The Persecuted Church Across the World

Uyghurs in China – January 12th 2022

The Joshua Project 11 January 2022 What is the future for China’s Uyghurs, a people with a rich and centuries-old Turkic culture severely oppressed by China’s government?  Millions of Uyghurs live in China’s north-western Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, now a police state that imprisons well over 1,000,000 Uyghurs in brutal “re-education” camps.  Although almost all […]

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Militant Buddhists Attack Christian Families – January 12th 2022

Voice of the Martyrs, 6 January 2022 After worshiping peacefully together in a tin hut for more than 10 years, a church of more than 20 families from the Chakma people group recently began constructing a church building in their village in Bangladesh. Shortly after building began, a mostly-Buddhist organization known as the Underground Army […]

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God’s Favour at Work in Iraq – 15th December 2021

Release International, 10 November 2021 (excerpts) During a four-day online speaking tour, Jamal, a Muslim- background Christian, described how his Hand of Help organisation is giving new hope to Christian refugees in northern Iraq who fled the conflict with Isis and have been given a safe haven in the region of Kurdistan.  And through remarkable […]

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Iran-U.S. Nuclear Talks as Iranian Christians Suffer – December 15th 2021

International Christian Concern, 12 December 2021 As the United States and Iran come closer to reaching agreement on the renewal of a nuclear deal for Iran, Christians continue to face severe persecution at the hands of the Iranian regime. Since President Biden took office, U.S. officials have been negotiating with their Iranian counterparts in an […]

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Afghani Christians Flee The Taliban – 1st December 2021

Church in Chains, 23 November 2021 Hamed was the founder of an NGO that employed fellow Christians in Afghanistan and for 20 years his organisation oversaw many humanitarian projects.  When the Taliban took over they hunted him, ransacked his organisation’s office and stole the money on hand.  Shai Fund was able to keep Hamed and […]

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Boko Haram Attacks Increasing in Cameroon – December 1st 2021

Voice of the Martyrs, 25 November 2021 Boko Haram has been regrouping in Nigeria and increasing attacks there have correlated with increasing attacks in Cameroon.  Boko Haram’s previous incursions into Cameroon had not been well organized, but recent, organized attacks have specifically targeted churches and Christian activity.  In a typical attack, Christians are killed, churches […]

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Eastern Cham in Vietnam – 17th November 2021

Joshua Project, 16 November 2021 (excerpts) One of the most ancient ethnic groups in Southeast Asia, the Eastern Cham live in the provinces along the coastline of southern Vietnam in the coastal and Mekong Delta provinces.  A small minority group now overrun with poverty and persecution, the Eastern Cham kingdom once reigned in Southeast Asia […]

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Early Rain believers and security officers – November 17th 2021

China Aid, Monday, November 8, 2021 (excerpts) Deacon Xu Jiale and his wife Qin of Early Rain Covenant Church started to share the gospel with the national security officers of Chengdu District who stay at their home. Police have continued face-to-face surveillance since last week. Shen Bing and wife Li moved in with Deacon Xu […]

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Cuba – 3rd November 2021

Voice of the Martyrs, 1 November 2021 (excerpts) Despite the change in leadership in 2018, churches in Cuba face unrelenting pressure from the government, which remains committed to communism’s atheistic ideology and sees churches as a threat to the revolution begun by Che Guevara and Fidel Castro in the 1950s. Cubans remain poor, with the […]

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Muslim brothers jailed for life for killing Christian – November 3rd 2021

Barnabas Fund, 1 November 2021 (excerpts) Two Muslim brothers known for their hatred and harassment of Christians have been jailed for life by Alexandria Criminal Court for the killing of Egyptian Christian shopkeeper Ramsis Hermina, 47. Under Egyptian law it means that Nasser and Ali al-Sambo must serve 25 years in prison for the brutal […]

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