05.07.2022

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 May 7, 2022

 

China: Pilgrim's Progress: Work with value and dignity

“Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to curry their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord..."

This Week At ChinaAid: Pastor John Cao's 63rd Birthday... Spent In Prison

May 3rd marked Pastor John Cao's 63rd birthday, and his 5th birthday spent behind bars for Jesus Christ. Please keep Pastor Cao and his family in your prayers. 

Egypt’s Christians Face Increased Persecution During Easter and Ramadan 

Four Violent Incidents Occur Against Coptic Christians in one Month

Hearing: Freedom of Religion or Belief in Syria

Please join the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) for a virtualhearing that will examine current conditions in Syria affecting freedom of religion or belief, and highlight opportunities for U.S. policy to support Syria’s diverse religious and ethnic communities in formulating a political solution for the country.

Fulani Militants Kill Eight Christians in Nigeria

Attack Unfolds Despite Early Warning to Military

Amid political turmoil, Tunisian Church faces questions of unity

 Tunisian President Kais Saied has announced a “national dialogue” to resolve a political crisis. President Saied dissolved parliament in March and recently seized control of the independent electoral commission.

Please pray for Eritrea and Cuba

It’s been 20 years since the closure of most churches in Eritrea, and in a couple of weeks’ time we’ll be holding our 19th prayer and protest event: ‘Struck down but not destroyed’

At Least Eight Slain in Attack on Christian Area of Borno State, Nigeria

Homes burned down in assault by Islamic extremists.

China/South Korea: Pilgrim's Progress: Where my church is, my home is

Ruth said, "Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die, I will die, and there will I be buried. May the LORD do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you." (Ruth 1:16-17)

China/South Korea: Pilgrim's Progress: Embracing my sick son

Yesterday my son had diarrhea and couldn't control himself in the morning when he woke up and soiled all the covers on the bed.

China/South Korea: Pilgrim's Progress: Motherly Reflections

Many of the men of the Mayflower Church have updated ChinaAid on the struggles of adapting to life outside of China. 

China: Xiamen pastor summoned for hearing

On April 26, Xiamen City Jimei District People’s Court issued a summons to Yang Xibo, the minister of Xiamen Xunsiding Church.

Military burns down over 100 villages in Myanmar

The military junta in Myanmar has burned down over 100 villages since the start of the year. Satellite photos have confirmed the use of arson against over 6,000 civilian buildings.

Egyptian priest dies after stabbing

A Muslim fundamentalist stabbed a Coptic Orthodox priest in Alexandria, Egypt.

18 Christians in India Jailed, Fight False Charge of Five Years ago

Widow among church members arrested over baseless accusation.

Ten “Unofficial” Chinese Priests Disappear in Hebei Province

The Chinese government detains underground Catholic priests.

Iran: Executions up 25-percent under Raisi rule

Executions are up 25-percent in Iran, according to a new report from human rights groups in Europe. 

Armenian Church Building in Area Controlled by Azerbaijan Desecrated

A church building in an area of Nagorno-Karabakh controlled by Azerbaijan has been desecrated.

 

Suicide bombing in Pakistan kills 3 Chinese citizens

 

A woman stood outside the Chinese cultural center in Karachi, Pakistan on April 26.

Extremist Groups in Karnataka, India, Issue Complaints About Bibles in School and Prison

Extremist groups in Karnataka, India, have issued complaints against the use of the Bible in a prison and in a Christian school.

Sentence Reduced for Convicted Christians in Algeria

Group guilty under draconian law against 'unauthorized worship.'

Well-known Christian Website in China Closes Permanently

A Christian website in China with more than 20 years of history has ceased to exist recently amid the ongoing crackdown against Christianity in cyberspace.

Nine Coptic Christians Released After Nearly 3 Months in Prison

Egyptian authorities released the nine Coptic Christians who were imprisoned earlier this year for protesting their church’s delayed authorization for rebuilding.

Turkey Sentences Human Rights Advocate Osman Kavala to Life in Prison

A Turkish court has sentenced Osman Kavala, a philanthropist and human rights activist, to life imprisonment for allegedly “attempting to overthrow the government.”

Church Attacked by Extremists in Sudan

On April 10, a group of Islamic extremists attacked Christians praying in a church in the village of Hajj Abdallah. 

China: Measures to control and destroy the Church

On 1 June, new 'Measures' will come into force which will further erode the Church's ability to fulfil its mission. 

USCIRF News Digest - May 3, 2022
Global Religious Freedom Newsletter 05.03.2022

Nigeria home to most Islamic State violence in the world

 Nigeria now holds the most Islamic State violence globally, according to a new report from Jihad Analytics. 

Remember persecuted Christians in the CAR

According to the United Nations, nearly two-thirds of the Central African Republic’s entire population needs humanitarian aid and protection to survive this year. 

Christian Couple in Sudan Faces Possible Flogging for ‘Adultery’

Muslim relatives got court to annul their marriage.

Hearing: Freedom of Religion or Belief in Syria

Please join the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) for a virtualhearing that will examine current conditions in Syria affecting freedom of religion or belief, and highlight opportunities for U.S. policy to support Syria’s diverse religious and ethnic communities in formulating a political solution for the country.

Russian aggression increases ahead of May 9

Russian aggression in Ukraine rises dramatically in the lead up to May 9 – one of Russia’s most significant national holidays.

Christians Killed as ISWAP Expands to Taraba State, Nigeria

At least 19 slain in two states.

Egypt Releases Nine Christians Imprisoned for Peaceful Protest

Nine Egyptian Christians who were arrested after a peaceful protest have been released.

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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