5 More Chinese House Churches Shut Down in Campaign 'Unprecedented Since the End of the Cultural Revolution'

A handful of new house churches have become casualties of the Chinese government’s 'sinicization' campaign since April, as the communist regime seeks to stamp out all remnants of unofficial Christianity.

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8 Christians Arrested in Iran, One Elderly Woman Freed

Eight Iranian Christians were arrested by Iranian intelligence officials at the beginning of July, and are currently being held at an undisclosed Intelligence Ministry site in Bushehr, a southern port city on the Persian Gulf.

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U.K. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt ‘Appalled’ By Global Persecution of Christians

U.K. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt pledged support from his country for war-torn Nigeria on Wednesday, where the Boko Haram arm of the Islamic State has massacred countless scores of Christians.

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In Violence-Plagued Democratic Republic of the Congo, Christians are Asking for Training to Translate the Bible Themselves

In a nation where many have never seen a Bible in their own language, Christians from 16 language groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are requesting Scripture translation workshops from Wycliffe Associates.

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Church Members Vow legal, Constitutional Fight Following Fourth Chinese House Church Closure Since September

Members of Beijing’s Shouwang Church, which recently became the fourth Chinese house church to be closed since September, are 'considering hiring lawyers' after the government proceeded to shut down their alternative worship location last week, according to a source at China Aid.

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Militant Muslims Firebomb Evangelical Church in Kyrgyzstan; Flames Stop at Open Bible

Christians said they saw a 'sign from God' following a firebombing attack by Muslim militants on an evangelical church in Kyrgyzstan. The flames burned through much of the interior but stopped at the open Bible on the altar.

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Police Kill Christians in Churches in DR Congo as Demonstrators Protest President's Rule

Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo allegedly opened fire and deployed tear gas inside churches on Sunday, killing at least eight Christians, and arrested more than 100 people after Christians carrying Bibles and crucifixes joined protests against the rule of President Joseph Kabila.

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Violence Against Christians Increases as Elections Draw Close in India’s Karnataka State

On September 17, 2017, suspected Hindu radicals attacked an Assembly of God church in India’s Karnataka state. After the attack, church attendance has plummeted as Christians in the area fear another attack. It is not surprising that attacks are increasing in Karnataka as state elections are scheduled to occur early next year. Hindu hardline groups want to silence Christians and ensure that they are unable to practice their faith.

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