Persecution (2008)

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  • December 31, 2008 Staff

    Christmas Day - an occasion for persecution

    Christmas Day brought persecution for Christians in four provinces in China.
  • December 30, 2008 Staff

    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.
  • December 29, 2008 Staff

    Chinese authorities attack earthquake victims, Christians

    Communist Chinese authorities have been accused of illegally raiding four households in an earthquake disaster area.
  • December 29, 2008
    Charlie Butts

    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.
  • December 19, 2008 Staff

    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.
  • December 18, 2008 Staff

    Christians fear added persecution over Christmas

    Christians in the northern Indian state of Orissa are preparing for a violent Christmas.
  • December 18, 2008 Staff

    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.
  • December 18, 2008 Staff

    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.
  • December 17, 2008 Staff

    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.
  • December 16, 2008 Staff

    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.
  • December 15, 2008 Staff

    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.
  • December 15, 2008
    Chad Groening

    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.