Human Rights Activist: Mexico ‘In Denial’ Over Christians Forced Out of Homes for Their Beliefs

Human Rights Activist: Mexico ‘In Denial’ Over Christians Forced Out of Homes for Their Beliefs

(World Watch Monitor) — Mexico has a “policy of denial” about the thousands of evangelical Christians forced out of their homes because of their beliefs, according to a Mexican human rights activist. Pedro Faro Navarro, director of the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Centre, accused the government of “making up the figures” of […]

Former Muslim Sheikh in Eastern Uganda Attacked for Embracing Christianity

Former Muslim Sheikh in Eastern Uganda Attacked for Embracing Christianity

BUFUJA, Uganda (Morning Star News) – Muslim villagers in eastern Uganda on Nov. 23 destroyed the maize crops of a former Islamic sheikh (teacher) in eastern Uganda who was beaten unconscious after revealing his faith in Christ, sources said. The day before his fields were destroyed, 30-year-old Malik Higenyi of Bufuja village, Butaleja District, received threatening […]

Five Muslims Sentenced to Death for Throwing Couple Accused of ‘Blasphemy’ Into Kiln, Burning Them to Ashes

Five Muslims Sentenced to Death for Throwing Couple Accused of ‘Blasphemy’ Into Kiln, Burning Them to Ashes

LAHORE, Pakistan — Five Muslim men have been sentenced to death in their part in murdering a couple who they mistakenly thought had committed blasphemy against Islam. On Wednesday, Judge Chaudhry Azam sentenced Irfan Shakoor, Muhammad Hanif, Mehdi Khan, Riaz Kamboh and Hafiz Ishtiaq to die by hanging for allegedly throwing Shama Bibi, 28, and […]

Over 10,000 Rally in Streets in Support of Indonesian President Accused of Blasphemy Against Islam

Over 10,000 Rally in Streets in Support of Indonesian President Accused of Blasphemy Against Islam

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — More than 10,000 Indonesians took to the streets of their capital to call for tolerance and unity in the world’s most populous Muslim nation, after police opened a blasphemy investigation into the city’s Christian governor. Earlier this month, Jakarta was rocked by a massive protest by conservative Muslims against the popular […]

Chinese Pastor Upholds Faith After Nearly Year in Prison

Chinese Pastor Upholds Faith After Nearly Year in Prison

(Morning Star News) – A pastor in southwestern China, jailed for nearly a year on fabricated charges and suffering a liver disease, focuses on trusting God in a letter of encouragement to his wife, according to China Aid. Authorities took pastor Li Guozhi, better known as Yang Hua, into custody after a raid on his […]

Chinese Pastor Ousted From Position, Loses Preaching Certificate

Chinese Pastor Ousted From Position, Loses Preaching Certificate

WENZHOU, Zhejiang (China Aid) — China’s two Christian, state-run organizations forcibly removed a pastor from his position in the coastal province of Zhejiang on Oct. 29 and prohibited him from preaching or evangelizing. The pastor, Zhang Chongzhu, was placed under “residential surveillance in a designated location,” otherwise known as a “black jail,” last September. On Feb. […]

Terrorist Attack at Indonesian Church Kills Toddler, Wounded Three Other Children

Terrorist Attack at Indonesian Church Kills Toddler, Wounded Three Other Children

(Time) — A man formerly convicted of terrorist offenses has been arrested for allegedly throwing a Molotov cocktail at a Protestant church in Samarinda, in Indonesia’s East Kalimantan province, on Sunday morning, killing a toddler and wounding three other children. On Monday, at around 3 a.m. local time, a Buddhist temple in Singkawang, West Kalimantan […]

Three Christian Azerbaijani Men Freed in Iran

Three Christian Azerbaijani Men Freed in Iran

Iran (Mission Network News) — Three Christian Azerbaijani men were just released from prison in Iran on bail. They were able to return to Azerbaijan and reunited with their families on November 6th. Emily Fuentes with Open Doors USA explains, “Several months ago, these men were arrested along with another Iranian national for Christian activities […]

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