INDONESIA: Another Church Closure
  • 27 February 2020

Another church in Indonesia has been forced to close this month due to protests from local community members. The congregation at New Testament Christian Church in Central Java, were meeting on Sunday 16 February when protestors entered the building demanding that the church service halt. Local residents and wider community members were armed with posters […]

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INDONESIA: Three Churches Closed
  • 06 February 2020

Voice of the Martyrs workers in Indonesia have confirmed the recent closure of three churches. Government and local resident intervention are to blame for the closures, all within the last month, which has affected three different congregations across parts of the Muslim nation. GBI Church in Tanjung Pinang was in the middle of the construction […]

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ALGERIA: Another Church Closed by the Government
  • 23 January 2020

Algerian Christians request prayer for a church in the city of Oran after a court ordered its closure on 12 January. Twelve churches affiliated with the EPA (Église Protestante d’Algérie), the umbrella organisation for Protestant churches, have been ordered to close since November 2017. In January 2018 this church had been ordered to “regularise” its […]

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CHINA: Shanghai Church Raided
  • 12 December 2019

Government agents invaded Wheat Church in Shanghai last Sunday and banned the church. The church was conducting a worship service when the officials broke in. They accused the attendees of conducting religious activities in an illegal place. The church’s preaching was stopped, and all followers were expelled. Around 200 Christians refused to leave. Standing in […]

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ALGERIA: Another Church to be Closed
  • 24 October 2019

Algerian Christians request continued prayer as the systematic government campaign to close churches escalates. On 17 October, another church was informed that it will soon be closed. Christians, who demonstrated peacefully were then arrested by the police. Leaders of the church of Freha have been summoned by police and informed the church will be sealed […]

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