Indian Evangelicals Confirm 366 Cases of Violence Against Christians in 2019

Indian Evangelicals Confirm 366 Cases of Violence Against Christians in 2019

(Evangelical Focus) — The Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) has released the Religious Liberty Commission (RLC) report “Hate and Targeted Violence Against Christians in 2019.” According to the report, “in 2019,the Christian community in India continued to face incidents of targeted violence and hate crimes. The RLC recorded 366 incidents where Christians have been targeted […]

Christians Suffer Police Brutality, Illegal Arrests in Uttar Pradesh, India

Christians Suffer Police Brutality, Illegal Arrests in Uttar Pradesh, India

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Forcing them to pose like Christ on the cross, police last week beat Christians in custody on baseless charges in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state, sources said. On March 15 a church of 200 people was immersed in a Sunday service when 30 Hindu extremists brandishing hockey sticks and steel rods […]

Chinese House Churches Shut Down After Violent Raids

Chinese House Churches Shut Down After Violent Raids

(Bitter Winter) — On Dec. 1, 2019, more than 200 public security personnel and officials from the government of Lanxi city in the eastern province of Zhejiang stormed into a house church meeting venue. After shutting off electricity, they ordered the congregation to stop gathering. When the believers in the venue complained about the invaders’ […]

Indian Couple Assaulted for Distributing Christian Tracts

Indian Couple Assaulted for Distributing Christian Tracts

(Christian Solidarity Worldwide) — Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has called on police in Tamil Nadu, India, to take action to investigate an incident in which a Christian couple from Pakkam village, Gudiyatham, Vellore District were assaulted and humiliated for sharing Christian gospel tracts. Babu Phinegas and his wife Esther have been local traders for the […]

Chinese Mother Faces Court for Choosing Christian Schooling

Chinese Mother Faces Court for Choosing Christian Schooling

BEIHAI, Guangxi (ChinaAid) — This week, a Christian mother in China faced a court because she chose not to send her child to public schools. Fan Ruzhen refused public education for her child, choosing homeschooling or Christian schooling instead. Because of this, officials summoned her several times and threatened to revoke her government-provided subsistence paycheck. […]

Pastor in India Continues Ministry in the Face of Escalating Persecution

Pastor in India Continues Ministry in the Face of Escalating Persecution

(International Christian Concern) – On Feb. 2, leaders of the Hindu nationalist group Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) held a press conference claiming they identified 30 locations in India’s Uttar Pradesh state where religious conversions were taking place. The VHP leaders went on to say they would put a stop to these conversions in a door-to-door […]

Two Christians Killed in Kenya Al-Shabaab Attack

Two Christians Killed in Kenya Al-Shabaab Attack

(International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on Wednesday, March 11, two Christians were killed and another was abducted when suspected al-Shabaab militants attacked two vehicles on the road between Elwak and Mandera in northeastern Kenya. This region has become a common location for the terror group to conduct attacks, in […]

New UK Guidelines for Asylum Recognize ‘Real Risk’ of Persecution for ‘Ordinary’ Iranian Christians

New UK Guidelines for Asylum Recognize ‘Real Risk’ of Persecution for ‘Ordinary’ Iranian Christians

(Article18) — The UK’s new guidelines for asylum cases involving Iranian Christian converts acknowledge there is a “real risk” of persecution for “ordinary” Christians in Iran, and not just leaders or those with a “particularly evangelical zeal.” The guidelines have been updated to reflect the findings of a November court hearing for an Iranian referred […]

Four Christians Tortured by Police in Northern India

Four Christians Tortured by Police in Northern India

(International Christian Concern) – On Sunday, March 15, police and radical Hindu nationalists attacked a church gathering in Dhamayapur village, located in India’s Uttar Pradesh state. Following the attack, four Christians were detained by police for more than eight hours. While in police custody, these Christians were tortured, mocked, and falsely accused of a crime […]

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