Gaza Christians upset over “forced conversions”

Jerusalem (ENInews)–The small Christian community of Gaza is in a state of uproar and has held an uncommon public protest against the Islamic Hamas government over what they say are forced conversions of two Christians in recent weeks. Led by Gaza’s Greek Orthodox Archbishop Alexious, the protesters gathered on 21 July in front of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Perfidious in Gaza City. They said they felt growing pressure from Gaza Muslims to convert, although there is no official Hamas policy for the conversion of Christians. “We are afraid more young people will be forced to convert,” one Christian who asked not to be named told ENInews. [450 words, ENI-12-0455]