Commercial and bureaucratic hindrances collided with an uncontrollable reality: the faith of many players.
The government is hunting down evangelicals who welcomed an Ethiopian Pentecostal pastor. Christians had hoped the historic peace agreement with the neighbouring country would lead to more freedom.
Christian ethnic minorities have long suffered in Burma, where the government has recognized the special status of Buddhism.
The Chinese police agents have repeatedly interrupted Bible Reformed Church services and arrested its members. The members have refused to become a registered, state-run church.
Blackpool Transport removed promotions for the event, after social media pressure from LGBT groups. “I am not coming to preach hate, I’m here to preach about Jesus”, Graham said.
Theresa May says everyone should be guaranteed the right to “practise their faith free of fear”.
Four politicians of the Swiss Parliament joined the event in the centre of Bern.
The Christian leader has asked to publicly share his image to denounce how the government is violating Human Rights. Pressures on relatives of church members and false accusations might be the next steps in a full police crackdown on the church he leads.
The blessed good news of God's love towards us.
Journalist Pilar Rahola publishes a book in which she collects her five-year work on the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. “It was necessary to tell the world that there are people who die, not because of a random bullet, but because they are Christians”.
Christians are humiliated at airports, body-searched as if they were criminals or traffickers, compared to terrorists.
“The sustained growth of the churches unnerves the government”, Cuban Pastor Mario Félix Lleonart, says. Several evangelical leaders have been interrogated and arrested in the last months.
Sitxty to seventy angry Hindu extremists were waiting for a group that was on a trip to a Christian camp.
Six countries sign an agreement to create the “Coalition for Happiness”. Among its members, there are countries where Christians are increasingly persecuted: the United Arab Emirates, Mexico and Kazakhstan.
“From now on, if any of you distribute Bibles, we will attack you brutally”, one of the Hindus warned the Christians, according to a video the extremists took of the attack.
Eyewitnesses said police confiscated chairs, tables and Bibles before the demolition. “These crazy actions will not stop us from praying and praising God”.
Twenty-six church leaders have appeared in court since last week for defending a Muslim business interest’s attempt to illegally seize the Evangelical School of Omdurman
Ultra-Orthodox Jews attacked a meeting centre in Dimona.
“They threatened the pastor, ‘How dare you set up a church in our locality? This area is of upper castes. Stop running church here’”, a church leader in the region explains.
How will we react if God calls us to take a step of faith which could have drastic consequences?
Military Police used excavators and dynamite to destroy the Golden Lampstand Church. “This might be a new pattern against any independent churches”, Christian advocacy groups warn.
A letter to the embassador in Rome was delivered.
Intolerance against Christians is highest in Central and Southeast Asia, after North Korea. The situation worsens dramatically in Africa. In Europe, two people were murdered bacause of their faith last year.
Berating and slapping two pastors into signing an apology letter before police, Hindu extremists stopped a planned three-day gospel meeting in Chhattisgarh state minutes before it was to begin.
Sundays 5th and 12th of November have been set apart to advocate and pray for the Persecuted Church. This year’s motto is “From ashes to glory”.
It is unusual that the Council of a big Spanish city officially promotes and supports an evangelical event.