Chinese Court Upholds Sentence Against American Pastor Serving 7 Years Behind Bars

Chinese Court Upholds Sentence Against American Pastor Serving 7 Years Behind Bars

PU’ER — A court in China has upheld a sentence against an American pastor who is currently serving seven years behind bars on a charge of “organizing illegal border crossings,” which some believe is a clever way to prosecute the pastor for his faith. The Pu’er Intermediate People’s Court in Yunnan Province reaffirmed the sentence […]

China Adds Charge Against Early Rain Covenant Church Pastor, Coerces Christians to Accuse Him Falsely

China Adds Charge Against Early Rain Covenant Church Pastor, Coerces Christians to Accuse Him Falsely

(Morning Star News) – Authorities in China have added “illegal business activities” to the subversion charge against pastor Wang Yi and have coerced congregation members to falsely accuse him, according to advocacy and media reports. Pastor Wang, of Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, was detained in a Dec. 9 raid along with […]

House Churches Brutally Suppressed in Southern China

House Churches Brutally Suppressed in Southern China

 (Bitter Winter) — The CCP’s campaign to eliminate house churches is intensifying in the southern provinces of China. One of the most influential house churches in Fujian, Xunsiding Church, was forcibly closed down on May 31; and in Guangdong, Rongguili Church and the House of David Church, as well as multiple unofficial Protestant places […]

Indian Christians Brutally Attacked by Hindus During Worship Service

Indian Christians Brutally Attacked by Hindus During Worship Service

(International Christian Concern) — Last Sunday, Christians were seriously injured in an attack by Hindu radicals in Belchori Village in the North Indian State of Jharkhand. The incident took place when eight Christian families from Friends Missionary Prayer Band refused to recant their Christian faith when threatened. At the expense of their faith, five of […]

Jesus Nearly Erased from North Korea, Laments Former Prisoner Kenneth Bae

Jesus Nearly Erased from North Korea, Laments Former Prisoner Kenneth Bae

WASHINGTON (Baptist Press) — North Korea’s decades-long attempt to eliminate Christianity has practically erased any knowledge of Jesus for citizens, attendees were told Thursday (July 18) at a Capitol Hill event sponsored by the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. The ERLC hosted the meeting on religious liberty under the dictatorial regime at a […]

Teen Kidnapped by Boko Haram Refuses to Deny Christ, Endures and Overcomes Unspeakable Rape, Rejection

Teen Kidnapped by Boko Haram Refuses to Deny Christ, Endures and Overcomes Unspeakable Rape, Rejection

(Open Doors USA) — The last sight 17-year-old Esther remembers seeing the day her world turned upside down was her father’s collapsed body lying lifeless on the ground. Before that October day, Esther and her father lived a pretty simple life after her mother passed away. She attended school and took care of her ailing […]

Cuba Prevents Evangelical Leaders From Attending International Conference on Religious Freedom

Cuba Prevents Evangelical Leaders From Attending International Conference on Religious Freedom

(Evangelical Focus) — Evangelical leaders Moisés de Prada and Álida León were stopped by immigration officials of the Cuban government on Sunday, July 14 at the International Airport José Martí of La Habana, when they tried to take a plane to attend a religious freedom conference in the United States. Prada is the President of […]

Court in Germany Grants Russian Baptists Right to Asylum

Court in Germany Grants Russian Baptists Right to Asylum

(Evangelical Focus) — Persecuted evangelical Christians in Russia should be granted asylum in Germany, a court in the city of Düsselorf said. According to news website Idea, Russian Baptists fled to Germany after groups of young people wearing black uniforms followed them during mission activities, verbally and physically attacking them in several occasions. Relatives also […]