10.31.2020

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH (IDOP)

Officially November 1, 2020 - or any Sunday in November

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 CIC Persecution News Headlines
 
 News of persecution, human rights violations, and other articles of interest.

If one member suffers, all the members suffer …
 1 Corinthians 12:26a
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PERSECUTION NEWS HEADLINES - for the week ending October 31, 2020

 

USCIRF Welcomes Legal Reform Efforts in Uzbekistan, Urges Conformity with International Standards

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today welcomed Uzbekistan's continued efforts to advance religious freedom, including recent steps to reform it's law "On Freedom of Conscious and Religious Organizations."

Why the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church matters

China seeks to rid itself of religion, closing churches and putting pastors in prison. Fulani herdsmen hunt for Christians in Nigeria, killing 600 in 2020 alone.

Update on Nagorno-Karabakh: An Armenian Christian Enclave Fighting to Survive

Please continue to pray with us for an end to the ongoing fighting between Muslim forces from Azerbaijan and the residents of Nagorno-Karabakh, a tiny enclave largely comprised of Armenian Christians.

Pakistani Court Validates Marriage of Abducted Christian Teen to 44-Year-Old Muslim Man

High Court Uses Religion to Justify Abduction and Child Marriage for Second Time

Bibles delivered to Yali tribe 52 years after first missionaries martyred

A plane laden with 2,400 Bibles was recently welcomed by the joyful chanting and swaying of Yali tribal women in Papua, Indonesia.

Please Pray for North Korean Refugees

The people of Israel were foreigners in Egypt, and throughout the Bible we see that God cares especially for refugees and asylum-seekers – the Old Testament contains repeated instructions to care for any foreigners among you.

Muslim Boys in Somalia Beat Christian's 7-Year-Old Son

Convert says family has been 'hunted' for years.

Pastor in Nigeria Appeals for Release from Islamist Terrorists

ISWAP militants capture two Christian women along with church leader.

As IDOP approaches, inform your prayers for India’s persecuted Church

The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) is coming up this Sunday, November 1st. Mission India wants to help believers prepare their hearts with a four-day devotional on Christian persecution in India.

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church - Nov 1st and Nov 8th

Due to COVID-19, many of us have had to stay away from church, unable to gather normally as the body of Christ as a dangerous virus threatened the lives of many.

USCIRF Observes International Religious Freedom Day

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today commemorates International Religious Freedom (IRF) Day, October 27, 2020, marking the 22nd anniversary of the signing of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (IRFA).

Young Pakistani girl rescued after kidnapping and forced marriage

Christian Pakistani girls face serious danger. Not only are they a persecuted religious minority, but they are often targeted as forced child brides.

Fulani Herdsmen Kill, Wound Christians in Ambushes in Nigeria

Muslim terrorists attack in north-central and northeast; six kidnapped.

Judge in Pakistan Validates Marriage of Muslim to 13-Year-Old

Catholic girl kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam, family says.

Pastor in Sri Lanka Forced to Close Ministry Following Threats and Intimidation

According to Barnabas Fund, a pastor in Sri Lanka has been forced to close his ministry after being detained by police and threatened by Buddhist monks.

Weekly Harassment Becomes the New Norm for Sichuan Church

An elder and a worshipper from Sichuan’s heavily persecuted Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) were taken away again during the Sunday service yesterday.

Churchgoer Shot and Killed in India’s Punjab State

According to the Union of Catholic Asian News (UCAN), a Christian man was shot dead and three others wounded when assailants entered into a Pentecostal church and opened fire in India’s Punjab state.

Family of Christian Sentenced to Death for Blasphemy in Pakistan Goes into Hiding

According to the Independent Catholic News (ICN), the wife and family of Asif Pervaiz have gone into hiding after Pervaiz was sentenced to death for allegedly committing blasphemy. Pervaiz was awarded the death sentence on September 8, 2020, nearly seven years after his arrest.

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 573

TURKEY, AZERBAIJAN, ARTSAKH AND THE ARMENIANS [RLPB 570 (7 Oct)], where neo-Ottoman Turkey and its jihadist proxies are backing Azerbaijan in a war to seize control of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh).

Christian Flogged in Iran, Pastor and Wife Forced to Flee

Harsh sentences reflect dark times for both recognized and underground churches.

Fears grow over new Armenian genocide as Israeli “kamikaze drones” used in Turkey-backed Azerbaijani strikes against civilians in Nagorno-Karabakh

Azerbaijan forces are using Israeli “kamikaze drone” weapons, alongside Turkish military backing, in bombing strikes against civilian targets, including churches, in the disputed Armenian Christian-majority region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Detainees told “there is no God”, held in barbaric conditions in China’s “re-education” camps

A further testimony of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) horrific treatment of Uighurs, and other non-atheist minorities, has emerged from an ethnic Kazakh ex-detainee who managed to escape a “re-education” centre in Xinjiang.

Sri Lankan pastor forced to halt ministry after threats from police and Buddhist monks

A Sri Lankan pastor has been forced to stop his ministry in Bakamuna, Polonnaruwa District after being threatened and intimidated by police and Buddhist monks.

Egypt grants 100 licences as registration of churches resumes after Covid break

After a five-month break during the Covid-19 crisis, the committee overseeing the licensing of churches in Egypt met again on 19 October and approved 100 new registrations.

Christian Girl, 13, Forcibly Married, Converted in Pakistan, Father Says

Kidnapper's brothers are police officials protecting him, rights advocate says.

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