The fallout from the arrest of four Indonesian Christians who were seeking asylum in the U.S. continues: three of them have now been deported and the fourth could soon follow.Continue Reading "2 More Indonesian Christians Seeking Asylum in the U.S. Deported by ICE"
The passengers on the bus heard a noise and thought a tire had exploded.Continue Reading "Coptic Christians Describe Bus Attack in Egypt, How Passengers Began to Pray After Refusing to Deny Christ"
Indian authorities have charged 10 Christians, a minority long targeted by Hindu nationalists for their faith, with violating conversion laws by allegedly attempting to forcibly convert Hindu youth to Christianity, India Today reported.Continue Reading "10 Indian Christians Charged With Violating Conversion Laws for Allegedly Trying to Convert Hindu Youth"
As more and more details emerge concerning Friday’s Ramadan attack on a busload of Christians on pilgrimage, the more it becomes evident that these 29 martyrs died solely because they were Christians.Continue Reading "Chaplain Says 29 Egyptian Coptic Christians Who Were Killed in Bus Attack Refused to Deny Christ When Given the Chance by ISIS"
Video interviews with survivors of a deadly attack by Islamic militants on a bus taking Egyptian Christians to a remote desert monastery are painting a picture of untold horror, with children hiding under their seats to escape gunfire.Continue Reading "Survivors Recount Horror of Deadly Attack on Bus Carrying Egypt Christians"
Masked gunmen ambushed a bus carrying Coptic Christians to a monastery south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least 28 people, and Egypt responded by launching airstrikes against what it said were militant training bases in Libya.Continue Reading "At Least 28 Killed After ISIS Militants Attack Coptic Christians on Bus in Egypt"
After some high “caste” Hindus converted to Christianity and joined the Church, other Hindus burned down the place of worship and the home of its pastor in southern India this month.Continue Reading "Church, Pastor’s Home Burned Down by Hindus as Attacks on Christians Increase in Southern India"
Christians have been detained in Eritrea this month as part of a massive government crackdown on members of unregistered churches, well-informed rights activists have told BosNewsLife.Continue Reading "More Christians Detained in Eritrea as Part of New Government Crackdown"
A new era has started in the northern Ninevah Plains, known for its ethnic and religious diversity, following the expulsion of the Islamic State (IS). IS took over the area in June 2014 and forced the Christians living there — estimated at more than 100,000 — to abandon their farms and towns and head to the neighboring Kurdistan Region and other areas in the country, or to leave Iraq altogether.Continue Reading "Displaced Iraqi Christians Returning to Their Homes Want Religious Sites to be Reconstructed"
A pastor and another Christian unjustly imprisoned in Sudan are free after presidential pardons, but their release came just days after the government destroyed the last Christian place to worship in Soba al Aradi, a suburb of the capital Khartoum.Continue Reading "2 Jailed Christians Pardoned and Freed Amid Increasing Persecution in Sudan"