Christian Worker in Asia: Amid COVID-19, Remember the Persecuted Church

Christian Worker in Asia: Amid COVID-19, Remember the Persecuted Church

(The Pathway) — COVID-19 has contaminated hundreds of thousands of people, with infections increasing dramatically daily. Some have projected the total number of those affected worldwide will be in the tens of millions, with fatalities anticipated to be over one million people. … The current circumstances, though alarming, could present opportunities for churches to deepen […]

Pastor in Nepal Re-Arrested on New Charges: ‘Outraging Religious Feelings’ and ‘Proselytizing’

Pastor in Nepal Re-Arrested on New Charges: ‘Outraging Religious Feelings’ and ‘Proselytizing’

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – A pastor arrested in Nepal in March on charges of giving false information for saying prayer could heal COVID-19 was released last month – and then immediately re-arrested on new charges, sources said. Moments after releasing pastor Keshab Raj Acharya on bail on April 8, police re-arrested him on charges […]

Four Iranian Christians in Jail, Unable to Afford Bail

Four Iranian Christians in Jail, Unable to Afford Bail

(Article18) — Four Iranian converts to Christianity have been sent to Lakan Prison in the northern city of Rasht, having been unable to afford the bail set for them. Moslem Rahimi, Ramin Hassanpour and his wife Kathrin Sajadpour, and one other who does not wish to be named were arrested in February for their membership […]

Christian Families Slain in Their Homes in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Christian Families Slain in Their Homes in Kaduna State, Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen slaughtered families in Christian areas of Nigeria on Monday (May 11), killing 17 men, women and children in Kaduna state days after a pastor and missionary were abducted, sources said. “Armed Fulani militia” struck predominantly Christian Gonan Rogo village, Kajuru County, less than 40 miles from the city […]

In North Korea, Churches Consist of Meetings of Two or Three, Christians Read Bibles in Secret

In North Korea, Churches Consist of Meetings of Two or Three, Christians Read Bibles in Secret

(Fox News) — Being a Christian in North Korea means using secretive, spylike tactics to read the Bible, facing threats of the death penalty, and circumventing propaganda with tales of believers harvesting organs, according to persecution watchdog groups. Ministries have been creatively sneaking Bibles and smuggling bits and pieces of Scripture through land, air and […]

China Continues to Close, Demolish Unregistered Churches

China Continues to Close, Demolish Unregistered Churches

(Bitter Winter) — The CCP regards all religions as potential enemies. Particularly Christianity, since it was introduced to China from the West. Therefore, various Christian groups and movements are persecuted in the name of “Western infiltration prevention.” As the country grapples to re-launch after coronavirus lockdowns, its leaders continue propagating “stability maintenance” measures that target […]

Between Coronavirus and Locusts, Kenya’s Rural Communities Overwhelmed

Between Coronavirus and Locusts, Kenya’s Rural Communities Overwhelmed

Kenya (Mission Network News) — The coronavirus couldn’t have come at a worse time for Kenya’s rural communities. Kenyan farmers were already struggling with a massive locust outbreak — the worst locust infestation some East African countries have seen in 70 years. Food supplies have been dangerously low. Now, those gathering in rural areas to […]

Christian Families Summoned, Beaten and Threatened With Death in Chhattisgarh, India

Christian Families Summoned, Beaten and Threatened With Death in Chhattisgarh, India

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Animists in central India last week told five Christian families they would lose their harvest lands unless they returned to their tribal religion and beat them when they refused, sources said. When the families answered a summons to a meeting with Salhephal village leaders in Bastar District, Chhattisgarh state on […]