persecution

Monday, 08 September 2014

Indian Christians to protest increased persecution under Narendra Modi's BJP party

By Carey Lodge

Despite the promise of greater protections for religious minorities, there have been over 600 attacks on Muslim and Christian groups during the first 100 days of the new Indian government's rule.

Monday, 08 September 2014

Son of Chinese State Church founder sues government to save father's reputation

By Carey Lodge

The son of the founder of China's state-sanctioned Church is suing the government in an attempt to restore honour to his father's name.

Monday, 08 September 2014

Trial set for American citizen held in North Korea

By Carey Lodge

A US citizen detained in North Korea will go on trial this Sunday, North Korean state media has confirmed.

Monday, 08 September 2014

Three Iranian Christians face death penalty for 'spreading corruption on earth'

By Lucinda Borkett-Jones

The three pastors are in prison and have been pressured into confessing they are spies.

Saturday, 06 September 2014

Christians who fled extremist terror in Mali return to the churches that were reduced to ruins

By Cath Martin

While the world's attention is focused on the threat of the Islamic State in the Middle East, Christians in northern Mali have returned to their shattered communities after French forces wrested control back from Islamist groups.

Wednesday, 03 September 2014

Imprisoned Iranian pastor Behnam Irani faces 18 new charges

By Carey Lodge

An Iranian pastor convicted of crimes against national security is facing 18 new charges, including one for a capital crime, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) reports.

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

The hardest prayer: why it's time to #prayforISIS

By Carey Lodge

How do we respond to Jesus' radical call to love our enemies in the midst of a broken world?

Friday, 22 August 2014

Chinese lawyers demand justice for Christian persecution

By Carey Lodge

A group of lawyers in China are taking action against the demolition of churches, condemning religious persecution by the Government as a "crime" against Chinese Christians.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Faith leaders unite to condemn ISIS 'gross and systematic' violence

By Carey Lodge

A group of UK faith leaders have united to urge David Cameron to challenge and hold to account the Islamic State (IS) for its violations of humanitarian laws.

Monday, 18 August 2014

'You are all one family'. Pope Francis calls for reconciliation between North and South Korea

Pontiff wraps up his five-day visit with a call for peace.

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