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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.
THE leader of an evangelical church in Sri Lanka that was bombed on Easter Sunday has offered forgiveness to the attackers.
Pastor Roshan Mahesen, who lost many members of his congregation, said: “We are hurt. We are angry also. But still
Political correctness has contributed to the failure to address the persecution of Christians around the world, says Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, after hearing the interim findings of a review led by the Bishop of Truro that he launched in January.
As crosses are torn down, churches demolished and pastors arrested, persecution is set to reach highest level “since Cultural Revolution”
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.
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 …
Amid the charred remains of this church stands the altar Bible without so much as a scorch mark.
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.
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 …