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2008 (By Year)
Christmas Day - an occasion for persecution
Christmas Day brought persecution for Christians in four provinces in China.
Iranian Christians under gov't thumb
Conditions are harsh for Iranian Christians in Iran, where evangelistic activities are against the law and Christian groups are monitored by government spies.
Court keeps gospel sign on public highway
A New York man has won the right to keep a Christian sign on his trailer near an expressway.
Chinese authorities attack earthquake victims, Christians
Communist Chinese authorities have been accused of illegally raiding four households in an earthquake disaster area.
Buddhist clerics in Bangladesh take Christians captive
Buddhist clerics and local council officials are holding 13 newly converted Christians captive in a pagoda in a southeastern mountainous district of Bangladesh in an attempt to forcibly return them to Buddhism.
Christians fear added persecution over Christmas
Christians in the northern Indian state of Orissa are preparing for a violent Christmas.
Authorities destroy new church building in Vietnam
Local government officials in Dak Lak Province (Vietnam) on Wednesday morning made good on their threat to destroy a new wooden church building erected in September by Hmong Christians in Cu Hat village.
Indonesian village to be rebuilt following Islamic rampage
Government officials in Central Maluku, Indonesia, Tuesday promised to reconstruct before Christmas two church buildings and a number of houses set ablaze last week during sectarian rioting in Letwaru village, Masohi district.
Praying for persecuted Iraqi Christians during Christmas
Christians in the United States are being asked to pray for fellow believers in Iraq, some of whom are facing a dangerous Christmas.
Dowry demanded from Pakistani captor of Christian girl
After a judge placed new financial and social pressure on the captors of a Pakistani girl who was kidnapped and converted to Islam, attorneys have guarded optimism they can return her to custody of her Christian parents.
Regulations hobble Turkey’s Protestant churches
In the city of Samsun on the north coast of Turkey, the beleaguered congregation of the Agape Church Association struggles against local Islamic hostility toward its presence.
Are you indirectly persecuting North Koreans?
A human-rights activist says every time Americans buy a Chinese-made Christmas present, they support a regime that is forcibly repatriating entire refugee families to imprisonment and death in North Korea.
Pastors killed, churches razed in Nigerian violence
The murderous rioting sparked by Muslim attacks on Christians and their property on Nov. 28-29 in Jos, Nigeria, left six pastors dead, at least 500 other people killed and 40 churches destroyed, according to church leaders.
China reaches out to house churches; raids, arrests continue
In recent months Chinese officials have attempted to build bridges with the Protestant house church movement even as police raided more unregistered congregations, arrested Christian leaders and forced at least 400 college students to swear they would stop attending such worship services.
Somali Christian in refugee camp attacked, shot
A Somali Christian put in a refugee camp police cell in Kenya for defending his family against Islamic zealots has been released after Christians helped raise the fine that a camp "court" demanded for his conversion dishonoring Islam and its prophet, Muhammad.
Christian family in Bangladesh beaten, cut – facing charges
The harassment that Bangladeshi converts from Islam face from Muslim neighbors in this southeastern area near Cox’s Bazar can take serious turns – as it did last month, when an attack by about a dozen Muslims left a Christian family with machete wounds.
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