Lawyers and Activists Call on Judiciary to Overturn Decision to Remove Child From Adoptive Christian Couple

Lawyers and Activists Call on Judiciary to Overturn Decision to Remove Child From Adoptive Christian Couple

(Article18) — One hundred and twenty lawyers and activists have written an open letter to the head of the judiciary in Iran, asking him to overturn a court’s decision to remove a two-year-old girl from her adoptive parents because they are Christian converts. Sam Khosravi and his wife Maryam Falahi’s appeal against the ruling, issued […]

Christian’s Hearing Damaged in ‘Reconversion’ Attacks in India

Christian’s Hearing Damaged in ‘Reconversion’ Attacks in India

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – A Christian and his 20-year-old son have taken refuge at an undisclosed location since an attack on Sept. 2 in Chhattisgarh state left the father with permanent damage to his hearing, sources said. Jagra Kashyap, 45, and son Asharam Kashyap had to leave their families at home in Badrenga village, Bastar […]

Three Young Christians Assaulted in North Sudan

Three Young Christians Assaulted in North Sudan

(Morning Star News) – A pastor’s son, his cousin and their 20-year-old aunt were assaulted in a suburb north of Khartoum, Sudan on Tuesday (Oct. 6) as Muslims continued targeting church members despite religious freedoms favored by the new transitional government. Levi Hakim, 17, had gone into a shop in the Alsamrab neighborhood in Khartoum […]

Pastor Left Hospitalized After Mob Attack in Northern India

Pastor Left Hospitalized After Mob Attack in Northern India

(International Christian Concern) – On October 4, a pastor in India’s Uttar Pradesh state was brutally attacked after they falsely accused the pastor of being involved in forced conversions. The attack left the pastor hospitalized with serious injuries, including multiple bone fractures. On the day of the incident, a mob of 10 to 12 people […]

Pastor in Northeast India Arrested for Constructing an ‘Illegal’ Church

Pastor in Northeast India Arrested for Constructing an ‘Illegal’ Church

(International Christian Concern) – According to The Arunchal Times, the pastor of Tawang Revival Church, Pastor Joseph Singhi, was arrested by police in Tawang for allegedly constructing an illegal church. Pastor Singhi was later released on bail, but the controversy over the church continues. According to the Christian community of Tawang, located in India’s Arunchal […]

Indian Christians in ‘Fear and Shock’ After Extremists Warn Leave Faith or Die

Indian Christians in ‘Fear and Shock’ After Extremists Warn Leave Faith or Die

(Barnabas Fund) — Christians were warned “to leave their faith or face fatal consequences” before around 16 of their homes were razed by extremists in India’s Chhattisgarh state on Sept. 22 and 23. The series of “brazen and perilous” attacks by extremists on three villages in the district of Kondagaon have left the Christian victims […]

Children Killed, Christian Leaders Kidnapped in Nigeria

Children Killed, Christian Leaders Kidnapped in Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria, October 1, 2020 (Morning Star News) – Two young Christian women and a 6-year-old boy were killed while other Christians were kidnapped or slain as uncontested lawlessness by Fulani herdsmen continued in Nigeria, sources said. In Plateau state the herdsmen attacked Kpachudu village in Miango District, Bassa County west of Jos, at about 8 […]

Chinese Christian Bookseller Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison, Over 12,000 Texts Destroyed

Chinese Christian Bookseller Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison, Over 12,000 Texts Destroyed

(The Western Journal) — Christian persecution in China continues to worsen. Sources recently confirmed to the nonprofit International Christian Concern that a Chinese Christian online bookstore owner, Chen Yu, was charged with “illegal business operations” on Sept. 27. He was sentenced to seven years in prison and a fine of 200,000 renminbi ($29,450). Chen was […]

Village Notice in China’s Yunnan Province Prohibits Conversion to Christianity

Village Notice in China’s Yunnan Province Prohibits Conversion to Christianity

(Christian Solidarity Worldwide) — New “village rules” introduced in Huang Fei village, Yingjiang County in Yunnan, near the China-Burma border, state that anyone who converts to Christianity will face financial penalties or even the confiscation of their land. Huang Fei village is inhabited by members of the Dai ethnic group. The notice, seen by CSW […]