Christian Church in Iran Is Believed to Have Nearly 1 Million Members despite Violent Persecution, Survey Finds

Christian Church in Iran Is Believed to Have Nearly 1 Million Members despite Violent Persecution, Survey Finds The State Department reports that Iran is the biggest state sponsor of terror in the world. And it is also one of the hottest recruiting and funding countries for Islamic terror. But even though it may be a... Read more

Is America Still an Option for Christians Fleeing Persecution?

I recently started walking through the process of applying for asylum with a new friend. I cant say much about her situation, but her public profession of faith in Christ would endanger her life in her home country. Based on what I know about her situation, I was highly optimistic about her chance of being... Read more

Britain called to sanction Nigeria’s government officials over Christian persecution

Women displaced by Boko Haram's attacks waiting for food at St Theresa Catholic Church, Yola.World Watch MonitorThe UK Government is being urged to impose sanctions on Nigerian government officials "turning a blind eye" to the slaughter of Christians in the West African country. Ayo Adedoyin, Chief Executive of PSJ UK, said that the UK Government... Read more

Calls to end government aid to Nigeria over Christian persecution are ‘misguided’

The Nigerian Government has been accused of inaction over the persecution of Christians.ReutersCutting aid to Nigeria over the persecution of Christians may lead to more suffering, Open Doors UK has warned.  The calls have come after a Savanta ComRes Poll found that half of UK adults (53%) believe that foreign aid to Nigeria should be contingent... Read more

Persecution in India is ‘intensifying’ – Christian group

(Photo: Unsplash/Laurentiu Morariu)The persecution of Christians in India intensified to "alarming" levels in the first half of 2020, a human rights group reports.  Hate crimes against Christians in the country rose by 41% in spite of a nationwide lockdown in response to coronavirus, Persecution Relief said in its half yearly report. It reports 293 recorded hate... Read more

U.S. Ambassador Brownback on Chinas High-Tech Persecution of Uighurs

The worlds most technologically sophisticated genocide is happening in the Chinese province of Xinjiang, say Rayhan Asat and Yonah Diamond in a recent article for Foreign Policy. According to Asat and Diamond, The Uighurs [pronounced Wee-grz] have been suffering under the most advanced police state, with extensive controls and restrictions on every aspect of lifereligious,... Read more

Indias Hindu Rashtra: a lot more persecution in the days ahead – Mission Network News

India (MNN) — Theres an adage as old as time: While the cats away, the mice will play. It implies group laziness or misbehavior when an authority figure is not present. A similar scenario is taking place in India right now. While police focus on COVID-19 restrictions, Christian Post reports, Hindu extremists are launching more... Read more

Open Doors at 65: ‘Christian persecution should concern governments, not just Christians’

A Myanmar pastor praises God.(Photo: Open Doors UK and Ireland)With Open Doors celebrating its 65th anniversary this year, the UK CEO of the charity says it's time that the persecution of Christians was something that concerned everyone, including governments, and not just churchgoers. Henrietta Blyth said: "For too long it has been assumed that standing... Read more

‘Persecution has not been a victim of coronavirus,’ warns peer on first anniversary of Truro report

(Photo: Unsplash/TuckerGood)The House of Lords has held a symposium to mark a year since the release of the Bishop of Truro's review into persecution. The final report of the review, commissioned by former Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, warned of "shocking" levels of persecution, with almost 250 million Christians living in countries where they are subject to high levels... Read more

The new Iranian persecution law no one knows about – Mission Network News

Iran (MNN) — Most of the world has been plunged into a pandemic. In an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19, officials all over the world have asked or required locals to stay home. That means that many groups, including local churches, have been forced to meet online. In fact, many ministries do most... Read more

MPs call for action from NATO and Britain as Christians in Montenegro face persecution

(Photo: Unsplash/Alexandre Micheloud)MPs Tim Farron and Steve Baker have called on the UK Government and NATO to take action to defend the freedom of Christians in Montenegro.  In a bipartisan article in Newsweek, the MPs, who are both Christians, said that religious freedom "must be defended and protected everywhere" as they warned of increasing harassment... Read more

Christians in India Experience Increased Persecution from Hindu Radicals as Coronavirus Restrictions Loosen

Christians in India Experience Increased Persecution from Hindu Radicals as Coronavirus Restrictions Loosen Hindu nationalists have unleashed a wave of torment and oppression to the Body of Christ in recent weeks as COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted in India.According to International Christian Concern (ICC), a Christian based human rights organization, in just two... Read more

Christians and Yazidis experiencing persecution in Syria after US troop withdrawal, commission hears

US forces were controversially withdrawn from Syria.ReutersA religious freedom scholar told the United States' top religious freedom panel that the U.S. troop pullback in northeastern Syria has created a "vacuum" that has allowed Turkish forces and affiliated opposition groups to carry out war crimes against Christians and other religious minorities.The U.S. Commission on International Religious... Read more

When it comes to fighting injustice, William Wilberforce remains a powerful role model for the Church

William Wilberforce campaigned for more than 20 years to see the abolition of the slave tradeWikipediaI was opening a course for university students and kicked off with this provocative statement: 'We are all racist and prejudiced.'Then I waited in silence, a silence which dragged on for minutes before someone finally felt compelled to respond.That long... Read more

Time to end the silence on the persecution of Christians in Nigeria

PixabayA family of four is shot and injured by armed assailants as they pray in their home. Medical staff save the life of a six-month old baby who was shot in the head during an attack which claimed 17 lives, including that of the baby's mother. A three-year-old dies 24 hours after suffering machete blows to the head... Read more

Esther Ahn Kim: Steadfast in Persecution

Shivering in her jail cell and huddled with fellow prisoners for warmth, Ahn Ei Sook (later known by her married name, Esther Ahn Kim) heard moaning from a nearby cell. It was coming from a 20-year-old Chinese woman who had brutally murdered her husband. The woman was said to be insane. She wore clothes that... 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

COVID-19 restrictions: public health or persecution? – Mission Network News

India (MNN) — COVID-19 cases surge in South Asia with no slowdown in sight. On Friday, India recorded its highest death toll since the pandemic began. Its coronavirus caseload soared past 200,000 heading into the weekend. More COVID-19 coverage here. Health check during lockdown in April 2020.(Wikimedia Commons) Even so, Indias government began easing restrictions... Read more

FMI helps Pakistani believers going through persecution – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Pakistan (MNN) FMI’s ministry helps Pakistani believers boldly standing for his or her religion and spreading the hope of Jesus within the face of persecution. Bruce Allen of FMI lately visited Pakistan to show at two conferencesone for disciple-makers serving in Pakistan and one for believers from Muslim backgrounds who got here to religion... Read more

Deaf believers baptized regardless of persecution – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] South Asia (MNN) — Ministries like Open Doorways, Voice of the Martyrs, and Center East Concern monitor and describe persecution all over the world.Learn a few of these reviews right here. However persecution can also be prevalent within the Deaf world; it merely appears a little bit completely different. Nonetheless, Deaf believers in South... Read more

Persecution and the issue of western indifference. – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] USA (MNN) Over 260 million Christians dwell in locations with excessive ranges of persecution. Each day they face hazard and struggles, but many of the West is ignorant or detached. Why? Todd Nettleton with Voice of the Martyrs, USA says the issue is two-fold. There are issues each with the Church and the federal... Read more

Regardless of motion in direction of spiritual freedom, Sudanese Christians nonetheless face persecution – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Sudan (MNN) Latest assaults on Sudanese church buildings present a harsh reminder that Sudanese Christians nonetheless face persecution. Voice of the Martyrs Canada stories that three Sudanese church buildings within the Blue Nile State had been burned down on January 16th. VOM Canadas Greg Musselman explains that that is the second time these church... Read more

Report: 260 Million Christians Presently Expertise Excessive Ranges’ of Persecution | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] The spiritual persecution watchdog Open Doorways lately launched their annual World Watch Record, and it incorporates some startling numbers. In line with the report, the variety of Christians experiencing excessive ranges of persecution elevated by 6% final yr. Which means within the high 50 international locations on the record, almost 260 million... Read more

Nigeria: deafening silence greets mounting persecution of Christians – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Nigeria (CAM) — (Observe: This story involves us by means of Christian Assist Mission, an company which companions with native ministries world wide.) In a rustic the place terrorists and kidnappers function uncontested, efforts by native missionaries to are likely to victims of violence additionally contain safeguarding staff lives. For the previous seven years... Read more

Pastor persecution highlights Communist Celebration vs. Church – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] China (MNN) — The Communist Celebration needs salvation to return by being a great communist, says Todd Nettleton, a spokesperson for Voice of the Martyrs USA. Pastor Wang Yi disagreed with the Chinese language authorities and is dealing with the implications. Nettleton says the sentencing of Pastor Wang Yi of Early Rain Covenant Church... Read more

The White Evangelical Persecution Advanced

[ad_1] It's broadly identified that white American evangelical Christians really feel they're below siege. In 2017, pollsters at the Public Faith Analysis Institute requested People about their perceptions of discrimination in the US.Total, respondents have been twice as prone to say Muslims face discrimination as they have been to say that to be the expertise... Read more

Persecution persists in Algeria however believers reward God – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Algeria (MNN) — A whole lot of Algerians marched within the capital metropolis final evening to oppose upcoming elections, Reuters studies. Although 2019 started as a yr of recent alternative for Algerian believers, it now attracts to a disappointing finish. William Stark, regional supervisor of Worldwide Christian Concern (ICC), not too long ago advised... Read more

Persecution creates threats to the Gospel – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Worldwide (MNN) — Upticks in Christian persecution have the potential to limit the Gospels motion. Wayne Pederson of Far East Broadcasting Firm (FEBC) serves with Alliance for the Unreached. He says when persecution will increase, church buildings are inclined to go underground. If this occurs, who will share the Gospel in hard-to-reach nations? Persecution... Read more

Persecution escalates in India; believers put together for nationwide anti-conversion legislation – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] India (MNN) — A brand new report confirms escalating persecution in India. Based on the Alliance Defending Freedom, believers have endured 218 acts of religiously-motivated violence this yr. There have been greater than 1,000 assaults since Prime Minister Narendra Modi got here to energy in 2014. Issues are getting far more troublesome for Christians... Read more