Rebuilding hope in Iraq
Christians are slowly returning to the town of Karamles in Iraq after Islamic State (ISIS) was ousted.
Over half of the houses in the town are either piles of rubble or completely burnt out, but 250 families have signed up to return. With the help of Christian charity Open Doors, 30 houses have so far been restored, with 20 more in the pipeline. However, the returnees get no help from the government.
Somalian family attacked in their sleep
Terrorists wound father, kill wife and son
Islamic extremists in Somalia shot a Christian family as they slept, seriously wounding the husband and killing his wife and 11-year-old son.
The militants broke into the family’s home in Afgoi, about 30k from Mogadishu, at dawn. According to Morning Star News, at least four armed men carried out the attack in February, shouting the jihadist slogan, “Allahhu Akbar (Allah is greater)” and saying, “We cannot allow the defiling of our religion with a foreign, Western religion.”
Release International has joined leading jurists from around the world in calling on China to stop the torture of human rights lawyersMarch 1, 2017 | admin
Leading jurists from around the world are calling on China to stop the torture of its human rights lawyers, many of whom are Christians.
Lawyers who have been tortured include Li Chunfu who has just been released on bail. The Christian is showing signs of trauma and severe mental breakdown after his ordeal, which is said to have included torture by electric shock batons.
Suffering Christians: an average of five churches are attacked every Sunday in Nigeria
Plea to halt genocide in Nigeria
Christian leaders and human rights campaigners in Nigeria are warning that the systematic Islamist attacks in northern Nigeria are aimed at …
100 metre queues for services
It is illegal for under-18s to attend state churches in China, but many of these churches are now seeing young people attend
An unprecedented Christian revival is happening among communist-controlled government churches in some regions of China.
Girl kidnapped by ISIS appears on Facebook
Two years after her abduction by ISIS, little Christine, whose kidnap we reported in HEART, is still missing – but hopes rose for her mother when her daughter’s photo appeared on Facebook.
At least …
Petition to free Christian lawyer Zhang Kai
As China continues to tear down crosses from churches in Zhejiang there are fears that every church cross in the province could be demolished by Easter.
Release International, which supports persecuted Christians, fears cross demolitions in Zhejiang and the growing crackdown against prominent Christians could be set to spread across China.
Paul’s class of 18 year olds
We often hear of the revival in China, but one Sussex man has seen it first-hand.
After many years of travelling regularly to support Christians in India, Paul Marsh, whose own background is Anglo-Indian, visited China for the first time. He went as a teacher to a private school and had the opportunity to teach the Bible there.
Strictly business: Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond in cordial conversation with the Chinese President; human rights were not on the official agenda
After that glittering State visit by the Chinese president, and despite there being more Christians in China (some 100 million) than Community party members (87 million), the suffering of Chinese Christians continues
I WAS INTERESTED IN CHINA FROM A YOUNG AGE and grew up with the stories of the great British missionary, Hudson Taylor, who started China Inland Mission (CIM).
A Sussex-connected woman has been making regular visits to China for the past four years. Supported only by individuals and her local church, she goes with the purpose of studying the language and sharing her faith, but due to conditions there, must be anonymous.