SRI LANKA: Theology Student Brutally Assaulted
  • 21 August 2019

While a Christian theology student was conducting a worship service, a few residents led by Buddhist monks stood outside the establishment, questioning his religious activities and demanding to see his identification. Thereafter the group physically assaulted him and demanded that he leave the village immediately. The student is presently suffering from injuries to his head, […]

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BURKINA FASO: Church Leader Killed by Islamists
  • 09 May 2019

Gunmen who attacked a Protestant church in Burkina Faso on 28 April asked the pastor and six others to convert to Islam before they shot them. Burkina Faso is long known for its peaceful co-existence among religious communities. But over the past two years, attacks by Islamist militants, military operations, and waves of inter-communal violence […]

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ETHIOPIA: Two Injured in Arson Church Attacks
  • 21 February 2019

The town of Alaba Kulito in southern Ethiopia was the scene of a horrific attack against Christians on 9 February. According to a VOM Canada source, at least 13 churches were burned — some completely destroyed — along with other church-owned property. While there were no fatalities, two church workers were admitted to hospital. Both […]

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INDIA: Evangelist Recovering Two Years After Attack
  • 24 January 2019

Two years after an attack by radical Hindus left him nearly comatose, Dr Anjaneya Swami is gradually improving. The evangelist was hospitalised with a brain haemorrhage in 2017 following the attack and subsequent police interrogation. He had been distributing Gospel tracts near a Hindu temple when Hindu nationalists attacked him, accusing him of trying to […]

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INDIA & MYANMAR: Persecution Over Christmas
  • 10 January 2019

In areas throughout India and Myanmar, Christmas was not a season of peace and joy. Christians faced violence and resulting injuries, as those opposed to the message of Christ stoned, slashed and terrorised local believers. In the Kanta Kawn Township of Central Myanmar, 27 Christians had gathered together in a home for a Christmas service […]

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