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 April 15, 2023
This Week: Mayflower Church Enjoying Life In The USA
Here's the latest on religious freedom, human rights, and the rule of law across China.
Please pray for China, and Middle East countries celebrating Orthodox Easter Sunday
If you’ve been supporting CSW for a long time, you may remember praying for a Uyghur Christian called Alimujiang Yimiti (known as ‘Alim’).
Messianic Jews face increasing pressure in Israel
In 2018, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a group of believers in Brazil, “If you are a Christian in the Middle East, there’s only one place where you are safe… the State of Israel.”
Myanmar military attacks civilian gathering, killing 100
Myanmar’s military dropped bombs and fired on a civilian gathering on Tuesday, killing up to 100 people, including children.
China/US: The first few days of TRUE freedom...
"...Is the Mayflower Church a hero? No. Only God is a hero. God is the God who does miraculous things alone. Mayflower Church has the presence of God. Mayflower Church sailed for three years and six months from October 2019, through Korea, Thailand and finally reached the United States on Good Friday....
Twin terror bombings in Pakistan’s “wild, wild West”
Twin bombings on Monday in of southwestern Pakistan Monday killed four people and injured 22.
Remember the unreached on May 2
No matter what you’re doing, pause and reflect for a moment. When did your pastor or small group last talk about unreached people groups?
Release of USCIRF's 2023 Annual Report - April 25
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom invites you to the release of USCIRF's 2023 Annual Report:
Lebanese grappling with accumulated trauma
The pile-on of crisis after crisis in Lebanon is leading to accumulated emotional trauma.
Iranians seek “other” as Islamic oppression persists
Officials set up surveillance cameras nationwide to enforce the new hijab law in Iran.
UZBEKISTAN: Easter church raid, Baptists tortured, prison Ramadan fast ban
Police raided the Baptist Church in Karshi during worship on Easter Sunday, 9 April.
Nigerian Government Looks Away as Farms Continue to be Destroyed
The mass destruction of farms has become the new normal in many communities of Plateau State, located in the North Central region of Nigeria.
Another Church Closure in Indonesia
The Purwakarta Regency Government, West Java, closed the Purwakarta Simalungun Protestant Christian Church (GKPS) building in Cigelam Village because it did not have a building permit.
Israel at a Political Crossroads
Israel has been shaken by days of protests by tens of thousands of Israelis taking to the streets to protest controversial proposed judicial reforms.
Two Decades of Persecution Leaves Iraqi Christians with an Uncertain Future
This week marks the 20th anniversary of the launching of the U.S.-led coalition’s invasion of Iraq and the subsequent toppling of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
Burma (Myanmar): Terror Unleashed on Christian Karen
plus update:Kachin Baptist Leader Sentenced
Protests trigger poisonings in Iran
Protestors gathered recently in Tehran to remember an activist killed by security forces.
Persecutor of church in Kenya accepts Christ
This story comes to us by way of Christian Aid Mission, a ministry that assists missionaries to their own people who share the gospel of Christ in areas where there are no churches and no believers.
Ukraine: Donbas warzone: Ludmilla’s story
Editor’s note: The city in which Ludmilla lived, Mariinka, has been leveled since this story was shared with MNN.
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