Tag : Christian persecution
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
Christians in Uganda title : Former Muslim Sheikh Who Secretly Received Christ Beaten for Newfound Faith, Forced to Leave Home
summary : A former Islamic sheikh in Uganda suffered torture from Muslims in the community after news got out that he had left the Islam faith to embrace Christianity.
date : Dec 04, 2016 08:29 AM EST
Shahzad Masih and Wife Shama title : 13 Muslim Extremists Convicted of Burning Christian Couple to Death
summary : After two years, justice was finally served for a Pakistani Christian couple burned to death as 13 Muslim extremists were convicted and sentenced for the crime. The Pakistan anti-terrorism court sentenced five men—Mehdi Khan, Riaz Kambo, Irfan Shakoor, Muhammad Hanif, and religious leader Hafiz Ishtiaq—to death and imposed penalties of Rs200,000. The other eight were sentenced to two years in prison for their involvement in the crime.
date : Nov 26, 2016 08:06 AM EST
Mariam Ibraheem title : Mariam Ibraheem, Sudanese Mother Who Was Imprisoned For Her Faith, Shares Her Testimony
summary : Along with other pastors and Christians who have experienced persecution, Mariam Ibraheem testifed at One Body, an event which aimed to make Christians help persecuted Christians all over the world.
date : Nov 21, 2016 06:33 AM EST
ISIS Fighter title : Rise of Islamist ‘Hyperextremism’ Endangers Global Religious Freedom, Says Report
summary : An alarming new report identifies the rise of Islamist “hyperextremism” as a major threat to religious freedom all over the world and calls for immediate action to combat its “toxic” effects.
date : Nov 17, 2016 05:50 PM EST
Hassan and Margaret Dehqani-Tafti title : Persecuted Christians Honor Wife of Iranian Bishop as She Continues to Inspire after Her Death
summary : The wife of the first Persian-born Anglican bishop of Iran was revered by Christians who honored her after her death.
date : Nov 14, 2016 11:25 PM EST
Church in Aceh title : Growing Indonesian Churches ‘Worship in the Woods’ a Year after Church Buildings Were Demolished
summary : Christians in Aceh Singkil are forced to worship in tents set up in the woods one year after their church buildings were demolished by Islamic extremists, as prospects to rebuild new buildings remain bleak.
date : Nov 14, 2016 11:26 PM EST
Nissar Hussain title : Muslim Who Converted to Christianity Forced to Flee UK Home As Threats Escalate
summary : After years of being persecuted for turning his back on Islam, a Christian man was forced to leave his home in Manningham, Bradford when threats against his life intensified.
date : Nov 07, 2016 08:12 PM EST
India title : Opposition in India Forces Shift in Evangelism
summary : The anti-Christian bent of the government that took power in India in 2014 renders the work of indigenous missionaries all the more important, a native ministry leader said.
date : Nov 03, 2016 01:50 PM EDT
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