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Legal Confusion in Sri Lanka Fans Flame of Buddhist Nationalist Hostilities, Sources Say

Legal Confusion in Sri Lanka Fans Flame of Buddhist Nationalist Hostilities, Sources Say

 Buddhist nationalists in Sri Lanka are making it more difficult for Christians to worship after an incorrect notion claiming churches need prior permission for services became widespread.

6 Questions with Sri Lankan Christians following the Easter Bombing Attacks

6 Questions with Sri Lankan Christians following the Easter Bombing Attacks

In the wake of the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka that killed more than 350 people, Christian Headlines reached out to persecution watchdog Open Doors who has a team on the ground to ask them about the state of Christianity on the South Asian Island.

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Easter Worshippers and 'Non-Muslims'?: No, the Victims Were Christians

Easter Worshippers and 'Non-Muslims'?: No, the Victims Were Christians
The death toll from the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka continued to climb all week. As of Thursday, the official count was 359 dead.

On the Targeting of Churches and Christians

On the Targeting of Churches and Christians
The Easter bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka remind us that it is dangerous to be a practicing Christian today in many parts of the world.

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Easter Sunday Bombings in Sri Lanka

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Easter Sunday Bombings in Sri Lanka
The Islamic State is claiming responsibility for the coordinated suicide bombing attacks across the South Asian island of Sri Lanka.

Who Are Sri Lanka’s Christians?

Who Are Sri Lanka’s Christians?
Sri Lanka’s Christians have a long history that reflects the dynamics of colonialism as well as present-day ethnic and religious tensions.

Sri Lanka Bombings an ‘Attack on Christianity,’ Pence Says of Blasts that Killed 290

Sri Lanka Bombings an ‘Attack on Christianity,’ Pence Says of Blasts that Killed 290
Vice President Mike Pence is calling Sunday’s Sri Lankan terrorist attack that resulted in at least 290 deaths and 500 injuries an “attack on Christianity” and religious freedom.

Nearly 300 People Dead after Suicide Bombers Strike Churches and Hotels across Sri Lanka in Easter Sunday Attack

Nearly 300 People Dead after Suicide Bombers Strike Churches and Hotels across Sri Lanka in Easter Sunday Attack
Nearly 300 people were killed and some 500 injured across Sri Lanka as the result of six suicide bombings at churches and hotels on Sunday.

Christian in Sri Lanka Arrested after Reporting Threat on His Life, Watchdog Group Reports

Christian in Sri Lanka Arrested after Reporting Threat on His Life, Watchdog Group Reports
Police in Sri Lanka arrested a Christian who reported a Buddhist mob’s threat on his life, according to an advocacy group in the island country.

Violence, Discrimination against Christians Escalate in Sri Lanka

Violence, Discrimination against Christians Escalate in Sri Lanka
Attacks and other actions against Christians in Sri Lanka have escalated this year, with Hindu extremism beginning to take root along with long-time Buddhist aggression, according to rights advocates.
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