Persecuted Church

International News | Oct. 30 2020

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church is November 1

On Nov. 1, Christ followers around the world will recognize the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church — a global prayer movement... [READ MORE]

Persecuted Church | Oct. 29 2020

Tajikistan questions religious affiliation on 2020 census

A decision of the Tajikistan government to include a question about religious affiliation on the nationwide 2020 census is raising concern among... [READ MORE]

Persecuted Church | Oct. 29 2020

‘Jesus Freaks’ and persecuted Christians: Voice of the Martyrs shares their stories

For the last 53 years, The Voice of the Martyrs has served persecuted Christians around the world, and, in doing so, sought to become their voice... [READ MORE]

Persecuted Church | Oct. 19 2020

China denounces any religion but Communist Party, calls others ‘cults’

BEIJING, China — The Chinese Communist Party is offering rewards for information on house churches. The program begun in Heilongjiang has spread... [READ MORE]

International News | Oct. 12 2020

Pakistani court decisions may increase vulnerability for Christian girls

LAHORE, Pakistan — A recent Pakistani court decision may make Christian girls more vulnerable to abduction, forced conversion to Islam and... [READ MORE]

Africa | Oct. 6 2020

In Nigeria, teenaged twin sisters Hassana and Hussaina Garba were kidnapped from their home

In Nigeria’s Katsina state, teenaged twin sisters Hassana and Hussaina Garba were kidnapped from their home beside the Evangelical Church Winning... [READ MORE]

Africa | Oct. 5 2020

Religious freedom in Sudan improving, USCIRF report says

WASHINGTON — The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom reports that Sudan’s transitional government has, in the past... [READ MORE]

International News | Oct. 1 2020

Chinese Christian bookseller sentenced to seven years in prison

Persecution watchdog group International Christian Concern is reporting that a Chinese Christian online bookstore owner, Chen Yu, was charged... [READ MORE]

Asia | Sep. 28 2020

Turkey denies visas to Christians, banning their return to country

ANKARA, Turkey — The government of Turkey appears to be singling out foreign Christians, forcing them to leave the country or banning their... [READ MORE]

Asia | Sep. 20 2020

Mother of four killed in India while protecting daughter from attack

NEW DELHI, India — A Christian mother of four was killed in July for refusing to let her daughter be raped by Hindu men. Two masked Hindus... [READ MORE]