China: Christians Threatened Against Sharing Persecution Stories
The Chinese church has faced severe suppression by government authorities recently, and those who have been subjected to these events have reported that they are warned and threatened to not discuss the details of the events or any ongoing instances.
Pakistan: Christian Accused of Blasphemy Acquitted After Five Years in Prison
A Christian accused of blasphemy in Pakistan was acquitted and freed from jail after years of support from Christian advocacy groups. Blasphemy allegations were raised after he shared a Bible story with his friend at work.
Nigeria: New Book Tells Tale of Chibok Girls, Asks Us to Remember
Journalist and now author, Isha Sesay, has released a book called Beneath the Tamarind Tree. In the book, she details out the stories and lives of many of the Chibok Girls kidnapped by Boko Haram five years ago.
Pakistan: Two Christian Teenagers Charged with Blasphemy
Two Christian teenagers have been arrested and charged with committing blasphemy against Islam in Pakistan’s Punjab province. According to relatives of the accused, local police in Bahawalnagar have generated the deadly accusation against the Christians.
India: House Church Disrupted by Hindus in Telangana State
Hindu radicals attacked and disrupted the Sunday worship service of a house church in Kushaiguda, a colony located near Hyderabad. According to witnesses, the radicals threatened dire consequences if the Christians continued to gather and participate in Christian worship services.
Members of Early Rain Covenant Church have suffered sever persecution since more than 100 congregants were arrested in early December 2018. Two released prisoners fled to Taiwan after their government imposed heavy restrictions on their activity.
Uganda: Unable to Finish School for Becoming Christian, Young Man Faces Bleak Future
Asuman Kaire is missing his last year in high school in eastern Uganda for having become a Christian two years ago. Beaten to unconsciousness and disowned by his Muslim stepfather, Kaire is left seeking shelter and support from the Christian community.
Eritrea: Country on UN Human Rights Council Despite Horrible Record
Eritrea was given a seat on the UN Human Right’s Council, in October 2018, shortly after the country ended its decades-long war with Ethiopia, and with the hopes it would finally open its borders. Unfortunately, this year alone, the government has cracked down on Christians and their right to worship.
Nigeria: Seven-Year-Old Gives Account of Islamic Attack that Wounded Him and Killed His Uncle
A brave Christian is killed, but successful in thwarting an attack by Fulani herdsmen in the small village of Gwanje, in Nasarawa state. His nephew’s account of their attempted escape and his uncle’s heroism gives a glimpse of how hundreds of Christian families have been terrorized by herdsmen.
Mali: “Virtually Wiped Out”: Ninety-five Christians Killed in Village
Nearly 100 Christians were killed by Muslim terrorists this month in the West African country of Mali, burning houses and killing at least 95 men, women, and children. The search for bodies continues with 19 people from the village still missing.
Eritrea: Government Closes All Catholic Run Health Facilities
The Eritrean government closed all Catholic-run health facilities. Not only did they close down these much-needed places of healing, but according to Cruxnow, the government also told officials over the facilities that they had to sign over ownership of the land.
India: Christians Arrested Allegedly for “Disturbing Public Peace”
Several Christians were arrested by police on a train after they publicly shared the Gospel with passengers who would listen. Some passengers complained, so police arrested them based on the Railway Norms Law, which sanctions people who are nuisances or engage in obscene acts.