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Christian pastors face death penalty if convicted in Sudan
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 06:56:19 +0000
Last December, two evangelical pastors from the Church of Christ in Sudan were taken from their churches and thrown into jail. Last month, the Rev. Abdulraheem Kodi and the Rev. Kuwa Shamal Abu Zumam were charged with numerous offenses, including waging war against the state, espionage and undermining Sudan’s constitutional system.
Christianity in Africa Threaten by Rise of Militant Islam
Fri, 09 Sep 2016 08:49:46 +0000
As the world focusses on potential military advances against the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, it risks overlooking another vast region where militant Islam is a growing threat to the Church - in the continent where the Church is growing fastest: Africa.
Russia Arrested Ukrainian Religious Leader While Preaching at a St. Petersburg Messianic Congregation
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 07:07:33 +0000
Russia has brought an administrative case against a religious leader under the country’s controversial new package of anti-terrorist laws.
American Bapist Minister Targeted Under New Anti-Evangelism Law in Russian
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 08:53:07 +0000
An American man is among the first group of people to be targeted under new anti-evangelism laws in Russia.
Russian Believers May Need to Disobey New Law
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:04:46 +0000
Christians in Russia are grappling with a new law that effectively makes it illegal for them to share their faith, preach or pray outside of officially designated sites.
Church Demolitions in Cuba Intensifying
Sat, 20 Aug 2016 09:02:46 +0000
The first half of 2016 has seen church demolitions in Cuba gather pace as the government crackdown on freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) on the island continues. The authorities have also begun to confiscate 1,400 Assemblies of God (AOG) churches that were earmarked for seizure in 2015, according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide.
Christians Wait for New Law in Egypt to Authorize New Churches
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:26:09 +0000
Egypt is scheduled to vote as early as next month on a law that would ease the country’s historic restrictions on church construction.
US Likely Won't Have Largest Christian Population by 2030
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 07:42:31 +0000
The greater the persecution, the greater the revival. It’s a phrase Chinese Christians are using these days, and with good reason.
Swedish church to send Bible-dropping drones over ISIS caliphate
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 08:07:31 +0000
A Swedish church intends to use drones to drop thousands of digital Bibles into ISIS-controlled territory in Iraq, where Christians are among the terrorist organization’s main targets.
Global religious freedom conference coming to DC
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 07:23:51 +0000
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has decided to move a May 2017 summit on Christian persecution from Moscow to Washington, D.C., following Russia’s passage of a controversial law curtailing evangelism.
Christianity Grows In Myanmar Despite Persecution
Sat, 06 Aug 2016 20:10:18 +0000
Christianity in Myanmar is growing at a dramatic rate despite threats from Buddhist nationals, according to the UN Population Fund.
Christians in Russia Refuse to Stop Sharing the Gospel Despite Putin's Ban on Evangelism
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:38:11 +0000
The Slavic Centre for Law and Justice, an affiliate of the American Center for Law and Justice, said a new manner of carrying out missionary work in Russia will have to be established.
Revival Breaks Out in Iran
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:32:34 +0000
When we think of Iran, scenes of mobs shouting "death to America," blindfolded hostages, and radical leaders demanding nuclear technology come to mind. But there's another side of the country: Iranians who love America, Israel, and Jesus Christ.
Iran: Christian again denied medical leave extention
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 08:14:58 +0000
An Iranian court has again refused a Christian prisoner an extension of her medical leave despite a doctor's advice that the treatments be continued.
China: Officials postpone Christians' trial
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:04:46 +0000
Chinese authorities in Zhejiang province have postponed the trial of five Christians who have been detained for defending their rights.
Iran: Imprisoned Christian up for appeal
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:03:25 +0000
A convert from Islam who was sentenced to five years in prison for "disturbing the national security of Iran" is praying for an appeal after waiting more than a year for a hearing on his sentence.
Egypt: Reconciliation denys justice to Christians
Mon, 04 Jul 2016 07:27:13 +0000
In Egypt, so-called reconciliation meetings often intimidate Coptic Christians into surrendering their legal rights while their Muslim assailants avoid any punishment for their violence.
Canada: Genocide declaration defeated by Parliament
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 07:40:56 +0000
The House of Commons in Canada recently voted against a motion declaring that the atrocities committed by the Islamic State against religious minorities in Syria and Iraq were actually acts of genocide.
Syria: Church leaders escape assassination attempt
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 07:37:42 +0000
Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II and other senior leaders of the Syriac Orthodox Church survived an assassination attempt on June 19.
Egypt refuses to repeal its blasphemy law
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 06:49:14 +0000
Efforts to repeal Egypt's blasphemy law are being opposed by its own administration.