. because, the Perfect?. can not create the imperfect.. Unfortunately, in the "earthly paradise", we are been all traitors: and: all of us, we are falling: in this: 3rd dimension: if you want this? it was the only form of: reincarnation, but in this passage degrading?

7 / 10: [reincarnation]]: sireAndracottus:SAID:"HOW YOU CAN GIVE To ETERNAL HEAVEN TO MAN FOR THE GOOD DEEDS OF HIS SHORT LIFE?"-ANSWER-> bIBLE SAID: "one thousand years: for the Lord God: are as one minutes: and one minute, are as 1000 years", Therefore, the time is relative, while God scours: constantly, the thinking of every man. the proceedings of God is perfect and eternal. "Cruelty and partiality can not be Attributed to Brahman"-Holy Brahma Sutras 3.3.34 (900BC). karma? is common to all men. then, you can not do of an baby at HIS birth: an criminal-designate, and: then, you think, That, Brahman is right, for be him, more evil of us?? no, God grants to us the free will, and he is agrees to pull away: of any Satanism: as, drugs, diseases, ecc, ie, namely, all the things, That are humanly impossible to overcome by alone. reincarnation, sharia, Zionism? are the source of mean any malice.

6/10:[reincarnation:] natural law: is the truth. are universal values, why: rational! are in themselves: the philosophical, and: the mathematical proof of the existence of God, why, has destroyed: relativism: that is, every fragile subjectivism. to restore the universal unity of all: ie UniusRei: that is the Jewish Temple.. Unfortunately, were the Jewish lobby of enlightened, That, has suffocated through the power of money: the truth. That, the Zionists have stolen to us: all, through: all the conspiracies of Freemasons amd seigniorage banking, of course, all in key anti-Christian, ecc.. for satanism. [[6.The purpose of human life is not to reach heaven, But to BECOME ONE WITH BRAHMAN THROUGH HIS KNOWLEGE OF NATURE, UNITY OF YOUR WITH HIM.-ANSWER-> but precisely this: say, all the religions monotheistic! now it is not possible for the infinite perfection of Justice of God, the universal right to deny the freedoms of conscience and religion, for: a social segregation.

5/10: [reincarnation] That since God, calls the stars and the electrons to name, and he has hungry and thirst, of our love, and is glorified in the science: personally. Therefore, must be denied any surrogate of God, as in fact is the relationship with a religion. indeed, many times, religion is an: true treason, or an sin, of idolatry. Certainly, religion is essential, as all have need a mom, but no bride her mother. Therefore, the best religion is those, That, know, how: not must become indispensable, ie, Judaism: Christianity. the "supreme truth" is then immediately accessible to every pure heart, even if: it is of an man atheist, that is my: "Universal brotherhood". That, is the natural law: "do good (to everybody), avoid evil" (to everybody): that is the justice. ie, you not lie", why, those who lie against ReiUnius? How could he return to his presence a second time without dying?

4 / 10: [reincarnation] Then, "people" That, in India was socially: degradation: raped, such as "pariah": he has become, even an "untouchable"! but, you: in this, mode, you have destroyed, without hope of ransom, an being: human made by God: like you.. fact at image: and likeness of God: he, too. but this can be only: a wickedness of Satan. So heaven or hell: they are precise and perfect, because in a whole life, to all God has given so many opportunities and: many opportunities for redeem themselves from all mistakes of evil: of ideology or of religious. Brahman is granted to all, always! since all have been created by the infinite love of God, and: they are called, in a personal relationship with Brahman. but: Zionism, reincarnation, sharia? are INCOMPATIBLE with my: brotherhood Universal!

3 / 10: [reincarnation]]: humanumgenus: vs: sireAndracottus: [eternal reward: haves for today, The Power of Faith, Hope, and Love, like all of us can do. Thus, in a long lifetime, every 5 years or so, God has always, to all man? the new opportunities! But born in India who cursed as an (pariah)? for your lie, That it is beloved by demons: ie, "reincarnation, " As They advise of: believe, spiritualist During the sessions, or how, They must acknowledge, of : Have Lied to: ie, demons are forced to admit That he lied under the force of: an: exorcism, That is done in the name of Jesus: ok, this pantheism is the ideal breeding ground for demons, this, not by Any hope of redemption: for "pariahs or untouchables," as Each Guarantees, for demons, of an stay safe in humans: forever without eviction. But, only monotheism, is capable of: reject the demons: really.

2 / 10: [reincarnation] If there is the injustice? This Is Not by God: that he is: infinite holiness, But it is: only for human selfishness, That is: each source of: injustice: wickedness! While: the suffering is unavoidable: to plea of the decay: from original plan of God: ie, the "earthly paradise". Since, this world Was not created by Satan, But, However, Has Been degraded, and by h: by us all, with HIM. we are all fallen: from That original plan, Where Was infused grace: in knowledge of: an infused knowledge. In fact, in my opinion, all of us, we where in the "earthly paradise. " Earlier in an age: for have, everybody, ie, all together, Betrayed the love of God: And His pact. Certainly, we Would Have Been Already the hell for us, But, We Have Been Granted, an extra time .. God is a Person: A individuality, and Took the men to His "image and: similarity", ie, we are all: individuals: forever. this is terrible prospect for an unfavorable opinion forever!

1 / 10: [reincarnation] humanumgenus: vs sireAndracottus: [[2. Man Is Responsible for His suffering "]]: this is not always true, Because an: only tyrant can stifle an: Entire people, as the Freemasons and the rich: that is, the accomplices of Zionists, the seigniorage of banking: IMF-NWO, They Have stifled, all the people of the poor: that THE ENTIRE human race. not just through wear, But through Their Lies of: evolution, relativism, manipulation of history, morality of Object destruction, negation of natural law, to spread : all of Each Form: Satanism: sexual perversion, and to destroy the family: the State. enlightened Have Done That: the greatest moral and institutional crime: of the whole history of mankind. [[Sharia Zionism: reincarnation? are the real crimes Against All Mankind!]]





Morocco
Nearly five years into the prison sentence of the only Christian in Morocco serving time for his faith, Moroccan Christians and advocates question the harsh measures of the Muslim state toward a man who dared speak openly about Jesus. By the end ....
Moroccan authorities expelled eight more foreign Christians from the country last weekend, bringing the total of deported Christians since March to 128.   Two foreign women married to Moroccan Christians were included in this third wave of ....
Moroccan Christians say Muslim extremists in the country are aiding and encouraging the government to pursue them by exposing and vilifying them on social networking site Facebook. Facebook user Gardes Maroc Maroc has posted 32 image collages ....
In a second wave of deportations from Morocco, officials of the majority-Muslim country have expelled 26 foreign Christians in the last 10 days without due process. Following the expulsion of more than 40 foreign Christians in March, the ....
Moroccan authorities deported more than 40 foreign Christian aid workers this week in an ongoing, nationwide crackdown that included the expulsion of foster parents caring for 33 Moroccan orphans.   Deportations of foreign Christians continued ....
A large, military-led team of Moroccan authorities raided a Bible study in a small city southeast of Marrakech last week, arresting 18 Moroccans and deporting a U.S. citizen, area Christian leaders said. Approximately 60 officers from the Moroccan ....
ISTANBUL, March 31 (Compass Direct News) – The Moroccan government announced on Sunday (March 29) it had expelled five foreign female Christians for trying to “proselytize” in the Islamic country, although sources said they were foreign visitors ....
The Moroccan government announced on Sunday (March 29) it had expelled five foreign female Christians for trying to “proselytize” in the Islamic country, although sources said they were foreign visitors merely attending a Bible study with fellow ....



Marocco
 A quasi cinque anni la pena detentiva della unico cristiano in tempo Marocco servire per la sua fede, i cristiani marocchini e domanda sostenitori delle misure dure dello stato musulmano verso un uomo che ha osato parlare apertamente di Gesù. Entro la fine ....
 Le autorità marocchine espulso otto cristiani più stranieri dal paese lo scorso fine settimana, portando il totale dei deportati cristiani da marzo a 128. Due donne straniere sposate con cristiani marocchini sono stati inclusi in questa terza ondata di ....
 I cristiani marocchini dire estremisti musulmani nel paese stanno aiutando e incoraggiando il governo a perseguirli esponendo e diffamando il loro sito di social networking Facebook. Facebook user Gardes Maroc Maroc ha pubblicato 32 collages di immagini ....
 In una seconda ondata di deportazioni dal Marocco, i funzionari del paese a maggioranza musulmana hanno espulso 26 cristiani stranieri negli ultimi 10 giorni senza un giusto processo. Dopo l'espulsione di oltre 40 cristiani stranieri in marzo, il ....
 Le autorità marocchine deportato più di 40 lavoratori stranieri umanitarie cristiane di questa settimana in modo continuo, giro di vite a livello nazionale che comprendeva l'espulsione dei genitori affidatari si prendono cura di 33 orfani marocchini. Deportazioni di cristiani stranieri .... continua
 Un grande, militare guidato team di autorità marocchine hanno fatto irruzione uno studio biblico in una piccola città a sud-est di Marrakech la scorsa settimana, arrestando 18 marocchini e deportare un cittadino degli Stati Uniti, area leader cristiani ha detto. Circa 60 funzionari del Marocco ....
 ISTANBUL, 31 marzo (Compass Direct News) - Il governo marocchino ha annunciato di Domenica (29 marzo) aveva espulso cinque cristiani stranieri di sesso femminile per cercare di "proselitismo" nel paese islamico, anche se le fonti hanno detto che erano stranieri visitatori ....
 Il governo marocchino ha annunciato di Domenica (29 marzo) aveva espulso cinque cristiani stranieri di sesso femminile per cercare di "proselitismo" nel paese islamico, anche se le fonti hanno detto che sono stati i visitatori stranieri solo frequentando uno studio biblico con i compagni ....

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Mexico
A married couple who had served for 28 years as Baptist missionaries in Mexico were murdered on Tuesday (Jan. 31) at their home near Monterrey in El Cercado, Santiago, Nuevo Leon.   John Casias, 76, and Wanda Casias, 67, were strangled with ....
Christians Forced from Village   Published in 2011
About 70 Protestant Christians lived in the village of San Rafael Tlanalapan, Puebla state, until Monday (Sept. 12), when they faced a frightening ultimatum – leave immediately or be “crucified or lynched.”   Traditionalist Catholics in the ....
Some 500 worshippers were gathered for last Sunday’s (April 10) worship service at the Christian Center El Shaddai in the Mexican city of Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacan at about 8:15 a.m. when four masked men burst in firing machine guns into the air. ....
More than 35 mainly evangelical Christian prisoners unjustly accused in the December 1997 massacre in Acteal, Chiapas had hoped they would be released from jail this week, but after long deliberations the Supreme Court of Mexico on Wednesday (Nov. ....
Alonso Lopez Entzin, a Tzotzil-speaking Christian in Chiapas state, Mexico, spent 11 years and eight months in prison for a crime he did not commit. Accused of participating in the tragic “Acteal massacre” in December 1997 in which 45 persons died ....
MEXICO CITY, August 19 (Compass Direct News) – “Traditionalist Catholic” leaders last month expelled 57 evangelical Christians from towns in two states for refusing to participate in their religious festivals. Leaders of traditionalist Catholicism, ....
“Traditionalist Catholic” leaders last month expelled 57 evangelical Christians from towns in two states for refusing to participate in their religious festivals. Leaders of traditionalist Catholicism, a mixture of Roman Catholicism and native ....
At least 20 men accused of participating in a massacre in Chiapas state in December 1997 left prison early this morning – amid concerns over threats of violence at their home communities near San Cristobal de las Casas – following a Supreme Court ....
MEXICO CITY, Aug. 13 (Compass Direct News) – At least 20 men accused of participating in a massacre in Chiapas state in December 1997 left prison early this morning – amid concerns over threats of violence at their home communities near San ....
MEXICO CITY, November 25 (Compass Direct News) – As the number of evangelical Christians in southern Mexico has grown, hostilities from “traditionalist Catholics” have kept pace, according to published reports. Especially in indigenous communities ....
MEXICO CITY, September 3 (Compass Direct News) – When the 11-year-old daughter of Antonio Gomez became ill of a stomach ailment, her father decided that it was due to witchcraft committed by his evangelical neighbor.Gomez, of the Jolitontic ....
MEXICO CITY, February 22 (Compass Direct News) – “Traditionalist Catholics” this week expelled 20 evangelical Christians from a town in Guerrero state and cut off the electricity and water supplies to eight Protestant families in Chiapas state, ....
LOS ANGELES, December 21 (Compass Direct News) – On the 10th anniversary of the massacre of 45 civilians in Mexico’s Chiapas state, a new study on the December 22, 1997 killings in Acteal village points toward the innocence of 32 evangelicals and ....
LOS ANGELES, July 26 (Compass Direct News) – Chiapas state officials arrested 14 “traditionalist Catholics” following the destruction on Sunday (July 22) of an evangelical church in a community of San Juan Chamula, near San Cristobal de las Casas, ....
Esdras Alonso GonzalezLOS ANGELES, May 30 (Compass Direct News) – More than five weeks after town bosses in Chiapas state, Mexico, signed an agreement to restore water lines cut off from Christians since January, the Protestants still rely on dirty, ....
Esdras Alonso Gonzalez SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico, April 24 (Compass Direct News) – Local political bosses who had voted to expel 65 Christians from a small town near here grudgingly signed an agreement yesterday to let the evangelicals stay ....
Maria Elena Gomez Ton and her childrenSAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico, April 20 (Compass Direct News) – On Monday (April 23), small town political bosses near this city in Chiapas state are set to meet with representatives of 65 Christians they ....
Juan Mendez Mendez SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico, April 16 (Compass Direct News) – Juan Mendez Mendez became a Christian in a village outside of this city in Chiapas state on April 7, and two days later local authorities put him in jail – for ....
MEXICO CITY, February 9 (Compass Direct News) – Persecution of evangelical Christians in the southern state of Chiapas “is accelerating daily in the indigenous regions,” according to the National Bar of Christian Lawyers. Most of the problems stem ....
Death of a Christian Radio Ministry   Published in 2006
July 31 (Compass Direct News) – Some 85,000 people listened faithfully to Radio Nueva Vision in Nogales, Sonora. At times the station reached the No. 1 spot in ratings. The station was directed by Hector Manuel Lopez Delgado, a lawyer and pastor of ....
October 4 (Compass) – About 150 evangelicals – 40 families – will be expelled from their homes in San Nicolas, Hidalgo state, at the end of October, according to a town council vote on Saturday, October 1. Catholic officials in San Nicolas, near ....
Evangelical Christian Denied Burial   Published in 2005
June 15 (Compass) -- Alberto Iturbe was only 38 years old when he died on May 25. The grieving family began the task of arranging for his burial, but everywhere they turned, permission was denied them on the basis that they were evangelical ....
May 19 (Compass) -- Every year since establishing the Fountain of Heaven Church in Cuateceometl in 1997, some members of this evangelical congregation in the Mexican state of Hidalgo have spent short periods of time in jail. That is not because they ....
Evangelical Refugees Demand Justice   Published in 2004
September 22 (Compass) — Fourteen refugee families from the community of 20 de Noviembre in Las Margaritas, Chiapas, have been leading a precarious existence in the corridors of the municipal headquarters building since the end of August, trying to ....
Evangelical Refugees Demand Justice   Published in 2004
September 22 (Compass) — “Mr. Governor, don’t discriminate against us just because we are Indian farmers. Enforce the law!”That has been the cry of 14 refugee families from the community of 20 de Noviembre in Las Margaritas, Chiapas, Mexico, who are ....
Evangelicals Flee Death Threats   Published in 2004
July 2 (Compass) — Seven Protestant Christian families from the village of 20 de Noviembre in Chiapas, Mexico, were forced to flee their homes on June 22 when a mob armed with sticks, stones and machetes threatened to hang them from the rafters of ....
April 2 (Compass) — Sectors of the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches in Mexico are engaged in a tug-of-war over the fate of 74 Tzotzil peasant farmers imprisoned for perpetrating the “Acteal massacre” in December 1997. Among them are 34 ....
March 8 (Compass) — More than 80 adults and children of the indigenous Huichol tribe who embraced the Christian gospel are threatened with expulsion from temporary homes in Tenzompa, Jalisco, Mexico. Their saga began in 1987 in their ancestral home ....
(Compass) -- Christians are applauding the decision of Mexican authorities to conduct a judicial review of the cases of 76 Tzotzil-speaking peasant farmers imprisoned for the past six years in Chiapas for the infamous “Acteal Massacre.” Among them ....
(Compass) — An evangelical Christian pastor on his way to a prayer service was assassinated near the town of San Juan Chamula in Mexico’s troubled southern state of Chiapas. Mariano Mendez Diaz, 38, a minister of the indigenous Tzotzil Evangelical ....
(Compass) — Mexican police arrested two men suspected of participating in the slaying of Mariano Mendez Diaz, a pastor of the indigenous Tzotzil Evangelical church. Officers raided a village in the San Juan Chamula district of Chiapas and took ....
Towns in Three States Limit Preaching   Published in 2003
(Compass) — Town authorities in Cuatecometl in Mexico’s central state of Hidalgo have prohibited worship in the small evangelical chapel there and forbid believers to visit evangelical churches in nearby towns. Three Christian men, Gregorio, ....
Bishop Calls for End to Persecution   Published in 2003
(Compass) — The Catholic bishop of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost state, has appealed to “traditionalist” Catholics to end the violent and prolonged persecution of evangelical Christians. Felipe Arizmendi called for “no ....
Government Hesitates on Acteal Case   Published in 2003
(Compass) — The National Presbyterian Church in Mexico has indicated its concern about injustice and lack of due process in the notorious Acteal case. On December 22, 1997, 45 people died in a gunfight between supporters of the Zapatista Army of ....
Arsonists Strike Evangelicals   Published in 2003
(Compass) -- Traditionalist caciques in Chiapas have stepped up harassment of Tzotzil-speaking evangelical Christians. On March 2, caciques incited a mob to burn down the chapel of the Wings of the Eagle evangelical church in Los Pozos, 25 miles ....
(Compass) -- Traditionalist caciques (village leaders) in Chiapas, Mexico, blamed Tzotzil-speaking evangelical Christians for the deaths of seven people -- three civilians and four policemen -- killed in two separate shooting incidents in the ....
A Tough Year for Chiapas   Published in 2003
(Compass) — Evangelical Christians in the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico, say traditionalist “caciques” (village leaders) have renewed persecution against Tzotzil-speaking believers. “This year 2002 has been a tough one,” said veteran pastor and ....
Inner-City Church Forced onto Street   Published in 2003
(Compass) — “We have not cancelled any services because of rain, and the congregation has multiplied,” says Alejandro Tonatiuh Ramirez, an active member the Central Presbytery of the Interdenominational Christian Church. Tonatiuh’s church has been ....
(Compass) — Evangelical Christians from the village of Los Pinos, Chiapas, remain in hiding in the district capital of San Cristobal de Las Casas after a violent confrontation on November 14 in which seven persons suffered bullet wounds. The 27 ....
(Compass) — Time is running out for a group of 70 Tzotzil-speaking Native Americans, many of them evangelical Christians, jailed nearly five years ago in connection with a shooting incident that claimed the lives of 45 people. In November, district ....
(Compass) — Pastor Jesus Hernandez, a native of San Juan Chamula in Mexico’s southern state of Chiapas, was jailed on September 29 along with 10 other evangelical Christians for celebrating a public worship service in the town. The Tzotzil tribal ....
Persecution Checked In Chiapas   Published in 2002
(Compass) — When the Tzotzil-speaking people of Chiapas, Mexico, began coming to Christ in the 1960s, opposition from religious traditionalists surged. Tribal chiefs assaulted Christians and destroyed their homes. A few evangelicals suffered ....
(Compass) -- Local leaders have refused to allow approximately 100 evangelical children to enroll in primary school in Mitziton, a town in the municipality of San Cristobal de las Casas in Mexico’s southernmost state of Chiapas. Last January, ....
Persecution Issue Resolved in Hidalgo   Published in 2001
(Compass) - After months of threats, fears, meetings and prayers, the persecution crisis in San Nicolas, Ixmiquilpan, in Mexico’s Hidalgo state, appears to be resolved. The evangelical Christian families who were to be expelled from their homes - ....
Evangelicals Granted Legal Protection   Published in 2001
(Compass) - When a 94-year-old Protestant, Diego Bautista, died on June 5, his relatives requested burial in the local cemetery in the predominately Catholic town of Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca state. The burial was allowed a day later after the ....
Christians Fear Growth of Persecution   Published in 2001
(Compass) - Last February 23, a group of 16 evangelical Christians, all Tojolabal Indians, were attacked by about 200 men in a home in the town of Justo Sierra. Some of the Christians were so badly hurt that they needed hospitalization. The victims ....
Churches Gain Strength from Unity   Published in 2001
(Compass) - Pushing aside years of internal disputes, churches in the West Africa country of Niger are finding unity is giving them a new boldness to face violent crime and a more aggressive Islam. Despite the Muslim uprising last November, when ....
Evangelicals Face Expulsion   Published in 2001
(Compass) - Local authorities in three small towns in different Mexican states have told evangelical Christians to change their religion to traditional Catholicism or suffer the consequences, Open Doors reported on May 24. In San Nicolás, Hidalgo, a ....
Life after Expulsion in Chiapas   Published in 2001
(Compass) - Some 200 Tzeltzal Indians from Mexico’s southernmost state of Chiapas were hopeful that a meeting held Sunday, June 3, would bring positive changes into their lives. But nothing was achieved, according to lawyer Abdias Tovilla. In 1996, ....
Pentecostal Pastor Murdered in Oaxaca   Published in 2001
(Compass) - Pentecostal pastor Gilberto Tomas Pizo, 48, was shot to death by unknown assailants April 22 when he left his home to go to pray in his church near Villa Hidalgo Yalalog in Oaxaca state. News of the murder did not emerge until May 14 ....
Hidalgo Evangelicals to Be Forced Out   Published in 2001
(Compass) - Catholic leaders in San Nicolas, a town of some 4,000 people in central Mexico’s Hidalgo state, are telling 36 evangelical families they must leave the town «or be kicked out.» The evangelicals, about 230 people, have 90 days to leave. ....
(Compass) - A high official of the State Department in Mexico told journalists on April 24 that religious intolerance in the state of Chiapas is the greatest obstacle to the current peacemaking efforts. About 30 percent of the population of Mexico’s ....
Catholic Church Re-Opened in Chiapas   Published in 2001
(Compass) - The Catholic church in the town of Gabino Vázquez in southern Mexico’s Chiapas state has been re-opened following its closure on March 24 by a Pentecostal group. The group claimed that the church’s members were using the church building ....
(Compass) - Traditionalist Catholics stormed into a Seventh-day Adventist church service and beat worshipers with sticks and fists. The worshipers were ordered to leave the village, which is located in a Chiapas region noted for its resistance to ....
(Compass) - Zapatista leader Subcommander Marcos brought his crusade in the name of Indian rights to Mexico’s capital city on March 11, culminating a 16-day \"Zapatour\" by the rebels from the jungles of Chiapas, the country’s southernmost state. ....
Christian Murdered in Central Mexico   Published in 2000
(Compass) - A construction worker who became an evangelical Christian a few months ago through his boss’ testimony apparently has paid with his life for his new-found faith. José Ines Perez Godoy’s body was found October 14 with a knife stuck in his ....
(Compass) - Presbyterians, political party leaders and a group of men accused of encouraging violence against evangelicals held a meeting in Las Margaritas on November 13. \"God did a miracle that we hope will change the entire picture for ....
Persecution Extends to the Grave   Published in 2000
(Compass) - In some towns in Mexico, persecution literally extends to the grave. Although the evangelical church is small in Ixmiquilpan’s San Nicolas suburb, occasionally a member dies. But the town cemetery is open only to Catholics. Mexican law ....
Suspicion Hinders Chiapas Talks   Published in 2000
(Compass) - Rightist Presbyterian and leftist Catholic Tzotzils in Chenalhó county are trying to talk through their political differences in Chiapas, but the sides have reached an impasse. Now they are looking to the state’s governor-elect to break ....
(Compass) - On August 21, traditionalist Catholics kidnapped evangelical Christian Mariano Vázquez Méndez and his two sons in Pasté, a village of 800. The traditionalists accused them of not paying fees for Pasté’s religious festivals. The three ....
(Compass) - Catholic catechists and Presbyterian evangelicals began meeting on April 12 to talk about long-brewing disagreements that have led some in Chenalhó to take up arms. Tense calm had prevailed in Chiapas as once-routine ambushes had all but ....
(Compass) - Of 118 villages in San Juan Chamula County, Chiapas, 90 now have at least a small group of evangelicals, despite Chamula’s persecution of those who don’t follow traditionalist Catholic beliefs. Current cases of religious persecution in ....
(Compass) - Religious traditionalists are confining some 50 evangelical families in the Chiapas village of Plan de Ayala following the attempt of several evangelical families to leave the village on April 6. Traditionalists are also keeping ....
(Compass) - The traditionalist Catholic governor of Chiapas’ San Juan Chamula county has announced that residents there oppose evangelicals and won’t allow them to worship at a church near the county seat. County Governor Pascual Díaz López’ threats ....
 
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