Chinese electronics company employees arrested for selling audio Bibles

Chinese electronics company employees arrested for selling audio Bibles

(International Christian Concern) — On July 22, 2019, in China’s Guangdong province, seven employees at Shenzhen Cedar Electronics, a company that sells audio Bibles, were arrested for “illegal business operations.” Human rights lawyer Wen Yu shared that he met with one of the employees with the last name Hu at a police station after they were […]

Properties owned by Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church threatened with demolition

Properties owned by Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church threatened with demolition

OMDURMAN, Sudan (Christian Solidiarity Worldwide) — A court in Sudan has approved the demolition of a 2000 square metre block of properties owned by the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church (SPEC) in Omdurman, Sudan’s second city. The properties adjacent to the church comprise three homes that are rented to private tenants, three medical clinics, two laboratories, […]

Threats in the midst of renewed church growth in Libya

Threats in the midst of renewed church growth in Libya

(Voice of the Martyrs Canada) — Once an active centre of Christianity during the days of the early church, Libya is now known as an epicentre of persecution that’s so extreme, there are few believers today remaining in the country. According to some reports, however, the number of Christ-followers is again starting to grow, despite increasing opposition […]

Eritrean Christians mark 20 years of church closures

Eritrean Christians mark 20 years of church closures

(Release International) — Christians in Eritrea mark 20 years of state persecution this month. The East African dictatorship shut down most of its churches in May 2002, outlawing every religion except Sunni Islam, Eritrean Orthodox, Roman Catholicism and the Lutheran Church. And today, 20 years later, the persecution continues. Release International is calling for full […]

Karnataka becomes India’s 11th state to enact anti-conversion law

Karnataka becomes India’s 11th state to enact anti-conversion law

Local Christians Face Increased Violence and Threats India (International Christian Concern) –The southern Indian state of Karnataka has become the 11th state to ratify the Freedom of Religion Acts, also known as an anti-conversion law. The ordinance was approved by the state cabinet last week and sent to the governor for his approval. Karnataka’s Governor, Thawar […]

Christians accuse policeman in India of destroying church building

Christians accuse policeman in India of destroying church building

Remains of church building burned down in Kistaram village, Chhattisgarh state, India. (Morning Star News) NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – After months of appeals to officials in central India, Christians are still awaiting action against a police officer alleged to have burned down a church building and threatened them with false charges if they continue […]

Muslim villagers destroy church building, pastor’s house

Muslim villagers destroy church building, pastor’s house

Malakachomo Revival Church of God in eastern Uganda was destroyed on May 6, 2022. (Morning Star News) NAIROBI (Morning Star News) – Muslims furious that an Islamic leader and his wife put their faith in Christ destroyed a pastor’s house and church building in eastern Uganda on May 6, sources said. After Sheikh Musyoya Anasi and […]

Authorities in district of India’s Uttar Pradesh demand pastors to cease religious activities

Authorities in district of India’s Uttar Pradesh demand pastors to cease religious activities

(International Christian Concern) — Last week, authorities in the Basti district of Uttar Pradesh summoned several pastors to the police station. The officers instructed the pastors to cease all religious activities including house church gatherings in the district unless obtaining prior permission from the district magistrate. Failing to do so would result in the pastors being […]