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  • Xmas cards with Jesus carrying beer bottle distributed

    Bubhaneswar: A Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA has distributed Christmas greeting cards with Jesus holding a cigarette and a beer bottle...

    AICCDecember 28, 2010
  • Algeria: Christians Sentenced

    Four Christians were given suspended prison sentences recently for opening a place of worship without a license in the eastern region...

    VOMDecember 28, 2010
  • Christmas celebrated in Kandhamal villages in Orissa after three years

    Bodimunda village in Kandhamal, Orissa, India, celebrated Christmas for the first time in three years. And in Barakhama village several miles...

    Dan WoodingDecember 26, 2010
  • Human Rights Organization Concerned about Two Iranian Pastors Charged with Apostasy

    A leading British-based human rights organization is concerned by reports that two Iranian pastors have been charged with apostasy, and that...

    Jeremy ReynaldsDecember 23, 2010
  • Indonesia: House Churches Closed

    On Dec. 12, seven house churches were forcibly closed in West Java, Indonesia, by Muslim extremists who claimed the buildings were...

    VOMDecember 22, 2010
  • Pakistan: A Prayer for Asia Bibi

    Sandul Bibi recently met with VOM friends in Pakistan to celebrate one year since her release from prison. Sandul was arrested...

    VOMDecember 17, 2010
  • Muslims in Pakistan Burn, Beat Evangelist Unconscious

    An evangelist is still recovering from burns after six young Muslim men beat him with clubs and belts and set him...

    Brian MacDonaldDecember 13, 2010
  • Prayer Bands: Nearly 500,000 Ordered!

    Nearly 500,000 Olympic Prayer Bands have been requested to date. The Voice of the Martyrs is processing the orders as fast...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • Pakistan: Christians Abducted

    PAKISTAN – On June 21, 16 Christians were abducted by Muslim extremists when they gathered to pray in Academy Town, Peshawar,...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • Indonesia: Church Closed

    INDONESIA – Recently, Muslims closed a church in Jatimula, Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia and blocked Christians from entering and holding services....

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • Azerbaijan: Court Hearing for Pastor

    On July 22, a court hearing was held for Pastor Shabanov after he was arrested for possession of an illegal weapon....

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • VOM Website: Attacked

    On July 24, VOM’s Web site was deliberately attacked forcing us to take the site offline temporarily. Our network engineers say...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • Eritrea: Students Imprisoned

    On August 5, Eritrean authorities locked eight high school students in metal a shipping container and burned hundreds of Bibles at...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • Olympics: Pastor Appealing Sentence

    Pastor Zhang Zhongxin is appealing his two-year sentence to a reeducation labor camp. In July, Chinese authorities convicted him of being...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • Olympics: Pastor Re-arrested

    Pastor Hua Huiqi, who was evicted from his rental apartment in Beijing on July 2, and subsequently forced to leave China’s...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • Olympics: China Confiscates Bibles

    Customs officials confiscated 315 Chinese Bibles from a Vision Beyond Borders team on Sunday, August 17, 2008. The Bibles were hidden...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • Saudi Arabia: Man Kills Daughter

    Recently, a Saudi member of the religious police cut his daughter’s tongue off and burned her to death for converting to...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • India: Violence Escalating

    On August 23, widespread violence erupted against Christians following the assassination of World Hindu Council leader Swami Lakshmananda Saraswati, the alleged...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • China: House Leader Released

    UPDATE: On August 29, prominent house church leader, Pastor Zhang Mingxuan, affectionately known as “Pastor Bike”, his wife and a co-worker...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • Chiapas, Mexico: Family Attacked, 3 Killed

    On August 23, three Christians in Chiapas, Mexico, were brutally killed by their neighbor after he blamed them for his daughter’s...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • Iran: 2 Christians Released

    The Voice of the Martyrs contacts report that on Sept. 25 two Christians, Mahmood Matin Azad and Arash Basirat, were released...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • Iraq: 7 Christians Killed

    Seven Christians have been killed in Mosul, Iraq, so far this month, The Associated Press (AP) reported. “We are worried about...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • Orissa, India: 70,000 Displaced

    UPDATE: The Voice of the Martyrs contacts working to assist believers affected by attacks in Orissa state report that more than...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • China: Leader’s Sons Assaulted

    On October 16, Zhang Jian, the elder son of Pastor “Bike” Zhang Mingxuan, was severely beaten by Public Security Bureau (PSB)...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • Afghanistan: Taliban Kills Christian

    Taliban gunmen shot and killed 34-year-old Gayle Williams, a Christian aid worker in Kabul, as she was walking to work because...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • Belarus: Bishop Deported

    On October 16, Protestant Bishop Veniamin Brukh, a Ukrainian bishop in the Full Gospel Church, was deported from Belarus because of...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • United States: Concerned by Harassment

    UPDATE: The U.S. Department of State released a statement detailing its serious concern about the brutal beating of Pastor “Bike” Zhang’s...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • China: Persecution Intensifies

    On Oct. 29, China Aid Association (CAA) reported that since the end of the Olympics in Beijing, cases of religious persecution...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • China: Church Leaders Released

    On Nov. 25, 2008, Pastor Wang Weiliang was released from prison on “medical” parole. Praise God, Pastor Weiliang is now receiving...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • Iraq: Christian Sisters Killed

    On Nov. 12, two sisters were killed and their mother wounded by a gang of Islamic extremists in the Al Qahira...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • Eritrea: 100 Christians Arrested

    Since late November, about 100 Christians, men, women and children, have been arrested by Eritrean authorities, VOM Canada reported. The wave...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • India: Church Leaders Attacked

    Praise God, Christians in Kandhamal district, Orissa were able to celebrate Christmas in relative peace and stability. However, in Hyderabad, Andra...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • India: Four Christians Arrested

    On Jan. 5, police arrested four Christians on false charges of forcible conversion in the village of Kushalpura, Madhya Pradesh, India....

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • China: Husband Denied Visitation

    Chinese government authorities have denied Hua Zaichen, 91, visitation with his imprisoned wife, 79-year-old Shuang Shuying, according to China Aid Association...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • Orissa, India: Relief Camps Closed

    Government authorities in Orissa state have shut down relief camps forcing thousands of Christians displaced by the wave of violence that...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • Pakistan: Extremists Beat Christian

    On Jan. 26, evangelist Azir was kicked and punched in the face by Muslim extremists after transporting Christians and evangelizing tools...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • Orissa, India: Standing for Jesus

    “Nothing will happen to me. They know and respect me. Nobody will harm me.” Those were the last words Pastor Kantheswar...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • Eritrea: Three Christians Dead

    Since October, three Christians imprisoned for their faith have died in Eritrean military prisons, according to Compass Direct News. Mehari Gebreneguse...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • Turkey: Bookstore Vandalized

    On Feb. 12, a Turkish Bible Society bookstore in the city of Adana was vandalized by Muslim extremists for the second...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • Pakistan: Family Still in Prison

    Twenty-year old Sandul Bibi and her father Gulsher remain in prison in Pakistan despite four court hearings, according to VOM contacts....

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • VOM: Encouraging Sudanese

    Stories from The Voice of the Martyrs daily devotional Extreme Devotion are encouraging Christians in war-torn Sudan, according to VOM’s partner...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • Saudi Arabia: Blogger Released

    On March 28, Hamoud Bin Saleh, a Saudi Christian arrested in January for writing about his conversion from Islam and criticizing...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • Pakistan: Six Churches Attacked

    On Feb. 22, the Taliban attacked six churches, burned several Christian homes and four Bibles and injured children in Karachi, Pakistan,...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • China: Church Members Arrested

    On April 30, 2009, 18 house church Christians and leaders were arrested by Public Security Bureau (PSB) officers, while they were...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • VOM: New Web site Launches

    On May 11, The Voice of the Martyrs launched its updated and user-friendly Web site www.persecution.com. The updated Web site features...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • Indonesia: Muslims Evict Believers

    Two families were driven from their villages in West Java, Indonesia, in March after they converted to Christianity from Islam, according...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • Turkmenistan: Christian Under Fire

    Authorities have threatened to seize the property of a formerly imprisoned Christian unless he pays a large sum of money they...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • Pakistan: Christians Displaced

    More than 80 Christian families are homeless and living on church grounds following the recent and continuing political unrest in Pakistan,...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • China: Christians released

    On May 9, 16 Christians from the China Gospel Fellowship were released early from administrative detention in Xinye, Henan province, according...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010
  • VOM: Join Us on Twitter

    The Voice of the Martyrs invites Christians to follow the ministry on Twitter which will enable readers to get involved and...

    VOMDecember 11, 2010