Why is Facebook censoring a conference on Christianity and religious freedom?

Apr 11, 2019 by

by Augusto Zimmermann, Spectator Australia:

Every day millions of Christians around the world are persecuted for their faith. They are often intimidated, abused and in fear for their lives all because of their commitment to Christ.

The Pew Research Centre Report, which analyses religious freedom in 198 countries and territories, reveals that Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world today.

Research shows a staggering 11 Christians every hour are being slaughtered for their faith – 100,000 Christian martyrs a year. In the last couple of weeks alone, there were attacks on Christians at a church in Nigeria with 32 deaths; in the Philippines an attack killed more than 20 Christians, not to mention the eight dead in a Somalia market attack and the nine dead in Egypt.

But is intolerance of Christians slowly creeping into our western societies? Is faith being pushed out of public life in countries such as Australia, the UK and America? Is it time Christians took more of a stand to reclaim their rightful place in our society? If so, how should Christians tackle this issue?

This and other correlating issues will be addressed in ‘Religious Freedom at the Crossroads – The Rise of Anti-Christian Sentiment in the West’ – a timely legal conference to be held at Sheridan College in Perth, Western Australia, from June 14-15.

Facebook, however, believes that material relating to a conference on religious freedom violates their ‘community standards, so no one else can see it’. Facebook has arbitrarily censored this significant event.

Consider that this is not just another conference. Our list of speakers includes some our finest legal minds in Australia. This is an important legal event and we intend to publish conference proceedings in The Western Australian Jurist law journal, the yearly blind peer-reviewed academic publication of the Western Australian Legal Theory Association (WALTA).

Read here


Related Posts


Share This