May 9, 2019
I have spoken with so many journalists recently -- from both Christian and secular media outlets -- who want to learn more about the vandalism and attacks on Christian sites in France and whether it has gotten worse. The short answer is yes, and below you can read more about this.
See examples of the Observatory in the news here.
As I speak to the media about the work of the Observatory, I have emphasized that while many of the incidents we report involve destruction of Christian sites, it is important to note that these are visible symptoms, but are not the only problem Christians face in Europe. Christians in Europe also face discrimination and hostility, and sometimes violence, based on their religious beliefs, as well as interference with their rights of conscience, association, and expression.
In this newsletter, we have covered a range of topics: from statistics and initiatives in France, to the worldwide persecution of Christians, to a violent attack on a Christian in Rome, and finally the no-platforming of a pro-life student group.
In our next newsletter, we will provide detailed information about the data we just submitted to be included in the 2018 OSCE/ODIHR hate crime report.
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