Tag: Chrisitan persecution

Chinese police beat 60 Christians, close Church, bury bibles

Originally Published in Christian Headlines More than 100 Chinese police officers and SWAT team members closed a newly constructed church and beat dozens of Christians who were guarding it, and then buried Bibles and hymnbooks before leaving. The incident in Henan – China’s third largest province – took place in […]

Chinese Christians: We will ‘stand strong’

Originally published in Baptist Press News As China continues to hunt down and arrest members of a house church in Sichuan Province, many of the 100 or more Christians arrested reportedly pledged in advance to persevere even until death. Gina Goh, Southeast Asia regional manager for International Christian Concern, said […]

Pakistan: Islamic groups threaten Supreme Court judges ahead of Asia Bibi ruling

Originally published in World Watch Monitor Radical religious groups in Pakistan have called for mass protests and threatened the judges of the country’s Supreme Court in Islamabad ahead of their ruling in the blasphemy case of Christian woman Asia Bibi. The hardline Islamic party, the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP), threatened the […]

Children, entire evangelical families being arrested in Eritrea simply for praying

Originally published in The Christian Post Entire evangelical Christian families, including children, are reportedly being arrested in new persecution tactics being used by Eritrean officials, human rights activists have said. “Since May of this year, nearly 200 Christians have been arrested. The interesting thing about this — they have shifted […]

Eritrea launches new crackdown on Christians

Originally published by Christian Today Eritrean Orthodox priests assisting in persecution A leading Christian human rights charity says Christians are facing yet another crackdown in Eritrea. The east African country has a repressive government that has a long track record of poor treatment of minorities. Now, Release International says 200 […]

Youcef Nadarkhani — execution order fears

Originally published in INcontext Ministries The American Center for Law and Justice, focusing on constitutional and international law, said today it has received information that Iran may have issued an execution order for Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who was sentenced to death because he refused to recant his Christian faith. The […]