Ultima Thule

In ancient times the northernmost region of the habitable world - hence, any distant, unknown or mysterious land.

Monday, March 27, 2006

The secret world of Afghan Christians

By Aussiegirl

I had no idea that there were this many Christians in Afghanistan -- what brave people, especially now with Abdul Rahman in the news. I have to ask myself, how brave a Christian would I be under similar circumstances?

ABC News: Secret World of Afghan Christians

KABUL, Afghanistan, March 27, 2006 — The case of Abdul Rahman, the Christian convert who faced a potential death penalty in Afghanistan, may have shocked Americans, but for thousands of Afghans, it was a glimpse of what could await them.

[...] Getting Rahman out of the country will not solve the larger issue, though. Rahman is not the only Afghan to embrace Jesus Christ, and the thousands of other Christians in Afghanistan are praying that his case will open a window onto their plight.

ABC News got a glimpse into their secret world, where Christians meet quietly in small prayer groups. Some estimates put the number of Afghan converts at 10,000 or more.


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