Chinese Communist Party Fines Hotel for Allowing Christians to Hold Religious Activities

Chinese Communist Party Fines Hotel for Allowing Christians to Hold Religious Activities

XIAMEN, Fujian Province (ChinaAid) — On Oct. 16, the Bureau of Culture and Tourism of Siming District, Xiamen and Municipal Bureau of Ethnic and Religious Affairs of Xiamen jointly issued a notice, charging that Xiamen Sea View Garden Hotel Co., Ltd. violated the Regulations on Religious Affairs. The hotel provided a gathering place for Christians several […]

Poland’s Highest Court Rules Law Allowing Abortion of Babies With Defects Is Unconstitutional

Poland’s Highest Court Rules Law Allowing Abortion of Babies With Defects Is Unconstitutional

(The Christian Institute) — Poland’s highest court has ruled that abortions on the grounds of disability will no longer be permitted. The Constitutional Tribunal ruled that the current law is unconstitutional. It is under this law that 98 percent of the country’s abortions are carried out, including for conditions such as Down syndrome. … In […]

Churches Attacked Amid Police Brutality Protests in Nigeria

Churches Attacked Amid Police Brutality Protests in Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Protests against police brutality in Nigeria that grew into generalized unrest over poor government took on a religious dimension this week with attacks on Christians and church buildings. Following peaceful protests that began earlier this month against torture and killings by Special Anti­­-­Robbery Squad (SARS) forces, counter-demonstrations against the #EndSARS protestors […]

Chinese Pastor Recounts Persecution of His Church and Family

Chinese Pastor Recounts Persecution of His Church and Family

ZHAOTONG, Yunnan Province (ChinaAid) — During an interview with a reporter on Oct. 19, Wang Hai, a Miao pastor, talked about persecutions he and the church he pastors routinely experience. According to Hai, government officials have relentlessly harassed him and his family. They have ransacked his home, as well as those of other church members. […]

Church Service in Central India Raided by Mob of Hindu Nationalists

Church Service in Central India Raided by Mob of Hindu Nationalists

(International Christian Concern) – On Oct. 16, a Christian worship service was attacked by a mob of radical Hindu nationalists in India’s Madhya Pradesh state. After being falsely accused of engaging in forced religious conversions, a pastor and seven other Christians were taken into police custody for questioning. According to Pastor Dhanlal Pargi, 30 to […]

Scottish Government’s Attempt to Redefine ‘Woman’ to Be Challenged in Court

Scottish Government’s Attempt to Redefine ‘Woman’ to Be Challenged in Court

(The Christian Institute) — Campaigners have been granted a judicial review over a Scottish government move to redefine the meaning of “woman.” For Women Scotland (FWS) have taken legal action against the government for including men who identify as female in a law designed to address the number of women on public boards. FWS claims […]

Woman With Down Syndrome Challenges UK Abortion Law: ‘It Makes Me Feel Like I Shouldn’t Exist’

Woman With Down Syndrome Challenges UK Abortion Law: ‘It Makes Me Feel Like I Shouldn’t Exist’

 (The Christian Institute) — A woman with Down syndrome has been given permission to challenge the current law on abortion at the High Court. Heidi Crowter and fellow campaigner Máire Lea-Wilson say the law discriminates against unborn babies with the condition. In the UK, abortion is permitted up to 24 weeks for most reasons […]

Congregation in Israel Faces Repeated Harassment From Anti-Missionary Group

Congregation in Israel Faces Repeated Harassment From Anti-Missionary Group

(Voice of the Martyrs Australia) — The Beit Hallel Messianic Congregation in Ashdod, southern Israel has experienced systematic harassment from the local anti-missionary group. The harassment includes intimidation, fear tactics, vandalism, curses, chanting, blocking the entrance to the church and disrupting services. The congregation initially won a court case against its harassers and obtained a […]

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