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Russian evangelical leader apologises to Ukrainian Christians

Originally published in Christianity Today In the highest-profile statement yet of its kind, the leader of the Russian Evangelical Alliance has announced his “bitterness and regret” over decisions taken by his government. Will it be enough to rebuild bridges with fellow Ukrainian believers across the border? “I mourn what my […]

Chinese Christians banned from sharing religious content online

Originally published in Christian News Christians in China are facing a crackdown by their government, to control every word and image of religious content they post on the internet.  The country’s unregistered house churches, aided by online content, to survive the pandemic and persecution, are having that support stripped away, according […]

Iran: nine converts acquitted by Appeal Court

Originally published by Voice of the Martyrs On Monday February 28 a verdict was issued by Branch 34 of Tehran’s Appeal Court overturning the convictions of nine Christian converts from Rasht. The nine – Abdolreza (Matthias) Haghnejad, Khalil Daeghanpour, Hossein Kadivar, Kamal Naamanian, Mohammad Vafadar, Mohammad (Sharooz) Eslamdoust, Babak Hosseinzadeh, […]

Ukraine-Russia: local churches launch brave aid effort in war zone

Originally published in Assist News Service “Unstoppable” local churches in Ukraine and Russia are launching a large-scale humanitarian outreach across Ukraine as war erupts around them and many suffer. Supported by US-based Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org), the church-driven emergency response will provide food, winter clothes, blankets and medicines for thousands of at-risk […]