May 20, 2020, Christians from Egypt full of despair, show up discouraged due to their church being demolished. From the bottom of their heart, they are in need of prayer. China has replaced its promise of "one country, two systems" with "one country, one system" in Hong Kong. With the North Korean government still not confirming a coronavirus outbreak and insisting that there has not been a single confirmed case, no foreigners are allowed in and no North Korean citizens ar… United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has notified the US Congress on Wednesday that the Trump administration no longer regards that Hong Kong enjoys the autonomy promised by Beijing. Christian Today recently introduced the story of a woman who miraculously survived from deadly coronavirus after a near-death experience in ICU. She testified it was by the power of God and prayers fr…
On May 10, Sudan released one of two church leaders who had been arrested and jailed in December.
Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani Arrested Again After Spending Three Years in Prison for Evangelizing
An Iranian, pastor who was put on death row for apostasy in 2010 and then acquitted about two years later, was rearrested along with his wife and another church member on 13th May, according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide. The pastor of a China state-run church called Pyongyang Three-Self Patriotic Movement Church who protested against the cross-removal campaign in Zhejiang province was released this week after being imprisoned for the last eight months, China Aid reported. Christians in Pakistan are protesting against Punjab state government’s decision to raze four churches which stand in the way of a planned Metro train project. The Jamaica Constabulary Force revealed that multiple US agencies including FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration will be assisting in the investigation of murders of American missionaries Randy Hentzel and Harold Nichols, whose bodies were recovered in a rural Jamaican province this past weekend. The cause of religious freedom has suffered over the last several years, according to the 2016 annual report by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).
Xi Jinping on Religion: 'We Must Resolutely Guard Against Overseas Infiltrations Via Religious Means'
In a first conference on religious freedom in 15 years, Chinese president Xi Jinping provided his views on how to rein in religion. A Chinese pastor who defended churches facing demolition and contacted US consulate in Shanghai and foreign journalists was imprisoned along with his wife and son on April 26.
Choong Ryul Han, Korean Chinese Pastor, Found Dead in China; North Korean Authorities Suspected for Murder
A Korean pastor with a Chinese citizenship was found dead in Jilin province, China around 8 PM local time on Saturday. Choong Ryul Han, a pastor, was known to have helped defectors from North Korea and served at Changbai Church in Jilin. The #WeAreN2016 Congress testified about the persecution against Christians at a United Nations event held on April 28 in New York. The panel is comprised of experts and eyewitnesses of the violence perpetrated against Christians in middle-eastern and African countries of Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, which…