CIC Persecution News Headlines

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

If one member suffers, all the members suffer …
 1 Corinthians 12:26a


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PERSECUTION NEWS HEADLINES - for the week ending April 23, 2022


International Day of Prayer and Fasting for North Korea's FREEDOM

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to join a very special prayer service with North Korean defector pastors

and others to launch the International Day of Prayer and Fasting for North Korea's FREEDOM 

which will be held around the world on April 28th. 

Escape from North Korea

WEBINAR | Lifting Up Leah

Leah Sharibu is a courageous Christian teenager stolen from her family by radical Islamic extremists who have said they intend to keep her as a 'slave for life.'

China: Pilgrim's Progress: The Wilderness Life of Exiles

Due to the rain last night, the place we use for Sunday Worship and as a classroom was flooded with water.

Pilgrim's Progress: Urged by the Holy Spirit to leave China

On April 13, 2022, Haitao Liu, the director of the Department of Border Inspection Management of the Chinese Immigration Bureau, said, "China will be strict in approving the issuing of passports for citizens entering and leaving the country, and will not issue passports for non-essential and non-emergency reasons.” 

China: Police use COVID to harass Christians after baptism

The day before Easter, Christians of Shenzhen Trinity Harvest Gospel Church drove for two hours to another city to baptize six believers on the beach.

Protestors and believers demand action in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s economic crisis imploded earlier this month

Please continue praying for Cuban Pastor Lorenzo and his family

A great wave of persecution broke out against the early church. But instead of causing defeat, this brutal oppression was transformed by God into something good, as those who were scattered spread the Gospel far and wide.

Editorial: A Living Hope That Strengthens the Church

At this time of year Christians throughout the world celebrate the resurrection from the dead of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Egypt Registers 239 Churches, Its Largest Single Batch

Egypt registered its largest single batch of churches and church-affiliated buildings on April 20.

Man Charged With Murder of Egyptian Church Minister

A man has been charged with the murder of Egyptian church minister Arsanios Wadid.

At Least 80 Killed as Gunmen Storm Christian Villages in Plateau State, Nigeria

At least 80 people were killed and more than 60 abducted when gunmen riding motorcycles attacked predominantly Christian villages in southern Plateau State, Nigeria on Sunday, April 10.

Nigerian Christian Killed as Islamist Militants Kidnap His Sister and Five Other Girls From Village in Chibok

A Nigerian Christian man was killed when Islamist militant gunmen kidnapped his sister and five other Christian girls from a village in the Chibok Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno State.

Algerian Church Forced to Close

A church in the port city of Béjaïa, Algeria, has been closed with immediate effect.

More Than 20 Million Could Starve as Horn of Africa Faces Drought

More than 20 million people in the Horn of Africa are at risk of starvation owing to worsening drought across several countries.

MEXICO | Groundbreaking Report Reveals Religious Freedom Violations 

CSW published a report on violations of the right to freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) affecting indigenous religious minority women in Mexico, the first time these issues have been explored in depth.

Christian Persecution Continues in Indonesia

Christian worshippers in Indonesia were dealt another blow by a radical group who succeeded in shutting down their worship service on March 23.

China: Lawyer prohibited from visiting Elder Zhang Chunlei

According to Mrs. Yang Aiqing, wife of elder Zhang Chunlei of Guiyang Ren’ai Reformed Church, Elder Zhang’s lawyer requested to visit him on March 31, but the request was rejected by Guiyang Intermediate People’s Court.

USCIRF News Digest - April 19, 2022

UPDATED: Release of USCIRF's 2022 Annual Report - April 25

USCIRF’s 2022 Annual Report reflects significant developments over the past year with progress in some countries bringing positive change while other nations implemented laws and policies further targeting religious communities, and in some cases amounting to crimes against humanity and genocide.

World Mission rescues Afghan refugees from traffickers

If all refugees and displaced people formed their own country, it would be the world’s 17th-largest nation.

Men Working For China Destroyed 'CCP Virus' Sculpture

Wanted to let you know the Wall Street Journal published an article a couple of days ago that's very revealing about the extent the CCP is willing to go to stifle voices of truth and freedom.

Afghan Christians remain faithful despite danger

Afghanistan is entering a critical period. At least four countries — including China and Russia — have established diplomatic ties with the Taliban, even though all refuse to “officially” recognize the 8-month-old government.

Pastor in Sudan Assaulted during Worship, then Charged

Two women also attacked at church service.

Fulani Militants Target Christians on Holy Weekend

Eight Christians were kidnapped by Fulani Militants on Good Friday in Jos, Plateau State. Four were released after paying a $2,000 ransom.

Indian Authorities Arrest 36 Christians During Maundy Thursday Service

100 Christians Locked Inside Church in Uttar Pradesh

Algerian Church Notified of Immediate Closure

The seventeenth church affiliated with the EPA, the umbrella for the Algerian Protestant Church, was informed of its closure earlier this month.

Nun Abducted in Northern Burkina Faso

On Tuesday, April 5, an 83-year-old nun living at a parish in Burkina Faso, Africa, was abducted by armed hijackers.

Iran: Believers Jailed as Darkness Looms

- draconian internet bill in parliament where it is expected to pass

Coptic Orthodox Priest in Egypt Stabbed to Death

Assailant confesses to slashing his neck.

CUBA | Religious Leader at Risk of Deportation

A prominent Cuban Baptist leader and his two sons were blocked from boarding a flight to Nicaragua on Feb. 27, leaving them in legal limbo in El Salvador.



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