CIC Persecution News Headlines
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PERSECUTION NEWS HEADLINES - for the week ending April 8, 2023
A Good Friday Miracle: Mayflower Church In The USA!
ChinaAid is thrilled to welcome the Mayflower Church to the United States where authorities have granted them humanitarian parole status.
Israel: Believers face pressure as Ramadan, Passover, and Good Friday overlap
Conflict soars today in Israel as the national defense trades rocket fire with Hamas terrorists.
Mission Aviation Fellowship has ceased ministry operations in Haiti
The pressure dial is still rising in Haiti as gang violence and kidnappings increase in a political vacuum.
Protests pause in Kenya as opposing sides negotiate
Tension simmers just below the surface in Kenya. In the past two weeks, “there has been a lot of violence, a lot of people injured; a few people have been killed, and a lot of destruction of property,” Kenya Hope’s Joy Mueller says.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews target Christians in Israel
A recent push for anti-conversion legislation in Israel met resistance from the United States.
UKRAINE: Kyiv Pechersk Lavra conflict, draft law, impact on freedom of religion or belief
The government revoked the 10-year-old agreement for the Ukrainian Orthodox
Church (affiliated with the Moscow Patriarchate) to rent the state-owned
Kyiv Pechersk Lavra (Monastery of the Caves), claiming some constructions
had been built on the site illegally.
Local Officials Seal Church Building Shut in Indonesia
Muslim intruders demanded congregation stop worshiping at site.
RUSSIA: First jail term for religious-based opposition to war
On 30 March, a Moscow court jailed 63-year-old Orthodox Christian Mikhail
Simonov for 7 years for disseminating "false information" about the Russian
armed forces on the basis of "political hatred".
China Partner celebrates China’s reopening
Few globetrotters view international travel in the same way today as they did before 2020.
Elianu’s Story: Protesting Indonesia’s Mandatory Hijab Rules
When Elianu Hia shared a video on Facebook in January 2021, he never imagined that act would lead to him losing his home and small business in the Indonesian city of Padang, West Sumatra.
Voter Apathy During Nigerian Gubernatorial Election as Christians Protest
Nigeria’s presidential elections in February were marred by technical difficulties, violence, and disappointing voter turnout.
Proposed Law in Israeli Knesset Against Religious Conversion
Two members of Israeli’s party, United Torah Judaism (UTJ), Moshe Gafni and Yaakov Asher have proposed to the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) new legislation to punish any conversions to Christianity with imprisonment.
Coptic Christian Couple Denied Custody in Egyptian Adoption Case
On 18 March, a Coptic Christian couple was denied custody of a child they had raised for five years.
EASTER 2023: Praying in the light of the cross
What is humanity’s greatest problem?
USCIRF Releases New Report on African Traditional and Indigenous Religions
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released the following new report on African traditional and indigenous religions:
Niger: US aid worker Jeff Woodke faced ‘brutal’ treatment in captivity
Jeff Woodke, the US Christian aid worker who was released from captivity in West Africa last month, has told reporters that that his abductors treated him “brutally and with inhumanity” during the “6 years, 5 months, 5 days and [some] 12 hours” they held him.
Iranian president affirms hijabs are a “legal matter”
On Saturday, reports say judicial authorities in Iran ordered the arrest of a mother and daughter for not wearing hijab coverings after a video went viral.
U.S. influence wanes in the Middle East
Six United States troops were diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries due to a recent attack in Syria.
Terrorists Kill Nine Christians in Plateau State, Nigeria
Slain Christian's son kidnapped.
Taliban puts bounty on Afghan Christians
Famine fears loom in Afghanistan. Multibillion-dollar aid packages have kept 20 million Afghans alive – roughly half of the population – since the Taliban took over. Now, aid groups are cutting funding.
Christian team in Turkiye told to stop earthquake aid
Radical Islamists in Turkiye are blocking Christians from bringing in earthquake aid.
Terrorists Kill More than 60 Christians in Benue State, Nigeria
Pastor, four others kidnapped in attack on church service.
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