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100 million Christians persecuted, says British group

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Seventy five percent of religious persecution in the world is against Christians, reports a British watchdog group, which says 100 million Christians are facing official oppression. China, Iran, North Korea and Saudi Arabia are the worst places for Christians to […]

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China’s jailed Nobel winner and the Cross

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Sitting alone in a Chinese jail cell gives poet and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo plenty of time to contemplate.          “Faraway place,” he writes in Experiencing Death,      “I’ve exiled my life to     “this place without sun     “to flee the era […]

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Eight Somalis lose everything for Jesus

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Since January 19, members of Al-Shabaab, an Islamic Somali extremist group, have confiscated five farms from Muslims who converted to Christianity. Three other farms were confiscated from Muslims who merely showed an interest in Christ. They had attended Bible studies in the cities of […]

Will you pray for Nigeria’s beseiged Christians?

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After the killings of more than 50 Christians and the burning of more than 80 homes in the last 90 days, the government of Nigeria has been asked to halt anti-Christian violence.          At least six Christians were killed […]

China says Christian used “superstition to undermine law enforcement”

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Shi Enhao, a leader in China’s growing underground church movement, disappeared last month — and it turns out he’s been in police custody, held on “suspicion of using superstition to undermine national law enforcement.” Shi is one of as many as 150 million […]

Across the world, He is risen! Allelujah!

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How can we rejoice? In Egypt, in Afghanistan, in Pakistan, in China … our Christian brothers and sisters are being tortured, imprisoned and killed because of their faith. How can we rejoice? The Disciples felt that same way that Sunday morning. Trembling […]

Russian parliament considers new restrictions on Christian literature

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Claiming to be afraid that too many religious groups are “actively propagandizing their religious views,” a committee of the Russian parliament is considering a bill that would restrict who can pass out religious literature. Supporters of the law claim that […]

Cuban pastor freed, barred from preaching

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Cuban underground church pastor Omar Gude Perez has been paroled from prison on the condition that he does not preach. Omar had infuriated Cuban officials by refusing to submit to what he considers unacceptable restrictions on the Gospel. His punishment […]

A miracle in the midst of Egypt’s revolution

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At the height of Egypt’s recent riots, on the evening of January 29th, Egypt’s “Day of Rage,” many businesses, shopping malls, vehicles and police stations were vandalized and destroyed. But the head of the Egyptian Bible Society says the “Night of […]

Malaysian Christian activist asks for your prayers

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  The Muslim-dominated government of Malaysia may have called off a plan to stamp serial numbers on 35,000 impounded Bibles — but the problem is not yet resolved, says a young activist. The Christian Federation of Malaysia is praying about whether to […]

Pakistan mob attacks church after hearing Florida pastor burned Koran

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Tension continues to spread throughout Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province after public announcements that an American preacher burned a Koran. Police struggled to control a mob attempting to destroy a Full Gospel Assembly church in Lahore after clerics in local mosques denounced the incident. Two separate […]

10,000 Ethiopian Christians homeless in growing violence by Muslim militants

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More than 10,000 Ethiopian Christians are homeless as Muslim militants have murdered at least one Christian and injured scores of others as they burned down 69 church buildings, 30 Christian homes, a Bible school, a Christian orphanage and a church office. “Thousands of Christians […]

Vandals wreck NYC pregnancy outreach

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A pregnancy care center in New York City across from the Planned Parenthood clinic in the South Bronx was “virtually destroyed” by vandals Thursday night. Wood flooring and plaster in the center were chopped into bits. Clothing, models of unborn babies […]

Persecuted Christian father, daughter flee Egypt, but can’t get visas to America

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They thought their lives would change. For two and a half years,  Maher Ahmad El-Mo’otahssem Bellah El-Gohary, 58,  and his daughter, Dina Mo’otahssem, lived in hiding in Egypt, afraid for their lives. Their crime? They had converted to Christianity. Now, they […]

China keeps faithful away from underground bishop’s funeral

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  On Ash Wednesday, 95-year-old Bishop Andrew Hao Jinli of Xiwanzi, who shepherded believers in the illegal, underground Catholic church in northeastern China, died of natural causes.  Security forces were mobilized to block the faithful from paying last respects or […]

China celebrates Lent with new crackdown on Christians

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The Chinese government has begun its annual observation of Lent – what has become a yearly wave of repression against Christians. “Like clockwork,” notes Brett M. Decker, editorial page editor of The Washington Times, “China’s communist government ramped up its […]

New Malaysian restrictions on Bibles: “ridiculous,” “Communist”

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An on-going battle to bring Bibles to Malaysia has taken a new twist – with a prominent Catholic bishop and the opposition political party denouncing new restrictions.   The Ministry of Home Affairs has ruled that 35,000 Bibles impounded at two […]

23-year-old faces death penalty for accepting Jesus

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Twenty-three-year-old Christian convert Shoaib Assadullah asks your prayers. Jailed in Afghanistan since last year, his crime is that he converted to Christianity, then shared his newfound faith with friends.   A letter recently smuggled out portrays a young man in […]

Gunmen on cycles kill Christian candidate

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  Motorcycle-riding gunmen shot and killed a Christian leader who was the frontrunning candidate for governor in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state. Six others died in the attack, including a 12-year-old boy. The violence came just weeks ahead of April elections that […]

Surprise! U.S. Supreme Court policy mirrors Christ’s instructions to us all

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The Arizona junior high schoolers weren’t trying to cause any problems. They just had a great idea: hey, let’s pray for the members of the U.S. Supreme Court. They were taking a walking tour of Capitol Hill with their teacher […]

Woman preacher in Indonesia faces impossible situation

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Indonesian Pastor Luspida Simanjuntak says as a little girl, she wanted to be a soldier. Instead she became a preacher.   Now, she’s having to be both.   But the soldiering is done in prayer – on her knees – since […]

Wife of missing Chinese Christian lawyer asks Christians to pray

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A Christian Chinese lawyer who has disappeared after being arrested by Chinese police told a human rights group that his detention and probable torture were inevitable. High-profile lawyer Jiang Tianyong, 41, who has campaigned for religious freedom in China, was […]

Who’s trying to stir up trouble between Egypt’s Christians and Muslims?

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Provocateurs are being blamed for a deadly mob attack on a suburban Cairo church and ancient monastery — and riots that have followed.   A number of Egyptians on March 10 pointed the finger at Egypt’s army for the death of […]

Giving away free Bibles riskier than 17 Ethiopian college students expected

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Thinking they couldn’t get into much trouble just giving away Bibles, 17 Christian college students from Meda Welabu University in Ethiopia thought they would go into the rural countryside and share the Gospel.   The native Ethiopian students didn’t know […]

Egyptian Christians pray for new government tolerance

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More than 5,000 Egyptian Christians protested outside the state-run television network headquarters on Monday – demanding army protection after a Coptic church was set on fire in a Cairo suburb.   Their protests came as Christian leaders asked fellow believers […]

Afghan convert facing execution has been released

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Said Musa has been released from death row! KABUL, Afghanistan — Said Musa, an Afghan Christian convert who had been ordered to recant his faith in Jesus or be hanged to death — has been released.   Thousands of Christians had […]

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Thank you for visiting Pray For The Persecuted Church. This blog is no longer being updated. Please enjoy the archives. Here are some other blogs you may also enjoy: Red Letters with Tom Davis Recent prayer post on Prayables Most Recent ...

posted 2:44:38pm Aug. 27, 2012 | read full post »

Will you ask Pakistan to release this mom, condemned to death for following Jesus?
Asia Noreen Bibi is a faithful Christian whose crime is telling her Muslim co-workers about her faith in Jesus. For that, she was denounced in 2009 as having blasphemed Islam. Today, she sits in prison, awaiting an appeal of her death sentence. ...

posted 3:50:12pm Sep. 27, 2011 | read full post »

Despite police, defiant Beijing church sees massive, positive changes in today's China
For six months, Beijing's 1,000-member Shouwang Church has attempted to hold outdoor services after officials blocked them from taking possession of a $4 million property. Today, the church's leaders are under house arrest. Any church member who ...

posted 2:46:10pm Sep. 21, 2011 | read full post »

Compass Direct: northern Sudan's Muslims warn Christian leaders to get out
Muslim extremists have sent text messages to at least 10 church leaders in Khartoum saying they are planning to target Christian leaders, buildings and institutions, Christian sources in Khartoum tell the Compass Direct news service. “We ...

posted 12:43:02pm Sep. 13, 2011 | read full post »

BBC: Is China facing a spiritual crisis?
Many of China's churches are overflowing, as the number of Christians in the country multiplies, reports Tim Gardam for the British Broadcasting Company. "It is impossible to say how many Christians there are in China today, but noone denies ...

posted 11:00:24am Sep. 13, 2011 | read full post »

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