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HEART newspaper: Heart Publications | February 21, 2018

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MPs ‘devastated’ at persecution

February 2, 2018 |

Open Doors UK and Ireland CEO Lisa Pearce talks to MPs about persecution around the world

 

AFTER MPs were briefed on the horrific persecution of many Christians globally, they rushed to voice their shock.

Revealing this year’s World Watch … Read More

Bible survives arson attack on church

February 1, 2018 |

Amid the charred remains of this church stands the altar Bible without so much as a scorch mark.

The open Bible as it was found among the wreckage

The open Bible as it was found among the wreckage

Unsurprisingly, the Christians who used to worship here believe the undamaged Bible is a sign from God to encourage them in their faith after their church was firebombed. Read More

Christian clerk jailed for beliefs campaigns to get her job back

February 1, 2018 |

Kim Davis thanks God on her release from jail

 

A Kentucky clerk jailed for refusing to sign gay ‘marriage’ licences is running for re-election.

Kim Davis spent nearly a week in jail for her Christian convictions and garnered support … Read More

Imprisoned heroine Asia honoured by MEPs

November 29, 2017 |

HEROINE: Asia Bibi languishes in prison but is now a nominee for the Sakharov Prize

A Christian woman who has been on death row in Pakistan for seven years has been honoured by the European Parliament.

Asia Bibi, the first … Read More

Hungary: “Defend Christians in Europe”

November 29, 2017 |
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban boldly speaks out in defence of Christianity

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban boldly speaks out in defence of Christianity

It is the moral duty of Christians not only to help their brothers and sisters in Christ abroad, but also to defend Christian freedoms in Europe, according to the Prime Minister of Hungary.

Viktor Orban was speaking to international campaign groups invited by his government to a conference on how to help the persecuted Church. Read More

Plot to blow up Egyptian church fails

November 29, 2017 |

Egyptian police have prevented a terrorist attempt to bomb a Coptic church in northeast Egypt.

The Mar Girgis (St George) church in El-Arish, which was also attacked during anti-Christian violence in August 2013, was saved by state security forces outside … Read More

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

Nine-day massacre kills 48 in Nigeria

November 29, 2017 |
One of the homes burned in an assault on 13 villages in Plateau state, Nigeria in October

One of the homes burned in an assault on 13 villages in Plateau state, Nigeria in October

A terrorist rampage in central Nigeria left 48 Christians dead in nine days in October, including many women and children.

The attackers were Islamic Fulani herdsmen – responsible for hundreds of murders in recent years.

The herdsmen broke down doors to slaughter families, burn houses and destroy churches in Plateau State in several attacks on villages between 8 and 17 October.

“Every one of us ran to save his life,” said church elder Dauda Samuel Kadiya of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) in Zanwrua. He told Morning Star News: “All Christians in villages around here have been displaced, and worship buildings have been abandoned.” Read More

Persecution Watch Oct – Nov 2017

October 4, 2017 |

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. 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