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HEART Christian newspaper | 22 September 2020

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Hong Kong Christians fear China’s new powers

30 July 2020 |

International News by Andrew Halloway

The Chinese regime’s new security restrictions on Hong Kong have made Christians in the city afraid for the future.

China has effectively stripped Hong Kong residents of their freedom of speech and legal right to … Read More

Muslims beat up street preacher 

27 March 2020 |

Last updated on April 3rd, 2020 at 04:20 pm

A Christian street preacher in Trondheim, Norway, was abducted, beaten, robbed and threatened with death if he didn’t convert to Islam.

Four Muslim men asked Roar Fløttum to pray for a … Read More

Asia Bibi stands up for other ‘blasphemy’ victims

28 September 2019 |

Last updated on December 6th, 2019 at 04:21 pm

The woman imprisoned for a decade in Pakistan on false blasphemy charges, Asia Bibi, has spoken in support of other Christians imprisoned in the Islamic nation.

From her new home in … Read More

Bible translator butchered in Cameroon

28 September 2019 |

Last updated on December 6th, 2019 at 04:23 pm

A Wycliffe Bible translator was hacked to death in a recent attack in Cameroon, where women’s ears have also been cut off with machetes.

On 25 August, a group of suspected … Read More

Police investigate MP’s ‘hate crime’

28 September 2019 |

A Finnish Christian MP is being investigated under hate crime legislation for quoting the Bible’s teaching on homosexuality.

Christian Democrat MP Päivi Räsänen criticised the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland (ELCF) for being an official partner of Helsinki Pride. Räsänen … Read More

Christian leaders killed in Mexico

28 September 2019 |

Drug cartels are suspected of killing a pastor and a priest in Mexico.

Although the police were still unsure of the motive at the time of writing, many Christian leaders have been murdered by drug gangs before.

Evangelical pastor Alfrery … Read More

Christian tortured to death by Pakistan police

28 September 2019 |

Last updated on December 6th, 2019 at 04:24 pm

Police in Lahore, Pakistan, have killed a young Christian father.

On 28 August police officers unlawfully arrested 28-year-old Amir Masih, falsely accusing him of theft, and tortured him for four days. … Read More

Government accepts persecution review in full

27 July 2019 |

“Freedom of religion will be at heart of government policy”

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and the Bishop of Truro, Rt Rev Philip Mounstephen

After years of virtual silence over the suffering of Christians around the globe, the government has pledged … Read More

Burmese Christians forced to convert

26 July 2019 |

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 … Read More

Hymns replaced with communist anthems

26 July 2019 |

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 … Read More

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