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Category: Persecuted Christians

What Does the General Elections of 2018 In Pakistan for Minorities mean?

Is there any hope for minorities after the general elections of 2018? On the 25 July, the Pakistani nation took…

The Great Commission in the Days of Terrorism

A notice from one of our leaders in Pakistan came to me Easter Sunday afternoon to report yet another terrorist…

CHINA : Pastor Gong Shengliang close to death in prison

Pastor Gong Shengliang, imprisoned leader of the South China Church (SCC), an evangelical house-church with more than 50,000 members, is…

Why were Hundreds of Religious Organizations in Russia Inspected?

Hundreds of religious communities across Russia were among non-governmental organizations (NGOs) inspected by officials. According to a story by Geraldine…

NIGERIA: GOOD NEWS & BAD

GOOD NEWS -- The Nigerian military Joint Task Force (JTF) has had some significant successes against Boko Haram. On Monday…

Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani released

Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani was released from prison on Saturday, Sept. 8, after remaining in custody for nearly three years while…

Health Concerns For Pastor Farhad Sabokroh

Concerns are growing over health condition of Pastor Farhad Sabokroh who was arrested together with Naser Zamen-Defzuli and Davoud (David)…

John Casias and Wanda Casias, a Missionary Couple Slain in Mexico

John Casias, 76, and Wanda Casias, 67, a married couple who had served for 28 years as Baptist missionaries in…

Karnataka Most Dangerous State in India for Christians

Karnataka is the Most Dangerous State in India for Christians. Southern state remains most volatile place for third straight year,…

Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani’s Death Sentence

ASSIST News Service has learned that the written ruling from the Iranian Supreme Court has finally been delivered to Pastor…

Tensions Rise in Egypt Over Two Missing Christian Girls

Tension is escalating over the case of 14-year-old Nancy Magdy Fathy, and her 16-year old cousin Christine Ezzat Fathy, who…

Pastor, Church Official Shot Dead in Nigeria

Muslim extremists from the Boko Haram sect shot and killed a Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN) pastor and his…

U.S. Embassy in Pakistan Condemns Terrorist Attack in Peshat Bazaar in Bajaur

The United States Embassy in Pakistan has strongly deplores today’s terrorist attack at the Peshat Bazaar in Bajaur. “Our thoughts…

Muslims Attack Christian Protesters in Egypt; Over 100 Injured

Muslims attacked Coptic Christian protesters at Maspero three times on Saturday, killing one and injuring over 100. According to a…

Pakistan’s ‘Blasphemy’ Laws Pose Growing Threat

Compass Direct News (CDN) its reporting that Pakistan’s notorious “blasphemy” laws can put even children at risk, and Christians say…

Afghan Christian Refugees Face Probable Imprisonment or Death if Deported Back to Homeland

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that seven Afghan Christians and their families who fled their homeland to India and…

Pakistani Christian Nurse ‘Kidnapped’

Farah Hatim, a 24-year-old Pakistani Christian student nurse, who has been working in the orthopedic ward at the Sheikh Zaid…

Egypt: Christians attacked in Cairo

In the 1980s, thousands of Egyptian Salafi ('pure Islam') jihadists went to Afghanistan to fight the Soviets. As the veterans…

Mentally ill Christian Charged with ‘Blasphemy’ in Pakistan

Compass Direct News (CDN) is reporting that police in Chichawatni, Sahiwal district have charged a mentally ill Christian with “injuring…

Nigerian Pastor’s Wife, Children among Christians Killed in Attack

Compass Direct News (CDN) has described the moving scene that took place recently in the home of a Nigerian pastor…

Shahbaz Bhatti : The Authentic Hope Of The Cross

“We give thanks to God for having placed an authentic martyr in our path, a witness to Christian faith, who…

‘No Mention’ Of Shahbaz Bhatti During The Sunday Morning Service At Karachi’s Cathedral And Other Major Churches In The City

It was a strange situation last Sunday (March 6, 2011) in Karachi, the largest city, main seaport and the also…

Shahbaz Bhatti laid to rest in Pakistan

Over 30,000 mourners and protestors from many different religions in Pakistan, gathered on Friday, March 4, 2011, in Khushpur -…

Christians Across Pakistan Protest the Killing of Shahbaz Bhatti

Thousands of Pakistani Christians on Thursday (March 3, 2011) took part in protest rallies across Pakistan to show their anger…

Bhatti’s murder poses real challenge

A few years ago, Shahbaz Bhatti confided in a friend: “I don’t want to get married, because I know that…

The Burial of Shahbaz Bhatti

today (Friday, March 4, 2011) they buried my friend and brother in Christ, Shahbaz Bhatti in his home village of…

Protests Against The Brutal Murder Of Shahbaz Bhatti

The news of the brutal murder of Mr. Shahbaz bhatti, 42, Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Minorities Affairs, has shocked the…

Shahbaz Bhatti, Martyr for the Cross of Christ

Shahbaz Bhatti, the only Christian in the cabinet of the ruling Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), was assassinated within the last…

Murder of Pastor in Honduras Raises Security Questions

The recent murder of a prominent pastor in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, has focused attention on that country's alarming murder…

Muslims Abduct Coptic Christian Woman in Egypt

A Middle East journalist is claiming that Muslims broke into the home of a Coptic family this afternoon (Saturday, February…

Pakistan police says no to blasphemy case against Sherry Rehman

Pakistan Prime Minister, Yousaf Raza Gillani, last week categorically announced that the government will not amend the blasphemy law and…

Iranian Christians Face Intense Persecution

George O. Wood and others of the Executive Leadership Team at the Assemblies of God national offices in Springfield, Missouri,…

Christians described as blood-sucking bed bugs that must be killed

The Sangh Parivar (combined Hindu nationalist forces) held their second 'Samajik Kumbh' (social gathering) on the banks of the Narmada…

ARAB WORLD : Christians more vulnerable than ever

When hundreds of international Sunni jihadists infiltrated and seized the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on 20 November 1979,…

Laos: Pastor Continues Meetings

On Jan. 4, 2011, at 7 p.m., district police arrested Pastor Wanna at his home in Nakoon Village, Laos. They…

Seminar on human right abuses

A one day awareness seminar on human rights to address the issues and challenges of human trafficking and racial/gendered based…

Egypt: Killer Sentenced to Death

An Egyptian court has sentenced a man to death for killing six Coptic Christians and a Muslim policeman in January…

Christian murdered in Kandhamal, Orissa

Mr. Paul P. was killed in the district that was the epic-center of anti-Christian riots in 2008. The Christian man…

Iran: Government Cracks Down

Since Christmas, more than 70 Christians have been arrested in Iran in a large, well-coordinated strike. Most of those arrested…

Destined to die……

About 40 blasphemy accused have been killed extra judicially since 1986, and in most cases the killers have escaped... Imran…

Prime Minister of Pakistan rejects Pope’s call on Islamic blasphemy laws

By Aftab Alexander Mughal Pope Benedict XVI’s call on Jan. 10 for Pakistan to repeal its Islamic blasphemy laws was…

Afghanistan : Christian Imprisoned

On Jan. 3, a judge told Shoaib Assadullah he had one week to renounce Christ or he would be sentence…

Christian security : ominous start to new year

On the evening of 30 December 2010, Islamic militants placed a bomb on the doorstep of a home belonging to…

Islamic Countries Dominate Open Doors 2011 World Watch List

Despite Communist North Korea topping the annual Open Doors World Watch List (WWL) for the ninth consecutive year, the most…

Blasphemy and persecution of Christians dominated news in 2010 in Pakistan

By Aftab Alexander Mughal The well-publicized case of a Christian woman Aasia Noreen who was tried and convicted for blasphemy…

Egypt Car Bomb Kills Seven at Alexandria Coptic Church

The BBC is reporting that a car bomb explosion outside a church in the north Egyptian city of Alexandria has…

Somalia: Teenage Girl Shot

A 17-year-old girl who converted to Christianity from Islam was shot to death recently in an apparent “honor killing” in…

Pakistani Christian Brick Kiln Workers Unpaid at Christmas

Hundreds of poor Christian brick kiln workers were denied their wages before Christmas in Toba Tek Singh, a district in…

Pakistan’s government refuses to review Islamic ‘blasphemy’ laws

By Aftab Alexander Mughal The government of Pakistan has backed out its commitment to review the country’s controversial Islamic blasphemy…

Pakistan: Shia community under attack

by Alexander Aftab Mughal For more than three decades, Shia Muslims, along with Christians, Hindus and Ahmadis, in Pakistan have…