The Persecuted Church Across the World

Change of Tunisian constitution on Islam? – June 29th 2022

Barnabas Fund, 23 June 2022 (excerpts) A new draft of Tunisia’s constitution does not name Islam as the North African country’s state religion. In May 2022 Sadaq Belaid, a legal expert appointed to oversee the drafting process by Kais Saied, President of Tunisia since 2019, said that the aim of the change was to combat […]

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Christians beheaded by IS in Mozambique – June 29th 2022

Barnabas Fund, 21 June 2022 (excerpts) Islamist militants raided a Christian village in northern Mozambique on 17 June, beheading one resident. The raid by terrorists linked to Islamic State is the first in recent years in Nampula province. IS has also claimed responsibility for the “beheading of several Christians” in raids across Cabo Delgado province, […]

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Home Burned, Children Killed by Radical Hindus – June 29th 2022

Voice of the Martyrs, 23 June 2022 (excerpts) Sahid and his wife, Memona, have 6 children and live in a small Hindu village in Pakistan.  In April 2022, a Hindu religious leader and one of Sahid’s relatives confronted Sahid and Memona about their Christian faith.  The religious leader questioned why the couple had not attended […]

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Christian Man Beaten to Death in His Home – June 15th 2022

Voice of the Martyrs, Jun. 09, 2022 After becoming a prominent, active leader of his church, Kalithas received threats from Hindu extremists in his community.  They warned that he would face severe consequences if he continued his bold witness in the village.  On Dec. 16, 2021, four men came to his home and started kicking […]

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Christian homes razed by Myanmar military – June 15th 2022

Barnabas Fund, Jun. 10, 2022 (excerpts) Hundreds of homes in a historic Christian village in Myanmar have been burned down in a renewed attack by the military (Tatmadaw). More than two thirds of the estimated 500 homes in Chan Thar were destroyed on 7 June, the second raid on the village in a month.  On 7 May […]

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Anatomy of Genocide – Karabakh’s 44 Day War – June 15th 2022

International Christian Concern, June 14, 2022 War erupted in the South Caucasus on 27 September 2020 when Azerbaijan and Turkey launched a joint military operation named Operation Iron Fist into the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh (Armenian: Artsakh).  A truce was brokered by Russia 44 days later which ceded significant parts of Karabakh to Azerbaijan. During […]

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20th anniversary Vigil of Eritrean church closures – June 1st 2022

Church in Chains, 26 May 2022 (excerpts) Christians from Britain and elsewhere joined together for an online vigil to mark the 20th anniversary of the closure of churches by the Eritrean government in May 2002. The decision to close all churches – apart from the Eritrean Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Lutheran churches – marked the […]

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Father Abuses Daughter for Following Jesus – June 1st 2022

Voice of the Martyrs, May 26, 2022 (excerpts) After putting her trust in Jesus, Sumi received a New Testament.  Her younger brother noticed it and told their Hindu father, who shouted at Sumi and threatened her with a knife.  He told her to leave her Christian faith or leave his house.  When Sumi left, her […]

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Mexicans Celebrate Baptism Amid Pressure – June 1st 2022

Voice of the Martyrs, May 26, 2022 (excerpts) Christians in Oaxaca state recently celebrated baptism to proclaim their faith publicly despite ongoing opposition from their community.  In the past few years, members of the community have openly opposed the Christians, making false accusations against them, calling them thieves, destroying their homes and shooting at them […]

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Student lynched following blasphemy allegation – May 18th 2022

Christian Solidarity Worldwide – 13 May 2022 (excerpts) CSW condemns the murder of Deborah Yakubu, a student in Sokoto state, northwest Nigeria, who was lynched on 12 May, following an unproven blasphemy allegation. Ms Yakubu was a Level 200 Home Economics student and a member of the Evangelical Church in her home state of Niger. […]

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