Tag : Christian persecution
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
Church in Sudan title : 25 Christian Churches to Be Demolished in Sudan for ‘Trespassing Into Residential Areas’
summary : At least 25 Christian churches in Khartoum state in Sudan are in danger of being demolished because they were “trespassing into residential areas.”
date : Feb 07, 2017 03:03 PM EST
Prison title : ‘My Children Are Being Tortured’: Jail Officer Releases Four Christians After Jesus Visits Him in Dream
summary : Two pastors and two new believers in the Middle East who were sent to prison for their faith received favor from a jail officer whom Jesus visited four times in a dream.
date : Feb 06, 2017 11:00 AM EST
Man in Chains title : Member of Royal Family Sentenced to Death for Believing In Jesus
summary : A member of a royal family in the Middle East is now in prison and facing a death sentence because of his faith in Christ.
date : Jan 21, 2017 08:56 AM EST
United States Flag title : US Listed Among World's Top Nations That Persecute Christians
summary : For the first time in history, the United States was named among the list of nations that persecute Christians.
date : Jan 13, 2017 01:22 PM EST
Refugees title : Hundreds of Middle East Christians Rescued and Resettled in Australia, Thanks to Christian Aid Group
summary : While many countries have opened their doors to Muslim migrants from the Middle East, the journey has not been as easy for Christians in search of new homes after fleeing from intense persecution from their countries. However, an aid agency that extends help specifically to Christians is working to change the picture.
date : Jan 11, 2017 04:09 PM EST
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) volunteers title : Hindu Extremists Launch Separate Attacks on Christians in India
summary : The attacks served as evidence of the increasing persecution Christians are subjected to in India, according to a report.
date : Jan 06, 2017 05:59 PM EST
Woman in Burka title : Islamist Militant’s Sister Gets Healed from Deadly Snake Bite: ‘Lord Jesus Heard Your Prayers’
summary : As if written straight from the Book of Acts, the story of an Islamist militant’s sister who was bitten by a venomous snake and whom Jesus completely healed is only one of many miraculous accounts among Muslims in the Middle East.
date : Jan 05, 2017 08:15 PM EST
Pakistan Christians title : Brutal Persecution of Christians Will Increase in 2017, Watchdog Warns
summary : More incidences of violent Christian persecution will most likely happen in 2017, warned persecution watchdog Release International in a new report. By releasing the report, the organization hopes to awaken believers to intensify prayers and support for persecuted Christians worldwide.
date : Dec 30, 2016 10:41 PM EST
Christian deaths title : Christians Most Persecuted Religious Group In World, Studies Indicate
summary : Christians are among the most persecuted religious groups in the world, with approximately 90,000 killed for their faith in 2016, stated representatives of a leading religious study group. Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR) director Massimo Introvigne told Vatican Radio that half a billion Christians around the globe are unable to express their faith completely freely, while estimates indicate one Christian died every 6 minutes for their faith during 2016.
date : Dec 29, 2016 02:21 PM EST
Prince Charles title : Prince Charles to Compares Persecution of Christians to Horrors of Holocaust in Christmas Message
summary : In his Christmas message this year, Prince Charles drew attention to the plight of persecuted Christians and other minorities worldwide and compared the atrocities committed against them to the horrors of the Holocaust.
date : Dec 23, 2016 10:53 AM EST
Prison title : Imprisoned Vietnamese Pastor Kept in Isolation, Fed with Food Mixed with Broken Glass
summary : A Vietnamese Lutheran pastor who was imprisoned for fighting for religious freedom was recently kept in isolation and was not allowed to contact his family after demanding equal rights with other prisoners.
date : Dec 19, 2016 09:40 AM EST
Sarah Kutep title : Christian Nurse Fired for Misconduct After Offering to Pray for Patients
summary : A Christian nurse was fired from her job because she offered to pray for patients who were scheduled for surgery. “All I had done was to nurse from the very bottom of my heart. How could it ever be harmful to tell someone about Jesus?” she said.
date : Dec 16, 2016 09:24 AM EST
Trouble in Sudan title : Global Petition Asks to Save Two Christian Pastors Facing Death Penalty in Sudan
summary : Christian Sudanese pastors are currently under threat of facing the death penalty in Sudan after being persecuted and imprisoned a year ago along with a Christian Sudanese leader and an aid worker. A global petition is currently underway to save the pastors along with the other condemned individuals
date : Dec 14, 2016 11:08 AM EST
Basuki Tjahaja Purnama title : Christian Governor of Jakarta Denies Insulting Islam in Indonesia, Faces Prison: Trial Update
summary : Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, the Christian governor of Jakarta in Indonesia, denied insulting Islam in the first day of a trial in which he is blamed of blasphemy. As a non-Muslim governor of the capital of Indonesia, Purnama was accused of misusing a Qur'anic verse to gain votes during his pre-election campaign -- a verse that suggests Muslims should not be ruled by non-Muslims. His case is being perceived as a test of religious liberty in Indonesia, which is about 87 percent Islamic and home to 12.7 percent of the world's Muslims.
date : Dec 13, 2016 03:12 PM EST
Pakistan persecution title : Elderly Christian Woman Beaten to Unconsciousness, Now Faces Legal Injustice
summary : Representatives of the Organization for Legal Aid (OLA) announced they will represent a Christian woman who was assaulted by an influential Muslim for refusing to clean his house. Bashiran Bibi, 58, allegedly was beaten into unconsciousness after an angry male said Christians couldn't refuse to take orders, stated ACLJ spokespersons.
date : Dec 13, 2016 12:58 PM EST
Jakarta Unity and Tolerance Rally title : Jakarta Protests Updates: Tens of Thousands Rally for Tolerance after Massive Protest Against Christian Governor
summary : At least 30,000 people took to the streets of Jakarta on Sunday calling for tolerance and unity two days after a massive protest was held against the city’s Christian governor over blasphemy allegations.
date : Dec 05, 2016 05:43 PM EST
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