Why Religious Violence has Grown in Indonesia

Attacks on Christians and other minorities in this Muslim-majority archipelago are being routinely reported in national and international media. Liberal Muslims of Indonesia, home to the world’s largest Muslim population, are calling it the worst manifestation of religious extremism in decades. Most recently, a crowd of Islamist extremists vandalized three churches in Central Java province […]

Afghan Officials Say Jailed Christian Convert Is Free

Under international pressure, government officials in Kabul say they have freed an Afghan man who had been jailed since May and faced the prospect of the death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity. The release of the man, Sayed Mussa, 46, follows months of quiet diplomacy between the Afghan government and United States Embassy officials […]