271 Indian Christians Facing ‘Unfounded’ Criminal Charges, Including Converting Hindus Through ‘Spreading Lies’ About Hinduism

271 Indian Christians Facing ‘Unfounded’ Criminal Charges, Including Converting Hindus Through ‘Spreading Lies’ About Hinduism

(World Watch Monitor) — Two hundred and seventy-one Christians in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have been charged with a range of crimes including attempting to convert Hindus through the use of drugs and by spreading lies about Hinduism. Of the 271, just three were named – pastors Durga Prasad Yadav, Kirit Rai […]

China Forbids Children From Churches as Religious Rights Diminish

China Forbids Children From Churches as Religious Rights Diminish

(Open Doors USA) — Since introducing new religious regulations in February to align “religion with Chinese characteristics,” Chinese President Xi Jinping and his regime continue to tighten their grip on religious rights in the name of unification of the country. According to the new regulations, religious leaders must “conduct religious activities in the Chinese context, […]

Mobilizing the Gospel Among Nomads in Kenya

Mobilizing the Gospel Among Nomads in Kenya

Kenya (Mission Network News) — The Rendille people in Kenya are historically an animist, nomadic people group. The people group of about 75,000 live off the land in northern Kenya and their animals. “They worship the earth, and the animals, and their ancestors,” World Mission’s Greg Kelley says. The Rendille people are surrounded by Muslim […]

Closure of Large Church in Beijing Deepens Shadow on Religious Freedom in China

Closure of Large Church in Beijing Deepens Shadow on Religious Freedom in China

(Morning Star News) – The growing crack-down on unofficial churches in China deepened on Sunday (Sept. 9) when authorities closed one of the largest churches in Beijing, according to reports. The Beijing Chaoyang District Civil Affairs Bureau informed Zion Church that it was “legally banned” for organizing events without registering as an official Three-Self Patriotic […]

‘God Showed Them They Could Be Washed and Cleansed’: African Orphans Thrive in Christ Despite Traumatic Past

‘God Showed Them They Could Be Washed and Cleansed’: African Orphans Thrive in Christ Despite Traumatic Past

East Africa (Mission Network News) — Reports released this week detail the rescue of 85 minors from forced labor in Sudan. According to authorities, the minors came from several African nations: Chad, Eritrea, Niger, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan. Human trafficking poses a major threat to Africa’s 52 million orphans. With […]

Nigerian Pastor, Three Sons Burned Alive Among at Least 20 Killed in Latest Plateau Massacre

Nigerian Pastor, Three Sons Burned Alive Among at Least 20 Killed in Latest Plateau Massacre

(World Watch Monitor) — A spate of attacks, in which at least 20 were killed in Nigeria’s central Plateau State over the last week of August, has shattered peace efforts by religious and political leaders in its capital, Jos. … On Aug. 28, communities including a mining site at Wereh village (Ropp District), Abonong, Ziyat […]

Chinese Government Relentlessly Demolishes Crosses in Henan

Chinese Government Relentlessly Demolishes Crosses in Henan

(China Aid) — Henan authorities continue tearing down crosses in Zhengzhou, Nanyang, and Yuzhou. Christians of Chinese Gospel Fellowship Tongxin Church located in Anpeng, Nanyang sang hymns to encourage each other in their empty church after the cross was demolished. It is unprecedented that Henan officials massively destroy crosses. Eight house churches were shut down […]

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