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.

...continue reading this story

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.

...continue reading this story

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.

...continue reading this story

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.

...continue reading this story

Christians With Muslim or Buddhist Backgrounds Most Heavily Persecuted in China; Leader Pleads for Bibles

Believers with Muslim and Buddhist backgrounds are the most persecuted Christian groups in China, according to a watchdog organization. And those Christians are in urgent need of Bibles in their own languages.

...continue reading this story