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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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Tortured North Korean pastor finds freedom in US

November 29, 2017 |

Life in the USA is “heaven” compared to the “hell” of North Korea, according to a pastor who fled the communist country.

Choi Kwanghyuk, 55, fled North Korea several years after being tortured for his faith, and now lives in … Read More

“Time to engage with the bad guys” says Vicar of Baghdad

July 27, 2017 |

Canon Andrew White, St George’s Church of England Foundation School, Broadstairs, Kent,
4 June. Report by Iris Watson

The strong reputation of Iraq based, wheelchair-bound, Canon Andrew White (the ‘Vicar of Baghdad’) drew hundreds of Christians from several denominations.

He spoke of the vast number of slaughtered Christian friends he has personally lost and of the 100,000 Christians in prison in North Korea. One man, who had smuggled Bibles into North Korea, was executed; the barbaric cruelty that followed also took the lives of his family, while the remainder of his relatives, young and old, were imprisoned. Read More

Persecution Watch: 100 MILLION CHRISTIANS UNDER PERSECUTION

July 27, 2016 |

Homes, shops and churches destroyed in Lahore, Pakistan, as police look on. © persecutedchurchnews.blogspot.co.uk

3,000 more killed than in 2015 – and that doesn’t even include North Korea, Syria and Iraq

Global persecution of Christians has risen to around 100 million, according to Open Doors, the charity supporting persecuted Christians.

It also reveals that North Korea tops its World Watch List for the 14th consecutive year, as the most difficult place to be a Christian.

The Open Doors website (opendoorsuk.org) says: “The persecution of Christians has increased… across every region in which Open Doors works… Religious extremism – Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist – is the greatest source of persecution of Christians.” Read More

NORTH KOREA TOPS HORROR LIST FOR 14TH YEAR RUNNING

February 3, 2016 |

The secretive dictatorship of North Korea has again come out as the most dangerous place on earth for Christians    

By Elizabeth Craig

For the 14th year in a row, North Korea has been branded as the most dangerous place on earth to have an active faith in Jesus. An estimated 50,000-70,000 Christians are imprisoned in camps for refusing to renounce their faith. Read More

North Korea releases jailed Americans

November 27, 2014 |

THREE AMERICANS serving tough jail sentences in North Korea have all been returned safely home.

Free at last: Jeffrey Fowle and Kenneth Bae had been arrested for alleged evangelism related activities

Jeffrey Fowle, aged 56, had been arrested for leaving a Bible at a sailor’s club in the city of Chongjin last May. He was released from prison on October 21.

Korean missionary Kenneth Bae, aged 46, and 24-year-old fellow US citizen Matthew Miller flew home in the company of James Clapper, US director of national intelligence, on November 8. Read More

INTERNATIONAL NEWS IN BRIEF April-May 2014

April 9, 2014 |

Prayer and the Ukraine crisis

Ukraine’s new interim president is a Christian who warned his countrymen about  “dangerous signs of separatism” before the Russians annexed Crimea, according to a Mission Network News report. Read More

EX-BASKETBALL PLAYER’S “FOUL” IN NORTH KOREAN TRIP

February 4, 2014 |

Crowd trouble over Dennis Rodman’s support of tyrant

AMERICAN ex-basketball player Dennis Rodman’s recent visit to North Korea has caused outrage in the West. The former sportsman showed support for the oppressive regime, yet apparently a lack of concern for those suffering under it. Read More

NORTH KOREA TOPS DANGER LIST FOR CHRISTIANS FOR 12TH YEAR RUNNING

February 2, 2014 |

FOR THE 12th YEAR IN A ROW, NORTH KOREA HAS TOPPED THE WORLD WATCH LIST OF COUNTRIES WHERE PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS IS MOST SEVERE.

Open Doors, the organisation which compiles the list, says of the Communist dictatorship on its website: “The God-like worship of the leader, Kim Jong-Un, and his predecessors leaves no room for any other religion and Christians face unimaginable pressure in every sphere of life. Forced to meet only in secret, they dare not share their faith even with their families, for fear of imprisonment in a labour camp. Read More