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 May 21, 2022


Please pray for Egypt's believers and for reform of Church Legalization Legislation

This morning we give thanks that 239 churches and places of worship were granted legal status in Egypt, following a meeting on 20 April chaired by the country’s Prime Minister. 

Palestinian Christian journalist killed

A Palestinian journalist working with Al Jazeera was killed last week while covering an Israeli raid in the West Bank. Shireen Abu Akleh was a Christian.

Bob Fu Comments On The Tragic Taiwanese Church Shooting

The ChinaAid team was heartbroken to hear news about the horrible May 15th shooting at the Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods California, which hosts the Sunday gathering of the Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church. 

Asia: Write to this 17-year-old—she risked her life to be baptized

On Christmas Eve last year, 17-year-old Talitha slipped beneath the waters and rose a newly washed young woman in Christ.

India: Karnataka Becomes India’s 11th State to Enact Anti-Conversion Law

Local Christians Face Increased Violence and Threats

China: Censorship surged for online religious forums as CCP shuts down 21-year-old Christian website

The Chinese Communist Party continues to crack down on Christian websites. An online website that served Chinese Christians for 21 years has now completely disappeared. 

Mob murders Nigerian Christian student

In Northern Nigeria, a Christian student named Deborah Samuel was accused of blasphemy and killed by a mob.

Christians Accuse Policeman in India of Destroying Church Building

Officer threatened to arrest, kill them, they say.

China: Escaped dissidents obtained residence permits in Netherlands

The Chinese Chongqing refugees Wang Jingyu and his wife, who applied for political asylum in the Netherlands, have successfully obtained residence permits. 

Northern Iraq woman murdered for singing Christian songs

Iran and Iraq have recently witnessed two “honor killings” of women.

Persistence pays off in Cameroon

Bible translation work in Cameroon isn’t easy. A campaign of terror began five years ago and continues unabated today.

China: Chengdu Police Raid ERCC Gathering, Arrest Youth Leader

On May 12, a member of the heavily persecuted Chengdu-based Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) was taken away by the police, after his home was raided during a youth gathering.

Sudan: Christian Couple Face Flogging for “Adultery” After Conversion to Christianity

A young Christian couple in Sudan who have two children together are facing 100 lashes on charges of “adultery” after a sharia (Islamic law) court nullified their marriage following the husband’s conversion to Christianity.

Azerbaijani Military Targets Armenian Civilians

A little more than two weeks since the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day (April 24), several incidents of harassment and intimidation by Azerbaijani troops against the historically Christian people have occurred.

Female Student Murdered, Body Burned by Classmates in Nigeria

Mob Attack Spurred by Supposedly Blasphemous WhatsApp Message

Nigeria: Horrific killing; Pivotal case

Deborah Emmanuel was a member of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) in Tungan Magajia in Niger State's Rijau Local Government Area.

USCIRF News Digest - May 17, 2022

Day of the Christian Martyr - June 29, 2022

“You guys might think I’m crazy in all this, but I think it’s worth it to declare Jesus to these people.”
–JOHN CHAU, NOV. 16, 2018

UK: Send a message of encouragement to Rosa

Last week, we introduced you to Rosa Lalor, a grandmother in Liverpool, who was arrested for walking and praying silently in the vicinity of a local abortion facility.

China: Christian summoned to police station on suspicion of organizing an evil cult

May 12 was the 14th anniversary of the Wenchuan earthquake.

Religious freedom will be the next target for Hong Kong

Since the implementation of the “Hong Kong National Security Law,” significant changes have taken place at all levels of Hong Kong society.

China: Catholic cardinal arrested in Hong Kong

Chinese officials have arrested a catholic cardinal for breaking the national security law.

Haitian gang abducts 17 from a bus

The Haitian gang that kidnapped several Christian missionaries last year took at least 17 more hostages from a tourist bus. 

MENA: Believer faces real-life test during religious freedom course

The Middle East North Africa region, or MENA, is a hotbed of persecution.

Kenya: Muslim Villagers Destroy Church Building and Pastor's House

Islamic leader and wife accept Christ after miraculous healing.

Editorial: “What Do You Hope to Achieve?”

Deborah Samuel, a Christian student, was beaten and stoned to death in an appalling incident at a college in Sokoto State, Nigeria.

Christian Student in Nigeria Stoned to Death for Alleged Blasphemy

The stoning to death of a Christian student in Nigeria has sparked widespread outrage and condemnation.

State Government of Karnataka, India, Issues Anti-Conversion Ordinance

The Karnataka state government in Bengaluru (Bangalore), India, has issued an ordinance that would ban religious conversions secured by inducement or force.

China Introduces New Laws Governing Church Finances

China has announced that new regulations will come into force on June 1, 2022, governing the management of religious organizations’ finances.

Rioters Attack Christian Sites over Arrests in Sokoto, Nigeria

Churches, shops damaged as Muslims demand release of suspected killers.

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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