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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 November 7, 2020

Update: Family members of prisoner of conscience talk about help from Pastor Bob Fu through ChinaAid (Part 2)

Jiiajun interviews Ms. Jing Wang, wife of Hai Yang, a renowned student leader in the 1989 Tinanmen Square Student Movement, and their daughter, Ms. Qianyi Yang.

Update: CCP investigates advocates who signed support letter for arrested rights activist Ms. Geng Xiaonan

In response to pro-democracy supporters for Ms. Geng Xiaonan who signed an open letter requesting that Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities release her, state security officers have warned, threatened, and questioned signatories regarding connections they have had with Ms. Geng, and Xu Zhangrun, her husband.

Update: Guiyang City police raid Guiyang Enze Fellowship and arrest Dai Yankun, preacher

Since Guiyang City police raided the worship service (gathering) that Dai Yankun, preacher, and ten other believers attended on October 25, Dai remains in custody.

Pastor Zhao Huaiguo’s first trial ends; Prosecutor suggests 18-month sentence

On October 13, the Zhangjiajie Intermediate Court tried Pastor Zhao Huaiguo, founder of Bethel House Church in Cili County, Province, for "inciting subversion of State power."

Please Pray for Burma's General Election

We serve a God who is committed to righteousness and justice, and who has placed certain people in authority in governments and other institutions. We are told to pray for ‘all those in authority’, so this week we’re asking you to pray for Burma.

Muslims Ambush, Kill Pastor after Radio Broadcast in Uganda

Community mourns loss of well-known preacher.

USCIRF Releases Report on the Saudi Guardianship System

This report describes Saudi Arabia’s guardianship system and explains how it restricts religious freedom in the country.

State Security officers detain Pastor of Guiyang Enguang Church and his wife

During the night of October 25, after several State Security officers raided the home of Guiyang Enguang Church’s Pastor, Wu Xuechao (38) and his wife, Yang Wei (35), police detained the couple.

Bob Fu demands retraction of death threats, accusations

China Aid Association has released a letter written by President and Founder, Pastor Bob Fu, to the man behind the recent harassment campaign. 

Bob Fu prays for those persecuted and the persecutors in Global Prayer Meeting

On November 1, Dr. Bob Fu, founder of ChinaAid, joined other participants (via video) throughout the world to pray for Brothers and Sisters being persecuted for their faith in Jesus Christ and to pray for those who persecute them. 

Prisoners of conscience talk about help from China Aid and Pastor Bob Fu (Part 1)

Jiiajun interviews Ms. Jing Wang, wife of Mr. Hai Yang, a renowned student leader in the 1989 Tinanmen Square Student Movement, and their daughter, Qianyi Yang.

Update: Police persecution “convinces” Elder Yingqiang Li to again leave Chengdu

On October 28 due to ongoing police persecution, Elder Yingqiang Li of Chengdu Early Rain Covenant Church [ERCC] moved his family from Chengdu to Leshan.

Inner Mongolian people fighting CCP’s education reform: “We need your help”

Apple Daily, a Hong Kong newspaper, recently reported that Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center’s statistics reveal that actions by Inner Mongolian authorities, implementing the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) Mandarin Chinese education reform, is turning Inner Mongolia into another Xinjiang.

Christian from Early Rain Covenant Church prays for police during interrogation

On September 26, Chengdu Hongpailou authorities summoned Zhichao Dai, a Christian from Early Rain Covenant Church, to the police station.

Muslim Fulani Seize Christian Villages in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Three Christians killed in late October, rights advocate says.

­­­ U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Conversation with USCIRF: Religious Freedom in Algeria

This special event will highlight recent and ongoing religious freedom concerns in Algeria, including the restriction and closure of Protestant churches, as well as the potential impact of recent political developments on religious freedom conditions in the country.

USCIRF Releases New Report about United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms

This factsheet provides an overview of the UN human rights mechanisms, with a particular focus on those most relevant to freedom of religion or belief.

Arrests becoming an occupational hazard for pastors in India 

Being arrested is becoming a regular occurrence for pastors in India on the back of growing religious nationalism, warns  Christian charity  Open Doors.

Islamist Militants Kill, Kidnap Christians in Northeast Nigeria

Pastor killed, women and children abducted from village near Chibok.

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 574

An urgent call to prayerful action as military strikes on Christians in Nagorno-Karabakh raise spectre of another Armenian genocide

The scale and ferocity of the current Azeri-Turkey offensive, including raining Israeli-made cluster bombs down on innocent civilians even as they sheltered in church buildings, has intensified the justifiable concern among Armenian Christians of a rising threat of ethnic cleansing from their historic Christian land.

Eleven Nigerian Christians die in Fulani militant attacks on church in southern Kaduna

Nine Christians were killed, including the pastor, in a brutal Fulani militant attack on a church on 24 July, in southern Kaduna State, with two others later dying of their injuries in hospital.

Three murdered at French church by knifeman shouting “Allahu Akbar” amid Muslim world leaders’ criticism of Macron

A knife-wielding attacker shouting “Allahu Akbar” beheaded a woman and killed two other people in a suspected terrorist attack at a church in the French city of Nice today, 29 October, while a gunman was shot dead by police in a separate incident.

Cameroon closes schools after wave of Boko Haram suicide bombings by women and children

Authorities in Cameroon have closed more than 60 schools on the northern border with Nigeria to protect children and teaching staff from continuing suicide bomb attacks by Boko Haram.

Sudanese Christian and Muslim leaders agree declaration promoting religious freedom

Christian and Muslim leaders signed an agreement on 27 October aimed at promoting peace and freedom of religion in Sudan following the ousting of dictator Omar al-Bashir and the ending of 30 years of rule under Islamic law.

Pakistan High Court overturns judgement returning 13-year-old Christian girl to Muslim abductor

Pakistan’s High Court ordered on 2 November that a 13-year-old Christian girl be removed from the custody of her Muslim abductor, who had pressurised her to convert to Islam before forcing her into marriage.

Chinese Communist Party installs facial recognition cameras inside churches

Facial recognition cameras are being installed in churches in China by the communist party to monitor believers and ensure sermons follow rigid government guidelines.

Lao Christians detained for “violating traditional customs” in planning Christian funeral

Four Lao Christians remain in jail four months after they were arrested for planning a Christian funeral, which was deemed by local authorities to violate traditional customs.

ICC Partners with Hungarian Government for Religious Freedom Event

The government of Hungary and International Christian Concern will be hosting a virtual side event for the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom on November 16, at 9:00 a.m. EST entitled: The Nexus of Persecution and Humanitarian Aid.

Christian Girl in Pakistan Recovered from Kidnapper

Police arrest Muslim who allegedly forced her to convert and marry.

Abducted Pastor in Nigeria Released; 6-Year-Old Kidnapped

Father killed in Fulani attack on home in Nasarawa state.

Persecuted Christians need your prayers beyond IDOP 2020

When you pray for the persecuted Church around the world, what do you pray for? Do you ask God to simply remove persecuted Christians from their hostile contexts? Or do you pray for their faithful witness in the midst of persecution?


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