For your Sunday reading, a roundup of recent stories on religious persecution and violence. This is not a complete or necessarily a representative list, and since many of these events take place in remote locations or have not been covered by mainstream news organizations, it is not always possible to vouch for the accuracy of the reports.Readers who wish to contact us with information about religious persecution, or to suggest good sources for news are invited to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The AP reports that an Indonesian mayor is trying to ban Christian churches on streets with Islamic names. Despite a Supreme Court ruling in favor of a proposed church in the city of Bogor, citizens and the municipal government continue to delay.Amnesty International expresses concern over the extrajudicial executions the Bangladeshi special police force have been carrying out to curb “Islamist militancy.”As highlighted earlier, Chinese priests have been detained in China over a growing diplomatic spat between Beijing and the Vatican regarding the naming of bishops.Iranian authorities continue their crackdown on Christianity, this week seizing 6,500 Bibles. Such measures as these are enforced to stop the spread of apostasy from Islam, considered a criminal act in Iran. A recently acquitted pastor in Iran has been re-arrested.15 Christians were killed in a new outbreak of religious violence in central Nigeria.Pakistani Christians watching the “Jesus Film” in a park in Abbotabad, Pakistan, were attacked by a mob.A wave of arrests against members of the Bahai faith in Iran has been reported by Iranian state media.The Pew Center on Religion and Public Life reports that 2.2 billion people live in countries where religious freedom is declining. The full report can be found here.To end on an upbeat note, some good news from Libya: despite worries of a sectarian bloodbath, the country’s small Christian population is reported to be safe and still observing religious ceremonies in Tripoli.