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 September 4, 2021


Call to Prayer for Afghanistan

It’s uplifting to remember that through Jesus’ amazing grace, we are able to come directly to God with our prayers and requests. As we pray this week, be encouraged by the living hope we have in Jesus.

Hard-Line Hindus Beat Christian Unconscious in Tamil Nadu State, India

Neighbors attack after seeing church leader visit him.

Suspected Fulani Militants Kill More Than 35 Residents of Christian Community in Plateau State, Nigeria

More than 35 residents of Yelwan Zangam, a Christian community in the Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau state, Nigeria, have been killed in an attack by suspected Fulani militants.

Church Minister Attacked by Mob of Extremists in Chhattisgarh, India

A church leader was attacked by a mob of extremists during a Sunday morning service at his home in the village of Polmi, Kabirdham district, in the Indian state of Chhattisgargh.

Pakistani Christian Parents Plead for 16-Year-Old Daughter Forced to Convert to Islam and Marry a Muslim

A 16-year-old Pakistani Christian girl was abducted from her own home in Shorkot in Punjab and forced into marriage with a Muslim after being forced to convert to Islam.

Christian Village in Syria Bombed by Turkish Air Force

An Assyrian Christian village in northern Syria was bombed on August 30 by the Turkish air force as part of a military campaign against Kurdish militants.

Armenian Cemetery in Turkey Bulldozed, Tombstones and Bones Smashed

An Armenian Christian cemetery in eastern Turkey has been destroyed by bulldozers, with bones scattered across the field.

Kidnappers Release 32 More Students at Nigerian Christian Boarding School

Kidnappers have released a further 32 students of Bethel Baptist High School, a Christian boarding school in Nigeria’s Middle Belt on 27 August after 52 days in captivity.

Letter from Barnabas Fund to British Government Regarding Their Silence on Afghanistan Crisis

I trust you will forgive me writing to you together, but I have met you all personally and believe that you will share my concern for Afghan Christians.

Young Christian Woman Missing After Arrest in Egypt

No Communication Allowed with Christian Convert

Afghanistan: GFA World Calls On People to Pray, Fast Now for ‘Theater of Fear’

One of the world’s largest mission organizations is calling on Christians around the world not to carry on “like normal” while people in Afghanistan face terror, rape, and execution.

TWR calls attention to persecuted Christians in Nigeria

Crises in Afghanistan and Haiti may dominate mainstream news right now, but equally dire circumstances in Nigeria demand attention as killings and kidnappings plague northern Nigeria.

BELARUS: Administrative, criminal charges for evicted Church's outdoor worship?

At a meeting in Parliament and two letters, officials warned New Life Pentecostal Church that continuing to meet for worship in the car park of
their seized church in Minsk could lead to administrative or criminal prosecution (maximum punishment four years' imprisonment).

Algeria/Tunisia: Christian Political Refugee Abducted, Disappeared, Repatriated to Home Country for Likely Prosecution

Jubilee Campaign is concerned about the status of Algerian political activist Suleiman Bouhafs who disappeared from his home in Tunisia and reappeared days later in the capital of Algeria.

Armenian Cemetery Destroyed in Turkey

An Armenian cemetery in Van was destroyed by bulldozers, leaving gravestones and bones upturned and strewn across the site.

Mob of 100 Brutally Attacks Pastor and His Family in India

According to The New India Express, a mob of 100 people attacked a 25-year-old pastor and his family on Sunday in India’s Chhattisgarh’s Kabirdham district.

Afghanistan’s Minorities Brace for Persecution Following Taliban Takeover

According to NBC News, religious and ethnic minorities in Afghanistan are bracing for increased persecution following the Taliban’s takeover of the country. Among the minorities bracing for persecution is the country’s small and secretive Christian community.

19 People Burned and Hacked to Death in DR Congo

19 people were killed on Friday in an attack in Kasanzi village, DRC’s North Kivu province, reportedly perpetrated by The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) terrorist group.

CUBA | Pastors Fined for Protest Participation

Two Cuban pastors, who were detained amid unprecedented nationwide protests in Cuba on July 11, were informed Sept. 1 that the government would be fining them for participating in the protests but that they would not face prison sentences.

Turkey Announces “Crescent Star Compound” for Military

Announcement Coincides with Events Celebrating Religious Freedom Abuses

IRAN | Prison Sentences Reduced for Three Christians

Iranian Christians, Amin Khaki, Milad Goudarzi and Alireza Nourmohammadi, have each had their prison sentences reduced to three years by the 12th Chamber of the Court of Appeal of the Revolutionary Tribunal in Karaj.

Afghan refugees arrive in the US

The U.S. and 97 other countries announced a deal with the Taliban, assuring the continued evacuation of Afghan allies after the August 31 deadline.

Sudan: Bibles Held as Government Wilts
Before the April 2019 ousting of the Arab Islamist regime of President Omar al-Bashir, Sudan had been one of the most violent persecutors of Christians and black Africans anywhere in the world.

USCIRF News Digest - August 31, 2021

Now available: New video for International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians!

Despite years of imprisonment and other persecution, VOM founders Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand faithfully advanced the gospel amid Nazi oppression in Romania during World War II.

ALGERIA | Christian Convert Arrested, Repatriated From Tunisia

Algerian Christian convert, Sulieman Buhafss, was arrested by secret police in Tunisia on Aug. 25.

Algerian Christians singled out during protests

The mortar and pestle, an ancient tool used for crushing food like spices and nuts, has become a symbol of the protests in Algeria.

Global Catalytic Ministries keeps Afghan Christians alive

Fear and hope collide as the final United States troops leave Afghanistan, ending the longest war in U.S. history.

India’s most-populous state holds troublesome trend for believers

There’s a new wave of persecution underway in India’s Uttar Pradesh state. International Christian Concern reports nearly 50 attacks targeting believers in less than three months.

Afghan Christian convoy heading to Pakistan

A convoy of over 100 Christians, including over 15 families, will leave Afghanistan and make a new life in Pakistan.

Sexually Assaulted Christian Threatened with Blasphemy Charge, Rights Group Says

Muslim supervisor allegedly retaliating for accusation of misconduct.

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Kill 36 Christians in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Anglican bishop laments government inaction.

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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