Tag: Christian persecution

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

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

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

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 […]