Early Rain Covenant Church Worships in Park After Building Blocked by Police, Those Leading Gathering Taken Away

Early Rain Covenant Church Worships in Park After Building Blocked by Police, Those Leading Gathering Taken Away

 CHENGDU — Video posted to social media on Sunday shows members of Early Rain Covenant Church in China meeting outside after over 100 members were detained last week and police surrounded the building today so that none could enter. A report from the church outlines that those leading the river-side gathering were led away […]

US Commission Releases Report Highlighting Rise of Anti-Conversion Laws in South Asia

US Commission Releases Report Highlighting Rise of Anti-Conversion Laws in South Asia

WASHINGTON — The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has released a report highlighting concerns surrounding the rise of anti-conversion and anti-blasphemy laws in South Asia over the past decade. “[G]overnments across the South Asia region have taken legal measures to prohibit religious conversions from the dominant religious group,” the commission explains in its introduction. […]

Nepali Church Grows Despite Anti-Conversion Law

Nepali Church Grows Despite Anti-Conversion Law

(Mission Network News) — In a new report, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom says anti-conversion laws are on the rise in South Asia. The USCIRF is calling on the U.S. government to work with South Asian allies and “[apply] pressure on governments to rescind laws that deny individuals the right to share and […]

Elder of Chinese Church Pens Letter in Hiding as Over 100 Members Detained: ‘We Are in the Hands of the Lord’

Elder of Chinese Church Pens Letter in Hiding as Over 100 Members Detained: ‘We Are in the Hands of the Lord’

CHENGDU — An elder of Early Rain Covenant Church penned a handwritten letter providing spiritual exhortation and guidance on how the church should proceed in the middle of persecution as over 100 members, including pastors, elders and deacons, were detained on Sunday by Chinese police. “Beloved brothers and sisters, do you have joy?” asked Li Yingqiang. […]

Unimaginable Loss for Christians Displaced by Violence in Nigeria

Unimaginable Loss for Christians Displaced by Violence in Nigeria

JEBBU MIANGO, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A grandmother whose 35-year-old son, 21-year-old daughter-in-law and 5-year-old granddaughter were shot dead by Muslim Fulani herdsmen is now homeless after she and other relatives fled the attack in August. “We were taken in by a family in Jebbu Miango village, but unfortunately the room we were given has been […]

Christian Family in Algeria Charged With ‘Inciting a Muslim to Change His Religion’

Christian Family in Algeria Charged With ‘Inciting a Muslim to Change His Religion’

(World Watch Monitor) — Four Algerian Christians appeared in court last week, charged with “inciting a Muslim to change his religion” and “performing religious worship in an unauthorized place,” reports Middle East Concern (MEC). If found guilty, they face to two to five years in prison and a fine of up to one million dinars […]

Pastor and Five Evangelists Arrested for Preaching in Uganda Following Complaints From Muslims

Pastor and Five Evangelists Arrested for Preaching in Uganda Following Complaints From Muslims

Uganda (International Christian Concern) — International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on Saturday, November 24, Pastor Tom Palapande and his team of five evangelists were arrested in eastern Uganda. Local Muslims reported to the Ugandan police that the Christians were using the Quran to undermine the prophet Mohammed and people of the Islamic faith. “The […]

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