INDIA: Believers Forced to Pose “like Christ on the cross”
  • 24 April 2020

Believers in India were taunted, beaten and forced to pose “like Christ on the cross” in police custody when extremists accused them of “forced conversion”. Pastor Indresh Kumar Gautam, aged 24, and four others were arrested after 30 Hindu extremists broke up their Sunday service in Pratapgarh district, Uttar Pradesh. As extremists armed with sticks […]

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NORTH KOREA: Gospel Message Reaching Capital
  • 19 March 2020

Memory cards loaded with videos explaining Jesus and Christianity are reaching citizens in Pyongyang. A resident living in the country’s capital, where only the most loyal citizens are permitted to live, wrote an encouraging letter recently to Christian workers in the region. “The video clips that I watched were very shocking,” the person wrote. “It […]

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PAKISTAN: Persecution of Christians Continues
  • 12 March 2020

Twenty-five Christians are in prison for blasphemy, six with death sentences. They include Shafqat and his wife, Shagufta. On 8 April the Christian couple will have their appeal heard by the Lahore Court of Appeal. Sentenced to death in 2014, the court found them guilty of sending blasphemous texts to an Islamic cleric, even though […]

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PAKISTAN: Christian Tortured to Death for Bathing in Muslims’ Well
  • 05 March 2020

Saleem Masih, a 22-year-old Pakistani Christian, was severely tortured by a Muslim landlord in Pakistan’s Kasur District because he used the landlord’s tube-well to bathe. Three days later, on 28 February, Saleem died at Lahore General Hospital due to the severity of his injuries. On 25 February, Saleem was working as a day labourer in […]

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Ali’s Story
  • 31 December 2019

Life was tough for Ali even as a Muslim in Syria but when he was forced to flee seven years ago, he found Christ. Ali was living in a town in Syria where known terrorists with links to Islamic State were also residing; in fact, he had even rejected their invitation to join them. One […]

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