CIC Persecution News Headlines

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 1 Corinthians 12:26a

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PERSECUTION NEWS HEADLINES - for the week ending November 6, 2021


Remember to pray for the persecuted Church

Sunday marks the annual “International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.”

USCIRF Releases Factsheet Reiterating its Recommendations for State Department CPC and SWL Designations

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

China: Elderly Christian couple forced to accommodate CCP police officers

On the evening of November 1, several police officers visited an elderly Christian couple from Early Rain Covenant Church and forcibly moved into their house.

China: Dai Zhichao and his family detained at home

On the morning of November 1, Dai Zhichao and his wife of Early Rain Covenant Church prepared to take their two children to Sanya, Hainan Province for relaxation. However, government authorities prevented them from taking their trip, detaining them in their own home.

China: Beijing government shuts down another private school

Government officials closed Jinweizi learning center, a church-affiliated school located in Beijing.

CCP raids Chinese Presbyterian Church during Sunday service

On October 31, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials raided Daoen Presbyterian Church during Sunday service.

China: Persecution in Wuhu—a call to prayer

On October 30, an anonymous Christian posted a prayer request letter on social media.

China: Pastor Wang Yi visited by wife after three years

Early Rain Covenant Church disclosed that Jiang Rong, Pastor Wang Yi’s wife, visited Pastor Wang Yi recently.

Churches to pray for persecuted Christians November 7

Sunday, November 7, marks the International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians.

Pakistan cuts deal with TLP

A militant Sunni sect in Pakistan, known as TLP, has struck a deal with the Pakistani government after days of protests.

USCIRF Releases New Report on Burma

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

More than 100 worshippers kidnapped and one shot dead after gunmen open fire on church service in Kaduna State, Niger

At least 100 Christians were abducted after armed bandits stormed a church service in Kaduna State, Nigeria, according to Open Doors UK and Ireland.

Will Sudan’s military concede or keep a tight grip on power?

Sudan’s future hangs in the balance.

SUDAN | Individuals Targeted in Assassination Attempts

CSW has received reports of two assassination attempts against individuals who worked for Sudan’s civilian-led government, which was overthrown Oct. 25 in a military coup.

Threats, assault and harassment

Tomorrow (7 November), we’ll be joining together for the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP).

Gangs hold Haiti hostage

Two weeks after being kidnapped by a Haitian gang, 17 Americans associated with a Christian ministry remain in captivity.

University of Abuja abduction raises alarm in Nigeria’s capital

A midnight attack in Nigeria’s capital sets a troubling standard. Shooters took four teachers and two of their children from the University of Abuja.

Kabul hospital attack leaves several dead

Explosions and gunfire erupted at a military hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan.

VIETNAM | CSW Calls for Journalist's Release

CSW joins UN experts and activists in calling for the release from pre-trial detention of Vietnamese journalist and human rights activist, Pham Doan Trang.
USCIRF News Digest - November 2, 2021

ISIS-K wants to create Islamic mega-region

In recent months, the radical Sunni Muslim group ISIS-K has assaulted Christians and bombed Shia mosques in Afghanistan.

India considers fourth state anti-conversion law in 2021

Hostility rises in southern India as officials push for religious restrictions.

Hindu Nationalist Mob in India Holds Christians against their Will

Police only observe attack, then detain church members.

Taliban Reportedly Murders Three, Injures Others for Playing Music at Wedding

At a wedding in eastern Afghanistan in the Surkh Rod district of Nangahar Province, Taliban members reportedly murdered three guests and injured ten others for playing music.

Two Churches and a Baptist Office Hit with Incendiary Rockets in Chin State

In the latest major offensive against the town of Thantlang in the predominantly Christian Chin state, the Burmese Army (Tatmadaw) launched a few rounds of incendiary rockets and lit more than 100 houses on fire along with three Christian buildings.

Christian Families in Central India Attacked and Driven from Village

Earlier this month, eight Christian families from India’s Chhattisgarh state were driven out of their village after refusing to convert to Hinduism and participate in a Ghar Wapsi ceremony organized by Hindu nationalists.

Kenyan Christian Acquitted of False Charges

2 Years After Arrest and Beating, Christian Finally Found Innocent

Ethiopia: Christian Crisis Looms as Rebels Advance

Enabled by foreign powers - particularly Egypt, the Sudanese military and the US Biden administration - the Marxist, separatist Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF, also known as the Tigray Defence Force) and the ethno-nationalist Oromo Liberation Army (OLA, formerly OLF-Shane) have achieved a strategic and possibly pivotal victory.

Tatmadaw Attacks Chin Christian Village in the Latest Anti-Christian Atrocity in Myanmar

The Myanmar military shelled the town of Thantlang, Chin State, on 30 October, causing fires that destroyed or damaged more than 160 homes and three church buildings.

One Killed, Another Injured, and Several Abducted in Nigeria Church Attack

One Christian was killed and another injured as bandits attacked a church service in Kaduna State, Nigeria, on Sunday 31 October.

Two Egyptian Muslim Brothers Jailed for Life for Killing Christian Shopkeeper

Two Muslim brothers known for their hatred and harassment of Christians have been jailed for life by Alexandria Criminal Court for the killing of Egyptian Christian shopkeeper Ramsis Hermina, 47.

Court in Egypt Accepts Case for Removal of Religion Box From National IDs

Egypt’s Administrative Court has accepted a case filed by Naguib Gabrail, head of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights, that the religion identification box should be removed from national ID cards.

Bangladeshi Christians Join Calls for Greater Protection for Religious Minorities

Christians joined Hindus and Buddhists in calling for greater protection for religious minorities in Bangladesh following attacks on dozens of Hindu temples and the deaths of at least seven people during days of clashes involving radical Muslims.

Two Christians Killed, Dozens Abducted in Attack on Church in Nigeria

At least eight others slain in prior attacks in Kaduna state.

Pastor in India Who Lost Wife to COVID-19 Forced to Stop Worship

Hindu extremists attack father of three.




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