New report on erosion of Chinese religious freedom sees total communist takeover

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A Christian watchdog group in the UK published a new report this week on the erosion of religious freedom in China under President Xi Jinping, whose 'sinicization' campaign has set out to absorb faith into the Chinese socialist system.

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Jakarta Pastor Baptizes Muslims as Church Expands

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Peter Tumbelaka wasn’t in a hurry to become the pastor of Jakarta’s largest Pentecostal churches where many Muslims convert to Christianity. “I thought I could remain an architect and an engineer. But God had different plans,” the 52-year-old preacher told BosNewsLife in Indonesia’s bustling capital.

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Christian children attacked by Hindu nationalists in India

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Christian children in southern India were beaten by Hindu extremists and the congregation of which their families are a part framed for forced conversions on Jan. 19, as radical groups continue to pressure police to prosecute believers.

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House church pastor beaten by Hindu extremists in India

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Hindu extremists attacked a house church pastor at the beginning of January who had been working as a day-laborer to provide for his wife and small children, but now he can barely walk, sustaining not only crippling injuries from the beatings, but also false accusations of bribing people to convert.

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Sudan church, once harassed by Islamist government, receives personal apology on Christmas

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In a gesture of reconciliation following years of persecution, the new religious affairs minister of Sudan, Nasr al-Din Mufreh, attended Christmas celebrations in Khartoum to personally apologize for former dictator Omar al-Bashir's harassment of Christians.

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Wave of Indian persecution of Christians descends into Kashmir conflict

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India's Jammu and Kashmir state is now shrouded in a 105 day-long internet and communications blackout that has prevented Christians from assembling together without extreme harassment.

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Indian Christians Say ‘God Works for the Good of Those Who Love Him’ As Modi Rides Anti-Christian Nationalist Wave to Second Term in Office

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Christians in India are bracing themselves for more of the same after Prime Minister Narendra Modi was elected to another five-year term last Thursday, having garnered a 303-seat parliamentary majority—a 31-seat gain from his initial election in 2014.

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

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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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