The Persecuted Church Across the World

Iranian Police Chief Helps Distribute Bibles – June 17th 2021

Voice of the Martyrs, 10 June 2021 A Persian house church leader had two boxes of Farsi New Testaments in the trunk of his car. When he saw that he was approaching a police checkpoint, he pulled over and left the boxes of Bibles on the side of the road. Later that night, the police […]

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Near anarchy in Nigeria – June 17th 2021

World Watch Monitor, 14 June 2021 (excerpts) This week, a coalition of over 120 Nigerian NGOs, including Action Aid, issued a plea that President Buhari act over the decline in security. Following what it referred to as “a sharp increase of 43 per cent in mass atrocities 2020” it had “recorded an all-time quarterly high […]

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Young Ethiopian executed without trial – June 17th 2021

Barnabas Fund, 14 June 2021 (excerpts) A 17-year-old Ethiopian Christian has been shot dead without trial in broad daylight at a roundabout in Dembi Dollo, Oromia region on 11 May. Oromia regional special forces claimed that Amanuel Wondimu belonged to the banned Oromo Liberation Army (OLA).  They arrested, beat and paraded him, forcing him to […]

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Herdsmen Kill 37 Christians in Plateau State, Nigeria – June 2nd 2021

Morning Star News, 26 May 2021 Fulani herdsmen on Sunday, May 23, killed 14 Christians in a village near Jos, Plateau state and 8 others in another village, sources said. Herdsmen attacked Kwi village near Jos, at about 11 p.m., said area resident Solomon Mandiks, a Christian rights activist. “14 Christians were butchered to death, […]

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15 killed at baptism in Burkina Faso – June 2nd 2021

Barnabas Fund, 24 May 2021 Armed men, suspected to be jihadist militants, attacked a baptism ceremony in a village of Oudalan province, Burkina Faso on 18 May, killing 15 people. Many others were forced to flee the village, located in mainly Christian northern Burkina Faso near the border with Mali, in fear of their lives. […]

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Chinese Pastor brutally beaten in police station – June 2nd 2021

Church in Chains, 25 May 2021 On 23 May, Pastor Yang Hua (44) of Huoshi “Living Stone” Church in Guiyang, Guizhou province was brutally beaten after local Chinese Communist Party police learned that he planned to make a visit next day to Christian friends in Qingdao, Shandong province. Pastor Yang, whose birth name is Li […]

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Reaching an Unreached Group in Iraq – May 19th 2021

Voice of the Martyrs, May 13, 2021 The three majority-Muslim groups (Shiite Arab, Sunni Arab, and Sunni Kurdish) that compose modern-day Iraq have been in conflict for centuries. Attacks by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) forced tens of thousands of Christians to flee the country, leaving a small but bold and faithful remnant. For many […]

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China extends state control over religion – May 19th 2021

Church in Chains, 12 May 2021 China continues to tighten its grip on religion, the State Administration for Religious Affairs has introduced new “Administrative Measures for Religious Clergy”, which came into effect on 1 May. Under the new Administrative Measures, those who “engage in religious teaching activities” must register on a database of religious clergy […]

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The Jeremiahs of the Church – May 19th 2021

International Christian Concern 05/15/2021 Believers who have a deep passion for the persecuted are few and far between in the Church. Often, those who have a heart for the persecuted find themselves alone in their congregation. Jeremiah was called as a prophet by God to call out the sins of Israel in a nation filled […]

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The Church in Myanmar (Burma) – May 5th 2021

The Voice of the Martyrs, April 29, 2021 Most Christians are from the Chin and Karen tribal groups, while relatively few of Myanmar’s Burman ethnic majority have come to faith. Myanmar has many Bible schools even though most are illegal, and indigenous church planters and missionaries boldly proclaim the gospel. Churches are growing despite widespread […]

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