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CUBA: Pastor Threatened for Repairing Churches

A Cuban pastor has been repeatedly threatened and harassed for his efforts to repair church buildings that were damaged during the 2018 hurricane. In an effort to continue without further interference from authorities, he and other believers have been working on the repairs through the

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CHINA: Authorities Beat Christian Couple

A Christian couple affiliated with a persecuted church in Chengdu, Sichuan, faced eviction after suffering beatings and torture at a local police station on Saturday. At around 9am on 2 March the husband and wife, surnamed Liu and Xing, respectively, had just finished visiting members

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Christian Persecution in Communist Laos

Linh, a committed Christian, and her husband travel five hours by motorcycle to take the Gospel to a village known as a “Communist hero village”, once home to several soldiers who died fighting against the United States in the Vietnam War. The villagers take great

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The Miraculous Gift of a Bible

Every Sunday morning, the pastor of a small church in a remote part of Cuba took a piece of chalk and purposefully wrote a passage of Scripture on a chalkboard. Church members then carefully wrote the verses in their tattered notebooks, slowly adding to the

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Christian Persecution in Communist China

A massive new wave of persecution of Christians has been taking place in China since China’s president, Xi Jinping, introduced a five-year plan to sinicise all the nation’s religions by infusing them with ‘Chinese characteristics’ such as loyalty to the Communist Party. The government has

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Christian Persecution in Communist Vietnam

Vietnam’s communist leaders have long considered Christianity to be a US propaganda tool. Foom was imprisoned for his faith and every day the guards demanded that he sign a document stating that Christianity is a false religion from the United States. But each time he

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COLOMBIA: Pastor Killed, Leaving the Church ‘Terrified’

Pastor Leider Molina, 24, had just finished preaching in his church in Caucasia, Antioquia state in north-west Colombia, on Friday 9 February. As he stepped outside, he was hit by five bullets. Molina was known as a passionate preacher and an active youth leader working

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CHINA: New Hotline for Reporting Religious Activities

A government office in Henan province announced on 28 January that a hotline has been established to report “illegal religious activities”. The announcement from the Wenfeng Street Community Office promised confidentiality and offered cash rewards. The announcement also threatened fines of up to $41,350 AUD

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CUBA: Government Restricts Bible Imports

As the government tightens its control of religious life in Cuba, Christians there expect it to become more difficult to bring Bibles into the country. The need for Bibles continues to increase as more people come to Christ through the faithful witness of the local

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VIETNAM: Christians Repeatedly Beaten and Arrested

For many years, Christians living in the highlands of Vietnam have faced persecution and harassment from both government agents and fellow citizens. In this communist country, where Christianity is considered a threat to the regime, Hmong Christians face frequent discrimination ─ to the point of

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CHINA: Church Declared Illegal

Officials in China’s south-western Sichuan province raided Fountain of Life Church on Thursday 10 January, declaring that it is illegal and triggering fears that it might be closed down. The church was holding a Bible study when law enforcement authorities and personnel from the Chengdu’s

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NIGERIA, CHINA, INDIA: Persecution Set to Rise in 2019

In Nigeria, Fulani militants look set to continue devastating attacks against Christians in the north and central Nigeria. In the first six months of 2018 alone, they killed up to 6,000 and drove 50,000 from their homes. The heavily armed Fulani militants are following in the

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CHINA: House Church Members Charged

More than 100 members were arrested during a crackdown on Sichuan’s Autumn Rain Covenant Church in China on 9 December, several detained leaders have since been criminally charged. Both Pastor Wang Yi and his wife Jiang Rong have been detained for allegedly inciting subversion of

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Persecution Leads to Faith for the Generations in China

Esther’s faith was transformed after her parents’ arrest and imprisonment in China, now many years on, she shares the Gospel with Chinese students in Los Angeles. Esther’s father, Yang Xuan, and mother, Yang Caizhen, were imprisoned in 2009 when their 50,000-member house church network, Linfen,

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CHINA: Police Harass Hunan Church

Police in China’s southern Hunan Province repeatedly harassed a church, eventually attempting to close it. On 11 November, more than 30 officials entered Huoxing Church after painting over cameras at the church door in order to mask what happened. Some officials claimed they had come

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MYANMAR: Forced to join the Army, Forced to Deny their Faith

Churches, priests and Christian missionaries working in Wa, a mountainous region in the eastern state of Shan, are victims of the repression of Myanmar’s largest rebel army, the United Wa State Army (UWSA). It is the armed wing of the United Wa State Party (UWSP),

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CHINA: Plans to Rewrite the Bible

China Aid founder Bob Fu told Congress last month that China is working with its state sanctioned Christian church networks — the Three Self Patriotic Movement and the Chinese Christian Council — to rewrite the Bible as part of its five-year plan to make Christianity

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CHINA: Another prominent house church shut down

On 14 October police closed a church which had been established for decades in southern China, Guangzhou. Its founder, Samuel Lamb, was imprisoned for over 20 years for his faith. Chinese Protestant pastor, Samuel Lamb, initially set up the church in his house in Da

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TIBET: Minors Banned from Religious Activities

As a ‘semi-autonomous state’ under the control of mainland China, Tibet has maintained a unique place for being predominantly Buddhist. However, since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has adopted stricter controls over religious activities, all religions in Tibet have been affected. Most recently, controls have

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CHINA: Officials Crackdown on Christianity

More than 50 officials broke into Meisheng Church in Luohe, Henan, on Sunday, beating Christians and confiscating most of the church’s property. Uniformed and plainclothes police, as well as agents from the local religious affairs and cultural bureaus invaded the service as the pastor, Chen

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