Chinese Government Seeking to Remove Foreign Influence on Religion to Bring Faith Under ‘Chinese Spirit’

Chinese Government Seeking to Remove Foreign Influence on Religion to Bring Faith Under ‘Chinese Spirit’

China (Mission Network News) – Over the last few months, multiple reports surfaced out of China revealing a crackdown on both unregistered and registered churches. “This is the worst it’s been in 30 years. The pressure from the government is immense right now; everything from putting church members in jails to kicking out vast numbers […]

Legal Struggle of Doctor Reflects Wider Harassment of Christians in India

Legal Struggle of Doctor Reflects Wider Harassment of Christians in India

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Emergency medicine doctor Christo Thomas Philip was returning with his family to his native India from a medical conference in Greece when immigration officials at Delhi’s Indira Ghandi International Airport took him into custody. His deportation from India on that day, April 26, 2016, came after working for three years treating […]

Kidnapped Pastor Tun Nu Killed in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Kidnapped Pastor Tun Nu Killed in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

(International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on February 1, Pastor Tun Nu, who was kidnapped at gunpoint in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on January 19, has died. According to Gospel for Asia (GFA), the mission organization Pastor Tun is a part of, the 41-year-old pastor was killed along with several others […]

Indonesia Becoming Increasingly Difficult for Christians

Indonesia Becoming Increasingly Difficult for Christians

Indonesia (Mission Network News) – Open Doors’ 2019 World Watch List was recently released. Indonesia was previously ranked #38 on the list of the most severe places for Christians to live. But on the new list, it was ranked as #30. Forgotten Missionaries International’s Bruce Allen says Indonesia is the world’s largest Muslim majority nation, […]

Pastor Kidnapped by Local Gang in Myanmar Still Missing

Pastor Kidnapped by Local Gang in Myanmar Still Missing

(International Christian Concern) – Gospel for Asia (GFA), a ministry that has been serving the least of these in Asia since 1979, has issued an urgent prayer appeal on behalf of one of its field-partner workers who was abducted at gunpoint in Myanmar. On January 19, five people forced Pastor Tun Nu to leave his […]

2018 Sees ‘Unprecedented’ Persecution in Iran

2018 Sees ‘Unprecedented’ Persecution in Iran

  Iran (Mission Network News) — Amid news of Iran’s deepening economic woes, a new report describes the regime’s continued crackdown on Christians. Violations of the Rights of Christians in Iran 2018 was compiled by Article 18, Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Middle East Concern, and Open Doors International. It begins by listing rights and freedoms guaranteed […]

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