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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

President of US-Based Human Rights, Religious Liberties Group China Aid Receives Death Threats

President of US-Based Human Rights, Religious Liberties Group China Aid Receives Death Threats

(Mission Network News) — Bob Fu, the president of China Aid, has received death threats and currently is being protected by U.S. law enforcement. China Aid is an international human rights organization that seeks to expose the human rights violations of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and promote religious freedom in the country. The source […]

Printers in China Face Fines, Arrest and Closure for Publishing Christian Material

Printers in China Face Fines, Arrest and Closure for Publishing Christian Material

(Barnabas Fund) — The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is stepping up enforcement of its ban on the printing of Christian and other religious material by threatening printers and reprographics businesses with closure, and owners and staff with large fines or imprisonment. The manager of a print business in Luoyang city, in the central province of […]

Lao Christians Detained in Jail for Planning Christian Funeral

Lao Christians Detained in Jail for Planning Christian Funeral

Laos (International Christian Concern) – For over three months, four Lao Christians have been jailed in the country’s Khammouane province for planning a Christian funeral that is contrary to the local customs. According to Radio Free Asia (RFA), on July 3, the four Christians travelled to Khammouane’s Phousath village to attend a funeral that was […]

Iranian Christian Spared New Prison Term as Prosecutor Throws Out Fresh Charges

Iranian Christian Spared New Prison Term as Prosecutor Throws Out Fresh Charges

(Barnabas Fund) — Iranian Christian convert Ebrahim Firouzi, who has already spent six years in prison and nearly a year in internal exile because of his faith, was cleared of fresh charges on Sept. 27. The prosecutor dismissed the latest accusations against Ebrahim after a ten-minute hearing. “The reports by agents from the Ministry of […]

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