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CHINA: At Least Twenty Christians in ‘Black Jail’

Authorities placed at least 20 Christians under residential surveillance in China’s coastal Zhejiang province over the past two months. In China, “residential surveillance in a designated location,” also known as holding in “black jails,” is a more severe form of holding than “criminal detention.” Individuals under residential

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EGYPT: Coptic Christians Targeted for Kidnappings

Police complacency toward the kidnapping of Coptic Christians in Egypt has fostered a climate of impunity, according to a Christian persecution charity. The phenomenon of kidnapping Coptic Christians for ransom has spread in Minya province, the latest of which occurred last fortnight. A group kidnapped

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INDIA: Four Believers Attacked during Hindu Celebration

Four Indian Christians are suffering from acute injuries after they were attacked by a Hindu mob. Christians were worshipping together in a local house church on 20 October as celebrations for a Hindu festival commemorating the victories of Hindu gods over their adversaries were going

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“The Only Skill I Have is Escaping”

“Christianity is like a drug. Missionaries are gathering people so they can drink their blood. North Korea is the best and wealthiest country; everywhere else is suffering a lot more.” With propaganda like this, it is no wonder Stephen had no desire to seek Christianity

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MEXICO: Christian Families Left to Starve after Raid

On 15 October, local government officials and community leaders raided farmland in the remote village of Mariano Matamoros as part of an ongoing effort to expel a small Protestant Christian community from the region. According to sources, 158 Christians in the village, located in the

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INDIA: Christians Fear Ban on Religious Conversions

Lawmakers in India are planning to introduce a bill that will ban religious conversion, prompting Christians to express concern that the proposed law will lead to further attacks and persecution targeting them in the mainly Hindu nation. The legislative proposal, ironically called the “Religious Freedom

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UGANDA: Two Christians Killed

Islamists are suspected of the murder of Samson Nfunyeku, whose body was found close to his home in eastern Uganda on 23 September after he had taken part in a church-organised debate with Islamic scholars. The discussion had to be cut short after tempers flared.

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Soldiers of Jesus Christ in Burma

The Burmese government continues to neglect its people, particularly minor ethnic groups and Christians. In recent years there have been more than 3,000 Christian villages destroyed and burned (source: Impact Report). Yet, despite the oppression in this country, there is hope and freedom being declared

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The Mindset of a Persecutor

Periodically as I read the Bible there are verses that pop out at me appearing as though I have never read them before. Reading through Acts 26, I was stopped-short by an amazing statement that never registered in my mind before. Paul said in verses

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