Chinese House Church Rejects Orders to Stop Religious Activities

Chinese House Church Rejects Orders to Stop Religious Activities

SHANGQIU, Henan (China Aid) — Amid escalating pressure to join state-run churches, a house church in China’s central Henan province rejected a government order to stop its religious activities by July 20. On July 15, the Zhecheng County Ethnic and Religious Affairs Bureau issued a notice to Proclaiming Christ Church, citing provincial religious affairs regulations […]

Persecution of Christians in India Increases Dramatically in First Half of 2016

Persecution of Christians in India Increases Dramatically in First Half of 2016

UDAIPUR, India (Morning Star News) – At least 134 incidents of violence against Christians in India were carried out in the first half of 2016 alone, compared with 147 incidents in all of 2014 and 177 in 2015, according to an independent report. The Evangelical Fellowship of India’s Religious Liberty Commission (EFIRLC) notes that cases chronicled […]

Indonesian Christians Stand Strong Despite Violent Threats

Indonesian Christians Stand Strong Despite Violent Threats

Indonesia (Mission Network News) — Despite facing threats of violence in the country with the largest Muslim population in the world, a group of Christians in Indonesia is standing strong. According to Bruce Allen of Forgotten Missionaries International, a group of believers, led by FMI-supported church planter Pastor Yudianto, was holding a meeting when about […]

Report: Local Chinese Government Terminates Welfare for Christians

Report: Local Chinese Government Terminates Welfare for Christians

ZUNYI, Guizhou (Mission Network News) — A local governing body in China’s central Guizhou province announced the termination of welfare for Christians who attend church activities on July 2, mirroring a similar incident that occurred two years prior. Mou, a house church member, said, “[Officials verbally] announced on July 2 that Christians could not have […]

Suicide Bombing Targets Pakistani Hospital

Suicide Bombing Targets Pakistani Hospital

Pakistan (Mission Network News) — A hospital in Quetta, Pakistan was attacked by a suicide bomber yesterday. The latest report from Monday evening says the explosion left at least 74 people dead, and 50 wounded. That death toll is expected to rise. The group of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar has claimed responsibility for the blast. They are a […]

Youths in Eastern Uganda Pay Heavy Price for Turning to Christ

Youths in Eastern Uganda Pay Heavy Price for Turning to Christ

(Morning Star News) – Eight children from four families have taken refuge with Christians in eastern Uganda after their parents beat and disowned them for leaving Islam or animism, sources said. In another village in eastern Uganda, a high school student is recovering from a serious head injury inflicted by the Muslim father of a […]

Youths in Eastern Uganda Pay Heavy Price for Turning to Christ

Youths in Eastern Uganda Pay Heavy Price for Turning to Christ

(Morning Star News) – Eight children from four families have taken refuge with Christians in eastern Uganda after their parents beat and disowned them for leaving Islam or animism, sources said. In another village in eastern Uganda, a high school student is recovering from a serious head injury inflicted by the Muslim father of a […]

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