The Supreme Court has upheld its decision to acquit Asia Bibi. She was found not guilty of blasphemy in October 2018 but a challenge was launched by religious hardliners who held violent protests. But praise God, the hardliners have lost their appeal and Asia is finally free.
A bomb blast at a church in Jolo, an island near Mindanao, killed at least 20 people and injured over a hundred.
On 24 January, Jakarta’s former governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known as Ahok was released from prison. He served almost two years for blasphemy against Islam.
On 15 January, Pervaiz Masih was released after spending three-and-half years in prison, charged with insulting the prophet Mohammad in September 2015.
Yesterday the 2019 World Watch List was released showing the 50 most dangerous countries to follow Jesus in 2019.
As the new year begins, we look back to see what Christmas was like for the persecuted church. For many believers, this Christmas was a time of increased persecution.
The final appeal was heard on 8 October by the Supreme Court of Pakistan regarding the decade-long Asia Bibi blasphemy case.
Persecution in India has been rising in recent years. For Ravi*, persecution for his faith in Jesus has been a part of his life for over 30 years in ministry.