271 Indian Christians Facing ‘Unfounded’ Criminal Charges, Including Converting Hindus Through ‘Spreading Lies’ About Hinduism

271 Indian Christians Facing ‘Unfounded’ Criminal Charges, Including Converting Hindus Through ‘Spreading Lies’ About Hinduism

(World Watch Monitor) — Two hundred and seventy-one Christians in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have been charged with a range of crimes including attempting to convert Hindus through the use of drugs and by spreading lies about Hinduism. Of the 271, just three were named – pastors Durga Prasad Yadav, Kirit Rai […]

China Forbids Children From Churches as Religious Rights Diminish

China Forbids Children From Churches as Religious Rights Diminish

(Open Doors USA) — Since introducing new religious regulations in February to align “religion with Chinese characteristics,” Chinese President Xi Jinping and his regime continue to tighten their grip on religious rights in the name of unification of the country. According to the new regulations, religious leaders must “conduct religious activities in the Chinese context, […]

Mobilizing the Gospel Among Nomads in Kenya

Mobilizing the Gospel Among Nomads in Kenya

Kenya (Mission Network News) — The Rendille people in Kenya are historically an animist, nomadic people group. The people group of about 75,000 live off the land in northern Kenya and their animals. “They worship the earth, and the animals, and their ancestors,” World Mission’s Greg Kelley says. The Rendille people are surrounded by Muslim […]

Closure of Large Church in Beijing Deepens Shadow on Religious Freedom in China

Closure of Large Church in Beijing Deepens Shadow on Religious Freedom in China

(Morning Star News) – The growing crack-down on unofficial churches in China deepened on Sunday (Sept. 9) when authorities closed one of the largest churches in Beijing, according to reports. The Beijing Chaoyang District Civil Affairs Bureau informed Zion Church that it was “legally banned” for organizing events without registering as an official Three-Self Patriotic […]

After Chinese Officials Shut Down Chengdu House Church, Members Take the Gospel to the Streets

After Chinese Officials Shut Down Chengdu House Church, Members Take the Gospel to the Streets

CHENGDU, China — Members of a house church in China recently took the gospel to the streets after the government shut down their unregistered church, video footage reveals. A video shared on Sunday by Christopher Gregory of the organization China Missions shows Christians gathering in the public park to sing, preach and pray. Sometimes they […]

‘God Showed Them They Could Be Washed and Cleansed’: African Orphans Thrive in Christ Despite Traumatic Past

‘God Showed Them They Could Be Washed and Cleansed’: African Orphans Thrive in Christ Despite Traumatic Past

East Africa (Mission Network News) — Reports released this week detail the rescue of 85 minors from forced labor in Sudan. According to authorities, the minors came from several African nations: Chad, Eritrea, Niger, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan. Human trafficking poses a major threat to Africa’s 52 million orphans. With […]

Canadian Group to Indoctrinate Children on ‘Gender Identity’ With Videos Featuring Girl Puppet Who Identifies as Boy

Canadian Group to Indoctrinate Children on ‘Gender Identity’ With Videos Featuring Girl Puppet Who Identifies as Boy

A Canadian group has released several short videos for teachers and parents featuring a girl puppet who identifies as a boy, as well as “social and emotional guides,” in an effort to “help children with the process of identity affirmation.” The Jasmin Roy Sophie Desmarais Foundation, which focuses on providing resources to address bullying and […]

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