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 […]

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 […]

Pakistan University Mob Kills Fellow Student Over Blasphemy Allegations

Pakistan University Mob Kills Fellow Student Over Blasphemy Allegations

MARDAN, Pakistan (VOA News) — An angry mob killed a fellow student at a Pakistani university campus Thursday on accusations that he’d posted blasphemous content online. It was the latest in a series of vigilante attacks over the increasingly contentious issue in the predominantly Muslim country. Witnesses and local media reported angry students associated with the ruling […]

Chinese Christians Hospitalized Resisting Authorities’ Forced Surveillance Attempts

Chinese Christians Hospitalized Resisting Authorities’ Forced Surveillance Attempts

WENZHOU, Zhejiang (China Aid) — Authorities in China’s coastal Zhejiang province carried out violent attacks against churches refusing to install surveillance cameras in late March. Local government departments began carrying out a missive from the Zhejiang provincial government to install cameras within churches that would assist authorities in monitoring religious activities. This command triggered an […]

Mob Kills Christian Elder at Evangelical School of Sudan

Mob Kills Christian Elder at Evangelical School of Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A church elder on Monday (April 3) died from injuries sustained in a raid on an embattled Christian school by supporters of a Muslim business interest in Omdurman, Sudan, sources said. Younan Abdullah, an elder with Bahri Evangelical Church, died in a hospital after being stabbed while he and […]

Evangelical Church Attacked Near Paris

Evangelical Church Attacked Near Paris

PARIS (Evangelical Focus) — A fire erupted in the Armenian Evangelical Church of Alfortville (near Paris) on Sunday 2 April, at 6 a.m. The flames woke up Pastor Gilbert Léonian and his wife, who live in the first floor. The fire was a “shock” because they were sleeping, the pastor said, but they were not […]