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Democratic Republic of the Congo: ISIS Claims Responsibility for Suicide Bombings January 12, 2022

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the Christmas Day suicide bombing that killed at least five people in the DRC.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Uganda: Mother, Children Hanged for Faith in Christ January 12, 2022

A Muslim in central Uganda is suspected of hanging his wife and two children in their home because the young mother and oldest child received Christ after attending Christmas Day service.

Read more: Morning Star News

Kenya: Muslim Extremists Kill Six Christians in Coastal County January 12, 2022

Muslim extremists in Kenya, including suspected militants from Somalia, killed six Christians in southeastern Kenya.

Read more: Morning Star News

India: 2021 Ends as the “Most Violent Year” for Christians January 6, 2022

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.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Myanmar: More Churches in Thantlang Burned Down by the Junta January 6, 2022

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.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Vietnam: Montagnard Christians’ Christmas Celebration Disrupted by Police January 6, 2022

Authorities in Vietnam’s Phu Yen province harassed dozens of Montagnard Christians as they were getting ready to celebrate Christmas, accusing them of attempting to overthrow the Communist regime.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Nigeria: Christian Burned Beyond Recognition Following New Year’s Eve Prayer January 5, 2022

Five people in Nigeria were brutally attacked by Fulani militants on December 31, while on their way home from an annual prayer meeting held for the Christian communities of Irigwe chiefdom.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Kenya: Terrorists Murder Christian Man January 5, 2022

A Christian man in Kenya was killed on January 3, by suspected al-Shabaab militants in Bobo-Hindi, just one day after six Christians were killed in a nearby village.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Uganda: Newly Christian Families Driven from January 5, 2022

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.

Read more: Morning Star News

United States: Rashad Hussain Confirmed as New International Religious Freedom Ambassador December 28, 2021

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. 

Read more: International Christian Concern

Mozambique: Suspected Islamists Decapitate Pastor, Force Wife to Carry His Severed Head December 28, 2021

According to military sources, suspected Islamic extremists decapitated a pastor in Cabo Delgado last Wednesday, and forced his wife to carry his head to the police station.

Read more: International Christian Concern

China: Christian Schools in Coastal Provinces Raided by Authorities December 27, 2021

Two Christian schools were raided by the Chinese authorities last week, as Beijing increasingly clamps down on Christian education.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Nigeria: Islamic State West Africa Province Members Kill 12 Christians in Borno State December 27, 2021

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.

Read more: Morning Star News

 

Nigeria: Kidnapped Pastor Slain Despite Ransom Payment December 17, 2021

The Rev. Dauda Bature of the First Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) was kidnapped by armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen while working on his farm in Ungwan Kanti village. The hersdmen killed him last week after receiving ransom payments.

Read more: Morning Star News

Nigeria: Fulani Herdsmen Attack Christians near City of Kaduna December 17, 2021

Fulani herdsmen in northern Nigeria wounded a pregnant woman and set houses on fire on Saturday (Dec. 11) in attacks on predominantly Christian villages near the city of Kaduna.

Read more: Morning Star News

India: Churches in Southern Region Canceling Christmas Due to Increased Threats by Radicals December 17, 2021

Many churches in India’s Karnataka state are canceling their regular Christmas programs due to concerns over rising attacks by radical Hindus. For some churches in the Belagavi District, the situation has become so dangerous that they have completely shut down church operations.  

Read more: International Christian Concern

Myanmar: Junta Loots Destroyed Churches, Plants Landmines December 16, 2021

After shelling several churches in Myanmar’s Christian-majority Chin state, the Burmese Army (Tatmadaw) looted these churches and planted landmines to deter people from returning.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Myanmar: Junta Kills Two Chin Pastors Last Week December 16, 2021

Two ethnic Chin pastors were murdered by the Burmese Army (Tatmadaw) last week in the Magway Region and Chin State, during a military interrogation after being detained on suspicion of links to the People’s Defense Force (PDF).

Read more: International Christian Concern

India: Christian Families in Central Region Face Social Boycott for Refusing to Recant Faith December 15, 2021

Eight Christian families were summoned to a village gathering where they were told to recant their faith. When they refused, a social boycott was declared against them until they left the village or recanted their faith.

Read more: International Christian Concern

China: Lawyer and Wife of Detained Preacher Denied Access to Him December 15, 2021

On November 21, house church preacher An Yankui who leads Xuncheng Reformed Church was arrested by local police in Fenyang, Shanxi province for “illegal border crossing” after Sunday service. Despite legal protocol to meet him,  his wife and lawyer have been denied access to see him.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Pakistan: Two Christian Sanitation Workers Killed December 14, 2021

According to The Alabama Baptist, two Christian sanitation workers in Pakistan died in early October as they saved another Christian overcome by toxic fumes in a sewer.

Read more: International Christian Concern

 

India: Attacks on Christians in Southern Region Increase with Proposal of Anti-Conversion Law December 14, 2021

According to The Indian Express, attacks on Christians and their places of worship have sharply increased in India’s Karnataka state after the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led government proposed the enactment of an anti-conversion law.

Read more: International Christian Concern

India: Pastor, Wife Arrested on Baseless Charges in Northern Region December 14, 2021

Hindus in northern India disrupted a house church service, interrogated a pastor and signaled police to arrest him and his wife on baseless charges of fraudulent conversion.

Read more: Morning Star News

Nigeria: Court Prolongs Justice for Orphans December 8, 2021

On Christmas day in 2019, police raided a Christian orphanage, took all the children, and imprisoned the co-founder for running an illegal orphanage, despite proper documentation. The High Court in Nigeria’s Kano state has been prolonging the hearing of the co-founder.

Read more: International Christian Concern

India: Villager Beaten Unconscious for Refusing to Recant Christian Faith December 8, 2021

Gajju Kawasi, a Christian from India’s Chhattisgarh state, was beaten unconscious after he refused to recant his faith before a village gathering.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Nigeria: Three Children among 10 Christians Killed December 8, 2021

Fulani herdsmen killed 10 Christians, including three children, in an attack in Plateau state, Nigeria in the early hours of Friday (Nov. 26).

Read more: Morning Star News

India: District Administration Issues Illegal Ban on Christian Gatherings December 7, 2021

The local administration of the Jhabua District, located in India’s Madhya Pradesh state, has imposed a ban of Christian religious gatherings.

Read more: International Christian Concern

 

India: Christian Couple Survives Deadly Attack by Radicals December 7, 2021

Deba and Jogi Madkami were attacked in their agricultural fields by men wielding sticks and an axe, because they filed a complaint against local villagers who were harassing the couple due to their faith.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Uganda: Christian Previously Beaten Lured into Lethal Trap, Sources Say December 5, 2021

Brothers of a Christian in eastern Uganda  lured him to a site far away where they and other Muslim extremists killed him for leaving Islam.

Read more: Morning Star News

Pakistan: Christian Sentenced to Death for ‘Blasphemy’ Acquitted December 5, 2021

A Christian in Pakistan incarcerated for nearly 10 years on a false blasphemy conviction was quietly released from prison on Nov. 13.

Read more: Morning Star News

Egypt: Christian Students Persecuted in Teacher-Led Incident December 5, 2021

In early November, a female teacher at Al-Thawra school in Ezbat Beshri, Minya Governorate, reportedly attacked a Christian student, then encouraged other students to do the same, take his cross pendant from him and destroy the cross.

Read more: International Christian Concern

India: Another State Will Soon Enact an Anti-Conversion Law November 17, 2021

The Chief Minister of India’s Karnataka state, Basavaraj Bommai, has said the state government will soon formulate an anti-conversion law.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Nigeria: Journalist Arrested for Reporting Christian Persecution November 17, 2021

According to the Christian Post, Luka Binniyat, a Nigerian Roman Catholic journalist and father who writes for the anti-communist Epoch Times, was arrested last week for his reporting about attacks against Christian communities in Nigeria.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Uganda: Pastor Slain for Refusing to Remove Church Building November 16, 2021

Muslim extremists in eastern Uganda killed a church pastor for refusing to remove his church building, in front of his daughter.

Read more: Morning Star News

India: Radical Hindu Nationalists Brutally Attack Christian Community November 16, 2021

a Christian community in India’s Chhattisgarh state was brutally attacked by a mob of radical Hindu nationalists in an attempt to make the village “Christian-free.” Nine Christians were seriously injured, including three who are currently in critical condition.

Read more: International Christian Concern

India: Seven Christians Jailed on False Forced Conversion Charges in Northern Region November 15, 2021

Last month, a Christian community in Uttar Pradesh was attacked and terrorized by a mob of radical Hindu nationalists. As a result of the attack, several Christians were injured and seven were sent to jail on false forced conversion charges.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Nigeria: Two of 66 Abducted Worshippers Killed in Captivity November 15, 2021

Two of the 66 worshipers abducted on Sunday, October 31 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Kaduna State have been killed by their captors.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Pakistan: 12-Year-Old Christian Girl Abducted by Muslim Man November 15, 2021

On November 2, 12-year-old Meerab Abbas was abducted by Muhammad Daud, a Muslim adult and native of Balochistan. Meerab was reportedly abducted by Daud from Sahiwal and taken to Balochistan to be forcefully converted to Islam and married to Daud.

Read more: International Christian Concern

China: Presbyterian Church in Xuzhou Raided During Service November 10, 2021

A Presbyterian Church in China’s Xuzhou was raided recently during Sunday worship. The pastor and four members of the house church were taken away, while others in attendance had their personal information taken by the police.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Eritrea: Priests Targeted, Killed November 10, 2021

Christian priests in Eritrea are being targeted and killed by Eritrean forces, reported Release International in a November 3rd press release.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Nigeria: Two Christians Killed, Dozens Abducted in Attack on Church November 9, 2021

Two Christians were killed and dozens kidnapped during an attack on a church service in southern Kaduna state, with eight others slain in earlier assaults on predominantly Christian villages.

Read more: Morning Star News

India: Hindus Beat and Threaten to Kill Pastors in Central Region November 9, 2021

Two pastors were ruthlessly beaten by a mob of radical Hindu nationalists during a prayer meeting in India’s Chhattisgarh state. According to local reports, the mob burned Bibles and demanded the Christians stop holding worship services in the village.

Read more: International Christian Concern

India: Hindu Mob Holds Christians Against Their Will November 9, 2021

Hours after a Hindu nationalist mob assaulted and held more than 60 Christians against their will in central India under accusations of forcible conversion last month, police detained the Christians rather than the assailants.

Read more: Morning Star News

Uganda: Muslim Relatives Beat, Starve Christians in Eastern Region October 30, 2021

A Christian woman and her young son escaped the bedroom where her Muslim husband had starved them for two weeks, a day before another Christian convert was beaten but escaped being set aflame.

Read more: Morning Star News

Nigeria: Beloved Pastor Murdered October 30, 2021

Dr. Habila Solomon, president of Charity and Hope Ministry based in Jauro Yinu village, Taraba state, was killed at his home earlier this month by men suspected to be militant Fulani.

Read more: International Christian Concern

India: Hindu Extremists Beat, Rob Worshippers October 30, 2021

Hindu extremists beat and looted worshippers in northern India, leaving one man unconscious, another with ruptured eardrums and others with internal and external injuries.

Read more: Morning Star News

Nigeria: Four Christians, Including A Priest, Murdered by Fulani Militants October 22, 2021

Four Christians, including a Catholic priest, were murdered on Tuesday night in yet another attack by Fulani Militants in Nigeria.

Read more: International Christian Concern

India: Christian Attacked with Acid Dies After 46 Days in Hospital October 22, 2021

Nitish Kumar was attacked by unknown assailants wielding acid. Forty-six days later, the 16-year-old Christian succumbed to his wounds and died at the hospital.

Read more: International Christian Concern

India: Hindus Burn Four Christian Homes October 21, 2021

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that four Christian homes were set on fire by radical Hindu nationalists in the Kandhamal District of India’s Odisha State.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Nigeria: Kidnapped Christian Killed in Rescue Effort October 20, 2021

A kidnapped Christian in Kogi state, Nigeria was killed in a rescue operation on Oct. 2, the same day three other Christians were killed in another attack in the state.

Read more: Morning Star News

India: Police Beat Christians in Custody in Uttar Pradesh October 19, 2021

Police in northern India arrested two Christians on false charges last month and beat them in custody while reviling them for their faith.

Read more: Morning Star News

Nigeria: Gunmen Attack Church, Kill Worshipper October 19, 2021

One person was killed, and several others were injured on Sunday in yet another attack on Christians in Kaduna state.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Pakistan: Custody of a 14-Year-Old Christian Awarded to Her Abductor by High Court October 17, 2021

The Lahore High Court in Pakistan refused to return a 14-year-old Christian girl to her family after she was abducted, forcefully converted to Islam, and forcefully married to her abductor.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Nigeria: Mob Kills Christian Leader, Burns Down Church and School October 17, 2021

A Muslim mob in northern Nigeria agitated over the killing of a woman by a man they believed had converted to Christianity, hacked a pastor to death with machetes and burned down his home, church and school.

Read more: Morning Star News

India: Christian Attacked with Acid Dies After 46 Days in Hospital October 11, 2021

Nitish Kumar, a 16-year-old Christian from India’s Bihar state, was attacked by unknown assailants wielding acid. Forty-six days later, Nitish succumb to his wounds and died at Apollo Hospital on September 26.

Read more: International Christian Concern

India: Hindus Burn Four Christian Homes October 11, 2021

Four Christian homes were set on fire by Hindu nationalists in India’s Odisha State. Local Christians report that the homes were attacked after the Christian owners refused to recant their faith and continued to fetch water from the village well.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Nigeria: Kidnapped Christian Killed in Rescue Effort October 10, 2021

A kidnapped Christian in Kogi state, Nigeria was killed in a rescue operation Oct. 2, the same day three other Christians were killed in another attack in the state.

Read more: International Christian Concern

India: Hindus Beat Pastors at Police Station October 9, 2021

A Hindu nationalist mob beat three pastors and manhandled an officer at a police station in the capital of central India’s Chhattisgarh state.

Read more: Morning Star News

Nigeria: Gunmen Attack Church, Kill Worshipper October 9, 2021

One person was killed, and several others were injured on Sunday in yet another attack on Christians in Kaduna state.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Pakistan: Custody of a 14-Year-Old Christian Awarded to Her Abductor by High Court October 8, 2021

The Lahore High Court in Pakistan refused to return a 14-year-old Christian girl to her family after she was abducted, forcefully converted to Islam, and forcefully married to her abductor.

Read more: International Christian Concern

 

Nigeria: Mob Kills Christian Leader, Burns Down Church and School October 8, 2021

A Muslim mob in northern Nigeria agitated over the killing of a woman by a man they believed had converted to Christianity hacked a pastor to death with machetes last week and burned down his home, church and school.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Laos: Christians Still Without Home a Year After Eviction October 2, 2021

Five Lao Christian families evicted from their villages by local authorities last year are still waiting for a place to live in.

Read more: International Christian Concern

India: Five Christians in Uttar Pradesh State Arrested On False Forced Conversion Charges October 2, 2021

Five Christians, including a pastor, were arrested by police after being attacked by radical Hindu nationalists and falsely charged under Uttar Pradesh’s anti-conversion law.

Read more: International Christian Concern 

Iran: Christians Released, Imprisoned, and Missing October 2, 2021

Two Iranian Christians were released from prison on bail on September 21, the same day that another Iranian Christian, Milad Gourdazi, was to submit himself for prison summons. A fourth Iranian Christian, Ayoub Poor-Rezazade, who was arrested alongside the former two, remains missing.

Read more: International Christian Concern

India: Leaders in Karnataka State Plan to Introduce Anti-Conversion Law September 30, 2021

State government leaders in India’s Karnataka state have declared their intention to introduce an anti-conversion law, preventing widespread forcible conversions to Christianity.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Pakistan: Twelve Incidents of Persecution Documented Against Christian Women and Girls in Two Months September 30, 2021

In July and August alone, ICC discovered 12 incidents in which a Christian woman or girl was sexually assaulted or abducted, forcefully converted to Islam, and forcefully married to one of her abductors.

Read more: International Christian Concern

50 Killed During Incessant Attacks on Nigerian Christian Community September 30, 2021

According to Daily Post Nigeria, suspected Fulani militants have murdered 50 villagers,  destroyed 254 homes, and attacked seven churches, in just one month in one Nigerian state.

Read more: International Christian Concern

India: Christian Boy, 14, Clinging to Life after Burn Attack September 23, 2021

A 14-year-old Christian boy in eastern India is fighting for his life a month after suspected Hindu extremists threw flammable liquid on him and set him on fire.

Read more: Morning Star News

Eritrea: Elderly Pastors Imprisoned for their Faith September 16, 2021

In late July, Pastor Girmay Araya (75) and Pastor Samuel Okbamichael (74) were arrested and taken from their homes in the middle of the night and have yet to be released.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Pakistan: Gunmen Attack Pentecostal Church in Pakistan Leaving Several Injured September 16, 2021

According to Asia News, a Pentecostal church near Lahore Pakistan was attacked last Sunday by several unidentified assailants wielding military-style weapons.

 

Read more: International Christian Concern

India: Pastor Beaten by Mob of Extremists in Police Station September 16, 2021

A Christian pastor in India’s Chhattisgarh state was attacked and beaten by a mob of radical Hindu nationalists while in a police station in Raipur, causing the Christian community concern for their safety.

 

Read more: International Christian Concern

Pakistan: Muslim Gunmen Wound at least Four Christians September 16, 2021

Muslims in an area of Lahore, Pakistan on Monday (Sept. 6) fired high-powered weapons at the homes of Christians, wounding a pregnant woman and at least three other people.

 

Read more: Morning Star News

Uganda: Muslim Extremists Kill 19-Year-Old Christian in Boat for His Faith September 16, 2021

Dante Tambika, also known as Patrick, was beaten and strangled to death near Nankodo 3 village, Nankodo Sub-County, on Aug. 31 after he and friends went out on Lake Lemwa.

Read more: Morning Star News

 

Uganda: Muslim Father Kills Son for His Christian Faith, Sources Say August 29, 2021

The Muslim father of a 20-year-old convert to Christianity in Uganda on Sunday (Aug. 15) killed him for refusing to recant his faith. He was arrested and charged not with murder, but with the lesser crime of manslaughter.

Read more: Morning Star News

China: Police Raid House Church, Arrest 28 Members August 29, 2021

Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC), the heavily persecuted house church in China, was once again violently raided by the local authorities in Chengdu. Twenty-eight members, including 10 children from a small group, were taken away during a worship service.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Pakistan: Gunmen Break into Home, Beat Two Christian Girls and Kidnap One August 29, 2021

On August 9, 16-year-old Muqdus Nadeem was kidnapped at gunpoint while at her home in the village of Peer Mehal in Pakistan’s Punjab province. She and her sister, both beaten, were alone in the house when five men broke in.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Nigeria: 37 Christians Murdered by Jihadists August 29, 2021

Thirty-seven Christians were brutally murdered late Tuesday night in Yelwan Zangam community, Jos North LGA, Plateau State.

The attack is suspected to be perpetrated by jihadist Fulani herdsmen who went house to house killing residents.

 

Read more: International Christian Concern

India: Christians Jailed after Hindus Attack Them for Visiting Widower August 18, 2021

Three Christians are in jail after hard-line Hindus in northern India last week beat two of them, both pastors, and a Hindu they were comforting in the loss of his family to COVID-19.

Read more: Morning Star News

Uganda: Mother Beaten Unconscious for Leaving Islam, Marrying Christian August 18, 2021

A mother of four children in eastern Uganda remains in pain after her Muslim father beat her and forced her to take mosquito repellant when he learned that she had left Islam and her Muslim husband and married a Christian, sources said.

Read more: Morning Star News

India: Chief Justice Condemns Human Rights Violations by Police August 18, 2021

Indian Chief Justice Nuthalapati Ramana said that the country’s police stations are the country’s most dangerous places for threats to human rights, grabbing international headlines. “The threat to human rights and bodily integrity are the highest in police stations,” said Ramana.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Nigeria: Father and Seven-Year-Old Son Beheaded by Islamists August 6, 2021

According to a news source, Thomas Wollo, 46,  and  Nggwe Thomas, seven, were attacked and beheaded by some herdsmen close to their  home in  Tafigana village, while returning from  a choir practice on Sunday.

Read more:  International Christian Concern

 

Nigeria: Islamists Attack Funeral of Boy they Killed, Terrorize Christian Community August 5, 2021

Celina Ishaku’s son was murdered by the same Islamist group that killed her husband two years ago. At the son’s funeral, an ICC contact in attendance reported that Fulani Militants attacked once again, shooting mourners.

 

Read more: International Christian Concern

 

Pakistan: Another Christian Girl Raped at School August 5, 2021

According to local sources, a 3-year-old Christian girl in Pakistan was raped at a school in the Raiwind neighborhood of Lahore. This report comes less than a month after a similar incident involving an 8-year-old Christian girl was reported.

 

Read more: International Christian Concern

India: Pastor Brutally Beaten by Radical Hindu Nationalists August 5, 2021

A pastor in India’s Madhya Pradesh state was brutally beaten by radical Hindu nationalists. The radicals reportedly justified their attack by falsely accusing the pastor of forcefully converting poor tribal people to Christianity.

 

Read more: International Christian Concern

Azerbaijan: Armenian Captains Face Ongoing Crimes July 7, 2021

Nine months after Azerbaijan’s genocidal invasion of the Armenian Republic of Artsakh in the South Caucuses, government leaders of Azerbaijan and Turkey brag about continued hostage holding and persecution.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Azerbaijan: Country Doubles Down on Religious Freedom July 7, 2021

This past month Azerbaijan’s President and National Assembly passed new Religion Law and Administrative Code regulations which placed tighter restrictions and oversight on the rights and affairs of religious communities.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Iran: Christian Converts Sentenced Under New Sectarianism Law July 7, 2021

A new law stating that “any deviant education or propaganda that contradicts or interferes with the sacred Islamic shari’a, will be severely punished,” is being used to convict Christian converts and suppress religious freedom.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Pakistan: Life Sentence Upheld for Christian in Blasphemy Case July 6, 2021

A court in Rawalpindi, Pakistan upheld the life sentence of a Christian convicted of sending blasphemous text messages in spite of the prosecution’s manipulated evidence and failure to establish his involvement.

Read more: Morning Star News

Africa: “Wildfire of Terrorism” Sweeping Across Continent July 5, 2021

According to the Washington Times, a top U.S. general issued a warning this weekend regarding the “wildfire of terrorism” that’s sweeping across the African continent.

Read more: International Christian Concern

India: Pastor and Pregnant Wife Attached and Beaten by Radicals in Southern Region July 5, 2021

In an attempt to shut down the local church, Pastor Jeevanandam and his pregnant wife were attacked following Sunday worship by radical Hindu nationalists in India’s Tamil Nadu state.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Pakistan: Acquitted Christian Couple, Attorney Fear for their Lives July 2, 2021

A Christian couple arrested for blasphemy and acquitted by a high court in Pakistan fear for their lives as Islamic extremists have started a campaign calling for their murders ahead of their yet unconfirmed release from jail.

 

Read more: Morning Star News

Uganda: Christian Pastor Slain over Outreach to Muslims, Sources Say July 2, 2021

A radical Muslim has confessed to killing 70-year-old Bishop Francis Obo while he and his wife returned home from the market in Uganda on June 11.

 

Read more: Morning Star News

India: Pastor Seriously Wounded, Father Killed in Northern Region July 2, 2021

Relatives of pastor Ramesh Bumbariya killed his Christian father with axe and sword blows and seriously wounded him and his brother for leaving tribal religion.

 

Read more: Morning Star News

Uganda: Employer Allegedly Sends Hit Men to Kill Christian July 2, 2021

Christian Fred Isiko’s Muslim supervisor sent people to kill him last month in eastern Uganda after he refused to convert to Islam.

 

Read more: Morning Star News

Nigeria: Middle Belt Report: Boko Haram and Fulani Militants Terrorize Region in February 2019 June 11, 2021

Boko Haram and Fulani militants continued their brutal campaign of violence throughout Nigeria in February. The uptrend in attacks by Fulani militants has persisted throughout 2018 and 2019, with the heaviest attacks taking place in Plateau and Benue States.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Nigeria: Suspected Fulani Militants Ambush Christian Home, Kill Two May 30, 2021

Suspected Fulani Herdsmen shot through the home of 26-year-old Jeffrey Moses on Thursday night, killing his wife and nephew.

 

Read more: International Christian Concern

Burkina Faso: Attack on Baptism Party Kills Fifteen May 30, 2021

Suspected jihadists ambushed a baptism in Burkina Faso on Tuesday and opened fire, killing a total of 15 Christians.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Nigeria: Gunmen Burn Down Church, Kill Eight Christians in Kaduna State May 30, 2021

Eight Christians were killed and a church was burned down on May 19th, during an attack in the Chikun area of Kaduna State, Nigeria.The “bandits” also burned down several homes during the attack, which consisted of unknown gunmen shooting sporadically at civilians.

Read more: International Christian Concern

Uganda: Muslims Allegedly Poison Pastor over Plans for Church Building May 4, 2021

Muslims in eastern Uganda upset with a pastor’s plans to build a church on land they sought to buy are suspected in his death by poisoning. He leaves behind eight children, ages 2 to 16.

Read more: Morning Star News

India: Police Rescue – then Jail – Christian Family Attacked May 4, 2021

Police in India who initially took a pastor and his family into custody to protect them from an attack by a 300-member Hindu extremist mob were pressured into jailing them under a baseless charge of forcible conversion, sources said.

 

Read more: Morning Star News

India: Christian Mother of Three Beaten, Driven from Home March 25, 2021

A Christian woman and her three children have been outcast from their village for rejecting tribal rituals and now live in a doorless shed in the woods and cut off from basic necessities like water.  When contacted, police said woman should have been beaten to death for leaving tribal religion.

Read more: Morning Star News