ERITREA: At Least 150 Christians Arrested in Clampdown
  • 29 August 2019

At least 150 Eritrean Christians have been arrested by government officials during the last two months, with some of them held in an underground prison. The most recent arrests occurred on 18 August when Eritrean security officials detained 80 Christians from Godayef, an area near the airport of the capital, Asmara. They were taken to […]

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AFGHANISTAN: God at Work, More Labourers Needed
  • 29 August 2019

Christian workers report several encouraging developments in the difficult mission field of Afghanistan. Though Christian faith was once more prominent in the country, most Afghans today have never heard the Gospel, do not know a Christian and have been raised since birth to pursue an unquestioned allegiance to Mohammed’s teachings. Local and national governments are […]

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PHILIPPINES: Pastor Killed Amid Surge in Violent Attacks
  • 21 August 2019

The murder of a pastor in Mindanao has fuelled fears that Christians are becoming political targets – in what bishops describe as “one of the most trying times in our history”. Pastor Ernesto Estrella, who led the United Church of Christ in the Philippines in Antipas, was shot dead by two men on motorbikes near […]

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NIGERIA: Leah Sharibu’s Mother Sends Message to President Buhari
  • 08 August 2019

Rebecca Sharibu, the mother of Leah Sharibu has pleaded with the federal government to intensify efforts towards her daughter’s release from Boko Haram captivity. Rebecca who made the call last Wednesday in an interview said, “I still plead with the federal government, organisations and individuals to intensify efforts for the release of my daughter, Leah, […]

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PAKISTAN: Young Christian Boy Beaten to Death by Muslim Employer
  • 08 August 2019

Badil, a ten-year-old Christian Pakistani boy, was working at a factory to care for his mother and two brothers, was raped and tortured by his Muslim employers before he finally died on 10 July. His employers, Mohammed Akram and Irfan, were arrested in Sargodha after being charged with his murder on 14 July in Rasheedabad, […]

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