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Democratic Republic of the Congo: ISIS Claims Responsibility for Suicide Bombings

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

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Uganda: Mother, Children Hanged for Faith in Christ

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.

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Kenya: Muslim Extremists Kill Six Christians in Coastal County

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

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India: 2021 Ends as the “Most Violent Year” for Christians

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.

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Myanmar: More Churches in Thantlang Burned Down by the Junta

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.

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Vietnam: Montagnard Christians’ Christmas Celebration Disrupted by Police

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.

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Nigeria: Christian Burned Beyond Recognition Following New Year’s Eve Prayer

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.

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Kenya: Terrorists Murder Christian Man

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.

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Uganda: Newly Christian Families Driven from

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.

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United States: Rashad Hussain Confirmed as New International Religious Freedom Ambassador

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. 

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

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.

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China: Christian Schools in Coastal Provinces Raided by Authorities

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

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Nigeria: Islamic State West Africa Province Members Kill 12 Christians in Borno State

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.

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Nigeria: Kidnapped Pastor Slain Despite Ransom Payment

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.

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Nigeria: Fulani Herdsmen Attack Christians near City of Kaduna

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.

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India: Churches in Southern Region Canceling Christmas Due to Increased Threats by Radicals

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.  

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Myanmar: Junta Loots Destroyed Churches, Plants Landmines

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.

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Myanmar: Junta Kills Two Chin Pastors Last Week

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).

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India: Christian Families in Central Region Face Social Boycott for Refusing to Recant Faith

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.

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China: Lawyer and Wife of Detained Preacher Denied Access to Him

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.

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