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Indian High Court Stands Up for Christians Persecuted by Hindu Nationals

Indian High Court Stands Up for Christians Persecuted by Hindu Nationals Christians in India received a respite from Hindu persecution recently as the countrys high court ruled that Christians whose houses were bulldozed for refusing to convert to Hinduism will be allowed to return without more persecution for their beliefs.Christians in the region of Chhattisgarh... Read more

Christians Were Persecuted in a Record 145 Countries in 2018, New Pew Report Says

Christians Were Persecuted in a Record 145 Countries in 2018, New Pew Report Says Christians are persecuted in more countries than any other religious group in the world, followed closely by Muslims, according to a new Pew Research Center study that also found government restrictions of religions are at an all-time high.The lengthy Pew report... Read more

Persecuted Christians need your prayers beyond IDOP 2020

MENA (MNN) — When you pray for the persecuted Church around the world, what do you pray for? Do you ask God to simply remove persecuted Christians from their hostile contexts? Or do you pray for their faithful witness in the midst of persecution? Yesterday was the annual International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted... Read more

Why the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church matters – Mission Network News

International (MNN) — China seeks to rid itself of religion, closing churches and putting pastors in prison. Fulani herdsmen hunt for Christians in Nigeria, killing 600 in 2020 alone. As secret believers meet online, Irans government creates a digital chokehold. Persecution appears in the headlines more often than wed like. But the silver lining, or... Read more

Pray for Persecuted Christians – Bible Gateway Blog

[See books in the Bible Gateway Store on the subject of Christian persecution] Join with Christians around the world in praying for our brothers and sisters who are persecuted for believing Jesus Christ is their savior. Christians will observe the International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (#IDOP) on November 1, 8, & 15,... Read more

As IDOP approaches, inform your prayers for India’s persecuted Church

India (MNN) — The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) is coming up this Sunday, November 1st. Mission India wants to help believers prepare their hearts with a four-day devotional on Christian persecution in India. Mission Indias Erik Morsehead says IDOP is a good time for Christians in the West to look... Read more

Two ways to help persecuted Christians in China – Mission Network News

China (MNN) — Top official Che Dala defended Chinas training program in Tibet and warned against overdoing religion. The Chinese Communist Party appointed Che as Chairman of the Tibet Autonomous Region three years ago, tasking him with economic reform. Buddhist artwork in Tibet.(Photo credit: ConstantineD/Flickr/CC2.0) During a press briefing yesterday with foreign reporters, Che encouraged... Read more

Benjamin Watson Urges Americans to Fight for Persecuted Christians in Nigeria

Benjamin Watson Urges Americans to Fight for Persecuted Christians in Nigeria Former NFL player and outspoken Christian Benjamin Watson came out in solidarity for Christian Nigerians who are being persecuted in Africa in an appearance for the Awareness Campaign For Nigeria. The campaign, which featured prominent advocates of defending people's rights both in the U.S. and... Read more

Persecuted minorities ‘airbrushed’ out of BBC documentary – Archbishop

Archbishop Bashar Warda (L) with Cardinal Vincent NicholsACNThe Chaldean Archbishop of Erbil has accused the BBC of overlooking the plight of persecuted Christians and Yazidis in documentary series Once Upon a Time in Iraq. Archbishop Bashar Warda said Christians and other religious minorities felt pained at being deprived of their voice, The Times reports. He said... Read more

Mission Cry encourages persecuted Nigerian Christians – Mission Network News

Nigeria (MNN) Nigerian Christians are facing intense persecution, and Mission Cry hopes to bring these believers encouragement through the power of Gods Word. Jason Woolford of Mission Cry explains the crisis in Nigeria centers around Islamic persecution of Christians. Some reports state over 1,000 Christians have been brutally murdered since the beginning of the year.... Read more

The Number of Persecuted Christians Resettled in the U.S. Has Plummeted Under Trump | RELEVANT Magazine

A stark new report from World Relief and Open Doors reveals the enormous toll President Donald Trump’s hardline refugee policy has taken on persecuted Christians. According to their analysis, the U.S. will welcome its fewest refugees since the resettlement policy was formalized in 1980. At the current rate, America will resettle about 90 percent... Read more

Evangelical, Catholic Leaders Say Trump Has Left Persecuted Christians in Danger

Evangelical, Catholic Leaders Say Trump Has Left Persecuted Christians in Danger (RNS) For years, Donald Trump and administration officials have championed protecting religious freedom abroad including for Christians persecuted for their faith as a key foreign policy goal.But according to a new report released Friday (July 10) from two Christian groups, the president... Read more

Persecuted, but not abandoned: How India’s Christians are staying strong despite opposition

Christians in India praying(Photo: Open Doors UK)"We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed."(2 Cor 4:8, NIV) Life has been tough across India: Covid-19 has forced hundreds of millions of citizens into lockdown. For many of the nation's minority Christian... Read more

What would you risk to help persecuted Christians? – Mission Network News

South Korea (MNN) — Time and again, headlines prove the need for believers in free nations to come alongside their oppressed brothers and sisters in Christ. Todays report examines what it takes to stop believers from partnering with persecuted Christians. North Korea is the worlds worst persecutor of Christians. More on that here. Based in... Read more

Christian Mother of Four in India was Persecuted before Her Death

Christian Mother of Four in India was Persecuted before Her Death NEW DELHI, July 7, 2020 (Morning Star News) Tribal Hindus persecuted a widowed, Christian mother of four before her body was found severely mutilated in the wilderness near her village in Chhattisgarh, India, sources said.The body of 40-year-old Bajjo Bai Mandavi was... Read more

Persecuted pastors, lonely and discouraged, find new hope to carry on

A Myanmar pastor praises God.(Photo: Open Doors UK and Ireland)Pastor Joshua from Myanmar was sitting alone in a prison cell, feeling forgotten and hopeless. His persecutors had won. Then a pair of strangers paid him a visit in prison, and everything made sense...It is Sunday morning at Pastor Joshua's church in Myanmar. The worship of... Read more

Persecuted Christians get theological training

Sudan (MNN) — It has been over a year since Sudans former president Omar al-Bashir was ousted from power. Bashir is currently facing several charges at the International Criminal Court, including his part in the Darfur genocide that began in 2003. The western Darfur region of Sudan has suffered 17 years of violence. It began... Read more

President Trump Expresses Support of Internationally Persecuted Christians on ‘Global Coptic Day’

President Trump Expresses Support of Internationally Persecuted Christians on 'Global Coptic Day' Monday marked the second annual Global Coptic Day in which President Trump expressed support for the persecuted Coptic Church in Egypt.According to the Christian Post, President Trump addressed the event in a special message.This year, as we celebrate the second annual... Read more

2 Senators Ask President Trump to Offer Aid to Persecuted Christian in Nigeria

2 Senators Ask President Trump to Offer Aid to Persecuted Christian in Nigeria As Christians in Nigeria continue to face harsh persecution by Islamic extremist groups, 2 Republican senators want President Trump to take action.According to CBN News, Iowa Senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley are urging the President in a letter to... Read more

Persecuted Darfur Christians get theological coaching

[ad_1] Sudan (MNN) — It has been over a 12 months since Sudans former president Omar al-Bashir was ousted from energy. Bashir is at the moment dealing with a number of prices on the Worldwide Legal Courtroom, together with his half within the Darfur genocide that started in 2003. The western Darfur area of Sudan... Read more

Persecuted believers face actual hazard at Christmas

[ad_1] MENA (MNN) — Christmas church companies are a staple for Christians world wide at this time. However would you continue to go to the Christmas service at your church if it meant risking your life? The lives of your family members? The lives of your children? For a lot of believers within the Center... Read more

What the Persecuted Church Can Educate Gen Z

[ad_1] Meet Roy. When he was 15, he and a bunch of scholars had been attackedby a Muslim mob. As an alternative of renouncing his religion, the younger Indonesian boldly declared: I'm a soldier of God . . . able to die for Christ. The final phrase he stated was Jesus. Nineteen-year-old Mee had been... Read more

Pray for the Persecuted Church – Bible Gateway Weblog

[ad_1] [See books in the Bible Gateway Store on the subject of Christian persecution] Around the globe, Christians will observe the Worldwide Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (#IDOP) on November 3 & 10, 2019. The time period persecuted Christians refers to any one who is harassed or attacked just because they determine as... Read more