China Appoints New Hong Kong Chief Known for Christian Persecution

China Appoints New Hong Kong Chief Known for Christian Persecution

Hong Kong/Macau (International Christian Concern) – In the midst of fighting the Coronavirus epidemic, China has announced that it will put Xia Baolong, previously known for removing thousands of crosses from churches in Zhejiang province, in charge of the cabinet-level office that oversees Hong Kong and Macau affairs. Xia, 67, the vice chairman of the […]

Crackdowns on House Churches in China’s Ninghai County

Crackdowns on House Churches in China’s Ninghai County

(Bitter Winter) — The persecution of house churches that belong to the so-called “gray market” — the largest segment of Chinese religion — has intensified dramatically since the new Regulations on Religious Affairs came into force in February 2018. Crackdowns on them have been implemented throughout the country, and Ninghai county in Zhejiang Province’s prefecture-level […]

Five Christians in Northern India Arrested on False Forced Conversion Charges

Five Christians in Northern India Arrested on False Forced Conversion Charges

(International Christian Concern) – On Tuesday, Feb. 11, five Christians from India’s Uttar Pradesh state were taken into police custody after being falsely accused of engaging in forced religious conversions. According to local Christians, police eventually released all five, but only after three were kept in police custody overnight. The incident took place in Udaypatty […]

13-Year-Old UK Girl Launches Legal Challenge Over Transgender Guidance for Schools

13-Year-Old UK Girl Launches Legal Challenge Over Transgender Guidance for Schools

(The Christian Institute) — A 13-year-old girl has launched a legal challenge against Oxfordshire County Council over its controversial guidance for schools concerning transgender pupils. The “Trans Inclusion Toolkit for Schools 2019” was implemented by Oxfordshire County Council last year. It says boys who claim to be girls should be allowed to share female toilets, […]

Church Decimated After Upper-Caste Hindus Stir Hostilities in Andhra Pradesh, India

Church Decimated After Upper-Caste Hindus Stir Hostilities in Andhra Pradesh, India

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Attacks and harassment of a house church in southern India have decimated the 40-member congregation and left the pastor injured and demoralized. Pastor Eswara Rao Appalabattula on Jan. 27 pleaded with about a dozen local residents to stop building a wall meant to block people from attending worship services at his […]

‘Horrifying’: Mass Burial Held for 2,411 Aborted Babies Found in Abortionist’s Garage, Car

‘Horrifying’: Mass Burial Held for 2,411 Aborted Babies Found in Abortionist’s Garage, Car

 SOUTH BEND, Ind. (South Bend Tribune) — Thousands of aborted babies that were found at an abortion doctor’s suburban Chicago garage last year were buried Wednesday at an Indiana cemetery. Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill joined more than 100 people that afternoon at the Southlawn Cemetery by the Palmer Funeral Home in South Bend, […]

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