According to local sources, 13 Christian families in India’s Odisha state have been displaced from their home village since January after they refused to recant their Christian faith. Read more: International Christian Concern
The Bharathiya Janatha Party (BJP) led government of Gujarat has passed a new law regulating religious conversions and criminalizing forced religious conversions. The new law amends the Gujarat Freedom of Religion Act 2003 and has been championed by local BJP politicians as the state’s ‘Love Jihad’ law. Read more: International Christian Concern
Christians in Kaduna state, Nigeria suspect Muslim Fulani herdsmen were behind the kidnapping of eight Christians from a bus in the southern part of the state on Friday. Read more: Morning Star News
Thirteen year old, Shakaina Masih was abducted in February in Lahore, Pakistan and forced to marry her abductor and convert to Muslim. Parents continue to fight for her lawful return. Read more: Morning Star News
A Christian woman and her three children have been outcast from their village for rejecting tribal rituals and now live in a doorless shed in the woods and cut off from basic necessities like water. When contacted, police said woman should have been beaten to death for leaving tribal religion. Read more: Morning Star News
On September 16 the dreaded Islamic group Boko Haram gave our sister Leah 30 days to live — we’re now down to 13 days. Boko Haram doesn’t bluff —they have already slaughtered tens of thousands of Christians! Nigeria’s president Buhari vowed to “leave no stone unturned” for her rescue. But 16 days later, he remains silent.
Call me slow, but I just saw the 1990’s blockbuster sci-fi called “The Matrix." I was awestruck by its imaginary, yet in some ways, almost prophetic world view. In it there are two worlds: One where people are free and one of a virtual reality where people are controlled by another power – the Matrix.
Zion Church is Beijing’s largest house church with approximately 1,500 congregants in eight campuses. Today is their last worship service. Five years ago, the church signed a 10-year lease and began investing in property renovations to fit its members' needs. But the property manager is now terminating their lease five years early -- without cause