Shutdown of Jiangxi Province’s House Churches in Full Swing

Shutdown of Jiangxi Province’s House Churches in Full Swing

(Bitter Winter) — Throughout 2019, authorities in the southeastern province of Jiangxi forcibly demolished numerous house churches, looted their property, and arrested clergy members under the pretext of the nationwide campaign to “clean up gang crime and eliminate evil.” Bitter Winter continues to receive more reports about such CCP-organized suppression attacks to force house churches […]

UK Broadcaster Melanie Phillips: Gov’t Must Recognize Link Between Fatherless Homes and Crime

UK Broadcaster Melanie Phillips: Gov’t Must Recognize Link Between Fatherless Homes and Crime

(The Christian Institute) — Writer and broadcaster Melanie Phillips has spoken about the “devastating impact” fatherless families can have on young men. She urged the government to acknowledge “the role played by family upbringing in crime” and to develop appropriate policies. … Phillips said that while there are many factors which contribute to crime, “studies […]

Families of Three Christian Schoolteachers Killed in Kenya Receive Aid

Families of Three Christian Schoolteachers Killed in Kenya Receive Aid

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – The families of three Christian schoolteachers killed by Islamic extremists in northeastern Kenya have suffered loss beyond words, but aid from donors in Ireland is helping to compensate for lost income, they said. Somalia-based Al Shabaab militants on Jan. 13 killed Titus Sasaka, a member of the New Testament Church of […]

Iranian Christian Sentenced to Two More Years in Prison Over ‘Evangelical Zionist Christianity’ Church Membership

Iranian Christian Sentenced to Two More Years in Prison Over ‘Evangelical Zionist Christianity’ Church Membership

(Article18) — Christian convert Ismaeil Maghrebinejad has been sentenced to an additional two years in prison. The 65-year-old was sentenced in January to three years in prison for “insulting Islamic sacred beliefs.” Now, following a court hearing on Feb. 27, he has been sentenced to an additional two years in prison for “membership of a […]

Nigerian Elders Hold Service in Burned Church After Boko Haram Lays Waste to Village

Nigerian Elders Hold Service in Burned Church After Boko Haram Lays Waste to Village

(Barnabas Aid) — Four Nigerian church elders held a Sunday service in their burnt out church building on Feb. 23, two days after Boko Haram militants abducted some of the church’s female members and set fire to the building. The terrorists’ rampage had destroyed churches, homes, schools and businesses, in the Christian village of Garkida […]

Christian in Pakistan Tortured to Death for Bathing in Muslims’ Well

Christian in Pakistan Tortured to Death for Bathing in Muslims’ Well

(International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Saleem Masih, a 22-year-old Pakistani Christian, was severely tortured by a Muslim landlord in Pakistan’s Kasur District because he used the landlord’s tube-well to bathe. Three days later, on Feb. 28, Saleem died at Lahore General Hospital due to the severity of his injuries. […]