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ALGERIA

ALGERIA: Two More Protestant Churches Closed Down

The authorities in Algeria have closed down two more Protestant churches, amidst growing pressure on the country’s Christian minority. Over the past weekend, police sealed off two churches in the north-eastern province of Kabylie, where much of the growth in the church is happening. One

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RUSSIA

RUSSIA: Church Attack in Chechnya

On Saturday 19 May, four gunmen stormed the Archangel Michael Orthodox Church in Grozny, Chechnya. Before they were shot dead by police, they had killed one church member and two security officers. Two other officers and another church member were also injured. According to the

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INDIA: Anti-Conversion Legislation Expanding

The North Indian state of Uttarkhand is now the seventh state in the country to pass legislation restricting religious conversions, particularly from Hinduism to Christianity. This law carries a jail term of up to two years. Passed by the state assembly in March, and signed

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Vietnamese Christians Wrestle with New Religious Laws

The Law on Belief in Religion which came into force on 1 January 2017, has caused grave concern amongst the Christian community in Vietnam because the government insists religious groups must be registered and approved. The way in which the wording of the law can

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Providing a Way to Overcome the Violence

This year in northern parts of Nigeria, outbreaks of violence have once again escalated. The continual feuding between tribal groups, especially the Fulani herdsmen, are common however, their disputes are often directed toward Christians. It can be a simple and often innocent mistake relating to

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Hearing the Cries of the Persecuted

“We want a Christianity-free block. The villagers will soon return to their roots.” – RSS Saiyojak Laxman Singh Munda. That is the proclamation of the RSS (Rashtriya Seva Sangh – National Volunteer Organisation), and their goal and priority today, is to eradicate Christianity from India

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Impacting Lives

Priscila who is now 40 years of age told us her husband and father of her three children had been killed during the riots which occurred in 2008. Without the main breadwinner providing for the family, Priscila has found it difficult to care for and

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Persecution is Normal for Us

“In the past, persecution meant bodily harm, now they use psychological pressure. It’s a mental warfare out there too.” Therefore, what keeps you going? we asked. “I never thought about stopping serving the Lord. God is God and there is no other. I need to

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editorial

The Bible – their Greatest Treasure

Dear friends, To the many persecuted believers in Nigeria, Vietnam and India this is a crucial time. They are facing increasing pressure from those who are enemies of our faith. Bibles and Rice is a campaign to first feed their hunger for God’s Word and

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Project: Water Filter Video

Can you help us put clean water into the hands of persecuted believers today? By investing in a LifeStraw® Water Filter you will be giving many brothers and sisters the chance to enjoy a healthier lifestyle that will enable them to continue effectively in the

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PAKISTAN: Chief Justice to Hear Asia Bibi’s Appeal

There is a mixture of hope and scepticism among Pakistani Christians with the latest development in the case of Asia Bibi who was sentenced to death for blasphemy in 2009. The Chief Justice of Pakistan’s Supreme Court, Mian Saqib Nisar, stated on 21 April that

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