Tag: Christian persecution

Easter prayer call after Indonesian church bombing

Originally published in Christian Today Christians are being called to pray for their fellow believers living in persecution hotspots after last Sunday’s bomb attack on an Indonesian cathedral.  The blast in Makassar injured 20 worshippers as they were leaving a Palm Sunday service held at the start of Holy Week.  […]

Algerian court upholds Christian’s 5-year prison sentence for sharing Muhammad cartoon

Originally published in CBN News A Christian’s five-year prison sentence for reposting a cartoon of the Islamic prophet Muhammad to his Facebook page three years ago has been upheld by an Algerian court.  Morning Star News (MSN) reports Farid Khemisti, the man’s attorney, said his client received the stiff sentence because […]

5 churches burned down in village in Kenya

Originally published in The Christian Post An association of churches and Christian clergy has demanded an investigation after unidentified arsonists destroyed five churches and threw human feces onto the buildings in one village in western Kenya, according to reports. St Monica Church in Otamba village in Nyaribari Chache area of […]

70 Christians freed from prison in Eritrea

Originally published in Christian Today Dozens of Christians have been freed from prison in Eritrea after being held for years without charge.  Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) reports that the Christians — 70 in total -= came from evangelical and orthodox backgrounds, with prison sentences ranging from two to 12 years. […]