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 August 20, 2022


Please remember to pray for Gao Zisheng in China

 Sometimes when it feels like our own words aren’t enough, we can use words of Scripture to guide our prayers for justice. Use the words of this psalm as we pray for Chinese Christian lawyer Gao Zhisheng this week.

KAZAKHSTAN: "This is not a state campaign against the Church"?

Protestants say secret police encouraged a former church member to lodge a
suit against New Life Church – now in court in Pavlodar - claiming back
pay and compensation for moral damages for volunteer work in a
rehabilitation centre.

Heart4Afghanistan helps secret Christians survive

Last August, all eyes were on Kabul as the United States rushed to leave Afghanistan.

China: Beijing Zion Church raided during Sunday service

On August 14, Beijing Zion Church’s branch in the Mentougou district was raided during Sunday service.  

Hearing: Religious Freedom in Afghanistan: One Year Since the Taliban Takeover

Please join the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) for a virtual hearing that will examine Afghanistan’s freedom of religion or belief under the Taliban’s rule since its takeover of the country in August 2021. 

Nigerian Court of Appeals Upholds Sharia Law in High Profile Blasphemy Case 

Nigeria’s Kano State High Court doubled down on a ruling that the Sharia court system has the power to hand down death sentences in blasphemy cases.

China: Elder of Beijing Shouwang Church detained in his house, members summoned to police station

Last Thursday, Elder You Guanhui of Beijing Shouwang Church found himself forbidden from leaving his house early in the morning by the local authorities.

China: Elder Zhang Chunlei officially charged with "inciting subversion of state power" and "fraud"

Zhang Chunlei, the elder of Renai Reformed, has been charged with “inciting subversion of state power” and “fraud.” 

WEBINAR | The Demonization of America's Christians

America’s Christians are combatting growing rhetoric from mainstream media and even U.S. agencies seeking to disparage their conservative views and paint them as “domestic terrorists.”

China’s Early Rain Covenant Church Raided 

Sixty Members Briefly Held by Police, One Arrested 

USCIRF News Digest - August 16, 2022


China: Elder Hao Ming's condition improves

Last week, Early Rain Covenant Church disclosed in the prayer request that the representative lawyer met with Elder Hao Ming in Deyang Detention Center.

China: Authorities raid Early Rain Covenant Church gathering, one detained

Early Rain Covenant Church disclosed that Chengdu authorities raided their in-person gathering yesterday.

ICC Report Documents Severe Human Rights Violations Against Afghan Christians 

Taliban Takeover Leads to Forced Migration of Christians

Terrorists Kill More than 20 Christians in Taraba State, Nigeria

Catholic catechist kidnapped.

ICC Report Documents Severe Human Rights Violations Against Afghan Christians

Taliban Takeover Leads to Forced Migration of Christians

Human Trafficking and Religious Persecution

Throughout my professional career, I have had the privilege and challenge of directly working with victims of human trafficking as well as administering programs to assist them. 

U.S. President Biden Appoints Latest USCIRF Commissioner

President Biden has announced his latest appointment to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). 

Fulani Militants Disrupt Christian Farming Community, Kill Six in Nigeria

It was a cloudy night and villagers in one Christian farming community in Nigeria’s Benue state were about to go to sleep. 

Afghanistan: Taliban Terror versus The Redeemer

Twelve months have passed since the Taliban seized power in Kabul. In Kabul, as in every provincial capital, the Afghan military simply collapsed. 

Muslim Extremists Cut Off Hand of Christian Convert

Father in Uganda tried to flee with his family.

Please uphold the Tarfa family and Du Merci Children in prayer

On Christmas Day in 2019, Professor Tarfa was arrested and later charged with illegally operating the Du Merci orphanages in Kano and Kaduna States, Nigeria. 



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