Cases of Intolerance or Discrimination of Christians in Europe

Found 2131 case(s):

Youth Gang Attacks Church Pastor in Rochdale

The pastor of Zion Baptist Church in Rochdale was attacked by a gang of up to 20 youths. Pastor Dennis Rigg and his brother were making preparations in the church building for their father’s funeral when the group attacked the pastor and shouted out abuse relating to their Christian faith. Read more ...

(New York Times) Christians Stereotyped by Report

Intolerance and discrimination manifests itself also as social exclusion and marginalisation of Christians. Stereotyping by biased media coverage is a familiar tool of furthering marginalisation. The following excursus to the New York Times of Feb. 26th, 09, is just one example. Read more ...

Oxford Churches Broken Into to ‘Make a Point’ against Church of England

Between 15 and 24 February 2009 two churches in the Oxford area were broken into and highly symbolic religious items were desecrated. Local police officers thought the two incidents were linked and were possibly religiously motivated attacks to make a point against the Church of England. In both incidents safes containing communion bread at the churches were forced open, but nothing was stolen in either case. It is estimated that there was £3,000 worth of damage at St James the Great, in West Hanney, and in St Nicholas Church, in East Challow. Read more ...

(Israel) Intolerance against Christians in Israel

Burning of Bibles reported in Israel; mockery of Christians on TV; Catholic bishops speak of a "low profile" form of Christ[ian]ophobia. Read more ...

Study Reveals Discomfort of Parents on Religious Freedom in Schools

67% of French Catholic parents say that public schools do not respect the freedom of conscience of their children. Read more ...