Report: Free to Live
This 2022 preliminary report by OpenDoors explores and solidifies the direct relationship that we find exists between religious persecution of Christians and the life-altering situation of becoming an Internally Displaced Person (IDP) or refugee.
A Bold Act of Unity for Syrian Christians
A decision made last spring to bring religious minorities together to protect rights, made in an area not well known for religious harmony.
Group rejects idea of new cultural identiies for Christians in Lebanon
President of the Universal Syriac Union Party strongly rejects notion that there should be imposition of new cultural identities on Christians in Lebanon
The Invisible Jihad: the Treatment of Christians by Iran Proxies
A new report examines the use of proxy militias in Lebanon, Iraq, Syria and Yemen by the Iranian government that have played a significant role in the dramatic decline of Christians in the region.
Pakistan court upholds death sentence of Christian brothers in blasphemy case
Pakistan’s abuse of its religious minorities continues, with long imprisonments and faulty decisions once again putting people at risk of the death penalty
A Tehran court sentences seven Christians, including a clergyman, to a total of 32 years in prison
The Iranian court system (and regime) continues to be the bad joke with which we are so familiar with. When judges insert themselves into their cases it is never a good result,
Päivi Räsänen, Finland’s interior minister from 2011 to 2015. | Courtesy of ADF International.
Finnish MP wins on all charges in major free speech trial
All charges against Finnish , MP Päivi Räsänen and Bishop Pohjola are unanimously dismissed following high-profile free speech trial. The former Finnish Minister of the Interior, faced three criminal charges for sharing her faith.
Iraqi Christian Murdered after Sharing Her Faith on TikTok
An Iraqi woman who recently converted from Islam to Christianity was found murdered on March 7 after she posted a TikTok video about her new faith, according to a religious liberty watchdog.
ADF General Counsel Kristen Waggoner Harassed at Yale Law School Event
Campuses are becoming places of repression rather than education. Even the supposedly ‘top’ of schools are no longer able to guarantee basics such as freedom of speech.
Evangelical pastor murdered, doubts shroud attribution to Maoists
Indian officials respond to death of Christian pastor who had been threatened by Hindutva groups, “Must be the Maoists….’
Family Sprayed with Acid for Leaving Islam
Every person should have the right to believe, to change their belief and to live out their beliefs but it’s not that simple when some believe that they have the right to kill those of other faiths
Pakistani Christian man imprisoned 4 years on false blasphemy charges is granted bail
Even being given bail in Pakistan does not mean the ordeal is over for those charged with blasphemy. In fact, sometimes it means more danger.
America's Indifference to the Plight of Nigerian Christians
Biden administration removes Nigeria as nation of concern just before Secretary Blinken’s visit. Move made even as the situation deteriorates.
Municipality in Pakistan Bans Use of Derogatory Term for Christians and Sanitation Workers
This may be a start but leaves a long way to go
Upcoming Online Events
There are a number of upcoming global events talking about China and the upcoming Olympics, Christian persecution as well as leadership and human rights around the world that you can virtually attend.
A Christian woman from Pakistan reveals how God transformed an ‘ordinary Christian’ on death row
The case of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy in 2010 and acquitted by the Supreme Court in 2018, shone a global spotlight on the use and abuse of blasphemy laws in Pakistan.
An American Univeristy crosses the line on religious freedom of students
University of Iowa found guilty of religious discrimination. The crime: forcing student groups to accept University appointed leaders for their group. Groups argued that UI targeted them for requiring student leaders to sign a statement of faith.
Genocide in Nigeria
Nigerian Christians find it increasingly difficult as the number of those martyred continue to rise
Chinese Pastors Ordered to Preach on President's Speech
President Xi Jinping continues his attempts to hijack the faith of Chinese Christians and pastors
Setting Christian churches on fire in Canada condemned by leaders
Isn’t the most basic right the freedom to believe and to celebrate your beliefs. Why are these hate motivated acts of terrorism being taken seriously by leaders across Canada? Hugh double standard on the issues of religious freedom
Christian organisations in Europe blacklisted as anti-gender religious extremists by MPs
Bizarre rhetoric around prolife issues expose the paranoid misrepresentations of EU prochoice MPs. I guess the notion is if you call someone something that means they must be that very thing. Extremely dangerous when those who do it are in power.
Controversial “anti-rights black list” in Argentina includes pastors, churches and evangelicals
Incredibly dangerous moves by Planned Parenthood to try to isolate and violate the rights of many groups in Argentina.
China shuts down Bible App and Christian WeChat
The Chinese government continues harassment of Christians by further interfering with their ability to access Christian material and websites, even as state sponsored churches crank up their indoctrination using President Xi’ promotional propaganda
For freedom: Protect those of faith in Egypt
Coptic Christians are still targeted in Egypt
Key Findings Regarding Christian Persecution in China for 2020
China’s ongoing persecution of Christians is not new news. But organizations such as ChinaAid keep us all up to date on the latest happenings. This is a summary of most recent China Aid report.