Nigerian Pastor, Three Sons Burned Alive Among at Least 20 Killed in Latest Plateau Massacre

Nigerian Pastor, Three Sons Burned Alive Among at Least 20 Killed in Latest Plateau Massacre

(World Watch Monitor) — A spate of attacks, in which at least 20 were killed in Nigeria’s central Plateau State over the last week of August, has shattered peace efforts by religious and political leaders in its capital, Jos. … On Aug. 28, communities including a mining site at Wereh village (Ropp District), Abonong, Ziyat […]

Chinese Government Relentlessly Demolishes Crosses in Henan

Chinese Government Relentlessly Demolishes Crosses in Henan

(China Aid) — Henan authorities continue tearing down crosses in Zhengzhou, Nanyang, and Yuzhou. Christians of Chinese Gospel Fellowship Tongxin Church located in Anpeng, Nanyang sang hymns to encourage each other in their empty church after the cross was demolished. It is unprecedented that Henan officials massively destroy crosses. Eight house churches were shut down […]

Australian Christians Turning to Homeschooling Amid a Massive Rise in Bullying

Australian Christians Turning to Homeschooling Amid a Massive Rise in Bullying

(Daily Mail) — Families with deeply religious values are resorting to home schooling their children more frequently, as schools report an increase in religious bullying. Disgruntled parents cited incidents in which their children were taunted and targeted for opposing same-sex marriage. New figures reveal the number of pupils being educated by their parents has soared […]

Violent Incidents Embody Pakistan’s Growing Intolerance of Christians

Violent Incidents Embody Pakistan’s Growing Intolerance of Christians

World Watch List 2018: Pakistan from Open Doors USA on Vimeo (International Christian Concern) – In August, two Christian families became the victims of Pakistan’s ever-growing religious intolerance. In both incidents, the families were subjected to extreme violence due to the low social standing Christians are afforded in Pakistan’s Muslim-dominated society. Anti-Christian discrimination is widespread […]

Indian Couple Beaten After Leaving ‘Old Gods’ for Jesus

Indian Couple Beaten After Leaving ‘Old Gods’ for Jesus

(Open Doors USA) — Preeti and her husband were tied up with ropes and brutally beaten by neighbors in their community for one simple reason: They refused to reject their Christian faith and participate in a local ritual. When Preeti and her husband told the people in their village that they didn’t want to participate in […]

Kidnapped Christian Teenager Leah Sharibu Calls on Nigerian President for Help in Audio Recording

Kidnapped Christian Teenager Leah Sharibu Calls on Nigerian President for Help in Audio Recording

(World Watch Monitor) — Leah Sharibu, the Christian teenager abducted by an Islamist group in February, has asked Nigeria’s president to intervene and help facilitate her release. In a 35 seconds-long audio recording, obtained by Ahmad Salkida for the Nigerian newspaper The Cable, she asks for help for her family and herself. “I also plead […]

125 South Korean Women Collectively Ingest Abortion Pill in Protest of Country’s Laws Banning Abortion

125 South Korean Women Collectively Ingest Abortion Pill in Protest of Country’s Laws Banning Abortion

SEOUL — A reported 125 South Korean women collectively ingested an abortion pill on Sunday in a protest against the country’s laws banning abortion. Korea Bizwire reports that the demonstration was held in front of the Bosingak Pavilion in Seoul’s Jongno district as the protesters called for the South Korean government to legalize abortion. The number […]