Monthly Archives: December 2011

China: Tear Gas Scatters Christmas Worship


Police in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan fired tear-gas canisters at worshipers at a mass outdoor unofficial Christmas service, and moved to detain other members of “house” churches who tried to organize Christian worship elsewhere in the country, according … Continue reading

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Pregnant Woman Beaten in Pakistani Jail Granted Bail


Police unable to find any evidence against her in theft charge. ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, December 30 (CDN) — A judge this month granted bail to a Christian woman falsely charged with theft in Abbottabad after police failed to produce evidence incriminating … Continue reading

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Christians and Lions: The World’s Most Widely Followed Faith Is Gathering Persecutors


The Economist:  CHRISTIANITY is growing almost as fast as humanity itself, but its 2.2 billion adherents cannot count on safety in numbers. That is partly because the locus of the world’s largest religion is shifting to hotter (in several senses) … Continue reading

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Muslim Extremists in Uganda Throw Acid on Bishop


Burns threaten eyesight of church leader who opposed Islamic courts. KAMPALA, Uganda, December 28 (CDN) — Islamic extremists threw acid on a church leader on Christmas Eve shortly after a seven-day revival at his church, leaving him with severe burns … Continue reading

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Youcef Nadarkhani


I’ve found a blog dedicated to support for Pastor Nadarkhani who is in prison in Iran under a death sentence because of his Christian faith.  Please remember to pray for Pastor Nardarkhani and keep pressure on our public officials. International … Continue reading

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North Korea begins new day with old regime


North Korea (MNN) ― North Korea sent off their “Dear Leader” Kim Jong-Il in  a massive ceremonial farewell Tuesday. At the same time, North Korea moved to strengthen a new personality cult around Kim’s son and successor, Kim Jong-Un. It’s … Continue reading

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Exclusive interviewwith jailed Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi


Asia Bibi, a Christian woman, has been sentenced to death under Pakistan’s notorious blasphemy law for insulting Islam. She is now in prison. The law is often used to settle grudges, persecute minorities and fan rage of the Islamic devout.

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UPDATE: Police Beat, Detain Zhejiang Christians Determined to Celebrate Christmas Despite Government Ban


(Hongtang village, Zhejiang—Dec. 24, 2011) Members of a house church in coastal Zhejiang province determined to celebrate Christmas despite government orders forbidding them from doing so were beaten and detained for a second day on Saturday, which was Christmas Eve … Continue reading

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Eight Lao Christians in prison for Christmas


The authorities have not yet charged them. They were detained for “organising” a celebration with 200 Church members. Police and local village officials meet to decide their fate as religious freedom continues to be denied in the Communist nation. Vientiane … Continue reading

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Five Christians Slain in Another Assault in Kaduna, Nigeria


Two others killed in Muslim attack on another village last month. UNGWAN RAMI, Nigeria, December 23 (CDN) — Local Islamists and Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacked a Christian community in Kaduna state on Monday (Dec. 19), killing five people and wounding … Continue reading

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