A terrorist group that is not recognized as such continues to
kill Christians in Nigeria, without reaction from the rest of the
An Iranian pastor back in prison is looking forward to being
released and returning to his family. But as one ministry points
out, he's not the only one facing persecution in that country.
Work continues to free an American citizen in prison in Iran.
The man who has been imprisoned is a Christian pastor and former
house church leader there.
By order of top government officials, China is cleansing college
and university campuses of evangelistic activities.
Jubilee Campaign has joined other organizations in outwardly
wondering why the terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria has not
been declared a terrorist group by the U.S. State Department.
Vietnam is establishing new rules for religion, and they may
help the government to further undermine religious worship and
expression. What is being called "Decree 92" will go into effect
Religious rights are deteriorating in Europe, perhaps at a
faster rate than in the United States.
A human rights group has joined other organizations in
questioning why Boko Haram in Nigeria has not been declared a
terrorist group by the U.S. State Department.
It's been one year since the leadership mantle in North Korea
was passed from Kim Jong Il to his son, Kim Jong Un, but there have
been no significant changes.
A blind Chinese activist, who made a dramatic escape from China
to America, is urging his former country to reform.
Christians in Sudan trying to flee to South Sudan are being
stopped at the border.
A pastor remains behind bars in Iran, and he desperately needs
The future is uncertain for a 14-year-old Christian girl in
Pakistan. That's in spite of the fact that charges of blasphemy
have been dropped.
Although this year's International Day of Prayer for the
Persecuted Church has already been held, a spokesman for an
interdenominational Christian organization believes Thanksgiving,
when Americans thank God for the blessings they enjoy, is a good
day to remember suffering Christians.
India's Dalits, or the "untouchables," continue to be persecuted
by upper castes, as evidenced by the recent violence.
This is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted
Church. Persecution against Christians is rampant in many countries
around the world.