The Persecuted Church Across the World

Pastor in India Beaten for Refusing Tribal Rituals – March 3rd 2021

Morning Star News, 28 February 2021 Local officials and other tribal animists in a village in eastern India locked council doors, tied up pastor Lakshman Oraon and beat him for more than an hour. “I did not shout or cry before them,” Pastor Oraon told Morning Star News. “I was praying, praising the Lord, remembering […]

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Tight new Chinese regulations for church leaders – March 3rd 2021

Barnabas Fund, 19 February 2021 New government measures, which will include a database of church leaders, look set to introduce even more state control over Christian ministry in China. The Measures for the Administration of Religious Personnel issued by the State Administration for Religious Affairs, first announced in November 2020, will come into effect on […]

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Ishmael of Syria – March 3rd 2021

Voice of the Martyrs, 25 February 2021 A Syrian boy who came to Christ while taking refuge in another country continues to follow the Lord. Ishmael left Syria with his family when the war broke out. He started school in the country where they were living as refugees but had to leave school at age […]

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Unchecked Violence in Nigeria – February 17th 2021

Morning Star News, 12 February 2021 Renowned French film-maker, journalist, and philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy, hardly a right-wing “Islamophobe,” is among those who have made reports that indicate funding from Islamist organizations abroad is behind the radicalization of mosques in Nigeria. Radical mosques and Islamic schools contribute to the kind of violence perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen, […]

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Changed Priorities in Ethiopian Churches – February 17th 2021

The Voice of the Martyrs, 11 February 2021 After Muslim mobs destroyed 12 churches in the Alaba zone in 2019, believers waiting for their churches to be rebuilt report an increased dedication to missions and outreach in their communities. In a single day, extremists moved through the town of Alaba Kulito and destroyed 12 church […]

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Couple with new-born baby arrested in Somaliland – February 17th 2021

Barnabas Fund, 15 February 2021 Prosecutors in Muslim-majority Somaliland were granted extra time on 10 February to detain in custody a Christian couple and their new-born baby and two other Christian women on suspicion of “spreading Christianity”. Somaliland’s small Christian community is feeling “very vulnerable” following the arrests of five Christians by police in the […]

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Family of Assaulted Pastor Attacked Again – February 3rd 2021

Morning Star News, 28 January 2021 Muslim villagers on Sunday attacked the wife and children of a pastor in eastern Uganda who is still receiving hospital treatment for a previous assault. Previously a group of area Muslims beat Pastor Nabwana with sticks and a blunt object on his head, back, stomach and chest. A church […]

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Producing Christian Truth in a Dark Place – February 3rd 2021

The Voice of the Martyrs, 28 January 2021 A group of Turkish believers who produce Christian literature ask for prayer as they operate in Turkey’s tense climate for believers. After nine years of publishing a theological magazine, “we are still able to do our job in this dark atmosphere,” they wrote. A reader, Tolga, wrote […]

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Attacked Christian Nurse Charged with Blasphemy – February 3rd 2021

Morning Star News, 29 January 2021 Police in Pakistan who had dismissed accusations of blasphemy against a Christian nurse who was attacked by hospital personnel registered a case against her today after pressure from an Islamist mob. Staff members of the hospital in Karachi slapped, beat and locked nurse Tabeeta Nazir Gill, 42, in a […]

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DPRK and China collude to persecute Christians – January 13th 2021

Barnabas Fund, January 5, 2021  Collusion between communist authorities in North Korea and neighbouring China over the arrest, punishment and forced repatriation of Christians has been described by exiles interviewed by Korea Future Initiative (KFI). Investigators documented the torture and abuse of North Koreans in China before they were deported back to their home country, […]

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