Tag : Christian persecution
Somalia title : Somali Muslims Break In, Beat Children of Christian Widow in Kenya
summary : Hard-line Muslims on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya attacked a Christian widow's children, ages 13, 17 and 21, leaving two of them seriously injured and still in pain 11 days after the assault, sources said.
date : Dec 01, 2017 10:43 AM EST
Nigeria title : Christians Recount Terror of Herdsmen’s Nine-Day Massacre in Nigeria That Left Dozens Dead
summary : The church elder in Plateau state, Nigeria saw the Muslim Fulani herdsmen storm into his village at 11 p.m. the night of Oct. 13, shooting in all directions.
date : Oct 26, 2017 11:21 AM EDT
Africa title : Christian Mother Who Died in Detention in Eritrea Showed Signs of Torture
summary : August 25, 2017: A relative at the burial of a Christian mother of three who died in detention in Eritrea told Morning Star News her body showed signs of torture that could have contributed to her death.
date : Aug 25, 2017 05:38 PM EDT
Ghana title : Christian Children in Ghana Bullied, Attacked by Muslim Classmates, Reveals Missionary
summary : August 14, 2017: Christian children in Ghana are subject to horrific abuse at the hands of their Muslim counterparts and "treated like second-class citizens", a missionary working in the northern part of the country has revealed.
date : Aug 14, 2017 12:38 PM EDT
Religious Persecution, Iran Christians title : Converts in Iran Accused of 'Acting Out Against National Security' Await Verdict after Delays
summary : July 5, 2017: Four Iranian converts facing the possibility of up to six years in prison on charges of "acting against national security" are awaiting a verdict expected to be issued soon after numerous delays, according to human rights activists.
date : Jul 05, 2017 09:45 AM EDT
Christians in India title : ‘If Worshiping Jesus Is a Crime, I Will Commit This Crime Every Day’: Indian Christians Defy Authorities Forcing Them to ‘Reconvert’ to Hinduism
summary : Authorities in Chhattisgarh, India are forcing Christians to go back to Hinduism by imposing fines upon them and subjecting them to public humiliation, but believers say they are ready to face the consequences.
date : May 22, 2017 07:02 PM EDT
The Kaaba title : 16-Year-Old Pakistani Christian Boy Accused of Blasphemy for Facebook Post Refused Bail for Second Time
summary : A 16-year-old Christian boy in Pakistan who was accused of blasphemy for sharing a post on Facebook was denied bail for the second time.
date : May 18, 2017 05:32 PM EDT
Kim Chung-seong title : North Korean Defector Says Christianity Grows Amid Extreme Persecution and Cruelty
summary : A defector from North Korea said Christianity is growing in the country despite the government’s brutal efforts to suppress it.
date : May 16, 2017 10:38 AM EDT
Prison title : Chinese Christian Prisoners Worship Not with Words But with a Chorus of Whistles, Says Former Prisoner
summary : A missionary who was once detained in a Chinese prison recounted how he and the other prisoners expressed their worship to Jesus by whistling hymns.
date : May 12, 2017 11:33 PM EDT
Muslim Worship title : Nigeria Muslims Mimic Pentecostal Worship Style to Attract People to Islam
summary : More and more Muslim groups in Nigeria are adapting a form of “charismatic Islam” in the hope of achieving the same success as Pentecostal churches in the country in terms of growth.
date : May 10, 2017 11:33 AM EDT
Church Cross title : Kazakhstan Churches Face ‘New Wave’ of Raids for ‘Illegal’ Meetings
summary : Kazakhstan authorities appear to have launched an intensified attack against churches with police raids becoming more frequent since the start of the year.
date : May 08, 2017 08:44 AM EDT
Catholic Church in Morocco title : Moroccans Who Secretly Converted to Christianity Demand the Right to Openly Practice Their Faith
summary : Christians in Morocco, where the state religion is Islam, are speaking out and demanding the right to freely worship according to their faith.
date : May 04, 2017 08:59 AM EDT
India Christians Protest Against Church Attacks title : India Christians Experience ‘Alarming Rise’ in Attacks from Hindu Nationalists
summary : Anti-Christian violence in India has intensified, with politically motivated attacks occurring more frequently since the elections in March, a new report said.
date : May 03, 2017 02:36 PM EDT
Malaita Tribe title : Tribe Chief Heard Gospel Before Dying, Was Raised Back to Life to Testify to Missionaries’ Message
summary : For decades, no one could reach out to a certain tribe in a remote area of the Solomon Islands because of its hostility—until God sent two missionaries to tell them the Good News and proved the message of His salvation through a miracle.
date : Apr 28, 2017 05:54 PM EDT
Underground Church in China title : China’s Apparent Lack of Moral Compass Fuels Growth of Christian Churches
summary : More and more Chinese citizens are embracing Christianity to meet their need for spiritual fulfillment, a journalist who has covered the country since the 1980s said.
date : Apr 24, 2017 06:51 PM EDT
Egyptian Coptic Christians Killed in Libya by ISIS title : Satan 'Provokes the Persecution of Believers' Because He 'Hates Us', Says Pope Francis
summary : The devil is behind the hatred of the Christian faith that drives oppressors to persecute believers, Pope Francis has said.
date : Apr 24, 2017 10:55 AM EDT
The Promise title : Reviews of 'The Promise’ Starring Christian Bale on IMDB Swarmed by Turkish Trolls with One-Star Ratings
summary : Christian Bale’s new movie, “The Promise,” has received tens of thousands of one-star ratings on IMDB, and a group of Turkish trolls are reportedly behind the ploy to make its ratings go down.
date : Apr 22, 2017 03:58 PM EDT
Students in Pakistan title : Pakistani Schools Continue to Inject Hatred Toward Christians Through Educational Materials
summary : Schools in Pakistan teach children to hate Christians and other religious minorities despite the government’s promise to get rid of hate materials.
date : Apr 20, 2017 11:48 PM EDT
Saeed Abedini title : Saeed Abedini Recounts Torture in Iranian Hospital: ‘They Beat Me in Front of My Mom’
summary : Pastor Saeed Abedini said that when he was still detained in Iran, he was taken out of prison and brought to Day Hospital in Tehran to be tortured while his mother watched. “They attack me and they grabbed me and they throw me to their car like a lamb,” he recounted, “and when hospital nurses came to help me they punched them to their chest and throw them to the wall.”
date : Apr 18, 2017 01:09 PM EDT
Andrew Brunson title : Sister of American Pastor Jailed in Turkey: ‘We Want Him Back with His Family’
summary : Beth Herman, sister of pastor Andrew Brunson, said she and the rest of the family believe God is with him. Brunson has been detained six months ago in Turkey, where he had been working as a pastor for more than 20 years.
date : Apr 17, 2017 10:26 AM EDT
George Carey title : Former Archbishop of Canterbury: ‘Politically Correct’ Officials Discriminate Against Syrian Christian Refugees
summary : The former Archbishop of Canterbury accused the government of being biased against Christian refugees from Syria. He said Christians, who are being “disproportionately persecuted” in the Middle East, should be given priority by the government, but this is not happening.
date : Apr 14, 2017 05:40 PM EDT
Coptic Church in Egypt title : Christians in Egypt Say They Will Go to Church on Easter Sunday Despite Risk of More Attacks
summary : After the attacks on two Coptic churches on Sunday, Christians in Egypt said they will attend services on Easter Sunday despite the risk of more attacks.
date : Apr 12, 2017 05:19 PM EDT
Coptic Church in Egypt title : Despite Attacks, Coptic Church Leaders in Egypt Refuse to Respond in Anger
summary : The targeted Palm Sunday bombing of two Coptic churches in Egypt left more than 40 people dead and more than a hundred injured, yet Coptic church leaders and members refuse to respond to their attackers in anger.
date : Apr 12, 2017 09:28 AM EDT
Christian Nigerians title : Christian Victims Denied Food, Aid by Terrorists in Nigerian Displacement Camps
summary : Christians dislodged in Nigeria by Boko Haram terrorists are being deprived of access to food and assistance at displacement camps run by local Muslim organizations, according to Christian persecution watchdog group, Open Doors USA.
date : Mar 24, 2017 10:57 AM EDT
ChinaAid title : Chinese Christians Imprisoned for Selling Religious Devotional Books
summary : Five Christian leaders in China's northeastern Liaoning province, who were arrested for allegedly purchasing and selling Christian books, now received prison sentences for doing so.
date : Mar 10, 2017 02:28 PM EST
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