Government asked about progress in supporting persecuted Christians around the world

Apr 19, 2021 by

by Cara Bentley, Premier: The Government has been asked for an update on the progress of the Bishop of Truro’s recommendations to the Foreign Office on how to stop Christian persecution worldwide. DUP MP and Christian Jeffrey Donaldson (…) asked in a written question: “what progress his Department has made in implementing the recommendations of the Bishop of Truro’s Independent Review of his Department’s work to support persecuted Christians.” The Bishop of...

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“Hatred, Enmity, Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide”: The Persecution of Christians, March 2021

Apr 18, 2021 by

by Raymond Ibrahim, Gatestone Institute: After a mosque leaders’ wife embraced Christianity, and as a form of “retribution,” the imam ordered the rape of three Christian girls related to a local pastor…. — Morning Star News, March 11, 2021, Uganda. “Intercourse with a girl below the age of 16 is statutory rape in Pakistan, but in most cases a falsified conversion certificate and Islamic marriage certificate influence police to pardon kidnappers.” — Morning...

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Desperate Christians in Myanmar jungles

Apr 16, 2021 by

from Barnabas Fund: There are estimated to be 20,000 newly displaced ethnic Karen people hiding in the jungles of Myanmar, amongst whom are many Christians. Some are constantly on the move, shifting every day or two when they hear the Myanmar army approaching. Others have buried themselves so deep in the jungle that our partners have to search for them with drones. The early months of 2021 have been a time of horror for the Karen people, marked by a huge upsurge in violence by the Myanmar...

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North Korean Christians endure another year of worship to country’s ‘living god’ on founder’s birthday

Apr 15, 2021 by

from Premier: Although the founder of North Korea died in 1994, an escapee tells Premier that Christians still have to bow to Kim Il-Sung every year, something he remembers doing himself. The current leader Kim Jong-Il’s grandfather was born on 15th April 1912 and is praised publicly each year for founding the state, although this year it was marked with mask-clad dancers in the capital Pyongyang. A escapee from North Korea has told Premier that for Christians, it is a reminder of how...

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China’s communist regime is detaining Christians in mobile brainwashing camps: report

Apr 10, 2021 by

by Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post: Christians in at least one province of China are being held in secretive, mobile brainwashing camps to pressure them to renounce their faith which appears to be part of a planned clampdown on illegal social organizations, including house churches, according to reports. A Christian in the southwestern province of Sichuan, who was held captive for 10 months “in some basement somewhere” in a windowless camp run by the ruling Chinese Communist Party, shared his...

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The horror of this day, Good Friday, is a horror for our times

Apr 2, 2021 by

by David Alton, Conservative Home: Without the certainties of Easter, there would be little cause to describe this day, this Friday, as “Good.” The origins and etymology of the word have been lost in the mists of time, but scholars suggest that its meaning is rooted in the use of good as a representation of holy or pious. In old English it was called “Long Friday” and in the East is sometimes known more graphically as Black Friday. Whether you believe, or not, the story of this Friday was the...

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