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HEART Christian newspaper | September 16, 2019

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Government accepts persecution review in full

July 27, 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

July 26, 2019 |

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 church, were taken from their homes in Padi Kyin … Read More

Hymns replaced with communist anthems

July 26, 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

Children killed by extremists in Nigeria

July 26, 2019 |

Three children were among Christians killed recently in two Nigerian states by Muslim Fulani herdsmen.

Morning Star News reports that on 17 June in Kaduna state, over 200 armed herdsmen attacked two Christian villages. They killed an eight-year-old, a nine-year-old … Read More

Swedish council bans prayers

July 26, 2019 |

A local council in Sweden has prohibited prayer in local council-run schools, care homes and offices.

Premier reports that the municipality in Bromölla on the north-east coast of Skåne argued that religious freedom includes the “right to avoid public religious … 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

Californian liberalism turns nasty

July 26, 2019 |

California is well known as one of the most liberal states in the US, but now that tolerance has turned to intolerance.

The California State Assembly has passed a resolution forcing church leaders to endorse LGBT ideology.

Assemblyman Evan Low, … Read More

Network needed

July 26, 2019 |

I was thrilled to see the list of churches receiving HEART (June/July). As our nation turns rapidly towards secularism, UK Christians may one day need a trusted network of contacts. Maybe through HEART, we have the makings of one.

Pearl … Read More

China hires agents to spy on churches

May 23, 2019 |

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. Read More

Bombed Sri Lanka church forgives the terrorists

May 23, 2019 |
Bodies are retrieved from Zion Church

Bodies are retrieved from Zion Church In the aftermath of the bombing

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 Read More

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