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Myanmar: US Calls For Release of Imprisoned Baptist Pastor
Myanmar: US Calls For Release of Imprisoned Baptist Pastor
Wednesday, April 24, 2024

The US has called for the release of a Baptist pastor in Myanmar who was re-arrested and imprisoned by the ruling military junta just hours after being unexpectedly released with other prisoners last week, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

India: Pastor and Brother Attacked by Sikhs With Swords, “We Warned You Not To Convert People”
India: Pastor and Brother Attacked by Sikhs With Swords, “We Warned You Not To Convert People”
Wednesday, April 24, 2024

A pastor and his Christian brother in India’s Punjab state were severely wounded last week after a group of warrior Sikhs attacked them with swords on account of their faith in Christ, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. India ranks 11 on the Open Doors World Watch List 2024 of the top 50 countries where Christians are persecuted.

Sudan Civil War: USCIRF Raises Alarm For Attacks On Religious Communities, “Horrors” Remind of Genocide
Sudan Civil War: USCIRF Raises Alarm For Attacks On Religious Communities, “Horrors” Remind of Genocide
Tuesday, April 23, 2024

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) warned last week that the year-long war between the Islamic Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and their rival, the Islamic Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary group, has reached devastating levels and is severely impacting religious communities including Christians.

Nepal Christians Vulnerable to Hindu Persecution, “Pray for Nepal’s Government”
Nepal Christians Vulnerable to Hindu Persecution, “Pray for Nepal’s Government”
Tuesday, April 23, 2024

As Christians in India suffer increasing violent persecution at the hands of extremist Hindu nationalists, believers in next-door Nepal are now at risk of persecution as that same Hindu nationalism begins to target them too, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

USA: Increased Number of Young Adults say Bible Transformed Their Lives, Report
USA: Increased Number of Young Adults say Bible Transformed Their Lives, Report
Monday, April 22, 2024

A new study by the American Bible Society (ABS) shows that there has been a significant increase in the number of young adults aged 18–27 (Gen Z) who say the Bible has transformed their lives.

Kenya’s First Lady Leads Christian Ministers In “Marathon” Prayer for Haiti, “We Believe With Prayer Everything Is Possible”
Kenya’s First Lady Leads Christian Ministers In “Marathon” Prayer for Haiti, “We Believe With Prayer Everything Is Possible”
Monday, April 22, 2024

As Haiti reels under years of gang-led terror, chronic violent political instability, and poverty, a group of Christian ministers led by Kenya’s first lady Rachel Ruto recently participated in a “marathon” prayer event seeking God’s help for the Caribbean nation and asking His protection for the 2,500 multinational police force Kenya is now leading to support Haitian police.

Sudan: Christian Wife Severely Beaten by Husband for Refusal to Renounce Christ
Sudan: Christian Wife Severely Beaten by Husband for Refusal to Renounce Christ
Thursday, April 18, 2024

A Muslim man in Sudan severely beat his wife after she refused to renounce her newly found faith in Christ, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.

Uganda: Muslim Son Accused of Murdering His Newly Christian Mother
Uganda: Muslim Son Accused of Murdering His Newly Christian Mother
Thursday, April 18, 2024

A Christian mother who converted from Islam in Uganda is believed to have been murdered by her Muslim son after she refused to renounce Christ, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. Christianity is legal in Uganda but former Muslims who accept Christ are highly vulnerable to extreme violence by Islamic relatives who do not accept their conversion.

Sudan: Church Leader Abducted by RSF Terrorists
Sudan: Church Leader Abducted by RSF Terrorists
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

As the civil war in Sudan reaches exceedingly catastrophic proportions, a church leader in war-torn Sudan was ambushed and temporarily detained by Rapid Support Forces (RSF) last week, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.

France Saw Record 12,000 People Baptized This Easter
France Saw Record 12,000 People Baptized This Easter
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Known as a country where 50% of the population say they do not believe in God, France saw a record 12,135 baptisms this Easter, America Magazine reports. The French Bishops Conference said in a new report that 7,135 adults and more than 5,000 children aged 11-17 were baptized during Easter services this year.

‘Australia Church Attack Was Terrorism’; Bishop, Priest Among Injured
‘Australia Church Attack Was Terrorism’; Bishop, Priest Among Injured
Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Australian police say Monday’s stabbing attack at a Sydney church in which a bishop, priest, and churchgoers were injured during mass was a “terrorist act.”

Nigeria: 91 “Chibok Girls” Still Missing After 2014 Abduction by Boko Haram, #BringBackOurGirls
Nigeria: 91 “Chibok Girls” Still Missing After 2014 Abduction by Boko Haram, #BringBackOurGirls
Tuesday, April 16, 2024

On the 10th anniversary of the abduction by Boko Haram Islamic terrorists of 276 mostly Christian school girls in Chibok village, in northeastern Nigeria, 91 of the abductees remain missing, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

Uganda: Evangelist Slaughtered, Christian Mother And Child Violently Attacked
Uganda: Evangelist Slaughtered, Christian Mother And Child Violently Attacked
Monday, April 15, 2024

In two separate attacks by Muslim extremists in Uganda last month, an evangelist was murdered and a mother and her child were burned with boiling water, Morning Star News reports. Christianity is legal in Uganda, but believers have come under continually increasing violent attack by Islamists.

India: Hindu Extremists Drive 50 Christian Farmers Off Their Land
India: Hindu Extremists Drive 50 Christian Farmers Off Their Land
Monday, April 15, 2024

The International Christian Concern (ICC) aid and advocacy organization reported last week that its staff recently witnessed an attack on Christians in Chhattisgarh state in which Hindu extremists drove a community of 50 farmers and their families off their land. 

Millions Of Zimbabwe Christians Facing Starvation
Millions Of Zimbabwe Christians Facing Starvation
Friday, April 12, 2024

Aid workers warned Friday that millions of Christians in Zimbabwe face starvation after the government declared a state of disaster and issued a hunger alert as thousands of malnourished people have already died in the drought-stricken African nation.

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