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 October 31, 2021


We’re ONE WEEK away from IDoP Sunday! Are you ready?

We’re just a week away from the International Day of Prayer for persecuted Christians on Sunday, November 7.

Critical update on Christian persecution

Americans and many others around the world were horrified to witness the Biden Administration’s stumbling pullout of Afghanistan.

URGENT Appeal for Aghanistan

I apologize it has been a while since my last update. Alongside many others, I have been laboring night and day to help save the most vulnerable from the tyranny of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

USCIRF Releases Factsheet on China’s Measures on the Management of Religious Clergy

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released the following new report:

Indian Court Delays Hearing Challenge to Anti-Conversion Law

Wave of Persecution Allowed to Continue by Court Delay

Indonesian Muslim and Christian face blasphemy charges

Last month, Indonesian police arrested two clergymen, one Muslim and one Christian, on blasphemy charges.

Please pray for Pastors In Cuba

We pray that God would be quick to help all those living under oppression in Cuba, including Pastor Alain Toledano Valiente, Pastor Yarian Sierra Madrigal, Pastor Yéremi Blanco Ramírez, and Pastor Lorenzo Rosales Fajardo.

Beloved Pastor Murdered in Nigeria

Dr. Habila Solomon, president of Charity and Hope Ministry based in Jauro Yinu village, Taraba state, was killed at his home earlier this month by men suspected to be militant Fulani.

Jihadist Takeover Causes Mass School Closures in Burkina Faso

According to AFP, a jihadist threat has forced the closure of schools in Burkina Faso’s eastern province of Tapoa.

Pastor Held at Zanzibar Entry Point

On September 11th, 2021, Pastor Mustafa Abubakar was detained at an immigration entry point in Zanzibar, while on his way to preach the Gospel.

Hindu Priest Calls for the Beheading of Christians in India

According to The Wire, a Hindu priest in India’s Chhattisgarh state called for the beheading of Christians at a rally attended by members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

USCIRF Releases New Report on Religious Minorities in Afghanistan

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released the following new report:

Two Elderly Nuns in Nepal Arrested on False Charges

Church Leaders View Arrests as an Attack on Nepal’s Minorities

21Wilberforce Alert - IRF Leaders Call for Quick Affirmation

In this hyperpartisan era of American politics, international religious freedom has consistently been one aspect of American public policy that still enjoys strong bipartisan support and cooperation.

International Religious Freedom Day

Yesterday, 27 October 2021, marked the 23rd anniversary of the signing into law of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 by former President Bill Clinton, a day which we celebrate as the International Religious Freedom Day.

October Update: Indonesia, Burma (Myanmar), Chile, China, Haiti, India, Lebanon, Sudan

Bishop Shao Zhumin Seized by Chinese Authorities

The Underground Bishop Was Taken Away for “Vacation”  

Two Pakistani Christian Brothers Shot Dead by Muslims in Dispute Over Water

Two Christian brothers were shot dead and three of their brothers were among several others injured after armed Muslims opened fire in Punjab, Pakistan, in a dispute over the irrigation of fields.

UN Team Calls for Urgent Release From Jail of Mentally Disabled Pakistani Christian

United Nations human rights experts called on 21 October for the urgent release of Stephen Masih, a mentally disabled Pakistani Christian arrested more than two years ago for alleged “blasphemy” in Punjab province.

Pastor Injured After Extremist Mob Invades Church in Karnataka, India

A pastor in the Indian state of Karnataka sustained injuries that required hospital treatment after a mob of Hindutva nationalists invaded his church on Sunday, October 17.

Christians Stage Protest Against Proposed Anti-Conversion Law in Karnataka, India

Hundreds of Christians staged a demonstration on 25 October in the city of Hubballi, Karnataka state, India in protest at the state’s proposed anti-conversion law and a recent attack on a church.

Egypt Lifts Four-Year State of Emergency Imposed After Church Bombings

Egypt is to lift its nationwide state of emergency imposed four years ago following bomb attacks against churches, which left dozens dead and more than 100 wounded.

USCIRF News Digest - October 26, 2021

USCIRF Releases New Report on Religious Freedom Violations in Russia’s Republic of Chechnya

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released the following report on religious freedom violations in the Russian Federation’s Republic of Chechnya:

Erdogan Flaunts Genocide Accusations Through Artsakh Visit

Turkey Threatens Individuals, Countries, Who Recognize Genocide

Sudanese military dissolves civilian government

On Monday, armed forces in Sudan detained the prime minister and dissolved the civilian government.

CUBA | Pastor Faces 10-year Prison Sentence

The wife of a protestant pastor who has been detained without trial for over three months was informed on Oct. 22 that the government is seeking to impose a 10-year prison sentence.

SUDAN | CSW Condemns Military Coup

CSW is deeply alarmed by the actions of the military in Sudan, which has suspended key aspects of the power-sharing agreement with civilians in an apparent coup.

China: A Biblical View of Persecution From Brother Yun

In our last newsletter we "celebrated" the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party in China by looking back at some of their diabolical achievements.

100 Years of Communism in China: We Reveal the Great Hero of the Century

Many people have asked us in recent years to share more about the wave of rabid persecution sweeping China.

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to Hear from Ambassador-At-Large Nominee Rashad Hussain Tuesday

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will hear from Rashad Hussain, who the Biden administration nominated to serve as the next ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom.

Turkey Threatens to Expel U.S. Ambassador for Condemning Detention of Activist

President Erdogan Set to Oust 10 Western Envoys Calling for Justice in Kavala Case

IMMEDIATE RELEASE | This World Day Against Death Penalty: OIC States Must Repeal the Death Penalty for Apostasy or Blasphemy

Leading up to the World Day Against Death Penalty, Jubilee Campaign together with 12 other organizations called on the 13 countries who have death penalty provisions for the non-violent conduct of apostasy [leaving or changing religion or belief] or blasphemy to repeal those laws.




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