Bangladesh Christians Fear Rise in Religious Extremism

Following a 10 day visit to Bangladesh, Heiner Bielefeldt, the U.N. special rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, has told ucanews.com that the rise in religious extremism is instilling a climate of fear among Bangladesh’s ethnic and religious minorities,

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Child Brides in Bangladesh

Runa Akhter was only 13 year old when her parents forced her to marry a man more than twice her age. Until then, Runa had dreamt of working as a receptionist. She was in 7th grade, loved reading and sports,

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Bangladesh Increased Political Turmoil.

Over 2014, Bangladesh was relatively calm politically. However, since January this year, there has been increasing tensions between the government and opposition parties. These tensions were sparked when  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government banned an opposition demonstration, arresting hundreds of

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Tensions between Christians and Muslim in Bangladesh

Approximately 4 months ago, 2 Christian pastors were arrested in Bangladesh on charges of proselytising amongst Muslims, a charge, that if found guilty, will  see them spend up to 2 years in prison for violating the country’s religious freedom laws.

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