CIC Persecution News Headlines

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


[Report] Worst violators of religious freedom exposed

According to the recently-released report from the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), fifteen countries are engaging in “systematic, ongoing, and egregious” violations of religious freedom.

Cuba: Please continue to pray for Pastor Lorenzo and his family, as their suffering continues

‘We’re here today to stand with Pastor Lorenzo. We’re here today to stand against all injustice in Cuba. And we ask the Cuban government to release Pastor Lorenzo immediately.’ – Mervyn Thomas, CSW Founder President

Event: USCIRF Conversation: Constitutional Reform and Religious Freedom in Cuba

Please join the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) for a virtual event discussion on USCIRF’s report, Constitutional Reform and Religious Freedom in Cuba.

Disaster strikes twice in eastern Afghanistan

Disaster strikes twice in eastern Afghanistan. A 5.1 magnitude aftershock hit Khost province 26 days after a 5.9 magnitude earthquake killed thousands

Chinese Christians call upon international community to pay attention

Yang Kai Golden Lampstand Church in Linfen City, Shanxi province, invites the world to join together in prayer regarding the suppression by the authorities. 

Iran: Government uses fear tactics on Heart4Iran callers

Iran is notorious for cracking down on Jesus followers. 

USCIRF News Digest - July 19, 2022

Write a Letter of Encouragement to an Imprisoned Believer Today!

All around the world, our brothers and sisters sit in prison because they refused to back down when threatened for their faith in Christ.

Hong Kong Christian college implements compulsory “National Security Education” course

A small Christian school in Hong Kong will start the compulsory “National Security Education” course in the new school year beginning in September 2022. 

Nigeria: Abuja jailbreak raises national security concerns, believers press on

Police in Nigeria captured another fugitive prisoner, but at least 400 remain on the run.

Kidnapped Catholic Priest Slain in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Another priest in the same state was killed last month.

Editorial: “I Have Forgiven”

“I have forgiven those behind these killings and abduction. Also, I have accepted the will of God.”

Nigerian Pastor’s Daughter Released by Kidnappers as Mother Forgives Killers of Her Sons

The daughter of a Nigerian pastor was released by her kidnappers, on the same day that the pastor’s two sons were buried.

Iranian Christian Convert Fined for “House Church” Activities

An Iranian Christian convert has been fined and received deprivation of social rights for five years for his involvement in setting up “house churches.”

Muslim Mob Attacks Christians in Egypt

After a church in Egypt, the Church of Michael the Archangel, received formal legal recognition last month, outraged Muslim mobs attacked the homes of many local Coptic Christians.

Christians Arrested in Sudan Under Repealed Apostasy Law

Four Christians were recently arrested under an anti-apostasy law that was repealed two years ago.

Deadly Attack Against Christian State in Myanmar Leaves Two Dead

The Christian-majority state of Chin, Myanmar continues to suffer from the destruction of worship buildings and other religious institutions at the hands of the ruling military junta.

Indian Police Slow to Investigate Vandalism

This week, Catholics in central India organized a silent protest over the recent vandalism of a local pilgrimage center. 

Turkey in Syria: Risk of Ethnic Cleansing and Destabilization

On 23 May Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced that Turkey was preparing to re-invade northern Syria to resume its efforts to create a ‘safe zone’. 

Pastor's Sons, Christian Teacher Killed in Northeast Nigeria

Church leader's kidnapped 13-year-old daughter is recovered.




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