In countries like Iran and Afghanistan, being a young Christian is very dangerous – and lonely. Access to biblical resources is extremely limited and many Christian kids and teens in these countries may not know any other believers their age.
Islamic extremists believed to be affiliated with Boko Haram reportedly killed several Christians, including a pastor, and kidnapped several others in an attack carried out in Nigeria’s conflict-ridden northeast earlier this week.
The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) is coming up this Sunday, November 1st. Mission India wants to help believers prepare their hearts with a four-day devotional on Christian persecution in India.
Three Iranian Christian converts, who were facing a combined 35 years in prison because of their faith, have fled the country after a court rejected their appeal, according to a Christian persecution watchdog group.
As Christian persecution charity Open Doors celebrates its 65th anniversary this week, the UK CEO of Open Doors says it’s time that the persecution of Christians was something that concerned everyone, including governments, and not just churchgoers.
Christians in Muslim-majority Iran are risking arrest to provide food and humanitarian aid to their neighbors struggling without jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, according to the head of one of the world’s most prominent Christian persecution watchdogs.
Some Protestant minority families from indigenous communities in Mexico are being denied access to crucial utilities like water and electricity while some kids are denied access to school, a new report from an international Christian persecution watchdog warns.
An Iranian Christian convert who was arrested during an anti-government protest in Tehran last month has been released on bail from the Qarchak women’s prison, which is located in a barren desert east of Tehran and seen as the most dangerous prison in Iran.
A court in Pakistan has ruled against the family of a kidnapped Christian girl who was forced into an Islamic marriage, saying in its decision that no law was broken if the girl had already had her first period.