Caring for the Persecuted in Nigeria
  • 31 December 2019

Nigeria is sharply divided along religious lines with a Muslim-dominated north. Nearly all Christians in north-eastern Nigeria have lost family members to Boko Haram and Islamic militant Fulani violence. Thousands of Christians remain in camps designated for internally displaced people (IDP). These camps are rife with disease and human rights violations, most especially against women […]

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Providing Medical and Spiritual Care in Egypt
  • 31 December 2019

Voice of the Martyrs, together with our partners in Egypt, is funding mobile medical clinics for Christians suffering from persecution and poverty in Egypt. This specialised medical project provides much-needed assistance for five villages, where Christians, including Muslim background believers (MBBs), face discrimination and oppression in Muslim-dominated areas. The medical team includes specialists in abdominal, […]

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Caring for Released Prisoners
  • 31 December 2019

Vietnam has a repressive communist government, which actively persecutes Christians. Minority tribal groups, such as the Hmong, typically face the most violent and severe forms of persecution. In the recent past, the government has used imprisonment of believers as a way of oppressing the church. The most common reasons for imprisonment have included preaching the […]

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Ali’s Story
  • 31 December 2019

Life was tough for Ali even as a Muslim in Syria but when he was forced to flee seven years ago, he found Christ. Ali was living in a town in Syria where known terrorists with links to Islamic State were also residing; in fact, he had even rejected their invitation to join them. One […]

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Issa’s Story
  • 31 December 2019

Issa, a Muslim background believer, left Islam for Christianity two years ago. Filled with zeal for his new faith, he decided to inform his family about his commitment to follow Christ. Outraged by his confession, they started to beat him. In the scuffle, they noticed Issa had drawn a cross on his wrist, similar to […]

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NIGERIA: Boko Haram Releases Video of Abducted Christians
  • 19 December 2019

Boko Haram recently released a video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIMrPQtvefc) that shows 11 Christians who were abducted by the militant group at the end of November, pleading for assistance from Christian groups and the Nigerian government. Bwala and the 10 other captives are reportedly unsafe because of their Christian faith. They appealed to the Christian Association of Nigeria […]

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INDIA: Pastor Faces Charges After Being Beaten
  • 19 December 2019

A pastor and his family are facing police charges after Hindu militants beat them. Eight assailants, including a police officer, entered the family home in Parihara, Jharkhand in the early morning of 12 November. Others joined in, beating members of the family with an axe, bamboo rods and wooden sticks. Pastor Basant Kumar Paul, who […]

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PAKISTAN: Brick Kiln Owner Beats Christian Labourer
  • 19 December 2019

Hamza, who was raised as a Christian in a family indebted to a brick kiln owner, did not experience persecution until he brought a Muslim to church. The kiln owner had no problem with Hamza attending church, but their relationship changed drastically when Hamza brought a Muslim co-worker to church and the man accepted Christ. […]

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CHINA: Restrictions Imposed on Hmong Christians
  • 19 December 2019

Chinese authorities have placed prohibitions on Hmong Christians living in the nation. These people have been forbidden from using Hmong-language Bibles or preaching in Hmong. They also have been ordered not to share stories about missionaries. Missionaries revolutionised China’s Hmong population, developing their written language for the purpose of Bible translation. Source: ChinaAid Commit to […]

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Partnering with World Compassion
  • 13 December 2019

This year, Voice of the Martyrs partnered with World Compassion in supplying Bibles to Iran and discipleship training to China. In Iran, Christian websites are blocked and there is no access to the Bible online. Christians and curious Muslims want the written Word of God to develop their faith or explore it for the first […]

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KENYA: At Least Nine Christians Murdered in Attack
  • 12 December 2019

On 6 December, 11 non-local Christian passengers were attacked while travelling to Mandera from Nairobi and killed at Kotulo in north-eastern Kenya. Confirming the incident, a Kenyan police officer said, “A passenger bus belonging to Medina Bus Company, travelling between Wajir and Mandera was attacked by a criminal gang at around 1730 hours this evening. […]

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INDIA: New Believer Persecuted over Rumours of Paid Conversions
  • 12 December 2019

Aarav came to faith in Christ after experiencing healing from an illness when a local minister prayed for him. When Aarav invited the minister and his family to his home, about 50 members of a militant Hindu group gathered there and began shouting and banging on the doors. The pastor called the police, who came […]

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