First-person accounts of religious repression punctuate summit – Catholic Review

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Many people may not think about religious repression since it doesn’t happen in the United States. For those who may argue that it does, then it doesn’t happen on the scale and terror of those living in countries with authoritarian regimes. Testimony from survivors of religious repression punctuated the International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington. One of the most compelling first-person accounts came from Joy Bishara, who grew up in the northern Nigeria town of Chibok, as a member of the Church of Christ. Bishara was one of the 276 Christian teen girls abducted by the Islamist terror group Boko Haram from their school in 2014. “I had heard stories of Boko Haram, but I had never seen them face to face.”

First-person accounts of religious repression punctuate summit – Catholic Review

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