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HEART Christian newspaper | November 20, 2019

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Asia Bibi stands up for other ‘blasphemy’ victims

September 28, 2019 |

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 Canada, Asia gave her first ever newspaper interview to … Read More

Bible translator butchered in Cameroon

September 28, 2019 |

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 Fulani militants attacked the village of Wum. Six people … Read More

Police investigate MP’s ‘hate crime’

September 28, 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

September 28, 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

September 28, 2019 |

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. He died in a hospital on 2 September, according … Read More

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

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