Some were not interested in losing their power and corrupt privileges. Others preferred to continue their religious life with a “straw God”.
In the last three years, there have been 350 new disappearances in the Mexican State. On Mother’s Day, evangelicals prayed for the relatives of the missing persons.
We spoke with Protestant Christians who had had their electricity and water cut off, who had been removed from the local population registers, whose children had been prevented from attending school.
The man was sent to jail for declining to sign a document denying his evangelical faith and agreeing to contribute to the Traditionalist Catholic festivals.
The Mexico City Policy blocks all funding to organisations that carry out or promote abortions. “This decision will save lives”, Christian leader Russell Moore says.
According to Open Doors, 215 million Christians suffer “high, very high or extreme persecution”. North Korea continues at the top of the World Watch List. Africa is the region in which more Christians are killed because of their faith.
We pray for those who suffer. Not only for their suffering to stop, but also for them to meet the One who is near in the midst of all suffering, bearing the pain, the guilt and the hate.
The prime suspect is an alleged rapist seeking revenge against a victim whose complaint had him jailed .
84 houses were attacked after evangelical Christians refused to pay their contribution to the Catholic festivities. 350 believers have been displaced.
Five evangelical families declined to pay the quota for the Roman Catholic patron saint celebration, and the local authorities cut off their water supply. Several organisations confirm rising trend of persecution in rural Mexico.
During his visit to the region, Pope Francis condemned the exploitation and social exclusion of the indigenous peoples. But Roman Catholics in Chiapas continue to persecute evangelical believers.
They were expelled for refusing to renounce their faith. Christians hope this case will set a precedent for religious freedom in Mexico.
Several Leyva Velazquez community leaders asked evangelical Christians to renounce their faith.
Hundreds of thousands of people are in the path of the strongest hurricane ever recorded as the small but intensely violent storm’s landfall is imminent.
158 Christians were left almost entirely without food after the raid resulted in a land owned by the Protestant Christian community. These situations are recurrent in Mexico.
No evangelical Christians are allowed to enter La Chachalacan. They even have signs announcing it.
More than 1,000 representatives of national IFES student movements from all over the world meet in the Mexico World Assembly. Samuel Escobar says students have “vocation of service and a lifestyle shaped by following Jesus”.
The attacks to evangelical communities are recurrent in Mexico since 2012, but the state government remained silent.
“They chased our women and children, and detained our colleague Manuel Gomez Gomez, who is now in prison”. Representatives of 200 families ask for an open dialogue with the State government.