Tag: Christian persecution

Authorities demolish Chinese megachurch mid-service
Asia

Authorities demolish Chinese megachurch mid-service

Originally published in Premier News Government authorities have demolished a state-registered church in China while the congregation was in the middle of a worship service. According to religious freedom charity China Aid, the government didn’t have legal papers ordering the church to be torn down. The church in Funan in […]

DOCUMENTARY: Fastest growing church has no buildings, no central leadership, and is mostly led by women
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DOCUMENTARY: Fastest growing church has no buildings, no central leadership, and is mostly led by women

Originally published in God Reports For the last few years, researchers have credited the underground church in Iran as the fastest growing Christian church in the world. It has unique characteristics that defy comparison with churches in America and Europe, and in the opinion of some who know it well, […]

150 Christians arrested in Eritrea
Africa News

150 Christians arrested in Eritrea

Originally published in Ind Christian News The government of Eritrea has arrested 150 Christians in the last three months, while dragging others before courts and asking them to “renounce Christ.” The first 70 were seized on June 23 in Keren. Almost two months later, on 18 August, 80 more Christians […]

People suffering for their faith remembered on UN’s first day for religious victims of violence
World

People suffering for their faith remembered on UN’s first day for religious victims of violence

Originally published in Christian Today Christians around the world are remembering the many believers persecuted for their faith on the first-ever UN International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. August 22 was given the special designation by the UN General Assembly in May […]

Authorities close churches in Algeria
Africa News

Authorities close churches in Algeria

Originally published in Premier News Freedom charity Middle Eastern Concern (MEC) are urging the Christian community to pray as authorities continue to close churches and stop Christians meeting in Algeria. Following the closure of buildings in the northern regions of Akbou and Ighzer Amokrane last Sunday, MEC has reported that […]