India: Newly Converted Christian Couple Beaten by Mob
a Christian man and his wife were severely beaten by a mob of Hindu radicals in India’s northern Bihar state. The brutal attack comes less than a week after Prime Minister Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were sworn into their second term leading India’s national government.
India: Gov’t Official Leads Anti-Christian Narrative by Comparing Religious Conversion to Rape
a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister made comments comparing religious conversion to rape, concerning many who believe these comments perpetuate of a false anti-Christian and represent a direct assault on the religious freedom rights protected by India’s constitution.
Uganda: Converts, Pastors Threatened with Death; Gospel Meetings Banned in Town
Police have banned evangelistic events in a town in western Uganda following open-air preaching in which many Muslims put their faith in Christ. The success of the event also led to church leaders receiving death threats.
Egypt: Islamic Clerics Threaten Sudanese Christian
Persecution followed 40-year-old Sudanese Christian to Egypt where he has received repeated death threats from both Egyptian and Sudanese Islamic clerics. Osman applied for asylum on grounds of religious persecution with the office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees when he arrived in Egypt, without success.
Pakistan: Christian Family Left Homeless Following Mob Attack
A Christian pastor and his family living in Pakistan were recently attacked by a mob of 34 men at their home. The family was rescued by a police officer who was nearby, however, the family has been left homeless, as the attackers seized their home.
US: Classifying Religious Persecution to Implement Meaningful Change
Great efforts have been made in the U.S. to combat the growing concern of religious persecution around the world. Market research analyst John Cosenza discusses next steps in successfully advancing the religious freedom of specific communities through the identification of comprehensive context of the persecution.
A Christian wife and mother of three has disappeared near Cairo after the family says Islamists kidnapped her off the streets. The family says they received threats saying that if she doesn’t convert to Islam, they will kill one of her sons.
Kenya: Muslim Mob Destroys Churches and Christian Shops
A disagreement between Muslims and the local community in Nairobi, resulted in a mass attack by young Muslim men. The mob injured several Christians and destroyed the property of four churches and local Christian-owned shops.
On May 7th, Beboui Kamel was murdered by his work colleague after passing each other on a street in Cairo. The murderer has allegedly told the police that Beboui was targeted because of his Christian faith.
More than 70 officials from China’s southeastern Fujian Province were dispatched to shut down Xunsiding Church, a house of worship with over four decades of history in Xiamen. The church received an administrative penalty notice after the officials inspected the church.
Pakistan: Christian Family Falsely Accused of Blasphemy and Attacked by Mob
a Christian family in Punjab was attacked by a mob after they were falsely accused of committing blasphemy against Islam. False accusations of blasphemy are common in Pakistan and are primarily used to settle personal scores or incite religious hatred.