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CARING FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH – BREAKING NEWS AND UPDATES

Nabeel Qureshi: Apologist, Author and Convert from Islam Loses Battle with Cancer
Thursday, September 21, 2017 8:23 PM

“The final marching orders of Christians are grace and love.” – Nabeel Qureshi (Voice of the Persecuted) Dr. Nabeel Qureshi was a husband, father, American Christian apologist, public speaker and convert from Islam. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity (February 2014), the only book ever to win Christian … Continue reading
Nigeria: calm returns to Jos after eruption of violence that threatened the nation
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 11:45 PM

(World Watch Monitor) A sense of normality has returned to the city of Jos, in Nigeria’s central Plateau State, after an eruption of inter-religious violence claimed at least three lives on 14 September. One of them was Jerry Binkur, a final-year student at the University of Jos, who was a member of COCIN Church. Several … Continue reading
PAKISTAN – Case of the Christian student killed in school taken to Parliament
Thursday, September 14, 2017 4:19 PM

(Agenzia Fides) – “The case of Sharon Masih is tragic and a shame for the country. It is necessary to act urgently. That is why I have asked all members of the National Assembly to reconsider the issue of the school curricula reform in Pakistan as a priority and I have asked to introduce the … Continue reading
Nigerian government ‘complicit’ in ‘stealth jihad’, warn Christian leaders
Thursday, September 14, 2017 1:21 AM

(World Watch Monitor) A group representing senior Christians in Nigeria has accused the government of trying to Islamise the country. In a statement on 6 September, ‘Jihad in Nigeria: burying the head in sand’, the National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) said jihad threatened the unity of the country. NCEF is composed of a number of retired, … Continue reading
Persecuted Christians pressured to return to homeland under threat of persecution
Sunday, September 10, 2017 5:35 PM

Bangkok Thailand (Voice of the Persecuted)  – Pakistani Christians fleeing persecution face much discrimination receive little help while seeking asylum through the UNHCR. Instead of a reprieve, most are living in horrid conditions with little to no support. They are unable to legally work and therefore unable to shelter or feed themselves or their children. Cries … Continue reading
‘Prostitution is rife’ – sexual exploitation of Boko Haram survivors in IDP camps
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 2:03 PM

Thousands of Christians in north-east Nigeria displaced by Boko Haram’s insurgency now face discrimination and harsh treatment – including sexual exploitation – by government officials, reports Global Christian News (GCN). While many thousands have been killed, others sought refuge in neighbouring Cameroon or in the relatively safe states in the Middle Belt and southern Nigeria. Still thousands … Continue reading
Nigeria: father and son killed, three women and a baby kidnapped
Monday, September 4, 2017 3:07 PM

(World Watch Monitor) A father and son were killed, and three women and a baby abducted, in an attack in Nigeria’s northern state of Kano, in the largely Muslim area of Tudun Wada. At around 8pm on 15 August, armed men, believed to be local Muslims, attacked the house of Baba Kale Dankali (62), a … Continue reading
EGYPT – Coptic Patriarch Tawadros II: Let us pray also for the evil who attack churches
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 3:10 PM

Following the attacks on churches and the massacres of Christians that have bloodied Egypt in recent months, “the Coptic Church has prayed for all”, even for “the evil people” who have attacked churches and Christians . With these words, the Coptic Patriarch has again given witness of the transparent faith with which many Coptic Christians … Continue reading
“It’s a War on Christians”: Muslim Persecution of Christians, April 2017
Monday, August 28, 2017 9:51 PM

As in former years, Easter was under attack in various Muslim nations, most spectacularly in Egypt. On April 9, two Coptic Christian Orthodox churches packed with worshippers for Palm Sunday Mass, which initiates Easter holy week, were attacked by Islamic suicide bombers. Twenty-seven people—mostly children—were killed in St. George’s in Tanta, northern Egypt. “Where is … Continue reading
Confessions of a Boko Haram Defector
Monday, August 28, 2017 3:06 PM

VOP Note: Pray for all Boko Haram members to not only repent from the atrocities, but to come to know Jesus Christ as their Savior. (VOA) “I have been to war about six times,” he says. “I fought in Wulari. I fought in Bita. I participated in the fighting around Chad. I was in … Continue reading
Christian Hungary on Collision Course with European Union’s Islamic ‘Blackmail’
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:43 PM

(CBN) BUDAPEST – In a time when most of Europe is in the grips of atheism, there is a nation where Christianity seems to not only be holding its own but some say is thriving. Imagine a government that is unabashedly Christian, that thinks Christian values are worth defending; that wants to protect and even … Continue reading
Islamic Clerics Warn Against Spread of Christianity in the Most Islamic City in Iran
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:02 AM

Qom, arguably the most Islamic city in Iran, is a socially and religiously conflicted city where house churches are hunted down and conversion to Christianity is viewed as an action against national security. Mohabat News – Christianity has been growing at an exponential rate in the last couple of decades in Iran, causing the Islamic government … Continue reading
Iranian Christian released from prison
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 3:56 PM

As reported by “Mohabat News” Maryam (Nasim) NaghashZargaran, the converted Christian was released from Evin prison on August 1, 2017, after four years. This prisoner was released after her long prison term concluded coupled with the extra days of incarceration due to her unwanted absenteeism. She was supposed to have been released on June 28, 2017 while … Continue reading
Christian Student Killed in Spate of Boko Haram Attacks in Northeast Nigeria
Saturday, July 29, 2017 1:38 PM

(Morning Star News) – Among several Boko Haram bombings that have put northeastern Nigeria on edge this year was a suicide attack on Christian student organization quarters that killed a Christian student, sources said. Ambore Gideon Todi, a 21-year-old student at the University of Maiduguri in Borno state, was staying in the Evangelical Church Winning … Continue reading
EGYPT: Soldier Beaten to Death for His Christian Faith, Relatives Say
Saturday, July 29, 2017 12:49 PM

(Morning Star News) – Egyptian military officers beat a new soldier to death on July 19 upon learning that he was a Christian, relatives said. Joseph Reda Helmy of Kafr Darwish village, Beni Suef Governorate, had just completed training at Mobarak military training center and was transferred to Al-Salaam special forces police unit, where three … Continue reading
REMINDER: 12-hour Prayer Event for the Persecuted Church – Saturday July 29
Saturday, July 29, 2017 12:32 PM

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Persecuted Christians in Thailand being denied asylum
Saturday, July 29, 2017 12:30 PM

(Voice of the Persecuted) The early church faced much persecution but continued to thrive; today, the persecution exists at an even greater scale. Matthew 5:11 states, “Blessed are those that are persecuted.” Many Pakistani Christians who’ve fled to Thailand are very familiar with ongoing aggressions against them. They’re stuck in a limbo after being sucked … Continue reading
MALDIVES: Maldives Ruling Party Should Repudiate Attacks on UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 7:10 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) strongly condemns the verbal and online attacks against UN Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed.  The statements by the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) and the online postings of at least one religious scholar include harsh criticism and accusations that Shaheed is an apostate from … Continue reading
‘Risk of genocide’ linked with level of religious freedom
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 6:57 PM

(World Watch Monitor) Yemen is the country where the risk of genocide, or mass killing, rose most last year, says Minority Rights Group International (MRG) in its 2017 Peoples Under Threat index, which also includes a large number of countries in which it is most difficult to live as a Christian. Nine of the Index’s top … Continue reading
Detroit judge blocks deportation of Iraqi immigrants for 90 days
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 6:29 PM

Detroit (Agenzia Fides) – A judge Mark Goldsmith in Detroit has temporarily halted the deportations of Chaldean Christians and other Iraqi immigrants ordered last June by virtue of the new immigration rules implemented by the Trump Administration. The measure had already been temporarily blocked by the same judge for shorter periods, and all the suspensions … Continue reading