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Rev. Lawan Andimi had stated in a video that he trusted in God should he lose his life to Islamic terrorists.
The 2006 law requires non-Muslim worship buildings to be licensed, but all applications to do so have remained unattended. “We all know that these laws are only there to muzzle Christians and other religious minorities”.
Pastor Wang Yi is accused of “subversion and illegal trade”. He will be deprived of his political rights and his personal assets will be seized. Another elder of his church has been sentenced to 4 years.
It can be tempting to rush to act or just to ask for help but not actually make it possible for this assistance to be given.
Persecution rising toward levels under Chairman Mao. “The days are coming when whole Christian families will find themselves unable to access not merely transport, but schools, hospitals, bank loans and jobs”, a source says.
The EU adopted a resolution which calls “for an end to violations against the freedom of Christians and other religious minorities to worship”
The NCCP has spoken out against the heavy government policies against drug trafficking. 5,300 have been killed in the past three years.The Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches supported the NCCP.
“Change the framework” gathers young people with different beliefs to talk about religious freedom and diversity.
Around 200 evangelicals participated in a peaceful demonstration to denounce the closure of the Punto Luce church in Milan and demand “freedom of worship for all”.
The closure of at least 12 Protestant church buildings gets international attention. Algerian Christians share their situation in videos posted online. 63,000 have already signed a petition defending religious freedom.
Video of the moment police officers enter a Protestant evangelical church near Tizi-Ouzou to close it. Church members do not stop singing, and peacefully resist later.
Peaceful demonstrations call authorities to “stop closure of worship places”. Churches re-organise themselves in houses as the government threatens to close more buildings.
Algerian Christians think the governmental campaign against Protestant churches will continue. But “the churches of Algeria have a very firm and mature leadership with a clear vision of God”.
During the 42nd session of the UNHRC in Geneva, the World Evangelical Alliance called on the international community to protect religious freedom and peace.
It is the second visit of a group of leaders who support Israel and US President Donald Trump. In a meeting with Mohamed bin Salman, they addressed human rights, politics and religious freedom.
The Spanish Evangelical Alliance sends a letter to the Human Rights Secretary of Uruguay after the latter said that “the new phenomenon of evangelical fundamentalism” is a threat to “democratic foundations”.
“Blasphemy law should be reviewed, with proper investigation mechanisms”, Asia Bibi told The Sunday Telegraph in her first interview since she left Pakistan. The Christian woman and her family are expected to move to Europe soon.
Paul Copan, Chair of Philosophy and Ethics of Palm Beach Atlantic University, explains how many key features of Western civilization, are the legacy of the biblical faith being lived out by believers in society.
“Many more churches are threatened with closure, amid denial of formal registration and recognition by authorities”, the World Evangelical Alliance says in a statement.
Evangelical Focus contributor Yoe Suárez was conducting a series of interviews in the city of Guantánamo, and was freed after being questioned and threatened with “legal action”.
The Vice President of the United States met with specialists of Open Doors, China Aid and the Southern Baptist Convention.
The First Baptist Church of Alicante, along with local authorities, organised the project “Young People and Human Rights”. “We thank God for the opportunity of giving testimony to the city”.
Representatives of Assemblies of God and the Cuban Evangelical League were stopped at the airport when they tried to travel to Washington D.C. The government reacts to the newly formed Alliance of Cuban Evangelical Churches.
Uighurs in Western China are targeted in what could be a deliberate policy to “raise a new generation that has been cut off from original roots and religious beliefs”, according to an in-depth journalistic investigation.
Separately, another judge fines owner of land where church was meeting in a tent.