Monthly Archives: May 2012

200 Police Storm Chinese House Church, Arrest 50 Christians


China Aid Association (Pingdingshan, Henan—May 30, 2012) More 200 police officers and government officials in Henan province raided a house church, taking more than 50 Christians into custody and criminally detaining eight of them, ChinaAid has learned. The April 14 … Continue reading

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Missionary Profile – John & Laurie Watton


John and Laurie Watton are global missionaries for the Church of the Nazarene. They are presently residing in Accra, Ghana serving the Africa West Field. John graduated from the University of Alberta in 1981 with a BSc in Agriculture. Laurie … Continue reading

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Cuban Religious Leaders Beg for Help


A delegation of Cuban church leaders has called on the US government to add Cuba to its Countries of Particular Concern (CPC) list as one of the world’s worst violators of religious freedom. The delegation, hosted by Christian Solidarity Worldwide … Continue reading

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Bhutan – Prem Singh Gurung sentenced to three years in prison for showing film about Jesus


Update: Police Seeking to Arrest Others Involved in Film On October 6th, Prem Singh Gurung, a Bhutanese Christian, was sentenced to three years in prison for showing a film about Christianity. He is accused of “promoting civil unrest.” You can … Continue reading

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Update – Asia Bibi


ICC has an update today, on the status of Asia Bibi.  Asia Bibi is a Pakistani mother of 4, who is being held under the death penalty, for blasphemy against the Islamic prophet Muhammad.  It is being reported that she … Continue reading

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Violence Continues in Nigeria as Akinola Criticizes President


Muslim extremists have killed more than officials know, Christian leaders say. JOS, Nigeria, May 29 (CDN) — In Nigeria’s Plateau state, Christian leaders said more Christians have died at the hands of Muslim extremists than the 35 that the military … Continue reading

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Update – Youcef Nadarkhani


As reported by ICC, the Iranian Supreme Court has apparently, overturned the decision by the lower court which resulted in the death sentence.  If true, this is very good news.  Read the full update and continue to pray for Pastor … Continue reading

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Pastor fined for praying for sick man cleared on appeal in Kazakhstan


A pastor in Kazakhstan who was given a heavy fine after he prayed for the healing of a sick man who visited his church has been acquitted on appeal. Yerzhan Ushanov, leader of New Life Protestant Church in Taraz, was … Continue reading

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Grandmother from Christian ethnic group raped by Burmese troops in church


A grandmother from a predominantly Christian ethnic group was gang-raped and tortured by Burmese soldiers as she took shelter in a church when troops invaded her village. The 48-year-old woman was hiding alone in the building in Luk Pi village, … Continue reading

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She Has a Pimp’s Name Etched on Her


(From the New York Times, opinion page)  This is a story about a young woman named Taz, a human trafficking victim in New York City: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/24/opinion/kristof-she-has-a-pimps-name-etched-on-her.html?_r=2

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