Targeted by the secret police: an interview with a Chinese believer

Targeted by the secret police: an interview with a Chinese believer

(International Christian Concern) – A month after Beijing’s crackdown of online religious activities, many wonder how the Christians in China are doing in terms of virtual worship and gathering. Are they being targeted, banned, or arrested for conducting “illegal” religious activities? International Christian Concern recently interviewed a Christian leader, Gianni, from a heavily persecuted Chengdu-based […]

Detained Chinese house church pastor awaits trial

Detained Chinese house church pastor awaits trial

(Church in Chains) — Geng Zejun, a house church pastor from Ningxia Autonomous Region in northern China, is due to go on trial on July 13. He has been detained since January 25 on a charge of “organizing illegal gatherings.” Geng Zejun was first arrested on Sunday, December 5, 2021 when police raided The Church […]

Egypt threatens Christian refugee with deportation

Egypt threatens Christian refugee with deportation

Egypt (International Christian Concern) – On Thursday last week, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) warned that a Yemeni Christian is in immediate and severe danger due to his impending deportation by the Egyptian government. Abdul-Baqi Saeed Abdo recently announced his conversion to Christianity on social media, recounting how it took place in 2013 […]

Prayer helps transform a killer and a town in Kenya

Prayer helps transform a killer and a town in Kenya

(Christian Aid Mission) — Church members and community leaders had gathered for prayer following a series of murders in their town in western Kenya when a young man burst in and confessed to raping and killing six young women. The gathering was part of a three-day prayer event called in response to violence against young […]

UK prime minister backs international ban on men in women’s swimming events

UK prime minister backs international ban on men in women’s swimming events

(The Christian Institute) — The prime minister has supported the decision of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) to keep men out of women’s competitions. Boris Johnson said he agreed with the change of policy — announced last week — which excludes men who have gone through puberty from competing against women. On Tuesday, Culture Secretary […]

Christians in India demand action over delayed church reconstruction

Christians in India demand action over delayed church reconstruction

(Christian Solidarity Worldwide) — Approximately 12,000 Christians participated in protests across the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh on June 18, demanding that the state government acts swiftly to resolve an ongoing dispute regarding the reconstruction of a church. The rallies were organized by the Arunachal Pradesh Christian Forum (ACF) and protesters demonstrated in front of […]

Presbyterian Church in Ireland: ‘We will not re-write, re-edit or re-frame’ the Bible

Presbyterian Church in Ireland: ‘We will not re-write, re-edit or re-frame’ the Bible

(The Christian Institute) — The Presbyterian Church in Ireland has stated emphatically that it will not reinterpret the Bible’s stance on issues such as marriage, abortion, and “gender identity.” Speaking at the denomination’s General Assembly 2022, outgoing Moderator Dr. David Bruce told elders that the church must be confident in its God-given calling, especially in […]

Christian family in Vietnam forced from their home

Christian family in Vietnam forced from their home

(Barnabas Fund) — A Christian family in Vietnam’s Nghe An province have been forced from their home village for refusing to re-convert to a local animist religion. The family of 13 people have suffered persecution at the hands of local authorities, who on June 4 voted to expel them from their home village in Ky […]

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