Freedom of religion?

May 4, 2021 by

A selection of recent articles on the persecuted church worldwide: (newer items at the top)

We don’t need to be street preachers, or like their message, to be disturbed by this by Stephen Neale

China’s open season on Christians (with the blessing of the West), by Karen Harradine, The Conservative Woman

Biden recognises atrocities against Armenian Christians as genocidefrom Premier

Eritrea releases 14 Christians after four years in prison [but many hundreds more remain incarcerated under one of the most repressive regimes in the world], from Barnabas Fund

Government asked about progress in supporting persecuted Christians around the worldby Cara Bentley, Premier

“Hatred, Enmity, Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide”: The Persecution of Christians, March 2021, by Raymond Ibrahim, Gatestone Institute

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

Bishop Azad Marshall (Lahore) demands fair probe into blasphemy charge against Faisalabad nurses, from Pakistan Today

 

And some recent examples of less serious but nevertheless concerning restrictions on Christianity in the West:

Church sues multimillion pound Trust for religious discrimination [organisation in Scotland bans church from using their building], from The Christian Institute

[Finland] Christian MP faces 6 years in prison for tweeting Bible verses on marriage, sexuality, by Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post

Finland Persecutes Christian Lawmakerby Rod Dreher, The American Conservative

Why are the police handcuffing street preachers? by Paul Coleman, spiked: British police are arresting and investigating people over entirely legal speech. This week police in Uxbridge, Greater London, handcuffed, arrested and detained a 71-year-old grandfather for fear he might have offended someone.

The arrest of another Christian street preacher could prove costly for the Metby Julian Mann, Christian Today

Marched off to the cells for preaching God’s wordby Peter Simpson, The Conservative Woman

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