PAKISTAN: Christian Prayer Service Attacked by Mob
  • 01 August 2019

On 23 July, Internal Salvation Church, a church located in Bhiki village in the Sheikhupura district of Punjab, was attacked by a mob of Muslim men. According to local reports, these men barged into the church during a prayer service and beat several members of the congregation. Javaid David, Chairman of the Hope for Light, […]

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INDONESIA: Muslim Hard-liners Prevent Church Holding Service
  • 01 August 2019

Despite having the required government permit, a protestant church in Jakarta has not been able to hold services, thanks to Muslim hard-liners’ protests and threats. They claim the church is located in a predominantly Muslim residential area in the Cengkareng district of West Jakarta – too close to a mosque and an Islamic boarding school. […]

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INDIA: Christians Fear Increased Persecution Under BJP’s Second Term
  • 10 July 2019

Christians across India fear that persecution will continue to increase now that the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has secured a second term in power. According to local monitors, a new wave of threats and intimidation have been reported since the BJP recorded a landslide victory in India’s national elections in May. “A second […]

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NIGER: Mob Torches Churches After Mosque Sermon
  • 10 July 2019

A mob of Muslim radicals attacked two churches in Niger’s third largest city on 13 June following an imam’s inflammatory message. The protestors burned an Assemblies of God church in the Zaria neighbourhood, along with the pastor’s car, as well as the Life to the Full Christian Church. The imam in Zaria had denounced a […]

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IRAN: Christian Convert Family Targeted in Bushehr
  • 10 July 2019

Iranian Christians request prayer for eight Christian converts recently arrested in the city of Bushehr, south-west Iran, seven of whom are still detained. Human rights organisation Article 18 reports that on 1 July, intelligence agents raided the homes of Christian converts and arrested eight people, including five members of one family: Sam Khosravi (36), and […]

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