The Persecuted Church Across the World

Eritrean Christians freed on bail – September 15th 2020

World Watch Monitor, September 10, 2020 The Eritrean government has released on bail more than 20 prisoners who’d been in detention for years because of their faith, possibly because of the Covid 19 pandemic, the BBC reports.  The prisoners are from Christian evangelical and Pentecostal denominations, some held in a prison outside the capital Asmara. […]

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Burma’s military and the Christian minority – September 15th 2020

Christian Solidarity Worldwide, September 15, 2020 For decades, the Burmese government has prioritised military spending over health spending, leaving Burma in a very weak position to deal with the COVID-19 crisis. The Burmese military (the Tatmadaw) has a long history of violent attacks on religious and ethnic minorities.  Victims of Burmese military attacks – many […]

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Qatari Curriculum Promotes Religious Persecution – September 15th 2020

International Christian Concern, September 14, 2020 A new report produced by the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education studied 238 Qatari textbooks over the last four academic years. The report looks at two separate parts of the curriculum as it relates to Christians. The overall conclusion was that the curriculum does […]

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Nepali Officials Halt Construction of Church – September 1st 2020

Morning Star News, August 20, 2020 Municipal officials in Nepal ordered a church to stop construction of a worship hall after about 40 local Hindus objected to it. Hindus had threatened relatives who became Christians after pastor Manish Bohra began proclaiming Christ in January. When the church began to outgrow its rented room, he obtained […]

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“Why don’t these black lives matter?” – September 1st 2020

World Watch Monitor, August 21, 2020 Lord Alton’s question recognised the new UN International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief on 22 August. In Nigeria, Boko Haram alone has killed 27,000 people over the past 10 years, based on its extreme radical Islamist beliefs and agenda. Latest research […]

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Algerian church closure remains in effect – September 1st 2020

Middle East Concern, 17 August 2020 Christians in Algeria ask for prayer for the Spring of Life church in Makouda, second largest Protestant church in Algeria with about 700 members, as a court  rejected their request to cancel the governor’s order to close it under Ordinance 06-03, which stipulates that permission must be obtained before […]

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More than in Iraq and Syria combined – August 19th 2020

World Watch Monitor, July 29, 2020 21 pages of incidents of violent attacks took place across the north and Middle Belt of Nigeria between 1 December 2019 and 11 April 2020. 180,000 people are currently Internally Displaced living in 8 camps across Benue State.  Another half a million are living with relatives, driven out of […]

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Turkey Deporting Foreign Christians – August 19th 2020

Morning Star News, August 2, 2020 Dozens of foreign Christians in Turkey have been forced to leave the country or been banned from returning in what appears to be government targeting of the Protestant Christian community.  Many such foreigners have lived in the country for decades. The Istanbul Protestant Church Foundation (IPCF) stated, “We must […]

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Inspiring leadership in Myanmar – August 19th 2020

Open Doors, 14 August 2020 Lydia faces persecution for her faith, a lot of people believe that being a woman makes her weak. She learned how untrue this was at a seminar run by Open Doors partners. She is a pastor’s wife from northern Myanmar where Christians are a minority, just 8 per cent of […]

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Iran: Coordinated arrests of Christians – August 1st 2020

MEC, Jul 6, 2020 Iranian Christians request prayer after Revolutionary Guard agents arrested at least twelve Christians in three different cities.  It is believed an informant gained Christians’ trust, infiltrated their network, and helped Iranian security identify particular individuals and raid a meeting in a private home. On 30 June, in Tehran, security agents raided […]

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