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1605, 2019

China: Govt Wants the House Church to Vanish

Since President Xi came to power in 2013, Christians from underground churches have been harassed, imprisoned and tortured and churches have been shut down for no valid reason. Last month, Beijing initiated a new campaign against house churches called “Return to Zero.” The goal is to “dismantle the scale [of churches], dissolve the organization, and dismiss the church.”

Read more: International Christian Concern

1005, 2019

Sri Lanka: Christians Grapple with Aftermath of Easter Bombings Amid Fears of Fresh Attacks

Arasaratnam Verl is one of hundreds of Sri Lankan Christians whose lives were changed forever on Easter Sunday. He lost his son and his sister and brother-in-law in the Islamic terror attacks. But despite his pain, he and other Christians from Zion church are praising God and asking for forgiveness for their enemies.

Read more: World Watch Monitor

905, 2019

Nigeria: Boko Haram Kidnap Pastor, Aid Worker and Othes son Way to Borno State

The National Youth Service Corp has confirmed that one of their aid workers, a pastor and several of his church members have been kidnapped by Boko Haram. The group was taken in late April as they were traveling to Borno State to provide aid and evangelize to displaced victims of Boko Haram attacks.

Read more: International Christian Concern

905, 2019

India: Fire at Historic Church Building on Easter Stuns, but Does Not Stop Worshipers

The historic Maranatha Full Gospel Church in eastern India was attacked and its contents burned to ash the night before Easter Sunday. Pastor Anil Juit arrived to find a heap of mats, bibles and drums gathered and burned on the floor. Hindu radicals are suspected to be responsible for the vandalism.

Read more: Morning Star News

805, 2019

United Kingdom: Report Shows Christian Persecution Close to ‘Genocide Levels,’ Largely Ignored due to ‘Political Correctness’

The interim findings of a report, which was released last month and commissioned by British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, shows that anti-Christian hostility is not only spreading geographically but also in severity, in some areas “coming close to meeting the international definition of genocide.”

Read more: Fox News

705, 2019

United States: State Dept. to Host Second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom

The U.S. State Department has announced it will again gather hundreds of government representatives from foreign nations, reli­gious leaders, victims of religious perse­cution, and representatives of numerous civil society groups for a second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom.

Read more: International Christian Concern

705, 2019

Uganda: Proposed Church Regulations Threaten Church

Ugandan pastor addressed his congregation about a proposed government policy he believes is threatening thousands of churches’ existence. It will require all ministers to obtain formal theological training from a recognized institution. Ministers will also be required to register new and existing churches and declare their source of income.

Read more: International Christian Concern

705, 2019

Nigeria: Three Christians Killed in Ambush Attacks near Jos

Three Christians were found shot to death in two separate attacks in the predominantly Christian villages of Dong and Nzehrivoh, near Jos, Nigeria. Fulani herdsmen are suspected in the attacks, as they have been attacking Christian residents of these villages for the past two years without reason.

Read more: Morning Star News

205, 2019

Pakistan: EU Sends Open Letter Demanding End to Persecution of Religious Minorities

Over 50 members of the European Parliament have signed on to an open letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan calling for an end to the persecution of Pakistan’s religious minorities, warning that Pakistan could lose subsidies and trade preferences if the situation for the country’s religious minorities does not improve.

Read more: International Christian Concern

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