Over 30 Christians, Including American Family With Children, Detained Overnight in China

Over 30 Christians, Including American Family With Children, Detained Overnight in China

DONGGUAN, Guangdong (China Aid) — Police officers raided a house church meeting in China’s southern Guangdong province on Wednesday evening, detaining 30 of the members in attendance including the pastor and an American couple with two children. More than 20 officers broke into Zhongfu Wanmin Church approximately a half hour into their evening service on […]

Arson Suspected in Florida Church Fire

Arson Suspected in Florida Church Fire

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (WKMG) — An arson investigation is underway after a fire caused $5,000 worth of damage at a Volusia County church, the Daytona Beach Fire Department said. Someone intentionally set a fire in Master’s Domain Church around midnight Thursday then put it out, according to a news release. The pastor called the fire […]

Meeting of Christian Leaders Raided in China

Meeting of Christian Leaders Raided in China

DALIAN, Liaoning (China Aid) — Authorities in China’s northeastern Liaoning province conducted a massive raid against a gathering of house church pastors on April 26. Pastors in attendance said that there were more than 40 pastors from house churches across China at the “Unity in Christianity” event hosted by Pastor Guo Pingxi from Kunming, Yunnan. During […]

US Religious Freedom Commission’s Annual Report Finds Persecution, ‘Land-Grabbing’ in Bangladesh

US Religious Freedom Commission’s Annual Report Finds Persecution, ‘Land-Grabbing’ in Bangladesh

Bangladesh (Mission Network News) — The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom released their 2017 annual report last week. The report described religious freedom violations in 37 countries, and made recommendations for the U.S. government to address them. Bangladesh, a 90 percent Muslim-majority nation, was included in the report. Since the nation’s general elections […]

Senators Seek Data on Americans Caught Up in Surveillance

Senators Seek Data on Americans Caught Up in Surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic privacy advocate and libertarian-minded Republican are asking the nation’s top intelligence official to release more information about the communications of American citizens swept up in surveillance operations. The request by Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon and GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky adds to a chorus of calls for […]

Virginia Pastor Summoned by Chinese Police in Guangdong

Virginia Pastor Summoned by Chinese Police in Guangdong

GUANGZHOU, Guangdong (China Aid) — A pastor hailing from Virginia was summoned by police in China’s southern Guangdong province today for leading a Bible seminar. Paul Wang, a Chinese pastor who lives in Virginia and presides over a church there, was conducting a seminar entitled “Reformation and Life Change” while visiting China when a group […]