Monthly Archives: January 2012

Muslim Leader Speaks In Support Of Persecuted Pastors


Kashmir, India:  As a controversy is brewing over a recent decree issued by the Sharia court in Srinagar, it is senior Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani who has come out in support of the Christian community. On Saturday, Geelani … Continue reading

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Overseas Chinese Christian Businesswoman Is Kidnapped, Tortured By State Security Agents, And Escapes


(Los Angeles—Jan. 26, 2012) A Chinese Christian businesswoman from Canada who visited China late last year was kidnapped and tortured by Chinese state security agents after she visited two persecuted Chinese house churches during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday … Continue reading

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First national appointed district superintendent in Burkina Faso


Note:  Burkina Faso is a small country in West Africa. At a recent district assembly in the west African country of Burkina Faso, a Burkinabe (national) was appointed district superintendent for the first time. Joseph Tiendrebeogo, who was appointed D.S. by … Continue reading

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Former Muslim Extremist in Uganda Flees Wrath of Ex-Colleagues


Convert to Christianity faces death threats; father committed suicide over conversion. NAIROBI, Kenya, January 27 (CDN) — A former member of a Muslim extremist group in Uganda who converted to Christianity is in hiding in Kenya, his movements severely restricted … Continue reading

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Ugandan pastor attacked by Muslims heals in Israel


It is last Christmas Eve. Pastor Umar Mulinde leaves a service at his thriving congregation, the 1,000-member Gospel Life Church International in the Ugandan capital of Kampala. He’s anxious to get home to his wife and six children. As he … Continue reading

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Deadly landslide in Papua New Guinea affects Nazarene families


A landslide near Mendi in Papua New Guinea’s Hela Province early Tuesday morning wiped out the entire village of Tumbi while villagers slept. “Approximately 42 houses formed the village, with just a handful of people escaping,” said David Harris, Nazarene … Continue reading

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Two Catholic Priests Kidnapped in Sudan


Islamic militias loyal to government forces attack Catholic church compound. KHARTOUM, Sudan, January 25 (CDN) — Islamic militias loyal to the Sudanese government have kidnapped two Catholic priests in Rabak, Christian sources said. A large truck smashed through the gates … Continue reading

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Iran: Three Christians Detained


Three Christian men, Pastor Farhad Sabokrouh, Davood (David) Ali-Jani and Naser Zamen-Dezfuli, remain in detention after their arrest on Dec. 23, 2011, at an Assemblies of God (AOG) church in Ahwaz, Iran. The pastor’s wife, Shahnaz Jizan, was also arrested … Continue reading

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Karnataka, India: 20 Christians in prayer assaulted and humiliated, accused of proselytizing


It is the third anti-Christian incident in the state in 2012. Ultra-nationalist RSS (Rashtriya Sangh Savayansevak) have beaten, stripped and dragged the pastor in front of the whole village. Other incidents in Madhya Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir. President of the … Continue reading

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Israel: Trafficking of women for prostitution rings down but not for the labor market


Smuggling of women into country for labor and internet exploitation remain areas of concern, Minister Aharonovitch says. The smuggling of women into Israel for prostitution has dropped dramatically, Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch told the Knesset’s Committee for Combating Women … Continue reading

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