CIC Persecution News Headlines

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PERSECUTION NEWS HEADLINES - for the week ending August 28, 2021


Please remember India's Christians in the wake of the 13th Anniversary of Kandhamal Day

Pray this verse over Christians in India this week, following the 13th anniversary of Kandhamal Day.

Muslim Relatives Set Lethal Trap for Convert to Christianity

Former itinerant Sheikh beaten, buried alive.

Soldiers Complicit in Herdsmen Attacks in Nigeria, Christians Say

30,000 people displaced, 500 homes burned to the deck.

World Prayer Network with Prayer and Info re: Afghanistan

On Wednesday, August 25th, I interviewed Peter Marocco, formerly with the U.S. State Department. He is working almost around the clock to get people out of Afghanistan.

God Is Not a Theory with Ken Fish and Robby Dawkins re: Afghanistan

Join Ken and Grant as they welcome an update from Robby Dawkins on what's happening in Afghanistan right now following the collapse of the Afghan government and the Taliban takeover.

This Week At ChinaAid: America Must Stand By Taiwan

Turkey Completes First Official Talks with the Taliban

Growing Rapport Legitimizes Terrorism, Jeopardizes Religious Freedom

Jihadist attack kills 80 in Burkina Faso

A jihadist attack killed 80 in Burkina Faso on August 18.

Report Claims Taliban Carrying Out Door-To-Door Manhunt

According to the BBC, the Taliban in Afghanistan has stepped up its effort to find individuals who worked with NATO forces and the previous government. Afghan Christians, a persecuted religious minority, fear similar efforts to discover members of their community are also under way.

South Sudan: Two Nuns “Killed in Cold Blood”

“Our sisters were killed in cold blood,” Sister Christine John Amaa of the Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus told Vatican News.

Turkey Hides New Conflicts Behind Afghanistan Crisis

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that since Kabul’s fall on August 15, 2021, Turkey has increased military expansionist activities across the Middle East in a way that is severely impacting religious minorities.

ERCC Elder Detained Over a Funeral Participation

An elder from the heavily targeted Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) was briefly detained on August 14 for his participation in a June funeral.

Deadly Explosions Rock Kabul Airport

Multiple Casualties Reported After Suspected ISIS Suicide Bombings Outside Kabul Airport

AFGHANISTAN | CSW Calls for Human Rights Monitoring, Protections

CSW has issued a statement calling for safe pathways for Afghan refugees and migrants and for protections for vulnerable groups.

INDIA | Kandhamal Violence Must Not be Forgotten

Victims of targeted violence in Kandhamal, India that started Aug. 25, 2008 and continued for months, are still waiting for justice and compensation.

Taliban “hit list” targets Afghan Christians

Though experts and allies voice concern, the United States is sticking to an August 31 departure from Afghanistan.

August Update, incl. North Koreans, Afghanistan, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Cuba, India, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan

* NORTH KOREA [RLPB 609 (4 Aug)], after North Korea's Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un, and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in agreed to restore communications and take steps to recover trust and improve ties.

USCIRF News Digest - August 24, 2021

The Diplomat: In China, ‘Xi Jinping Thought’ Is the Only Accepted Religion

It is no surprise that China under President Xi Jinping is becoming increasing hostile to freedom of religion.

Tony Perkins Show: Bob Fu talks about recent AP investigative report regarding the CCP's "black jail" sites

On August 17, during an interview which Joseph Backholm hosted on the Tony Perkins Show (Washington Watch with...), ChinaAid and FRC’s Senior Fellow for International Religious Freedom, talks about the Associated Press recent, investigative report regarding the Chinese Communist Party operating "black jail" sites outside China's borders.

The Dangers Facing Afghan Christians Inside Their Country and Escaping From It

The Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, completed with the fall of Kabul on Sunday 15 August, creates great danger for Afghan Christians, all of them converts from Islam or the children of converts.

More Chinese Cities Offer Cash Rewards for Reporting “Illegal Religious Activities”

Qiqihar, the second largest city in China’s Heilongjiang province, on 9 August joined an increasing number of cities, districts and county governments to offer cash rewards to anyone who reports to the authorities on “illegal religious activities”.

Romania Marks National Day of Awareness of Violence Against Christians

Romania celebrated a national day to commemorate Christian martyrs and victims of violence on Monday, 16 August.

Fifteen More Kidnapped Nigerian Students Released

Fifteen more students abducted from a Christian boarding school in Kaduna State in Nigeria’s Middle Belt have been released on health grounds after spending 48 days in captivity.

Police Raid House Church, Arrest 28 Members in China

Ten Children Among Christians Detained

USCIRF Calls on the State Department to Prioritize Refugee Resettlement of Afghan Religious Minorities

Encourages Expansion of U.S. Refugee Admissions Program Priority 2 Designation

Trapped Afghan Christians ask for advocacy

G7 leaders are meeting virtually this week as chaos continues in Afghanistan.

Pastor's Wife, 19-Year-Old Injured in Attack on Christians in Northern India

Hard-line Sikhs, Hindus use swords and wooden rods.

PAKISTAN | Mob Attacks Hindu Temple in Southern Punjab

A mob of hundreds of people reportedly attacked and vandalized a Hindu temple in Bhong town, Rahim Yar Khan District in Punjab, Pakistan, on Aug. 4.




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