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LumenLife News2018-10-02T19:13:12+00:00
1911, 2018

Nepal: Church Forced to Shut Down; Evangelists Arrested, Deported

High-caste Hindus who have been harassing a church in Nepal forced it to shut down last week. For two months Brahmins, the highest caste from which Hindu priests and teachers are drawn, had disrupted worship of the Eternal Life Church in Palpa each week and accused the pastor of converting villagers.

Read more: Morning Star News

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1511, 2018

Nepal: Four Christians Arrested on ‘Forced Conversion’ Charges

Four Christian women in Nepal, including two Japanese citizens and two Nepalese citizens, were arrested on November 4 on suspicion of attempting to convert people to Christianity by force. The arrests took place after the Christian women were accused of proselytizing door to door in the Butawal area near the capital Kathmandu.

Read more: International Christian Concern

1511, 2018

Pakistan: Christians Wary as Asylum Offers Flood in for Asia Bibi

Several countries have offered asylum to the Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi, after she was acquitted by the country’s highest court last month of a blasphemy charge carrying the capital punishment. However, local Christians are fearful of repercussions, as the West is perceived as Christian to most Pakistanis.

Read more: World Watch Monitor

1411, 2018

Myanmar: Seventeen Christian Students Forced to Join Wa Army Finally Escaped

In September, the United Wa State Army) forcibly recruited 41 students in Shan State near the Myanmar border of China. The students were studying at a Bible school, when they were taken away and forced to join the Wa army as part of a statewide clampdown on Christianity. Seventeen students managed to escape the base last week to safety, but are in poor condition.

Read more: International Christian Concern

911, 2018

Uganda: Two Boys Abandoned After Recently Converted Father is Poisoned

In November 2016, Abdul Hamza left Islam and converted to Christianity after an evangelist shared the Good News with him. Two years later, after much strife within his marriage and family, he was poisoned at the market with friends.  A day after he was buried, his wife left their two young sons and married Abdul’s friend.

Read more: International Christian Concern

811, 2018

Nigeria: U.S. State Department to Travel to Country to Discuss Boko Haram and Fulani Militants

This week, the United States State Department is heading to Nigeria to discuss bringing an end to Boko Haram and the Fulani militants. In the last three years alone, over 16,000 Christians have been killed at the hands of Islamist groups. Yet, the Nigerian government is doing little to nothing to stop the violence.

Read more: International Christian Concern

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