India: Four BJP-Ruled States Consider Enacting Anti-Conversion Laws
In November, India’s Uttar
Pradesh state enacted the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of
Religion Ordinance, championed by the BJP to stop what it viewed as widespread
illegal religious conversions.
Uganda: Muslim Forces Christian Wife to Drink Pesticide
A Christian woman was poisoned
and beaten unconscious by her Muslim husband upon his learning of her conversion
to Christianity. Neighbors found the 38-year-old mother of three covered in
vomit and blood in a nearby banana field.
Pastor Shelton Vishwanathan
was attacked by radical Hindus while handing out gospel tracts in Tiryani
village, in Bihar state’s Sheohar District, knocking him out and locking him in
a room for dead. Rescued by an elderly woman “sent from God,” the pastor is
back home with his family.
Laos: Christians Return Home Yet Banned from Rebuilding Homes
Seven Lao Christians who were evicted from their homes in
October for not renouncing their faith, have finally returned to their village
to find their houses demolished and their rights to rebuild violated.
Washington, D.C.: U.S. House of Representatives Calls for the Global Repeal of Blasphemy, Heresy, and Apostasy Laws
The U.S. House of Representatives has adopted House Resolution 512, calling for the global repeal of blasphemy, heresy, and apostasy laws, sending a clear message to the world that the U.S. stands for religious freedom.
Pakistan: Police Find Christian Girl Chained in Kidnapper’s Home
Catholic family’s five-month search for their 12-year-old daughter who was
kidnapped, forcibly converted to Islam and married to a 45-year-old Muslim,
ended when police found her chained in her abductor’s house.
Democratic Republic of Congo: Jihadist Militants Slaughter Christians
members of an insurgent jihadist group slaughtered 20 Christians in villages in
the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), including one
pastor’s wife and four children.
Indonesia: Terrorist Burns Church, Christian Homes Killing Four
An alleged terrorist attacked the Salvation Army’s
service post in central Sulawesi, before burning six houses of church members.
Four Christians were murdered; three butchered and one burned to death.
Uganda: Pastor, Two Christian Boys Killed in Islamist Attacks
of a former sheikh in eastern Uganda who refused to renounce Christ killed his
6-year-old son, two days after Islamists in the western part of the country ambushed
and killed a pastor and his 12-year-old son.