“Here is the plan,” said the young Christian leader to the youth group. “At 8:30 you must begin to distribute the meeting invitations at the university. You must give them all out quickly before the secret police come and ask what you are doing. If
“Say it with us,” the soldiers screamed, kicking and punching the boys’ faces and abdomens. “Allah is God, and Mohammed is his prophet. Say it!” The four young Sudanese boys cried and screamed out for their mothers but they refused to repeat the words that
It was getting late, and the Soviet officer had beaten and tortured Paulus for many hours. “We are not going to torture you anymore,” he said, smiling brutally when the Christian looked up. “We will send you instead to Siberia, where the snow never melts.
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A Finnish aid worker held hostage for nearly four months in Afghanistan was freed on 14 September. She had been kidnapped from an international guesthouse in Kabul, run by her employer, Operation Mercy, when it was attacked in May; her German female colleague and Afghan guard
Police in India arrested nine adults travelling with a group of 60 children to a holiday Bible school program. The children and their chaperones sang Christian songs and read the Bible as they travelled by train, attracting the attention of a group of Hindu extremists.
Officials in China’s central Henan province closed down a Christian-run institution dedicated to bringing children up with good morals, saying its religious component “brainwashed” its students. Ms Zhu, a Christian woman, told a China Aid reporter on 14 September that national security officers arrived at
They counted the cost. They knew Christ was worthy, and they willingly put their lives on the line and paid the ultimate price. Hannelie Groenewald had expected the Taliban’s attack in Kabul that day. She and other doctors from her clinic had even been put
A pastor and several church members in a south-eastern Tanzanian village had all of their belongings and cash confiscated after they refused to contribute to a ceremony involving witchcraft. Village leaders had called witch doctors to remove “curses” on their village, and everyone in the
Residents of Lamu County held protests on 6 and 7 September demanding enhanced security measures after four men were beheaded and several houses raided by suspected members of the Somali Islamist terror group, al Shabaab. Residents were reportedly angered by police inaction after reporting the
Messianic believers in Israel request prayer for the town of Arad following recent opposition to the Messianic congregation. At the end of August, a Messianic congregation, Hasdey Yeshua, was meeting in a warehouse facility in Arad, south Israel, when a group of 20-30 ultra-Orthodox Jews
Government officials in China’s Zhejiang province are currently monitoring churches to ensure that children aren’t attending. In addition, more than 100 area churches received verbal warnings against teenagers attending church services, Sunday school or other church-related activities. Many Christians are standing up for the religious
A highly academic Christian teenager has been killed in his classroom in Pakistan. Sharoon Masih from the Vehari District in the Punjab is said to have suffered years of institutional peer bullying and discrimination because of his faith. Coming from a poor background, his parents
A father and son were killed, and three women and a baby abducted, in an attack in Nigeria’s northern state of Kano, in the largely Muslim area of Tudun Wada. At around 8pm on 15 August, armed men, believed to be local Muslims, attacked the
Christian leaders have announced that a previously abducted pastor was freed on 9 August, five days after being kidnapped. Rev Jen Tivkaa Moses had been seized on Friday 4 August by young Fulani herdsmen while travelling along the highway from Jos to Abuja in Plateau
After a period of relative calm, the Far North region of Cameroon, along the Nigerian border, has witnessed an upsurge of attacks by Boko Haram. On 17 August, a church elder was killed in a night raid carried out by the radical Islamist group on
Pastor ‘Mashar’ has pastored a church in Pakistan since 2012. During his ministry, people have accepted Christ and experienced healing from the Lord. As a result, he and his church members have received numerous death threats. The stress his wife endured during pregnancy several years
An angry Pakistani mob almost killed a 16-year-old Christian boy – who is completely illiterate and also slightly mentally challenged – for allegedly burning the pages of a Koran. He was then apparently forced to confess to the alleged crime, and is now in custody
Pastor ‘Ariaan’ has been charged with forcibly converting Hindus to Christianity and has been ordered by police not to pray, share the Gospel or host prayer meetings in his home. In addition, his landlord has ordered him to leave his home, and his daughter has
At least three men were beheaded and several houses torched on 18 August during an early morning raid on a village on the northern coast of Kenya by members of the Somali Islamist terror group, al-Shabaab. The gunmen reportedly struck Maleli Village in Lamu County