PAKISTAN: Death Penalty for Alleged Blasphemous Message
  • 05 October 2017

A Pakistani Christian man has been sentenced to death after he was accused of sending a Muslim friend a blasphemous WhatsApp message. On 10 July last year, Yasir Bashir accused Nadeem James of sending him a poem that included derogatory remarks against the Prophet Mohammed and other holy figures. Later that day the police raided […]

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Anchor Bay Student Testimonies
  • 27 September 2017

Mindanao is a scary place to be a Christian. But for Joshua, Elijah and Esther, students at the Philippines’ Anchor Bay Bible College, having the confidence of God’s presence means they don’t need to fear persecution.

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EGYPT: Extreme Step of Faith
  • 22 September 2017

“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 you cannot give them to someone, just leave them lying […]

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SUDAN: Extreme Pain
  • 22 September 2017

“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 would mean saving their lives yet renouncing their Christianity. Their […]

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CHINA: Banned for ‘Brainwashing’ Children
  • 21 September 2017

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 her house in July and confiscated books they’d used for […]

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TANZANIA: Christians Possessions Taken
  • 14 September 2017

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 community was required to make a donation for the ceremony. […]

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