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  • 21 September 2020
Project: Aid for Brick Kiln Workers in Pakistan.

In Pakistan, COVID-19 restrictions combined with monsoon season, left brick kiln workers, along with other day workers, with no work and therefore no pay for months. As a result of the pandemic, Pakistan went into lockdown from March to May with some ongoing restrictions in place until August. The enforced restrictions significantly affected the country’s […]

  • 18 September 2020
Project: Bibles Plus Pakistan

Earlier this year, Bibles Plus packs were distributed to Christians in Pakistan. Christians in Pakistan are often extremely poor daily wage earners. Due to systemic discrimination, many are illiterate, and most are employed in menial jobs. They earn little money and most have no savings. Our distribution partner in Pakistan reported that: Due to COVID-19, […]

  • 17 September 2020
INDIA: Police Threaten to Charge Pastor, Frame Son with Crimes

A Christian pastor in northern India was forced to sign papers renouncing all religious activity – including sharing the Gospel or holding worship in his home – after a police officer threatened to file false charges against him and his teenage son. A house church pastor identified only as Pastor Sugriv said that the threats […]

  • 17 September 2020
CHINA: Regulation Cites Penalties for Professing Faith

A new regulation has been issued that warns Christians to renounce their beliefs or be punished. According to the regulation addendum issued by Huangfei Zhai Village, Yingjiang County; officials can penalise anyone who converts from Buddhism or another religion and professes they believe in “Jesus Christ”. If someone proselytises or helps others to become Christians, […]

  • 17 September 2020
PAKISTAN: Sentenced to Death for Blasphemy

In 2013, Asif Pervaiz was working in a garment factory where he was reportedly pressured by his supervisor, Muhammad Saeed Khokher (also referred to as Saeed Ahmed Khokher), to convert from Christianity to Islam. On 8 September, a court in Lahore ruled that Asif was guilty of blasphemy, sentencing him to three years in prison […]

  • 10 September 2020
ERITREA: Christian Prisoners Released

There are reports from Eritrea that the government has released 27 Christian prisoners of faith, and hopes are rising that more could follow. A trusted contact of Release International (Voice of the Martyrs, UK) says the government has just set free 27 prisoners, most of whom have been behind bars for more than ten years. […]