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  • 28 January 2021
NEPAL: Christians Continue to Face a Context of Growing Persecution

Persecution in Nepal continues to be an increasing concern for the growing Christian population of the predominantly Hindu country. Despite the 2015 constitution guaranteeing religious freedom, parliament passed a bill in 2017 criminalising conversion to Christianity. In 2018, the prime minister and other government officials publicly said anyone found changing their religion would be expelled […]

  • 28 January 2021
MEXICO: Christians Expelled and Homes Destroyed

Evangelical Christians in the San Cristóbal municipality of Chiapas State have faced opposition from other villagers for several years. In May 2016, 84 homes in the area were looted and partially destroyed, forcibly displacing 350 evangelicals. A year ago, these believers were prevented from constructing a church building and again forced to leave. In the […]

  • 28 January 2021
LAOS: Worship Continues Despite Persecution and Tight Conditions

Mr Han came to Christ after many years of being ill. Neither the doctor nor the village witch doctor could help him, even though he spent most of his money and killed much of his livestock. He heard that Jesus could perform miracles, so he took his whole family to the Christian village to accept […]

  • 25 January 2021
India: Wedding Day in Jail

Christian couple, Rabish and Summandi set a wedding date with village officials and eagerly anticipated their big day. They planned to marry on 30 May 2018, but it soon became apparent that the village was not willing to host a Christian wedding. Not long after setting the date, a member of the village planning committee […]

  • 25 January 2021
Eritrea: God’s Dependent

Sesuna was 14 when she first read the Bible. She became a born-again Christian and spent her school senior year in prison. Disowned by her family, she came to depend on God. In 2002, the Eritrean government outlawed every religion except Islam, Orthodox Christianity, Roman Catholicism and the Lutheran Church. All other religious groups are […]

  • 25 January 2021
China: Ongoing Harassment of Church Leader

After being in jail (and later probation) for nearly two years, Elder Li Yingqiang of Early Rain Covenant Church moved his family back to Chengdu to reunite with their fellow church members. When authorities in Chengdu received news of his return, they immediately began harassing and threatening his family again. On Sunday 11 October, Chengdu […]