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The Persecution of Christians Offering insights on the issues facing Christians living in the Holy Lands and the Middle East, and wherever they are suffering for their faith.

  • USCIRF Names Azerbaijan a ‘Country of Particular Concern’
    by Order of Saint Andrew on May 9, 2024 at 8:38 am

    Many observers have seen the recent conflicts between Azerbaijan and Armenia as a revival of the dark days of the Armenian Genocide of the early twentieth century, when the Ottoman government pursued the systematic extermination of 1.5 million Armenians, mostly Ottoman citizens within the Ottoman Empire and its successor state, the Republic of Turkey, as well as

  • Nigeria: Fulani Herdsmen Kill 12 Christians in Plateau State
    by Order of Saint Andrew on May 8, 2024 at 8:05 am

    For information about Orthodox Christianity in Nigeria, see here. For previous coverage of the persecution of Christians in Nigeria from ChristianPersecution.com, see here. “Fulani Herdsmen Kill 12 Christians in Plateau State, Nigeria,” Morning Star News, May 1, 2024: ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen attacked residents of a village in central Nigeria’s Plateau

  • ‘The persecution the Church suffers today is not something new. This should not dampen our missionary zeal’
    by Order of Saint Andrew on May 7, 2024 at 8:18 am

    The persecution of Christians should be a focus of governments all across the world that have commitments to human rights and religious freedom.  For more ChristianPersecution.com coverage of persecution as a growing phenomenon and actions to safeguard religious freedom, see here. “Persecution Should Not “dampen our missionary zeal”: Catholic Archbishop in Angola,” by João Vissesse, ACI

  • Nigeria: Herdsmen Kill at Least Six Christians in Enugu State
    by Order of Saint Andrew on May 6, 2024 at 6:47 am

    For information about Orthodox Christianity in Nigeria, see here. For previous coverage of the persecution of Christians in Nigeria from ChristianPersecution.com, see here. “Herdsmen Kill at Least Six Christians in Southeast Nigeria,” Morning Star News, April 29, 2024: ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen on Sunday night (April 28) killed at least six

  • Iran: Authorities Again Charge Active Church Member with ‘Propaganda Against the Islamic Regime’
    by Order of Saint Andrew on May 5, 2024 at 7:49 am

    The U.S. State Department has classified Iran as a “country of particular concern” for “having engaged in or tolerated particularly severe violations of religious freedom.” For previous ChristianPersecution.com coverage of Iran, see here. “Iranian Authorities Again Charge Active House Church Member,” International Christian Concern, May 3, 2024: 5/3/2024 Iran (International Christian Concern) — On March 11, Iranian


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  • Christian in Pakistan Jailed for Stepping on Papers in Street
    by Christian Daily International-Morning Star News on June 18, 2024 at 7:55 pm

    LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – A Catholic has been jailed under blasphemy charges since April 27 in Lahore, Pakistan for inadvertently stepping out of his rickshaw onto some papers said to be pages of the Quran, sources said. Dennis Albert, a 35-year-old rickshaw driver, was booked under one section of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws The post Christian in Pakistan Jailed for Stepping on Papers in Street appeared first on Morningstar News.

  • Bail Granted to Suspects in Killing of Christian in Pakistan
    by Christian Daily International-Morning Star News on June 17, 2024 at 3:43 pm

    LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Due to sloppy police investigation and pressure from an Islamist extremist party, a judge last week granted bail to at least 52 Muslims accused of killing a Christian man over a false blasphemy accusation, sources said. Special Judge Anti-Terrorism Court Sargodha Muhammad Abbas on Thursday (June 13), granted The post Bail Granted to Suspects in Killing of Christian in Pakistan appeared first on Morningstar News.

  • Five Christian Sanitation Workers Die in Pakistan
    by Our Pakistan Correspondent on June 13, 2024 at 8:45 pm

    LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Five Christian sanitation workers in Pakistan have died since Tuesday (June 11) from inhaling toxic gases, highlighting how they are forced to work without proper safety equipment, sources said. Irfan Masih, Ratan Masih and Babar Masih succumbed on Wednesday (June 12) to the poisonous gases while cleaning The post Five Christian Sanitation Workers Die in Pakistan appeared first on Morningstar News.

  • Abducted Young Mother in Pakistan Refuses Forced Conversion
    by Christian Daily International-Morning Star News on June 13, 2024 at 3:57 pm

    LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – A young Catholic mother’s eyes welled up with tears and her hands shook as she recalled how a Muslim in Pakistan kidnapped her and tried to force her to convert to Islam and marry him. A 20-year-old mother of a 3-year-old girl and an 18-month old boy in The post Abducted Young Mother in Pakistan Refuses Forced Conversion appeared first on Morningstar News.

  • Massive Rally in Pakistan Backs Killing of Christian
    by Christian Daily International-Morning Star News on June 12, 2024 at 3:15 pm

    LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – In the wake of a mob lynching of a Christian falsely accused of defiling the Quran in Pakistan, Islamic extremists at a rally on Sunday (June 9) voiced support of the homicide and threatened others. At the rally organized by the Islamic extremist Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) in Sargodha, The post Massive Rally in Pakistan Backs Killing of Christian appeared first on Morningstar News.


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  • Persecution Watch: Praying for Believers in Myanmar
    by VOICE OF THE PERSECUTED on June 20, 2024 at 1:03 pm

    (Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us tonight in a prayer conference call for the persecuted church hosted by Persecution Watch. Myanmar (formerly Burma): Population 60 million, 88% Buddhism (official), 6% Christianity, 4% Islam In 2021 the military declared a state of emergency and handed power to military chief Min Aung Hlaing. … Continue reading →

  • Fight the Good Fight of Faith
    by VOICE OF THE PERSECUTED on June 19, 2024 at 8:40 pm

    (Voice of the Persecuted) Dear Prayer Warriors, Persecution Watch won’t be hosting a prayer conference call tonight but will resume the call tomorrow evening. Today the Lord gave me this Word for all of us. 11 But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. 12 … Continue reading →

  • Praying for Believers in Kenya
    by VOICE OF THE PERSECUTED on June 19, 2024 at 12:26 am

    (Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us tonight in a prayer conference call for the persecuted church hosted by Persecution Watch. Kenya is predominantly Christian, but several tribal groups in the north remain largely unreached, and much of the coastal region is predominantly Muslim. Additionally, in the region known as Greater Somalia … Continue reading →

  • Persecution Watch: Prayers from the Scroll of Colossians
    by VOICE OF THE PERSECUTED on June 17, 2024 at 8:56 pm

    (Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us tonight in a prayer conference call for the persecuted church hosted by Persecution Watch. Colossians 1:2 “To the holy and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace and peace to you from God our Father.” Colossians 1:4 “Because we have heard of your faith in … Continue reading →

  • Prayers for Israel and the Middle East
    by VOICE OF THE PERSECUTED on June 15, 2024 at 5:42 pm

    (Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us tonight in a prayer conference call for the persecuted church hosted by Persecution Watch. Isaiah 45:12 “It is I who made the earth and created mankind upon it. My own hands stretched out the heavens; I marshaled their starry hosts.” Hezbollah fired approximately 250 rockets … Continue reading →

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