Persecution of minority Christian women – December 5th 2018

World Watch Monitor, November 26, 2018 Five new reports – about Egypt, Ethiopia, Iraq, Colombia and the Central African Republic – unmask the multiple domestic, societal and state dynamics used in the persecution of Christian women and girls in each country.  While men often face much more obvious and public forms of pressure and persecution for their faith, women’s suffering

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Vietnamese Christian refugees in Thailand – November 20th 2018

Barnabas Fund, 13 November 2018 Thai authorities have divided Vietnamese Christian refugee families, holding adults in a detention centre and children elsewhere. Thai authorities refuse to recognise as refugees Christian Montagnards from Vietnam who have fled to Thailand to escape persecution. Most of the Montagnard Christians detained have obtained recognised refugee status from the UNHCR, but Thai authorities have a

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Ethiopian Christians ‘bribed’ to convert to Islam – November 20th 2018

World Watch Monitor, November 19, 2018 Young Ethiopian Christians are bribed with jobs and education prospects if they convert to Islam, according to the UK-based charity Aid to the Church in Need. Unemployment is very high rate in Ethiopia, so such offers attract young people. In one diocese, Muslims own the marble and gold mines and only give jobs to Muslims. With

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Church in Nepal Forced to Shut Down – November 20th 2018

Church in Nepal Forced to Shut Down Morning Star News, November 16, 2018 High-caste Hindus have harassed a church in Nepal, forcing it to shut down last week. For two months Brahmins, the highest Hindu caste, had disrupted worship of the church each week and Church members had resorted to meeting in homes, but the Brahmins issued threats to anyone

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Christian Boy in Uganda Threatened with Death – November 7th 2018

Morning Star News, October 31, 2018 Radical Muslims in eastern Uganda on Thursday (Oct. 25) threatened to strangle a 12-year-old Christian boy to death unless he converted to Islam.  Emmanuel Nyaiti was on his way to his grandmother’s house when four area extremists ambushed him after 9 p.m. and took him to a cassava plantation.  The boy was able to

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Violence against Christians in Assam – November 7th 2018

Morning Star News, November 2, 2018  Three acts of aggression against Christians in Assam state, India in one month have raised concerns among Christian leaders.  In Bongaigaon District, a radical Hindu mob on Oct. 2 assaulted three Christians in Dhaligaon village.  The hard-line Hindus refused to yield to orders to stop attacking Mahindra Brahma and his family, who became Christians

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Egypt: 7 dead as Coptic pilgrims targeted – November 7th 2018

World Watch Monitor, November 2, 2018 At least seven people have been killed and 14 injured in another attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt. The attack reportedly took place at almost exactly the same location as the May 2017 attack by Islamist militants which left 28 dead. This latest attack again targeted a bus full of Copts heading back from St. Samuel’s

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Christians in Indonesia Sing Praises – October 19th 2018

Open Doors, 11 October 2018  As our workers walked through a village in Indonesia, surrounded by the rubble and destruction left behind by the recent earthquake, they could hear voices singing ‘Hallelujah’.  Coming round the corner they found a group of believers, under a tent, singing their praises to God.  It’s incredible to see the faith of our brothers and

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Iran “threatened by rampant growth of Christianity” – October 19th 2018

Morning Star News, October 12, 2018 Rights groups learned last week that two Christians in Iran have been sentenced to prison. Saheb Fadaei, already serving a 10-year prison sentence in Tehran, and Fatimeh Bakherti, both converts from Islam, were sentenced to 18 months and 12 months respectively for “spreading propaganda against the regime,” a common charge, according to Miles Windsor

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Christians in Sudan Arrested during Worship – October 19th 2018

Morning Star News, October 17, 2018 Security officials in Sudan last week arrested 13 Christians during a worship service in the Darfur Region. Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) gave no reason for arresting the Christians, except to say that they were all converts from Islam.  Authorities are targeting Christian converts from Islam in Darfur. One source said that

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