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HEART newspaper: Heart Publications | April 22, 2018

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Persecution Watch

Suspicious death of Christian Chinese lawyer

March 30, 2018 |

“Bold and compassionate”: the late Dr Li Baiguang (left) defended Chinese pastors

 

An internationally-recognised Chinese human rights lawyer has died suddenly under suspicious circumstances.

Dr Li Baiguang, 49, an outspoken legal advocate for Christian pastors under arrest, is said … Read More

It’s ‘Year of the underdog’ for millions of Chinese Christians

March 30, 2018 |

As crosses are torn down, churches demolished and pastors arrested, persecution is set to reach highest level “since Cultural Revolution”

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Baroness Cox: Sudanese war victims “eating leaves” to survive

March 29, 2018 |

Handshake of hope: Baroness Cox is raising urgently needed funds for displaced Sudanese civilians

 

Fresh military offensives have forced another 3,000 North Sudanese civilians to flee their homes this March, according to a report from Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART).

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New Nigerian kidnappings a “national disaster”

March 29, 2018 |

Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese Stephen Mamza, pictured distributing food aid to victims of Boko Haram in Adamawa state in 2015

 

The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has called the kidnapping of another 110 schoolgirls by terrorist group Boko Haram a “national disaster”.

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Christian schoolchildren abused by teachers, says report

March 27, 2018 |

Students at a Christian school in Youhanabad, an impoverished Pakistani Christian community that has suffered terrorist attacks

New research by Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) exposes the discrimination Christian children face in schools around the world.

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‘Leap of faith’ to escape torture

March 27, 2018 |
Sajid Masih makes his statement to his solicitor from his hospital bed

Sajid Masih makes his statement to his solicitor from his hospital bed

A Pakistani Christian says he had to leap out of a fourth floor window to avoid torture by police.

Sajid Masih, 24, suffered severe injuries but was recovering in hospital in Lahore.

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Elderly Gideons’ Bibles burnt

March 23, 2018 |

Bibles burned by Hindu extremists in Telangana state, India

 

Opposition to the Christian faith is on the rise in India, as shown by a recent Bible burning episode.

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Never mind the nukes – N Korea is still killing Christians

March 23, 2018 |

With a mooted meeting between Presidents Trump and Kim Jong-Un, Christians may feel they can relax their prayers for North Korea, but there is no sign of a relaxation of state aggression against Christians.

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Life and death on the Nile

February 1, 2018 |

As Egypt’s Christians are targeted by Islamist extremists and rats bite off the ears of slum-dwelling Christian children, Wilfred Wong reports on this country that has long played a mysterious part in God’s purposes Meet Egypt’s Mother Teresa Nominated for the Nobel … Read More

Kidnapped girl found

February 1, 2018 |

Another fresh start for an uncertain Christina on her way home to Dohuk

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