CIC Persecution News Headlines

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

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 1 Corinthians 12:26a

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PERSECUTION NEWS HEADLINES - for the week ending July 3, 2021


Chinese Communist Party critically censors religious books, audios, videos before 100th anniversary

Signs that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has intensified its censorship on religious books, videos and audios before July 1st, the 100th anniversary of CCP, have abounded, according to ChinaAid, which exposes abuses in order to stand in solidarity with the persecuted and promote religious freedom, human rights, and rule of law for believers in China.

Please continue to Pray for Shafqat and Shagufta, and their lawyer in Pakistan

This week, we thank God for the acquittal of a Christian couple in Pakistan who had been on death row for seven years, and we continue to pray for their protection on their release.

USCIRF Applauds Ban on Chinese Solar Panels Produced by Uyghur Forced Labor

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) applauded the Biden administration’s whole-of-government approach evident in the banning of solar panels produced by the forced labor of Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in the Xinjiang region of China.

Iran threat increases as Lebanon nears breakdown By Katey HearthJuly 2, 2021

Lebanon becomes “unlivable” and a top United States official says the country’s economic collapse is imminent.

Read about the price this church is paying for fleeing persecution

He led 28 adults and 32 children from Shenzen Reformed Holy Church to resettle in Jeju Island South Korea early last year.

Muslim Father in Uganda Beats, Poisons Daughter for Turning to Christ

Societal persecution continues unchecked in country.

Curated IRF content from 21Wilberforce

Foreign forces leave Afghanistan, government arms citizens

Fear surges in Afghanistan as the final Western troops leave.

Pakistani Christian women serve Jesus despite oppression

Every year, hundreds of Pakistani women and children get kidnapped and forced into marriage by Muslim men.

Iraqi Christian Villagers Displaced by Turkey-PKK Fighting

Fighting between Turkey and the PKK in northern Iraq continues to displace remote Christian villagers. Navkandalan is another example, located in Zakho, northern Dohuk, where the Christian families went from 70 to 40.

Schoolchildren Vandalize Christian Graves in Central Java

On June 16, children from a school in Solo, Central Java province, vandalized twelve graves at Cemoro Kembar Cemetery.

Five Christians Kidnapped in Mali

A Catholic Priest and four of his parishioners went missing in Mali on Monday, reports LaCroix International.

Custody of 13-Year-Old Christian Girl Awarded to 30-Year-Old Muslim Man in Pakistan

According to Morning Star News, a 13-year-old Christian girl was abducted, forcefully married, and forcefully converted to Islam last month in Gujranwala, Pakistan.

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 604
USCIRF News Digest - June 29, 2021

Minorities in Bangladesh protest Islam as state religion

Earlier this month, religious minorities in Bangladesh gathered for the annual “Black Day” protests. They want Islam to no longer be given the status of state religion, which it has held since 1988.

USCIRF Releases New Report on Religious Freedom Conditions in Central African Republic

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released the following new report on religious freedom conditions in Central African Republic (CAR):

Mozambique insurgents hunt Christians door-to-door

Mozambique needs help fighting terrorism.

Two Women Injured in Church Bomb Attack in Democratic Republic of Congo

Two women were injured when a bomb exploded inside a church in Beni, in the troubled north-east region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on Sunday 27 June, one of three blasts that took place in the city over the weekend.

Eight Christian Families in India Driven Out of Their Village by Extremists

Extremists have destroyed the homes of eight Christian families and forcibly expelled them from their village.

Ten People Handed Five-Year Prison Sentences for Anti-Christian Violence in Egypt

Ten people have each been given a five-year prison sentence for their part in anti-Christian violence conducted in Minya, Upper Egypt, in May 2016.

USCIRF Condemns Algerian Court Verdicts Against Christians

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has condemned several court judgments issued in Algeria that limit Christians’ religious freedom.

Death Threats Force Christian to Abandon Job Promotion in Pakistan

Muslim personnel at a hospital attack again.

Burma Army Attacks Drive Over 55,000 Karenni Into Hiding

Life Sentence Upheld for Christian in Blasphemy Case in Pakistan

Islamist pressure again appears to influence judges.




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