The Human Rights Watch released a report last month revealing that over 250 people have lost their lives as a result of Islamic extremism in Burkina Faso. Attacks occurred in just nine months, between April and December 2019.
Earlier this month, extremist group Boko Haram kidnapped the Adamawa state chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria. Last week, they executed him.
Experts have expressed concern as the Chinese government plan to introduce new laws ensuring tighter restrictions and monitoring of all religious activity.
Open Doors has just released the 2020 World Watch List, showing the 50 most dangerous countries to follow Jesus.
A pastor in Tajikistan has been freed just before Christmas after spending three years in prison for worshipping in his church. Arrested for “singing extremist songs in church and so inciting religious hatred,” Bahrom Kholmatov was released from serving his prison sentence three months early.
11 Christians have lost their lives in an attack by Islamic extremist group al-Shabaab on Kenya’s border. The Christians, along with over 40 other locals, were travelling on a bus from the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, to the north-eastern regions.
This Sunday, 3 November, is International Day Of Prayer. It’s a chance for us to unite globally as one body and one Church as we pray with our persecuted brothers and sisters.
As China continues to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic, the lavish celebrations mask the increasing difficulties that religious minorities face in the country.