Sunday, April 27, 2008

Faith Under Fire: Indonesia

From time to time I will post on how Christians keep following the Lord under hostile circumstances. 'Hostile' can mean both violent and non-violent.

The first post in this ongoing series deals with Indonesia. The BBC has the story of how Christians, faced with restrictions from the Indonesian government, worship Christ in shopping malls. Indonesia, which has an Islamic majority, allows Christians to worship God freely--with a permit. Only 20 percent of Christian churches in one Indonesian province have official permits. In addition, more than 100 churches have been either attacked or been intimidated in the last two years. Faced with government restrictions and violence, they are forced to worship in malls, hospitals, and other secure locations.

Click here for the BBC report. Pray for the Christians in Indonesia.

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