India: 2021 Ends as the “Most Violent Year” for Christians
According to the United Christian Forum (UCF), 2021 ended as the “most violent year” in recorded history for India’s Christian minority, recording 486 violent incidents of Christian persecution and topping the previous record of 328 incidents in 2019.
Myanmar: More Churches in Thantlang Burned Down by the Junta
According to Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO), on December 30, the Assembly of God Church and one of the Thantlang Association of Baptist Churches’ buildings were burned down by the Tatmadaw along with more than 50 structures.
A Christian woman and her children last week fled the violence of her Muslim husband in eastern Uganda, and earlier in a nearby district villagers destroyed a newly believing family’s crops, driving them from their home.
United States: Rashad Hussain Confirmed as New International Religious Freedom Ambassador
The U.S. Senate has voted to confirm Rashad Hussain as the next Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. He is the first Indian American Muslim to serve as the highest-ranking member in the State Department for advancing international religious freedom in U.S. foreign policy.
Nigeria: Islamic State West Africa Province Members Kill 12 Christians in Borno State
Terrorists with the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) killed 12 Christians during an attack on the Christian village of Kilangal, Askira-Uba County, shortly after residents were leaving church worship services.