More Christians Die on Christmas Eve

A predominantly Christian village in Nigeria was attacked on Christmas Eve, leaving several people dead. At least 11 people were killed in the attack on Pemi village in Borno state, according to AFP news agency. A church was also set on fire and the priest abducted, the news agency reports. The attack has been blamedContinue reading “More Christians Die on Christmas Eve”

A Man Who Understands Hostility Gives Fair Warning to Christians in America

Christians in the US need to “prepare ourselves” for increasing “hostility”, says formerly imprisoned pastor Andrew Brunson. Brunson, who spent two years behind bars in Turkey on espionage charges, said during a virtual event that Christians in the US were “not ready” for the “pressure” he believes is coming. “The pressures that we’re seeing inContinue reading “A Man Who Understands Hostility Gives Fair Warning to Christians in America”

Global Terrorism on Decline BUT

According to the 2020 Global Terrorism Index, global deaths from terrorism have fallen for 5 straight years, even as far-right terrorism emerges as a threat in several western countries. Several countries, including Pakistan, India, and Syria, still see high levels of terrorist violence. But Bruce Allen of FMI says we can’t confuse terrorism with the persecution of Christians or otherContinue reading “Global Terrorism on Decline BUT”

They Will Come After You Any Way They Can

Alliance Defending Freedom’s mission is to keep the doors open for the Gospel. This year, our cases representing churches and ministries during COVID-19 government overreach reflect that mission. With God’s blessing, over a dozen churches and ministries who were treated unequally by the government and hindered in their ministry achieved victory in their legal challenges. And weContinue reading “They Will Come After You Any Way They Can”

And They Continue to Kill Us

Four Christians were murdered on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia this past Friday. The killers also burned a Salvation Army post and several Christian homes. Human rights groups are calling the attack an escalation of hostility against the Christian minority in Indonesia, while other witnesses denied the attacks were religiously motivated. Police are huntingContinue reading “And They Continue to Kill Us”

More Christians Brutally Slain

Three Christians had their throats slit and a fourth was beheaded in a horrific attack in Indonesia on Friday. A Salvation Army post and the homes of Christians were also burned down in the attack in Central Sulawesi, International Christian Concern reports. National police spokesman Awi Setiyono said the attack was carried out by aroundContinue reading “More Christians Brutally Slain”

Another Week, Another Outrage

Another week, another bout of Twitter outrage. At the center of the latest scandal is a book by Abigail Shrier of the Wall Street Journal. Shrier has the pedigree of an elite journalist. She attended Columbia University and the University of Oxford as an undergraduate and graduated from Yale Law School. In Irreversible Damage: The Transgender CrazeContinue reading “Another Week, Another Outrage”

Pray for Ethiopia’s Civil War

On Tuesday afternoon, an explosion rocked the capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray province, killing two civilians and injuring many more. It’s another tragedy in the civil war that has erupted in Ethiopia. Forces loyal to the central government clash against those loyal to the local leaders of the Tigray region in the northern part of the country. Hundreds have reportedlyContinue reading “Pray for Ethiopia’s Civil War”

Religious Persecution Is Worsening Worldwide

Dictators are the worst persecutors of believers. This perhaps uncontroversial finding was verified for the first time in the Pew Research Center’s 11th annual study surveying restrictions on freedom of religion in 198 nations. The median level of government violations reached an all-time high in 2018, as 56 nations (28%) suffer “high” or “very high” levels ofContinue reading “Religious Persecution Is Worsening Worldwide”

Christian Persecution Rises During Pandemic

Christians worldwide are praying for the persecuted Church as religious freedom is increasingly threatened during the pandemic.  Sunday marks the 24th International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP), held each year to unite the global Church in speaking out against persecution.  Release International, one of the UK organisations supporting IDOP, said that evenContinue reading “Christian Persecution Rises During Pandemic”