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HEART Christian newspaper | 25 October 2020

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Persecution Watch Archives - HEART Christian newspaper

The massacres nobody’s talking about

1 October 2020 |

by Andrew Halloway

Door to door killings of 500 Ethiopian Christians

At least 500 Christians were killed by Muslim extremists this summer in Ethiopia.

Christian aid agency Barnabas Fund reports that the slaughter took place in door-to-door attacks from the … Read More

Crackdown fails to stop China’s Church growth

1 October 2020 |

Chinese Christians may be experiencing the worst persecution they have faced since the cultural revolution in the 1960s, yet they are now ten per cent of the population.

Parents were beaten in front of their distressed children

According to China … Read More

Asia Bibi’s lawyer pleads for another death row Christian

1 October 2020 |

Christian who has already been in jail for seven years for allegedly sending blasphemous text messages has been given the death sentence.

Asif Pervaiz, a 37-year-old father of four, was imprisoned after his work supervisor said Pervaiz sent him the … Read More

Five Christians killed in India

30 July 2020 |

Intolerance of Christians in India has been increasing in recent years, and in the latest incidents five Christians have died.

A Christian father of two was murdered in Jharkhand State by locals who opposed his conversion; they had also previously … Read More

Petition to save Pakistanis on death row

30 July 2020 |

Campaigning group CitizenGO has raised a petition in support of two Christians sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan.

Shagufta Kauser and disabled husband Shafqat Masih are among over 150 Christians languishing on death row in Pakistan due to the … Read More

Nigeria: Media ignore Muslim extremists’ attacks

30 July 2020 |

Mervyn Thomas challenged the media’s apathy over murdered Nigerian Christians

Most attacks on Christians in Nigeria go unreported by local and international media, according to ASSIST News.

The Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) or EYN … Read More

Mosque incites attack on Christians

30 July 2020 |

Picture from Azri Alhaq/Morning Star News

One Sudanese Christian has died and others were injured after mosque leaders in east Khartoum called for Christians to be expelled from the “Muslim area”.

The imams made their inflammatory remarks after evening prayers … Read More

Photographer sues state to protect his business

30 July 2020 |

A Christian photographer has filed a lawsuit to protect his business from state persecution.

Chris Herring, pictured above, believes the US state of Virginia’s new Values Act may force him to choose between his beliefs on marriage and saving his … Read More

China renews attack on churches after lockdown

5 June 2020 |

After a brief period of respite during the Covid-19 lockdown, churches are suffering state persecution again in China.

There are many reports of church raids, cross removals and violence against Christians.

“China is the world’s foremost violator of human rights” … Read More

French church scapegoated for coronavirus crisis

5 June 2020 |

An evangelical church has received death threats after being blamed for spreading Covid-19 in France.

La Porte Ouverte (Open Door) Church in Mulhouse, eastern France, held a conference three weeks before a ban on large gatherings, yet it has been … Read More

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