Nepali Christians Petition Government to Remove Anti-Conversion Law

Nepali Christians Petition Government to Remove Anti-Conversion Law

Nepal (Mission Network News) – In 2015, Nepal changed its constitution to become a secular nation with the freedom of religion. However, in October, Nepal’s President Bidhya Dev Bhandari signed a Criminal Code Bill into law. This law, known as the anti-conversion law, makes religious conversion illegal and punishable by five years in prison and […]

Children’s’ Worship in East Jakarta Interrupted by Man With Ax

Children’s’ Worship in East Jakarta Interrupted by Man With Ax

(World Watch Monitor) — Happy Saturday, a children’s worship service in Pulo Gebang flats, East Jakarta, turned frightening when it was interrupted by a man wielding an ax. The police investigation revealed that the culprit, Nasoem Sulaiman, commonly called Joker, said he had been irritated by the noise from the worship service and wanted to […]

North Korea Again Tops ‘World Watch List’ as Most Dangerous Place to Live as a Christian

North Korea Again Tops ‘World Watch List’ as Most Dangerous Place to Live as a Christian

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A watchdog organization that releases a report each year on the global persecution of Christians has again named North Korea as the most dangerous place to live as a Christian—for the 16th year in a row. Open Doors USA released its “World Watch List” on Wednesday, which lists and ranks the 50 […]

Unregistered Independent Church’s Building Demolished by Chinese Communist Government: Video

Unregistered Independent Church’s Building Demolished by Chinese Communist Government: Video

(The Guardian) — A church in northern China was demolished this week, the second in less than a month, sparking fears of a wider campaign against Christians as authorities prepare to enforce new laws on religion. Police cordoned off the area around the Golden Lampstand Church church in Linfen, Shanxi province, on Sunday before construction […]

European Court of Human Rights: Iranian Christians Safe if They ‘Practice Faith Discreetly’

European Court of Human Rights: Iranian Christians Safe if They ‘Practice Faith Discreetly’

(World Watch Monitor) — The European Court of Human Rights ruled last month that an Iranian who sought asylum in Switzerland based on religious grounds could be deported to his home country because his life was not in danger, despite various reports detailing how Iran persecutes religious minorities and converts to Christianity. Human Rights advocate […]

U.S. Department of State Announces Annual Notation of World’s Most Egregious Violators of Religious Freedom

U.S. Department of State Announces Annual Notation of World’s Most Egregious Violators of Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of State has announced its annual designation of “Countries of Particular Concern” (CPC) based on observance of ongoing violations of religious freedom. “In far too many places around the globe, people continue to be persecuted, unjustly prosecuted or imprisoned for exercising their right to freedom of religion or belief,” spokesperson Heather […]

Mother, Daughter in Nigeria Pressured to Convert to Islam, Accused of Kidnapping

Mother, Daughter in Nigeria Pressured to Convert to Islam, Accused of Kidnapping

KANO, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A Christian woman and her adult daughter face kidnapping charges filed to pressure them into following the family patriarch’s conversion to Islam, sources said. Amina Isa, 40, of Kano state’s Gidan Kuran village in Tudun Wada Local Government Area, told Morning Star News that her husband left Christianity to […]

Algerian Christians Face Increasing Pressure

Algerian Christians Face Increasing Pressure

(Middle East Concern) — Algerian Christians request prayer following several incidents in which churches and individual Christians have faced increased restrictions, raising concerns that these pressures signal a coordinated campaign of intensified action against churches by the governing authorities. Three believers were arrested in Chlef, 200 km north-west of Algiers, during the third week of […]