PAKISTAN: Minorities Claim they Were Refused Aid Due to their Religious Identities
  • 01 April 2020

Claims of a charity in Pakistan refusing to serve food aid to Christians and Hindus went viral on social media on Sunday. The story brought into sharp focus the discrimination minorities in Pakistan often face due to their religious identities in the midst of crisis. News of the discriminatory incident went viral on Facebook after […]

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NIGERIA: Teenage Girl Escapes After Abduction and Forcible Conversion to Islam
  • 01 April 2020

Sadiya Amos, aged 17, went missing from north central Kaduna in northern Nigeria on the night of 5 January. On 7 January, some men came to force her father Amos Chindo to attend a Sharia court in Anchau, Kubau without telling him what offence he had committed or even allowing him to tell his family […]

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TURKEY: Frontline Worker Encouraged by Church Growth
  • 01 April 2020

A believer working to plant churches in each of Turkey’s 81 provinces reports that three years of work is bearing fruit. A third church began services recently in one of Turkey’s major cities, and the first church planted there has grown from 10 members to nearly 100 in less than three years. The Christian worker […]

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CORONAVIRUS: An Opportunity to Advance the Gospel?
  • 26 March 2020

During a season of quarantines and uncertainty, the Coronavirus is providing opportunities for advancing the Gospel. Some of the countries most affected by the pandemic so far are also countries where believers face persecution every day. In an Islamic country heavily affected by the coronavirus, Christians are handing out masks and offering help to those […]

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TAJIKISTAN: Fines for Bible Translation
  • 26 March 2020

Over the past six months, the leaders of four different churches in Tajikistan have received huge fines because they were part of a plan to create a new Tajik translation of the Bible. According to some Tajik Christians, the current translations available in their language use archaic words and sometimes the translation is unclear. In […]

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