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23 posts.

10 August

Genocide in Nigeria

Nigerian Christians find it increasingly difficult as the number of those martyred continue to rise

27 June

For freedom: Protect those of faith in Egypt

Coptic Christians are still targeted in Egypt

23 June

Key Findings Regarding Christian Persecution in China for 2020

China’s ongoing persecution of Christians is not new news. But organizations such as ChinaAid keep us all up to date on the latest happenings. This is a summary of most recent China Aid report.

28 April

Campaign Launched to Discredit Christian Groups in Nepal

In a ploy to revoke registration of Christian organizations and shrink their influence, Hindu extremists in Nepal have forged a document as if from Christian groups portraying them as seeking ethnic divisions to gain converts, sources said.

06 January

A region in Sudan is allowing the construction of church buildings

The Governor of Sudan’s Gezira state, Abdalla Ali Ahmed Idriss, has authorized the construction of four church buildings and has granted land for the construction, in what is a unique historic development.

Government officials in Shanxi’s Taiyuan city destroyed a temple’s religious books and threw them to the trash.
15 December

The Chinese government has turned up the pressure on Christians withing China

After banning anyone under 18 from even entering a church building they are now going after printed material. Books that were previously published are now being used as evidence to sentence printers and authors to long term prison sentence.

14 December

Christmas in China’s prison cells

Here is a tribute to so many in China who were paying a price this Christmas for their courage.

Members of the mob damage a home in one of the villages. Credit: CSW
29 September

Christian families from tribal communities in five villages attacked by mob

Christian families belonging to the Scheduled Tribe community located in five villages in Kondagaon District, Chhattisgarh had their homes ransacked and farmland and property destroyed by a large mob in attacks which took place over two days.

Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri, Nigeria, inspects a burned church in his diocese in 2015, which has been a target of Boko Haram. COURTESY | AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED
16 September

Christian persecution at all-time high, say experts at Alexandria conference

The Saints Peter and Paul Conference in Alexandria heard from speakers from all around the world,including India, China and Nigeria. They all had one thing in common, they spoke for the persecuted Christians suffering within their homelands.

Representative Image (social media)
12 September

If Dalits can be Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists, why can’t they be Christians and Muslims?

Christian and Muslim Dalits have been denied benefits available to SC groups among Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists. A petition challenging the discrimination has been pending in Supreme Court for years

17 August

The Ongoing and Intensifying Persecution of Christians in India

According to a new report by the group Persecution Relief, “Hate crimes against Christians in India [rose] by an alarming 40.87 percent” in the first half of 2020, “even despite the nationwide [coronavirus] lockdown in place since March 25."

15 August

Why SC status for Dalit Christians, Muslims should not be linked to religion

They are denied the Scheduled Caste status because of what is written in the Constitution, and the problem should be addressed with consideration for human rights and based on reality

A petition challenging the Presidential (Scheduled Castes) Order, issued on August 10, 1950, is now pending in the Supreme Court. (Representative image of the Supreme Court in New Delhi)
10 August

70-year wait for Dalit Christians, Muslims on SC verdict over caste status

Five days before India celebrates her 73rd anniversary of Independence, Dalit Christians and Muslims will mark a grimmer anniversary of the date when the Presidential (Scheduled Castes) Order was issued on August 10, 1950.

17 July

Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Targets Catholic Officials in Hong Kong with Phishing Campaign

A phishing campaign that targeted the leaders of the Hong Kong Catholic Church in May was recently traced to hackers employed by the Chinese government.

08 July

The Truro Review

United Kingdom Bishop of Truro’s Independent Review for the Foreign Secretary of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (FCO) Support for Persecuted Christians

30 June

New Law in Iran Threatens More Arrests of Christians, Rights Advocates Say

Legislation passed by parliament in Iran could make it easier to arrest and imprison Christians and other religious minorities, rights advocates said.

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)

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

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.

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.