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  • 23 September 2019
China: Children prohibited from entering church buildings

The 11 July edition of China Women’s News published the following: At the meeting of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Xi Jinping said that it is necessary to incorporate loyalty to the CCP into the building of family bonds, family love and family values. Loyalty to the CCP, he declared, is the soul and lifeblood […]

  • 23 September 2019
Egypt: Marina was afraid she wouldn’t be able to go to school

Christians in Egypt have long suffered as a persecuted minority in their 90% Muslim nation, and they have also been targeted by ISIS attacks. At least 100 Egyptian Christians were killed in terrorist attacks in 2017, and at least seven more were killed in 2018. The town of El-Arish, in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, was emptied […]

  • 05 September 2019
NIGERIA: Government Official Claims Leah Sharibu is Alive

A Nigerian government official has claimed that Leah Sharibu, a Christian teen kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2018, is still alive. This comes more than a month after a Christian aid worker, also kidnapped by Boko Haram, indicated that Sharibu had been killed by her Boko Haram captors. “Contrary to false reports, she [Leah] is […]

  • 28 April 2019
Jeremy’s Story

Jeremy was just 11 years old when he sneaked out of home every Sunday to go to church, hiding his new-found Christian faith from his Muslim family. Growing up in Malaysia, Jeremy faced many challenges and often felt empty and rejected. Born out of wedlock to a man his mother didn’t end up marrying meant […]

  • 07 March 2019
PAKISTAN: Christian Teen Abducted and Forcefully Converted to Islam

A Christian teenager was abducted and forcefully converted to Islam last month. The abductors are now using Pakistan’s legal system to keep the abducted Christian girl, who they claim has embraced Islam. On 6 February, Sadaf Maish, age 13, of Cholistan, Wichra Bangla, Bahawalpur was abducted by Maqbool Hussain, Mubashir Hussain Baloch, and Azhir Hussain […]

  • 28 February 2019
PAKISTAN: Four Christian Women Falsely Accused

Four Christian women from the Farooq-e-Azam neighbourhood of Karachi, Pakistan were falsely accused of blasphemy on 19 February. Following the false accusation, a mob of enraged Muslims attacked the Christian-majority neighbourhood, leading to the displacement of Christian families. The incident began in January, when Fayaz and Samina Riaz, a Muslim couple, were asked to vacate […]