Category: Christian Persecution

High school football coach fired for praying after games loses again in federal court

After the U.S. Supreme Court sent his case back to a lower court last year, a federal judge ruled this week that a school district in Washington state was within its right to prohibit high school football coach Joe Kennedy from kneeling in prayer on the 50-yard-line after games. Federal Judge Ronald Leighton granted Bremerton […] Read More

Europe Leaving Christianity for ‘Paganism’

Martyr’s Free Church in Edinburgh is part of the rich history of Christianity in Scotland. Today it’s “Frankenstein,” a bar that describes itself as a family-friendly venue but also a place for stag parties, bar top dancers and monsters.  St Paul’s Church in Bristol, England is now a school for circus performers.  And in Llanera, […] Read More

Al-Shabaab warns all Christians to leave northeastern Kenya immediately

The Somalia-based al-Qaeda-linked group al-Shabaab has “ordered” Christians to leave three counties in northeastern Kenya to allow local Muslims to get all local jobs, according to the U.S.-based persecution watchdog International Christian Concern. “Muslim teachers, doctors, engineers, and young graduates from the northeastern province are unemployed. Isn’t it better to give them a chance? There is […] Read More

Christianity crackdown:Nine pastors beaten by police in India for preaching the Gospel of God

A GROUP of nine Christians were assaulted by Indian police over claims they were trying to force people to change religions. Religious freedom charity Christian Solidarity Worldwide reported nine pastors, including one man with disabilities, were violently assaulted on February 21. The incident happened in the town of Sathankulam in Tamil Nadu State. The pastors […] Read More

‘When He Refused to Deny Christ, They Cut Off His Right Hand’: Nigerian Christians Face Horrific Attacks

ABUJA, NIGERIA –  It’s Sunday morning in Nigeria, and Christians across the country are heading to church. As part of the continent’s largest Christian community, believers here have their choice of places to worship. Here at Family Worship Center, led by Pastor Sarah Omakwu, a graduate of Regent University, thousands lift their hands in praise.  […] Read More

Boko Haram Invaded and Burned Five Christian Churches in Nigeria

More than 100 Boko Haram militants opened fire sporadically and indiscriminately and set churches and houses on fire, killing many people, in the town of Garkida in Gombi area of the northeastern state of Adamawa, according to initial reports. At least five churches were destroyed, including two houses of worship belonging to the Church of […] Read More

Elderly pastor brutally beaten, mocked by Hindu extremists: ‘I am ready to die for Christ’

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Attacks and harassment of a house church in southern India have decimated the 40-member congregation and left the pastor injured and demoralized. Pastor Eswara Rao Appalabattula on Jan. 27 pleaded with about a dozen local residents to stop building a wall meant to block people from attending worship services at his […] Read More

Dozens of Worshipers massacred in Church Service in West Africa

Local pastor among 24 dead as armed men target Protestant church in Yagha province as religious attacks continue. At least 24 people were killed after unidentified gunmen attacked a church in northern Burkina Faso, officials said on Monday, in the latest assault against places of worship in the West African nation. The attack took place on […] Read More

PRAY: China Appoints Notoriously Anti-Christian Official to Oversee Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s faith community is reeling the Chinese government announced the appointment of a notoriously anti-Christian official to oversee the cabinet-level office of Hong Kong and Macau affairs. Xia Baolong, the vice-chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, is well-known known for enacting policies that are specifically aimed at oppressing followers of Jesus. The 67-year-old […] Read More

Former Pastor has taken his own life, Wife and son also found shot dead

Authorities say former pastor and Attack Poverty CEO Richard Logan, 53, (L) fatally shot himself on Tuesday February 11, 2020. His wife Diana (R), 48, and son Aaron (2nd L) were also found dead inside the family home in Sugar Land, Texas. The couple’s daughter Ambrielle (2nd R) was away at college during the tragedy.  […] Read More

Christians in Northern India Arrested on False Forced Conversion Charges

12/09/2019 India (International Christian Concern) – On November 26, three Christians, including two pastors, for India’s Uttar Pradesh state were falsely accused of engaging in forced conversions to Christianity by radical Hindu nationalists. These false accusations led to the arrest of all three Christians who remain imprisoned on false charges. According to Pastor Ramjit, a local […] Read More

House church closed and 11 Christians injured in China by 300 officials

(Lanxi, Zhejiang—February 13, 2020) On December 1, 2019, hundreds of government and public security personnel were dispatched to close a house church in Lanxi and disperse the 30 Christians who were gathering. During the incident, 11 church members were seriously injured and the church assets confiscated. On the morning of the incident, Lanxi officials sent […] Read More

Pastor of 7 Family Members Killed in Fire: ‘We Have Real Pain, but We Have Hope in Jesus’

A Christian mother and her six children died in a house fire over the weekend near Clinton, Miss. Now the family’s pastor is speaking out to CBN News about the deep grief as well as the abiding faith that’s carrying the family and church through this tragedy. The mom, Brittany Presley, and her children died […] Read More

Christians are being captured and killed across the globe

Millions of Christians across the globe live in perpetual fear that they will be punished, harmed — or even killed — for merely practicing their faith. Worldwide persecution continues to be at a fevered pitch, with varying degrees of affliction for those who openly embrace the Bible. Learn more about the horrors of Christian persecution: […] Read More

Australian town on lock down after bat plague of biblical proportions invade Queensland

Fires, Hail storms, dust storms and now a bat plague of “Biblical Proportions” is filing the skies above Ingham, Queensland, and there are so many bats that locals are reporting that the local hospital’s helicopter was not even able to land and parents are afraid to send their children to school. The skies above Ingham, Queensland, are so […] Read More

‘Pray that the Lord Would Use Me’: Pastor Sentenced to 9 Years, Seeks to Reach His Communist Captors

A court in China has sentenced a prominent pastor to nine years in prison on charges of “inciting subversion of state power” and “illegal business operations.” Pastor Wang Yi led the Early Rain Covenant Church, one of the most prominent underground churches in China. China Aid reported that Wang and 100 other members of his church […] Read More

3 dead, including gunman, in Texas church service shooting

Three people including the assailant are dead after a shooter opened fire during Sunday morning service at a church near Fort Worth, Texas. The gunman was killed by an armed church member. The attack took place at West Freeway Church of Christ in the city of White Settlement. The incident was captured on video as […] Read More