Christians in India’s Karnataka State Endure Spike in Persecution

Christians in India’s Karnataka State Endure Spike in Persecution

(International Christian Concern) – Since the beginning of 2020, there has been a dramatic escalation in Christian persecution in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. Reports of violent attacks on the state’s Christians, often justified by false accusations of forced religious conversions, have become a regular part of the news. Many Christians in Karnataka are […]

Police in Nepal Falsely Charge Pastors With Violating Coronavirus Lockdown

Police in Nepal Falsely Charge Pastors With Violating Coronavirus Lockdown

(Morning Star News) – Police arrested two pastors in Nepal on Saturday (March 28), falsely charging them with holding worship services amid the Himalayan country’s lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19, sources said. Police jumped over a locked gate and intruded into the Nissi Church building in Surkhet District, Karnali Province as 69-year-old pastor […]

Detroit Police’s Corona Crackdown on Christians Outside Abortion Facility Ends With Twin Babies Being Saved

Detroit Police’s Corona Crackdown on Christians Outside Abortion Facility Ends With Twin Babies Being Saved

 DETROIT — In a video posted to social media, approximately eight uniformed police officers showed up to enforce Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order against peaceful Christians who were outside of an open abortion facility during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic to reach mothers with biblical truth. The men state that one woman later spared […]

‘We Must Obey the Rule of God’: Three Arrested Outside of N.C. Abortion Facility Amid Stay-at-Home Order

‘We Must Obey the Rule of God’: Three Arrested Outside of N.C. Abortion Facility Amid Stay-at-Home Order

 GREENSBORO, N.C. (Triad City Beat) — Police arrested three men today who were [ministering] outside of an abortion clinic and attempting to speak with family members. In a Facebook Live video (above) posted by the Charlotte-based anti-abortion group Love Life, a man can be heard saying, “Hey guys, we’re in Greensboro right now. We were […]

New Zealand Passes Law Decriminalizing Abortion

New Zealand Passes Law Decriminalizing Abortion

(BBC) — New Zealand’s parliament has passed a bill decriminalizing abortion and allowing women to choose a termination up to 20 weeks into a pregnancy. Voting to remove the procedure from the country’s Crimes Act changes a law that has been in force since 1977. Previously, two doctors were required to approve an abortion – […]

Indian Evangelicals Confirm 366 Cases of Violence Against Christians in 2019

Indian Evangelicals Confirm 366 Cases of Violence Against Christians in 2019

(Evangelical Focus) — The Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) has released the Religious Liberty Commission (RLC) report “Hate and Targeted Violence Against Christians in 2019.” According to the report, “in 2019,the Christian community in India continued to face incidents of targeted violence and hate crimes. The RLC recorded 366 incidents where Christians have been targeted […]

Christians Suffer Police Brutality, Illegal Arrests in Uttar Pradesh, India

Christians Suffer Police Brutality, Illegal Arrests in Uttar Pradesh, India

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Forcing them to pose like Christ on the cross, police last week beat Christians in custody on baseless charges in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state, sources said. On March 15 a church of 200 people was immersed in a Sunday service when 30 Hindu extremists brandishing hockey sticks and steel rods […]

Chinese House Churches Shut Down After Violent Raids

Chinese House Churches Shut Down After Violent Raids

(Bitter Winter) — On Dec. 1, 2019, more than 200 public security personnel and officials from the government of Lanxi city in the eastern province of Zhejiang stormed into a house church meeting venue. After shutting off electricity, they ordered the congregation to stop gathering. When the believers in the venue complained about the invaders’ […]

Indian Couple Assaulted for Distributing Christian Tracts

Indian Couple Assaulted for Distributing Christian Tracts

(Christian Solidarity Worldwide) — Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has called on police in Tamil Nadu, India, to take action to investigate an incident in which a Christian couple from Pakkam village, Gudiyatham, Vellore District were assaulted and humiliated for sharing Christian gospel tracts. Babu Phinegas and his wife Esther have been local traders for the […]

Chinese Mother Faces Court for Choosing Christian Schooling

Chinese Mother Faces Court for Choosing Christian Schooling

BEIHAI, Guangxi (ChinaAid) — This week, a Christian mother in China faced a court because she chose not to send her child to public schools. Fan Ruzhen refused public education for her child, choosing homeschooling or Christian schooling instead. Because of this, officials summoned her several times and threatened to revoke her government-provided subsistence paycheck. […]

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