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October 2021
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Belarus: Christian crackdown continues as Pentecostal church is evicted

Officials in Belarus have continued to crack down on Christians in the country amid growing international concern over human rights violations in the country. One church, the New Life Pentecostal Church, was evicted from its own building in February this year. The church had bought a disused cowshed 15 years ago, renovated it, and…

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September 2021
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Preparing for the stewardship of persecution

Since becoming a pastor I’ve been convinced that one of my most important responsibilities is to preach and pray in a way that prepares people to suffer for the glory of God. Suffering – which is a wide and broad biblical category – is a stewardship given to Christians and the church, and it…

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September 2021
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Thinking it Through – Persecution: the rising tide

Christians across the world are suffering. The media, both secular and Christian, report appalling cases of persecution on a daily basis – situations where Christians are regularly tortured, raped, imprisoned, killed. Researchers list at least fifty countries where Christians are suffering in such obvious ways. There are many others where it is officially lawful…

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September 2021
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Afghanistan: Christians ‘at huge risk’ after Taliban resurgence

Taliban fighters have tightened their grip on Afghanistan and have publicly told Christians to convert, leave, or be killed. The Taliban is also forcing women and girls in captured territories to ‘marry’ their fighters. The Islamist group is also carrying out reprisals on anyone who helped British and American forces over the past two…

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September 2021
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Nigeria: Evangelical church leader pleads for action to stop ‘genocide’

An evangelical church leader in Nigeria has called on state and federal officials to take urgent action to prevent a ‘genocide’ of the Irigwe people. The Irigwe, an ethnic group in Nigeria’s Middle Belt with a sizeable Christian population, have been under increased attack by Fulani militants over July and August. Pastor Stephen Baba…

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September 2021
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China: Four Christians imprisoned and fined for selling audio Bibles

Four Chinese Christians have been sentenced to prison for selling audio Bibles, according to reports. A court in Guangdong Province convicted the four Christians of ‘committing illegal business operations’. The group worked for the ‘Tree of Life Technology’ company, which provides audio Bibles to rural areas. Fu Xuanjuan, the leader of the company, was…

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August 2021
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Nigeria: Christian school close amid surge in kidnappings

Several Christian schools in northern Nigeria have been forced to close down following an increase in the number of kidnappings. Local officials have ordered the closure of 13 ‘vulnerable’ places of education after some 140 staff and students were taken at gunpoint from a Baptist high school in southern Kaduna. Gunmen stormed Bethel Baptist…

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