IRAN: Upcoming Court Hearing
  • 21 November 2019

Christians in Iran face constant danger when living out their faith. This is particularly true for those who convert from Islam. For many, faith in Christ leads to torture and imprisonment. Ismaeil Maghrebinejad, 65, was taken into custody in January on charges of propaganda against the state. In a hearing on 22 October, charges of […]

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CHINA: Chengdu Pastor to be Tried
  • 21 November 2019

Sichuan authorities moved ahead with the prosecution of Early Rain Covenant Church pastor, Wang Yi on Friday. His trial is expected to be held soon. Wang has been in custody since 9 December 2018, when officials seized around 100 members of his church. He was charged with “inciting subversion of state power”, for his Christian […]

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CHINA: New Measures Forbid Baptism
  • 06 November 2019

Authorities in China’s Zhejiang province have forbidden baptism in a new set of measures. Changes in church location, church growth, adjustment of service times, and offering boxes have also been forbidden. Other prohibited items include an individual bank account for the church and donations from other countries. Local community directors have been charged with overseeing […]

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SUDAN: Church Property Ownership Results in Criminal Charges
  • 31 October 2019

Eight church leaders are facing criminal charges over a law that puts all church properties under the control of the government. These eight leaders of the Sudanese Church of Christ (SCOC) — including its president, Ayouba Telyan — were arrested in August 2017 after refusing to turn over control of their church’s property to a […]

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CHINA: Churches forced to replace Ten Commandments with Xi Jinping Quotes
  • 26 September 2019

Churches across China’s central province of Henan have been forced to replace the Ten Commandments with President Xi Jinping’s quotes amid pressure from the government, according to a human rights magazine. The Biblical commandments given to Moses, which include “You shall have no other gods before Me” and “You shall not make for yourself a carved […]

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