CHINA: Officials Plan to Turn Church into Hotel
  • 30 June 2019

Officials in central Henan province recently informed some church leaders of their intent to seize the church’s building and turn it into a hotel. Although the church is a member of the officially recognised Three-Self Patriotic Movement, officials banned the church from meeting last year. The church continued to congregate, and in May 2019 authorities […]

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NEPAL: Assaulted Pastor Recovering from Trauma
  • 30 May 2019

More than a month after Pastor Dhurba Kumar Pariyar was attacked by Maoist rebels, he remains in pain and faces mental trauma. Despite that, he has found strength in the Scriptures, as well as the testimonies of others who have suffered for their faith. Pastor Dhurba was riding a motorcycle on his way back from […]

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ERITREA: More than 140 Believers Arrested on One Day
  • 23 May 2019

More than 140 Christians were arrested as they gathered in a private courtyard in the Mai Temenai area of Asmara, in Eritrea last Friday. Our partner Release Eritrea reports that 104 women, 23 men and 14 children were arrested. The arrests came amid rising tensions and tight security ahead of next Friday’s Independence Day celebrations. […]

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NEPAL: Five Christians Arrested
  • 09 May 2019

Five Christians, including two foreign nationals, were arrested on 23 April on allegations of attempted proselytisation. The arrests happened during an early morning raid on a hotel in Ghorahi. The police seized Bibles, computers and other items, including cash. Before being arrested for preaching Christianity and converting through allurement, the five were scheduled to attend […]

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BELARUS: Registration Refused for Church Activities
  • 11 April 2019

Officials have rejected the registration application for the Pentecostal Your Will Be Done Church in Minsk for the sixth time, after a government official pressured a potential landlord to not rent their facility to the church. Due to fear of punishment, the congregation has chosen to not meet for worship without registration. The Baptist Union […]

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