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EGYPT: Bishoy Boulous Left off Prisoner Pardon List

Please pray for Christian prisoner of faith Bishoy Armia Boulous, who remains behind bars even after the Egyptian Government released 100 prisoners in an amnesty. Among those officially pardoned by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi were two Al Jazeera journalists jailed after reporting unrest in

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LAOS: Christian Leader Died After Imprisonment

A Christian leader, Mr Tiang, died on 20 September of complications from diabetes, which worsened while he was in prison in Laos. Mr Tiang was imprisoned in June 2014, along with four others, for “treating a person without an official license, causing her to die.”

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UGANDA: Abuse Perpetrated Against Women of Faith

A teenager from eastern Uganda, whose parents had converted to Christianity, was gang raped and beaten a few weeks ago. The 19-year-old college student was still receiving hospital treatment nine days after the attack, which took place in the Bukedea district. Three masked men ambushed

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NEPAL: Two Churches Bombed by Hindu Radicals

Two churches in eastern Nepal were bombed on 15 September by a Hindu radical group demanding that Nepal be a Hindu nation. Both the Jyoti Church in Damak-10 and Emmanuel Church in Khajurgachi were significantly damaged, while a bomb planted at a church in Gauradha

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INDONESIA: Church meets outside Presidential Palace

At the heart of the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation, a church held its 100th open-air morning service next to a main road. Bogor City, is said to be one of the world’s most densely populated areas. In April 2010, Bogor’s Taman Yasmin Indonesia Christian

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The Joy Comes From the Lord

Danjuma Shakaru’s grave is still empty. Villagers had dug the 13-year-old boy’s final resting place after he was critically wounded during a 28 January attack on their village. When they saw his mangled, lifeless body covered in blood, they fully expected him to die. But

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IRAN: Pastor Abused, Threatened with New Charges

American Pastor Saeed Abedini has been severely abused by Iranian intelligence officers during interrogation at the Rajaei Shar Prison in Karaj, Iran. Saeed was also threatened with new charges that would extend his imprisonment beyond the eight years he currently faces. The 26 September marked

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