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Last updated on August 7th, 2019 at 04:51 pm
Appeal victory sees off a “tsunami” of similar cases
The recent legal victory of student social worker Felix Ngole is a “game changer” that could protect thousands of other Christians who …
Last updated on August 7th, 2019 at 04:54 pm
Thrown off bench for expressing his opinion
This June Christian magistrate Richard Page lost his appeal against being struck off the judiciary.
Mr Page was sacked for saying, privately, that a …
Last updated on August 9th, 2019 at 01:06 pm
Hong Kong anti-extradition law protest on 16 June
WHILE the British media have rightly highlighted the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong this summer, they have been peculiarly quiet about the faith …
The US Supreme Court has overruled a lower court decision against a Christian bakery that refused to make a cake for a lesbian wedding.
For the owners of the Oregon bakery, Aaron and Melissa Klein, it was the end of …
Last updated on August 9th, 2019 at 01:31 pm
Officials in western Burma (Myanmar) have forced three Christians to become Buddhists, according to Morning Star News.
Firstly, in May, two ethnic Chin Christians, a pastor and member of his house …
Churches in China are being forced to sing songs praising the state instead of God.
The communist government is banning traditional hymns and ordering registered churches to use a new ‘hymnbook’.
Religious liberty magazine Bitter Winter reports that the Religious …
Last updated on August 9th, 2019 at 01:45 pm
Despite UK street preachers frequently getting arrested for daring to state what the Bible says, Christians from ten churches gathered on 29 June to read the Bible publicly for the ninth …
Last updated on May 28th, 2019 at 06:17 pm
Campaigner Luke de Pulford has accused the Foreign Office of having a “blind spot” over suffering Christians, which could be seen in its treatment of Asia Bibi.
Last updated on June 12th, 2019 at 11:59 am
China turns pastors into political pawns
The Chinese government is reportedly employing ordinary citizens as paid informants to report on church activities, in addition to police and secret services.
According to China Aid, a church elder from Kaifeng, Henan, said that officials in his area recruit one person from each village to spy on churches. He also said the spies are supposed to report Christians who take children to church.