PAKISTAN: Terrorist Threat to Pakistan Churches
  • 18 April 2019

Authorities in Pakistan fear that a terrorist linked to Islamic State is planning an attack that could target Christians in Punjab province at Easter. The bomber is likely to try to carry out a suicide attack in Lahore, according to a contact of VOM’s partner office in the UK. Easter has been a particularly dangerous […]

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NEPAL: Christians Blamed for Villagers’ Deaths
  • 28 March 2019

When five people died within a week in a small Nepalese village in January, the only Christian family in the Hindu village was blamed for the deaths. Gianprakash and his family were asked to leave the village because they were following a foreign God. One night, six young men came to Gianprakash’s home, shouting and […]

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CUBA: Pastor Threatened for Repairing Churches
  • 14 March 2019

A Cuban pastor has been repeatedly threatened and harassed for his efforts to repair church buildings that were damaged during the 2018 hurricane. In an effort to continue without further interference from authorities, he and other believers have been working on the repairs through the night. Despite this, the pastor was recently threatened by one […]

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CHINA: New Hotline for Reporting Religious Activities
  • 14 February 2019

A government office in Henan province announced on 28 January that a hotline has been established to report “illegal religious activities”. The announcement from the Wenfeng Street Community Office promised confidentiality and offered cash rewards. The announcement also threatened fines of up to $41,350 AUD and other severe penalties for homeowners who allowed a religious […]

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KENYA: Christian Family Bribed to Convert then Attacked
  • 31 January 2019

A Christian family living just outside Nairobi, Kenya has been facing attack and threats by a local group of Muslims. Hassan has been beaten on multiple occasions, the most recent attack occurred on 19 January. His family has received constant death threats and bribes to convert back to Islam. His mother said that these attacks […]

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