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Persecution Watch Archives - HEART Christian newspaper

Five Christians killed in India

July 30, 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

July 30, 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

July 30, 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

July 30, 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

July 30, 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

June 5, 2020 |

Last updated on June 21st, 2020 at 06:44 pm

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.

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French church scapegoated for coronavirus crisis

June 5, 2020 |

Last updated on June 21st, 2020 at 06:41 pm

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 … Read More

Nigerian children slaughtered during lockdown

June 5, 2020 |

Last updated on June 21st, 2020 at 06:42 pm

Fulani militants have continued to attack Christians in northern Nigeria, with gruesome murders continuing despite the government-enforced lockdown.

There are almost daily reports of herdsmen bursting into homes, killing families and … Read More

Isis murders 52 Christians in Mozambique

June 5, 2020 |

Last updated on June 21st, 2020 at 06:45 pm

Islamic State (Isis) has claimed responsibility for an attack in Mozambique in which churches were burned and 52 young people killed.

Bishop Luiz Fernando Lisboa told Catholic charity Aid to the … Read More

Three families in India beaten up

June 5, 2020 |

Three Christian families who refused to take part in animist worship in India have been assaulted and threatened with death.

Christian Solidarity Worldwide reports that the attack happened in the village of Salepal in the Bastar District of Chhattisgarh on … Read More

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