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Prime Minister Imran Khan says a “complication” has delayed the departure of the Christian woman. “She will be leaving in weeks”, he promises.
A two-year investigation showed direct and circumstantial evidence that a pastor and other religious leader were victims of “enforced disappearance by state agents”.
According to the law, conversion from Islam is illegal and punishable by death. “Christian converts will be forced to hide their faith even more carefully”, Open Doors says.
The Pope congratulated Morocco for what he considers to be a good coexistence between Muslims and Christians. The country ranks 35th in the World Watch List.
The response to date, and what still needs to be done.
Analysts have detected ties between Muslim Fulani herdsmen and Islamic extremist groups.
Informants can earn up to 10,000 yuan (1,300 Euro) for tips leading to the arrest of non-Chinese religious leaders. The crackdown on unregistered Protestant churches in Southern China intensifies.
Practical steps for strengthening the church.
Churches pray that the tensions caused by the postponement of the presidential election will result in a peaceful political transition.
When we speak about or pray for the persecuted are we exemplifying biblical ethics and the best of the Christian tradition?
It’s better to risk understating the extent and severity of persecution than to risk overstating the problem. What’s at stake is credible religious freedom advocacy.
The victim’s conversion remained a secret until Somali Muslims saw her coming from church worship.
Evaluating the effectiveness of virtual discipleship.
The Supreme Court rejects the petition of Islamist extremists. Her lawyer hopes the Christian woman falsely accused of blasphemy will be granted asylum in another country.
Most administrative prosecutions end in punishment. Many are prosecuted for sharing their faith on the street. “Believers go out to share their faith less often, and give out publications or invitations less openly”.
The prosecution failed to present even one witness against Pervaiz Masih. In December, two Christian brothers were sentenced to death under Pakistan’s blasphemy law.
Hard-line Hindus tore down a church building in southern India because it was built on the west side of a village, which they said violated Hindu principles of placement and positioning, sources said.
There has been an serious increase in persecution of Christian communities in China in the last months.
According to World Watch List, released today by Open Doors International, 4,305 people died in 2018 because of their Christian faith. Christian persecution has drastically increased.
The UK government has ordered a review “to map Christian persecution worldwide, and make recommendations on the practical steps it can take to support those under threat”.
Hundreds of Hong Kong worshippers attended church services on December 23 and 30 dressed in black, “to pray for both the persecuted and persecutors”.
“Until my Lord provides us a building, we will continue serving the Lord. It is fine even if we do not have shelter, we will not stop worshipping Him. We are ready to die for Christ”, a pastor in the Tamil Nadu state says.
More than 150 have been detained in the last month. “The current situation has been described by some as unprecedented, there are a huge number of arrests and detentions”.
Pastor of Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengd, Wang Yi, was detained for allegedly “inciting subversion of state power”.
A CSW reports shows that Colombian Christians are suffering “restrictions on religious activity, threats, extortion, assassination and forced displacement”.