At Least 15 Churches Harassed Across China This Week

At Least 15 Churches Harassed Across China This Week

(China Aid) — At least 15 churches have been harassed in mainland China since Sunday in a nationwide crackdown on the faith. At 9:30 a.m. on May 12, state security officers from the local religious management bureau invaded Jinxiangtan Church in Xiangtan, Hunan province, and stopped one of the church’s elders, a man surnamed Huang, […]

US Woman Who Helps Single Mothers, Orphans, Disabled Children Deported From Kazakhstan

US Woman Who Helps Single Mothers, Orphans, Disabled Children Deported From Kazakhstan

(International Christian Concern) – In 2000, Victoria Charbonneau left her home in Richmond, Virginia to travel to Kazakhstan with a desire to help other people. While visiting the city of Taraz, her heart broke for the 180 children she visited in an orphanage. Determined to put her Christian faith into action, she set out to […]

Bolivian Religious Freedom Law Gives Evangelicals Same Rights as Catholics

Bolivian Religious Freedom Law Gives Evangelicals Same Rights as Catholics

(Evangelical Focus) — Bolivian President, Evo Morales, approved in April the Law of Religious Freedom, Religious Organizations and Spiritual Beliefs. The rule recognises evangelical churches and institutions and gives them the same rights as Roman Catholics. “With this law, all churches have the same rights. There is equality. There is neither a primary nor a […]

Muslim Gunmen Killed Burkina Faso Pastor, Others After They Refused to Convert to Islam

Muslim Gunmen Killed Burkina Faso Pastor, Others After They Refused to Convert to Islam

(World Watch Monitor) — Gunmen who attacked a Protestant church in Burkina Faso on April 28 asked the pastor and five others to convert to Islam before they killed them, World Watch Monitor has learned. Last Sunday’s violence in the West African country appears to have been the first attack, specifically on a church building, […]

Chinese House Churches Shut Down for Disobeying the Party

Chinese House Churches Shut Down for Disobeying the Party

(Bitter Winter) — Since the new Regulations on Religious Affairs came into effect in February 2018, the Chinese authorities have been attempting to curb the growth of Christianity by ordering Protestant house churches to join the official Three-Self Church; those who don’t comply are shut down. This February, local authorities raided a house church in […]

Acquittals Upheld for Christian Converts in Algeria Charged With Inciting Muslim to Change Religion

Acquittals Upheld for Christian Converts in Algeria Charged With Inciting Muslim to Change Religion

TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – A convert from Islam in Algeria whose Muslim wife charged him with inciting her to change her religion won a final court battle in April — after losing her to divorce in March. A court on April 17 upheld Rachid Ouali’s acquittal following a final appeal of the Dec. 25 verdict. […]

Funeral Held for Eight Nigerian Christians Killed After Driver ‘Deliberately’ Crashes Into Procession

Funeral Held for Eight Nigerian Christians Killed After Driver ‘Deliberately’ Crashes Into Procession

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Hundreds of family members and sympathizers on Saturday (April 27) attended a funeral in northeastern Nigeria for eight young Christians, six of them minors, who were killed when an off-duty security officer drove his vehicle into their Easter procession on April 21, sources said. The officer, identified as Adamu […]

Six Christians Killed in Church Attack in Burkina Faso

Six Christians Killed in Church Attack in Burkina Faso

(Evangelical Focus) — Unidentified gunmen killed at least six people at a Protestant church in northern Burkina Faso on Sunday, authorities said. According to local witnesses, the attackers arrived on seven motorbikes at the end of Sunday’s service and killed the pastor, two of his sons and three other worshipers. “It is the first attack […]