Protesters were joined By Brendan Howlin TD as they gathered outside the Embassy of Pakistan in Dublin to protest and pray for Asia Bibi.
On 24 October, the case of Asia Bibi (Pakistan) was raised by Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin during Leader’s Questions in the Dáil.
Rev Trevor Sargent (recently ordained Church of Ireland minister and former Green Party leader) has launched the new third edition of the Church in Chains Global Guide
Shibu Thomas asked delegates at Church in Chains’ annual conference to pray for the church in India, which he said is going through an unprecedented time of persecution.
Dr Ahmad Shaheed, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief (pictured with David Turner, Director, Church in Chains), visited Dublin on 25 June.
In late March, a Church in Chains delegation comprising Director David Turner, Advocacy Officer Pamela Coulter and Baiju George, an Indian pastor, made a presentation about the rise of persecution of Christians in India to TDs and Senators to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Michael from Egypt challenged delegates at Church in Chains’ Annual Conference to “Pray for the Christians of Egypt and the Middle East to shine for Jesus.”
Dr Ahmad Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, has told an audience in Dublin of the considerable challenges that exist for religious freedom in the world.