PAKISTAN: Released from Bondage
  • 28 May 2020

Due to poverty and lack of education, Christians in Pakistan often borrow money from brick kiln owners. They are then required to work, making bricks, to repay the loan. The size of the loan tends to be small, but the terms are designed to keep it growing indefinitely. The family, including children as young as […]

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NIGERIA: Kidnapper Sentenced to 26 Years
  • 28 May 2020

Recently, a federal court in Nigeria sentenced Yunusa Dahiru to 26 years in prison for abducting a Christian teenager in 2015, and forcing her into an Islamic marriage. Additionally, her name was changed to ‘Aisha’, the name of one of the wives of Islam’s prophet Mohammad. Her abduction gained media attention as her parents raised […]

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UGANDA: Christian Woman Seriously Beaten
  • 28 May 2020

A young Christian woman from the village of Luwooko in eastern Uganda was ambushed and beaten last month for sharing her faith. Lydia Nabirye, 23, is the daughter of an area evangelist. In early March, she shared her faith with a young Muslim woman who later came to salvation in Christ. After the new convert […]

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LAOS: Young Couple Become Non-Citizens
  • 28 May 2020

A young couple who placed their faith in Christ less than six months ago have already paid a heavy price. Shortly after Phiarune and his wife, Lai became Christians, they moved in with Lai’s parents. Lai’s parents, however disapproved of their new Christian practices, including their prayers before meals. When local police surveyed village residents, […]

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CENTRAL ASIA: University Teacher Loses Job Because of Faith
  • 21 May 2020

A Christian woman was dismissed from her job teaching Russian at a national university after school officials learned of her faith. Vera, a single mother who is raising her children without family support, had hoped that her part-time job teaching Russian would eventually develop into a full-time position. She was a good teacher, and her […]

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SOMALIA: Scholars Urge Followers to Defend Islam
  • 21 May 2020

Realising that a growing number of Somalis are leaving Islam and embracing Christianity, Somali Islamic leaders are issuing warnings and urging their followers to defend Islam. A prominent Somali sheikh in Nairobi, Kenya, used his Friday address to warn that Somalia is not 100% Muslim anymore and that many young Somalis are leaving Islam. He […]

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