According to persecution watchdog Open Doors USA, North Africa is home to two of the world’s worst persecutors of Christians: Libya and Sudan. Finding and graduating from a Christian seminary in this region; add persecution and the physical inability to hear, and the task seems unconquerable.
The CEO of a persecution watchdog has opened up about the precarious future of northeastern Syria’s ancient Christian communities and urged believers in the West to fulfill their God-given mandate to take action and support those persecuted for their faith.
A historian’s quest for the truth about a gruesome lynching of two black couples has a U.S. appeals court considering whether federal judges can order grand jury records unsealed in decades-old cases with historical significance.
Muslim Fulani herdsmen stormed a Christian community and shot indiscriminately into houses, killing one woman before kidnapping four others, sources told Morning Star News, a nonprofit persecution watchdog outlet.
The worst violence in Iraq in two years appears to be settling down in Baghdad. More than 100 people have died and thousands are wounded, according to Reuters. Iraq’s government is trying to appease protestors unhappy with corruption and insufficient services.
Trouble’s brewing in India. Last week, authorities announced new restrictions connected to the 2011 Foreigners Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). The amendments require all employees of foreign-funded NGOs to promise they won’t partake in any religious conversion activities.
A 12-year-old girl in India has shared the harrowing account of how her Hindu family beat her and kicked her out of their house after she converted to Christianity — yet she refused to deny Jesus Christ.