A recent study concludes that religious pluralism itself might help reduce violence, or nations that have high levels of diversity might also have people less inclined to violence. One difficulty Pew officials found in gathering information was how faith-based violence might be impacted by different denominations within religions.
The Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan has just elected the Rt. Rev. Ezekiel Kondo as the new Archbishop for Sudan (the north). Kondo, who has been the Bishop of Khartoum since 2003 will now oversee all the Internal Province of the Episcopal Church of the Sudan.
According to a recent report written by Christian Solidarity Worldwide, “extremist ideology is spreading across the nation”. According to the CSW report national authorities have not taken proper official action, and the majority of Indonesia’s Muslims are not speaking out against intolerance.
Seven years have passed since the horrific deaths of Turkish Christians Necati Aydin, 35, and Ugur Yuksel, 32, and German Christian Tilmann Geske 46. There is still no justice for the families of the three men who were tortured and killed at the Malatya, Turkey offices of Zirve Christian Publishing. And now, thanks to changes in the judicial system passed by the Turkish Parliament, justice may never be meted out on the Islamist murderers.