christian persecution

Leaders at 2023 International Religious Freedom Summit Say 'China Poses Greatest Threat' to Religious Freedom

Leaders at 2023 International Religious Freedom Summit Say 'China Poses Greatest Threat' to Religious Freedom

The 2023 International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington D.C. determined that China "poses the greatest threat" to religious freedom.

Suspected Herdsmen Kill 12 Christians in Benue State, Nigeria

Suspected Herdsmen Kill 12 Christians in Benue State, Nigeria

After authorities in Nigeria ignored warnings that thousands of cattlemen were arriving in Benue state, suspected herdsmen on Saturday (Jan. 28) attacked two villages there and killed 12 Christians, sources said.

Pastor Slain in NE Nigeria, Two Christians Killed in Delta

Pastor Slain in NE Nigeria, Two Christians Killed in Delta

A church pastor in northeast Nigeria was slain on Thursday (Jan. 26), and anti-Christian violence continued to grow in the southern part of the country with the killing of two Christians in Delta state, sources said.

Suspected Islamic Extremists Kill 4 Christians in Sudan

Suspected Islamic Extremists Kill 4 Christians in Sudan

A church pastor and three other Christians were killed in Sudan on Monday (Jan. 23) when suspected Islamic extremists shot them to death, an area source said.

Bill in Pakistan Would Expand Misused Blasphemy Law

Bill in Pakistan Would Expand Misused Blasphemy Law

Pakistan’s lower house of parliament has passed legislation to make the country’s blasphemy laws stricter even as their blatant misuse again came to light in a threat to falsely charge a Christian woman.

Christian Worship Service Prohibited in Indonesia

Christian Worship Service Prohibited in Indonesia

A church in Indonesia on Jan. 8 was prohibited from holding a Sunday service in front of a city hall building, where it had gone after losing its prior worship venue in a mall, sources said.

Pastor Shot, Christian Worshippers Kidnapped in Northwest Nigeria

Pastor Shot, Christian Worshippers Kidnapped in Northwest Nigeria

Terrorists attacked a church service in northwestern Nigeria on Sunday (Jan. 15), shot and wounded the pastor and kidnapped 25 congregation members, sources said.

Christian Persecution at All-Time High, Open Doors Finds

Christian Persecution at All-Time High, Open Doors Finds

Christians around the world are facing the worst levels of persecution for their faith since persecution watchdog Open Doors began recording such acts nearly 30 years ago.

Christian Falsely Accused of Blasphemy in Pakistan, Father Says

Christian Falsely Accused of Blasphemy in Pakistan, Father Says

His voice shaky, Saleem Masih said his family has been living in fear since Nov. 29, when his son was arrested on false accusations of blasphemy – which can carry the death penalty in Pakistan.

Catholic Priest Burned to Death in NW Nigeria

Catholic Priest Burned to Death in NW Nigeria

A Roman Catholic priest in northwest Nigeria was burned to death before dawn on Sunday (Jan. 15) when assailants set his parish living quarters ablaze and wounded an assistant priest, sources said.

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