Tag: Christian persecution

Christianity rapidly growing in oppressive Iran
Asia World

Christianity rapidly growing in oppressive Iran

Originally published in CBN NEWS. Despite an Islamic government that systematically harasses and imprisons Christian converts and indoctrinates its youth into Islam, Christianity is growing at unprecedented rates in Iran. Islamic Clerics are warning against the spread of Christianity, authorities are routinely targeting house churches, and conversion to Christianity is […]

Kenya family denies man for standing with Christ
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Kenya family denies man for standing with Christ

Originally published in International Christian Concern. After converting to Christianity, Yasin Bakari, a father of two living in coastal Kenya, fears that he will be killed. He heard the Gospel in March and was moved enough to abandon his old faith. Now, he receives threats daily from the Muslim faithful […]

Trump executive order provides R846m to advance religious freedom worldwide
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Trump executive order provides R846m to advance religious freedom worldwide

Originally published in Christian Headlines Calling it a “moral and national security imperative”, President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Tuesday providing R846-million ( $50-million ) to promote religious freedom around the world and to pressure countries that are the worst violators to change their policies. The order provides […]

Chinese government shuts down 48 churches in two weeks
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Chinese government shuts down 48 churches in two weeks

Originally published in Christian Headlines As coronavirus restrictions lift in China, the communist government remains steadfast in its ongoing persecution of local Christians. In April, the local government in Yugan County shut down at least 48 Three-Self churches, according to Bitter Winter, a magazine on religious rights and human rights in […]

Civilians apprehend Muslim Fulani suspects in killing of five Christians in Nigeria
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Civilians apprehend Muslim Fulani suspects in killing of five Christians in Nigeria

Originally published in Morning Star News. A Christian in north-central Nigeria who led a team of civilians that apprehended Muslim Fulani herdsmen after they allegedly killed five Christians on Thursday night (May 28) was blunt about their motives. “These Muslim Fulani herdsmen have been attacking our communities because we are […]

Eritrea online protest targets massive detention of Christians
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Eritrea online protest targets massive detention of Christians

Originally published in BosNewsLife. Leading rights groups and church officials planned to hold Thursday May 28, their annual protest and prayer vigil against the reported massive persecution of Christians in Eritrea for the first time online, amid ongoing coronavirus lockdown restrictions in Britain. The protest usually takes place outside the […]