Stockholm Truck Attack Kills 4; Terrorism Suspected

Stockholm Truck Attack Kills 4; Terrorism Suspected

STOCKHOLM (New York Times) — A man drove a stolen beer truck into a crowd of people in a popular shopping district in Stockholm on Friday afternoon and then rammed it into a department store, killing four people and injuring 15 others in an attack that unleashed bloodshed and panic on the streets of another […]

Moroccan Christians Organize Themselves to Defend Their Rights

Moroccan Christians Organize Themselves to Defend Their Rights

(Evangelical Focus) — Christians in Morocco still live clandestinely but have just presented a series or requests to an official institution. This is what Mustafa Susi, spokesperson of the newly created National Coordination of Moroccan Christians, told news agency Efe. According to Protestante Digital, the meeting happened in Rabat on April 3. The delegation of […]

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 […]

US Ends Funding for UN Population Fund Over Complicity in Chinese Forced Abortions

US Ends Funding for UN Population Fund Over Complicity in Chinese Forced Abortions

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has ended government funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) over concerns about its complicity in China’s one-child/two-child policy—an accusation that the organization denies. According to reports, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker received a letter this week from the U.S. State Department advising him of the development. […]

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 […]

Deaf Girl Beaten by Her Family for Her Faith

Deaf Girl Beaten by Her Family for Her Faith

Central Asia (Mission Network News) — A young Deaf girl in Central Asia who we’ll call Saida was recently hospitalized after her family learned about her Christian faith and beat her. Rob Myers with DOOR International shares what happened: “The screams she emitted caused the neighbors to call the police. When the police came, the […]

‘Please Help Me’: American Pastor Imprisoned in Turkey Pleads for Trump’s Intervention

‘Please Help Me’: American Pastor Imprisoned in Turkey Pleads for Trump’s Intervention

An American pastor who has been imprisoned in Turkey since last October is pleading for President Trump and his administration to work more fervently for his release. “I plead with my government—with the Trump administration—to fight for me. I ask the State Department to impose sanctions. I appeal to President Trump: Please help me. Let […]

Indonesia Arrests Muslim Leader for Treason Ahead of Rally

Indonesia Arrests Muslim Leader for Treason Ahead of Rally

(Reuters) — Indonesian police arrested five people, including a leader of a hardline Islamist group, for suspected treason on Friday before a protest by thousands of Muslims demanding the sacking of Jakarta’s Christian governor, a police spokesman said. Religious and political tensions have been running high ahead of the second and final round of the […]

Chinese Christians Detained for 15 Days for Attending Bible Study

Chinese Christians Detained for 15 Days for Attending Bible Study

LANGZHONG, Sichuan (China Aid) — More than 20 police officers from China’s southwestern Sichuan Province recently detained 15 Christians for attending a Bible study. Authorities broke into a church in mid-March and took into custody 15 Christians who had gathered for a Bible study. Officers accused them of illegally gathering and “gathering a crowd to […]

Tajik Churches Investigated for Underage Attendees

Tajik Churches Investigated for Underage Attendees

Tajikistan (Mission Network News) — A network of churches in Tajikistan is under heavy scrutiny. Their crime? Having children and teens under the age of 18 at religious services. In Tajikistan, it’s illegal for underage minors to engage in religious activities, even if they’re with their parents. Several security officers attended Sunday services in two […]