Christian Villagers in Pakistan Beaten, Stopped from Constructing Church

Christian Villagers in Pakistan Beaten, Stopped from Constructing Church

(International Christian Concern) – On Nov. 4, a mob of armed Muslims stopped Christians from constructing a church building in the village of Chak 211/EB, located near Arifwala, in the Pakpattan district of Pakistan’s Punjab province. According to local Christians, they are being denied their basic constitutional rights by village leaders. The incident started when […]

More Chinese House Churches Subjected to Violent Attacks and Seizures

More Chinese House Churches Subjected to Violent Attacks and Seizures

(Bitter Winter) — Religious groups in China are forced to submit to the CCP and organize activities following the Party’s policies; otherwise, they will be identified as unlawful and targeted for eradication. On Oct. 16, more than 20 government officials from the Cangshan district in Fuzhou, the capital of the southeastern province of Fujian, force-entered […]

Attacks on Pakistani Sites of Worship Fuel Cultural Violence

Attacks on Pakistani Sites of Worship Fuel Cultural Violence

Pakistan (Mission Network News) — The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom is taking notice of attacks on places of worship. In countries like Pakistan, worship sites of minority religions are frequently targeted with violence. Forgotten Missionaries International (FMI) Executive Director Bruce Allen often hears reports from the field of attacks on Pakistani churches. […]

No Word on Fate of Pastor, Co-Worker Three Months After Kidnap From US-Mexico Border

No Word on Fate of Pastor, Co-Worker Three Months After Kidnap From US-Mexico Border

(Christian Solidarity Worldwide) — There have been no developments in the case of a protestant pastor and a co-worker who forcibly disappeared on Aug. 3 in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Pastor Aarón Méndez Ruiz and Alfredo Castillo de Luna were kidnapped from the AMAR migrant shelter, in Nuevo Laredo on the US-Mexico border, after Méndez Ruiz […]

Baptists Fined in Eastern Ukraine, Detained and Beaten in Uzbekistan

Baptists Fined in Eastern Ukraine, Detained and Beaten in Uzbekistan

(Evangelical Focus) — Pro-Russian rebels seized parts of Ukraine’s Luhansk Region in March 2014 and the following month proclaimed what they called the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), which currently controls about a third of the region. The unrecognized LPR has banned worship in all Protestant churches and … courts punish individuals who lead worship meetings in […]

Police Put Christian Churches Under Surveillance in Tamil Nadu State, India

Police Put Christian Churches Under Surveillance in Tamil Nadu State, India

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Police in southern India’s Tamil Nadu state have put several house churches under surveillance in order to stop worship, in violation of the country’s secular constitution, sources said. Police have told congregations to stop worship in homes in Anuperpalayem, Velampalayem, Kangeyam and several other villages in Tiruppur District, Vijaya Kumar of […]

UN Group Calls for US Pastor’s Release From Chinese Prison

UN Group Calls for US Pastor’s Release From Chinese Prison

(ChinaAid) — A United Nations group has urged China to release North Carolina Pastor John Cao. The group, the United Nation’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD), has released this statement. In it, the group has said it raised the issue of Cao’s arrest to the Chinese government earlier this year. The piece went on […]

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