Pastor in Northern India Dragged From Prayer Meeting and Beaten

Pastor in Northern India Dragged From Prayer Meeting and Beaten

(International Christian Concern) – On July 28, individuals believed to be radical Hindu nationalists disrupted a private prayer meeting and beat the pastor in northern India. The pastor was then reported to local police for allegedly converting individuals to Christianity. Pastor Raju Prassad is the leader of a small fellowship group in Kanshiram Colony, Uttar […]

Another Attack Targets Christians in Plateau State, Nigeria

Another Attack Targets Christians in Plateau State, Nigeria

(International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on Thursday evening, August 1, 2019, Fulani militants ambushed and shot three young men, all members of the Baptist church in Ancha village of Miango District in Nigeria’s Plateau State. The three men were serving as part of the community volunteer watch. Thankfully, all […]

As Church Worships, Police in Algeria Arrive to Seal Building

As Church Worships, Police in Algeria Arrive to Seal Building

TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – Interrupting a worship service, police on Tuesday (Aug. 6) sealed a church building in north-central Algeria, less than three months after locking shut another site in the same area. “I am deeply saddened by so much injustice – it breaks my heart,” pastor Messaoud Takilt told Morning Star News. “This is […]

10 Sola Fide Chinese House Church Meeting Venues Shut Down

10 Sola Fide Chinese House Church Meeting Venues Shut Down

(Bitter Winter) — On June 23, local government officials launched a joint operation, separately arriving at each meeting venue of True Love Church, a part of the Sola Fide network of house churches, to seal off the church and arrest the church’s leaders. About 10 personnel from the Ethnic and Religious Affairs Bureau and Public […]

Chinese House Church Worships in a Bathhouse to Evade Shutdown

Chinese House Church Worships in a Bathhouse to Evade Shutdown

(Bitter Winter) — Since the new Regulations on Religious Affairs came into effect in 2018, all places of worship that are not part of the official, CCP-run religious institutions face the risk of being eliminated altogether and forced to be put under the state’s control. To continue adhering to their faith, many house church Christians […]

Public Awareness, Pressure Help Persecuted Christians Win Justice in India

Public Awareness, Pressure Help Persecuted Christians Win Justice in India

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – An attorney representing Christians threatened at a wedding in northern India – with police joining in the verbal abuse and then arresting the Christians – couldn’t believe what was now happening to him. Attorney Harjinder Singh had gone to the workplace of the Sikh leader who organized the disruption […]

Christians in Colombia Seen by Gangs, Drug Cartels as ‘Enemy to Be Eradicated’

Christians in Colombia Seen by Gangs, Drug Cartels as ‘Enemy to Be Eradicated’

(Evangelical Focus) — Colombia celebrated its independence on July 20. However, freedom remains a distant dream for many Colombian Christians. This year alone, Christians in Buenaventura, Colombia have seen eight violent attacks against Christians, two churches shattered, one murder and multiple cases of threats, extortion and abuse. Due to its strategic position as a port […]

Christians Being ‘Harassed’ in Over 100 Countries, Major Report Confirms

Christians Being ‘Harassed’ in Over 100 Countries, Major Report Confirms

(The Christian Institute) — A new report into religious restrictions around the world confirms that Christians are being harassed in dozens of countries worldwide. US think-tank Pew Research Center corroborated similar reports on persecution, finding that Christians face challenges and threats for their beliefs in 143 nations. The suffering covered by “harassment” ranged from verbal […]

Reporting Persecution to Police a Vanishing Option for Christians in India

Reporting Persecution to Police a Vanishing Option for Christians in India

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Persecution of Christians in Bihar state, India, has so intensified in the past two years that Pastor Shelton Viswanathan didn’t dare call police after Hindu extremists broke bones in his hand and foot. “If I force the police to register cases against the assailants, the [Hindu extremist] Bajrang Dal’s […]

Christians Among Those Represented as Trump Meets Global Survivors of Religious Persecution

Christians Among Those Represented as Trump Meets Global Survivors of Religious Persecution

WASHINGTON — Christians were among those who were recently represented before President Trump in the Oval Office as he heard stories from those around the world who have experienced persecution personally or in their family life due to their faith. “As Christians in Myanmar, we are being oppressed and tortured by the Myanmar military government,” […]