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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Non-Stop Christian Persecution

Mar 29, 2021 by

by Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch: The persecution of Christians worldwide continues to get worse: If you have ever wondered what is the surest way to face persecution, torture and death in so many places around the world, we fully know the answer to that: simply be a committed follower of Jesus Christ and this WILL be the likely result. Persecution is a fact of life for millions of Christians worldwide, and it seems to be getting worse each year. Not a day goes by where we do not learn about...

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“Nowhere to Turn for Safety”: The Persecution of Christians, February 2021

Mar 14, 2021 by

by Raymond Ibrahim, Gatestone Institute: [W]hat is happening in eastern DRC, the killing of innocent civilians on an almost daily basis, is an underreported tragedy.” — Illia Djadi, human rights activist acquainted with the region, Persecution, International Christian Concern, February 16, 2021 — Democratic Republic of the Congo A Muslim colonel stole weapons from an armory and then blamed the 12 soldiers on duty for the theft. Six of those 12 soldiers—all Christians—were then executed...

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Eritrea frees Christian prisoners but attacks churches in Tigray

Mar 3, 2021 by

from Release International: More Christian prisoners of faith have been set free in Eritrea. A further 21 women prisoners have been released, making 171 Christians freed since August last year. At the same time, Eritrean forces have been accused of attacking churches in neighbouring Ethiopia – killing more than 700 civilians in what has been described as a massacre. ‘Despite the prisoner releases in Eritrea, these horrific church attacks suggest it’s far too soon to suggest a change of heart...

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US removal of Houthi terror designation may heighten Yemeni Christian persecution: Open Doors

Mar 3, 2021 by

by Emily Wood, Christian Post: The U.S. government’s decision to remove the terror designation from the Iran-backed Yemeni Houthis could lead to heightened Christian persecution, according to the head of a prominent international Christian human rights organization. After the Biden administration removed the Houthi organization, known as Ansar Allah, from the list of foreign terrorist organizations early last month, two Saudi-influenced newspapers reported Yemen’s Houthi militia is...

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