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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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JEWISH DÉJÀ VU

March 27, 2018 |

As of old, Israelis face flak for following Jesus

 

By Charles Gardner, Special to ASSIST News Service

 

GALILEE, ISRAEL (ANS – January 19, 2018) – It is an undisputed fact that the early followers of Jesus – who were mostly Jewish – came under fiery persecution, often from their own people.

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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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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