Religious Freedom – Christians

KAZAKHSTAN: Raided Churches Ordered to Stop

By Forum 18 Three Baptist churches in the city of Taraz have been subjected to raids from anti-terrorism officers in recent weeks. Despite claiming “our laws don’t ban praying,” officials defend their punishment of those who ... Full Article

China pastors, laymembers still jailed since Dec.

By Diana Chandle | Baptist Press CHENGDU, China (BP) — The pastor and 10 members of a prominent church in China remain jailed three months after the government invaded their worship and arrested 100 of them because of their Christianity, ... Full Article

Dozens of churches burned in Sudan

By Rebecca Paveley | Church Times At least 32 churches have been burned down in the Nuba Mountains area of Sudan over the past year, opposition leaders have said, with reports that up to 40 more may have been demolished. Baroness Cox visited the ... Full Article

Muslim Mobs Attack 10 Church Buildings in Ethiopia

By Morning Star News NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Christians in a town in southern Ethiopia were stunned when local Muslims attacked 10 church buildings on Feb. 9, destroying one and burning the property inside all the structures, ... Full Article

India Sees Rise in Public Lynchings of Christians

By Catholic News Agency BHOPAL, India — Violent attacks, including public lynchings, against Christians in India are reportedly becoming increasingly common, with international nongovernmental organizations and the country’s Catholic bishops ... Full Article