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April 2011 Archives

A trusting Ethiopian pastor who responded to a request to come pray for a sick friend was lured to his death, according to International Christian Concern. Evangelist Abraham Abera had felt the Holy Spirit’s call to minister at Kale Hiwot […]

A father and daughter who fled Egypt to Syria after spending two and a half years in hiding for becoming Christians have arrived in France and have applied for asylum there, human rights advocates said. Maher Ahmad El-Mo’otahssem Bellah El-Gohary, 58, […]

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 […]

Will you pray for Aasia Bibi? She’s been in jail for more than a year. What is her crime? The Christian mother of five said to a fellow Pakistani co-worker, “Jesus saved me. What has Mohammed ever done for you?” Speaking against Islam, the […]

Egyptian Christians are facing intensified persecution — with open attacks by Muslim hardliners. “Due to a lack of police protection during all of the commotion surrounding the demonstrations in January and February,” reports Michael Terheyden, reporting for Catholic Online, “some Coptic monasteries […]

More than 150 Christians were released Tuesday by Chinese authorities, but their pastor and his wife remain under house arrest after police raided a church service scheduled to take place in a public plaza. “Almost all of the more than […]

Two Salvation Army volunteers were killed when young gunmen opened fire on the 30th anniversary celebration of a church in Hurr Camp, a working-class colony in Hyderabad, Pakistan. Problems started when a group of Muslim youths gathered outside the building and started playing music […]

Here is a video that will perhaps stir you to pray for some truly needy brothers and sisters. It is provided by Voice of the Martyrs, which was founded by a remarkable giant of the faith, the late Rev. Richard Wurmbrand, […]

A group of 48 Christians have been forced from their homes and their possessions confiscated after they refused to deny Jesus. The incident occurred in Saravan province, Laos, the Communist nation nextdoor to Vietnam in southeast Asia. The believers, who […]

Blasphemy laws are being used to intensify persecution of Christians in Pakistan. Already believers in Jesus have been targeted for decades. Now, police seem to look the other way when Muslim mobs destroy Christians’ homes or commit other atrocities. Recently […]