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HEART Christian newspaper | December 6, 2019

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Petitions urged for jailed pastors

November 22, 2019 |

An American pastor has been arrested and detained in India because he is a Christian.

After more than 17 years ministering to the people of Nepal and India – training Sunday School teachers – Bryan Nerren was stopped on his … Read More

Christians thank God after blaze destroys homes

November 21, 2019 |

A group of Indian Christians returned home from a Sunday morning service on 27 October to find their homes had all been burnt to the ground.

Despite their devastation, the 73 believers from the town of Sajjapuram Tanuka in Andra … Read More

Indians back Israel

September 28, 2019 |

Amidst strengthening ties between Israel and India, over 10,000 people braved heavy rain and floods to attend a pro-Israel rally in the sprawling city of Kolkata.

Devdutta Maji, president of the grassroots organisation behind the rally, explained: “Hindus have been … Read More

Hindu mob forces Christians to flee

July 26, 2019 |

Christian families have fled their homes in the Jharkhand state of India after threats from angry Hindus.

According to Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), seven families left Masiya Mahuwatoli village on 12 June after about 200 villagers tried to force them … Read More

Hindu extremists attack Christians in Assam

November 24, 2018 |

Three anti-Christian incidents have taken place in Assam state, India, in one month.

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Indian pastor beheaded

May 30, 2018 |

India’s Maoists have claimed responsibility for the gruesome murder of a Pentecostal pastor in Jharkhand State, but Christians believe Hindu extremists were involved.

Pentecostal Church of God’s Abraham Topno was kidnapped by gunmen in Ranchi District, who slit his throat … Read More

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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Persecution Watch – August-September 2016

July 27, 2016 |

Kenya: Defending human rights lawyers and girls ‘sold’ as brides

A Christian human rights attorney, Willie Kimani, his client, and their cab driver were kidnapped and murdered in Kenya by four police officers.

The East Africa Center for Law and Justice (EACLJ) has taken up the case and says, “Those who tried to silence Willie Kimani must be held accountable.  Human rights defenders must be guaranteed safety.” Read More

More violent attacks against Indian Christians

October 8, 2015 |

VIOLENT ATTACKS against Christians and churches in India have increased this past summer.

Some 18 incidents were recorded by World Watch Monitor during July, August and the beginning of September. The states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha had 16 incidents due to anti-conversion laws. Read More

Good news for the ‘untouchables’

February 2, 2015 |

Arundel minister’s team visits India

At the time of going to press, Rev Mark Weeden and a small team from Sussex will have concluded ten days of ministry in Kenya. Hosted by local pastors in the developing world, these visits take place several times a year and often include meeting up with the national representatives of organisations like Bible Society and Operation Mobilisation. Read More

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