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15 June

Nigeria: Unfolding Genocide?

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief has launched a new report into Nigeria. Members have been alarmed by the dramatic and escalating violence in Nigeria characterised as the farmer-herder conflict.

Pastor Acharya and his family (c) Morningstarnews.org
09 June

Nepalese police arrest pastor for preaching about COVID-19

In Nepal, praying in public could mean prison time. Recently, the police arrested a pastor for allegedly spreading misinformation about Corona virus and praying for his congregation in fear of the pandemic.

04 June

The Gospel According to Xi

Beijing considers publishing official translations of holy texts like the Bible. (requires a log in)

Left to right: Khalil Dehghanpour, Mohammed Vafadar, Kamal Naamanian, Hossein Kadivar.
02 June

Iranian House Church Leaders Summoned to Begin Five-Year Prison Sentences

Four Iranian Christian converts have been summoned to begin their five-year jail sentences for leading house-churches, for which they were convicted of “acting against national security.”

01 June

Nigerian Bishop Abducted by Gunmen, Christian Organization Urges Officials to Take Action

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) is urging officials to take all necessary steps to see that its chairman of the Nasarawa State unit, Bishop Joseph Masin is safely released from his captors.

23 May

Ugandan Muslim Father Burns Christian Daughter

A young woman converts to Christianity during a business trip with her father, who upon hearing what happened attempted to burn her. The woman escapes, shielded by the man's sister.

18 May

620 Nigerian Christians Killed So Far This Year by Muslim Militants Boko Haram, Fulani Herdsmen

620 Nigerian Christians Killed So Far This Year by Muslim Militants Boko Haram, Fulani Herdsmen

17 May

Iranian Christian Converts Imprisoned

Four Iranian Christian converts who were arrested in February have been sent to Lakan Prison after they were unable to afford the bail ($30,000 each) established by Branch 10 of the Revolutionary Courts.

16 May

Pastor in Nepal charged with 'Outraging Religious Feelings' and 'Proselytizing'

A pastor arrested in Nepal in March on charges of giving false information for saying prayer could heal COVID-19 was released last month – and then immediately re-arrested on new charges, sources said.

Wang Yi (left) with his wife, Jiang Rong (right) (Photo: ChinaAid)
15 May

Church member advised to mind "regulations"

Authorities in Chengdu, Sichuan, introduced a state-approved pastor to house church Christian Liu Hongliang. Liu and his wife attend the often-persecuted Early Rain Covenant Church. Their pastor, Pastor Wang Yi, is in prison.

12 May

Muslim Gang Killed Christian Man Because He Kept 'Preaching the Gospel of Jesus' to Them

A kidnapped seminarian was murdered by a Nigerian gang leader earlier this year because he would not stop preaching the gospel to his Muslim captors, the gang leader says.

09 May

Christianity Inflicting 'Enormous Harm' on China, Warns Communist Party

A local government communications agency in China recently held a seminar to discuss with Communist Party members the "enormous harm" Christianity is to the atheist nation and identify ways to stunt its growth.

In the video, Xingguang Church attendees were seen as they attempted to block the entrance as police "officers confiscated phones and used brutal force against some Christian women as well
07 May

Violence erupts as Chinese officials raid Christian church, drag out members

Video footage from inside a Christian church in China shows officials raiding, violently dragging out members mid-service.

16 April

Christians continue to come under attack in Nigeria despite coronavirus

Several fatal attacks have taken place on Christian communities in Nigeria since the start of April even as the coronavirus spreads across the country.

29 January

China Bans Christian Funerals

Communist officials throughout China are using regulations that restrict religious freedom to also prohibit religious-themed funerals, even going so far as to arresting family members and stopping ceremonies mid-service.

An Assyrian woman attends Mass inside the Ibrahim al-Khalil church in Jaramana, eastern Damascus, Syria, in 2015. (Omar Sanadiki/Reuters)
28 January

A New Ranking of Nations Where Christians Are Persecuted Most

The ranking covers the worst 50 nations with respect to religious persecution of Christians. Most nations on the list are perennials, the details vary a bit year by year, but the outcome of this tragic sport rarely changes much.

An Ethiopian Orthodox priest celebrates Epiphany. (Eric Lafforgue/Art in All of Us/Corbis via Getty Images)
22 August

The world’s most committed Christians live in Africa, Latin America – and the U.S.

Christians in Africa and Latin America tend to pray more frequently, attend religious services more regularly and consider religion more important in their lives than Christians elsewhere in the world, according to a recent Pew Research Center study.

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