Chinese Officials Bar Christian Minors from Taking College Exam, Entering Military

Chinese Officials Bar Christian Minors from Taking College Exam, Entering Military

HUAQUIU, Guizhou (China Aid) — On June 23, a local government office in China’s central Guizhou province delivered an ultimatum to parents who attend a house church: if children do not stop attending church, they will be barred from attending college or entering the military. Additionally, violators of the new regulation will be sued. “This notice […]

Authorities in Sudan Jail Christians Defending School on Property of Embattled Church

Authorities in Sudan Jail Christians Defending School on Property of Embattled Church

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Sudanese security personnel in North Khartoum last week jailed 14 Christians after raiding an evangelical school on a church property the government is helping a Muslim business interest to seize, sources said. Leaders of the Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church were inside the Evangelical School of Khartoum North trying to […]

Congregation Beaten in East India Village

Congregation Beaten in East India Village

India (Mission Network News) — Recently, 50 anti-Christian extremists attacked a congregation of believers as they were worshipping at a church in east India. Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Mission India heard of the situation after their church planting partner, Biren, was one of the congregation members who was attacked. The extremists assaulted and beat everyone in […]

Christians Concerned as Russian President Signs Law Requiring Government Permission to Share Faith

Christians Concerned as Russian President Signs Law Requiring Government Permission to Share Faith

MOSCOW — The president of Russia has signed into a law an anti-terror bill that contains several provisions that have raised concerns among Christians, including requirements that religious citizens obtain permission from the government to share their faith. According to reports, the amendments to the “Yarovaya law,” named after the bill’s author, are meant to protect citizens from terrorists […]

Threats From Authorities Force Chinese House Church to Move

Threats From Authorities Force Chinese House Church to Move

GUANGDONG, China — (China Aid) A house church was forced to move last month after officials in China’s southern Guangdong province closed the building and pressured the landlady to terminate the church’s contract. Paul, an elder from Guangfu Church, said in an interview on June 16 that police came to the church, saying they needed to […]

Chinese Pastor Murdered by North Korean Secret Agents

Chinese Pastor Murdered by North Korean Secret Agents

(Open Doors USA) — Recently, Pastor Han, pastor of a church in Chiangbai, China was brutally murdered by North Korean secret agents, sources revealed that he was hacked to death. The purpose behind the murder was to provide a “warning” to Christians in China, who actively assisted North Korean refugees. In addition to this warning, […]

Indian Hindus Beat Pastor Unconscious

Indian Hindus Beat Pastor Unconscious

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A church in northern India remains closed more than a month after four masked Hindu extremists stormed a worship meeting and beat a 66-year-old pastor unconscious. After prayer and song at his church in Naupur, Jaunpur District, Uttar Pradesh state on May 22, pastor Lalta Ram stood up to preach […]

Chinese Christian Detained for Printing Religious Materials

Chinese Christian Detained for Printing Religious Materials

GUANGZHOU, Guangdong (China Aid) — On June 6, authorities criminally detained a member of a house church in Guangzhou, the capital of China’s southern Guangdong province, accusing him of “illegal business operations” after he printed religious materials. Officers from multiple government departments criminally detained Li Hongmin, a member of Guangfu Church, after he printed various […]