Persecution (2009)

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  • January 07, 2009 Staff

    Bangladeshi Muslims threaten pastor for evangelizing

    The torture and harassment that a Christian pastor in Bangladesh has faced for more than a year loomed anew last month when a 4,000-strong crowd of Muslims celebrating Islam’s largest festival accused him of “misleading” Muslims.
  • January 08, 2009 Staff

    Negroponte visits China, urged to discuss religious freedom

    A ministry that highlights the conditions for Christians living in China is encouraging a high-level U.S. government official to address the topic of human-rights abuses when he visits the communist nation.
  • January 12, 2009 Staff

    Turk sentenced for stabbing priest

    A judge in Turkey has sentenced a 19-year-old Muslim to four-and-a-half years in prison for stabbing a Catholic priest in the coastal city of Izmir in December 2007.
  • January 13, 2009 Staff

    Egyptian judge boots Christian's lawyer from court

    An attempt by an Egyptian convert from Islam to legally change the religion listed on his identification card to “Christian” hit a setback on Jan. 6 when a judge ordered security personnel to remove his lawyer from court.
  • January 14, 2009 Staff

    Muslims drive Christian grandparents from home

    Muslims in a village in western Bangladesh have forced two brothers to expel their parents from their home for converting to Christianity.
  • January 22, 2009 Staff

    Imprisoned believers die in Eritrea

    Two more Christians have died for their faith while imprisoned in Eritrea.
  • January 23, 2009
    Chad Groening

    European countries crack down on 'hate speech'

    An author and critic of Islam says the recent decision by a Dutch court to prosecute a Dutch lawmaker for comparing the Koran to Hitler's Mein Kampf does not bode well for the future of free speech rights in the United States.
  • January 26, 2009 Staff

    Sri Lankan parliament to vote on anti-conversion laws

    The Sri Lankan Parliament may soon enact laws designed to restrict religious conversions.
  • January 27, 2009 Staff

    Restrictions imposed on Russian Christians

    Several countries in the former Soviet Union have passed laws that are expected to restrict Christian missionary activity.
  • February 04, 2009 Staff

    Charges filed in rape of nun in Orissa, India

    Orissa police last Thursday filed preliminary charges against 10 men in the rape of a nun during anti-Christian violence in Orissa last August.
  • February 09, 2009 Staff

    Chinese Christians suffer rise in persecution

    A new report documents an alarming increase in persecution against house church Christians in China.
  • February 10, 2009 Staff

    Christian convert lands in jail in Saudi Arabia

    A 28-year-old blogger has been arrested in Saudi Arabia for writing about his conversion to Christianity.