by Raymond Ibrahim
October 10, 2021

We have never seen an evil government in this country like the one of today. The government is fully in support of the bloodshed in Nigeria. We are being killed just because we are not Muslims.

by Mediachecker
May 2, 2014

As Christians are being slaughtered by Muslims all over the globe, the western world is doing all that it can to shut down criticism of Islam.

by Tony Pearce
July 2019

Because radical Hindu nationalists view followers of Jesus as alien to the nation, all Christians in India are suffering persecution.- Open Doors.

by PNW
July 2021

It seems extremely likely that Canada's government will use the 'hate speach law' to silence dissent from the government's preferred ideologies - from transgender orthodoxy to COVID-19.

by Ken Ham
April 13, 2021

Canada now has an underground church. The pastor of GraceLife church in Alberta, Canada, was arrested and spent over a month in a maximum-security prison. But the government tyranny continues despite not a single case of COVID–19 being traced to that church in the months they’ve been open.

by Joshua M. Greiner
September 8, 2020

Over the last few months and years, religious persecution for many seems to be on the rise. One need only to read the headlines of national media sources to see that there is a battle for the religious rights that our nation was founded on, and the desire to strip Christians of these freedoms.

by Joshua M. Greiner
September 8, 2020

Over the last few months and years, religious persecution for many seems to be on the rise. One need only to read the headlines of national media sources to see that there is a battle for the religious rights that our nation was founded on, and the desire to strip Christians of these freedoms.

by Arielle Del Turco
April 14, 2020

Christians in America and around the world are adjusting to the challenges brought on by the coronavirus. For the persecuted abroad, the virus is an added pressure, as some governments are seeking to use the crisis as an opportunity to crack down on believers.

by Lindy Lowry - Open Doors
January 22, 2020

'Christian faith is under attack and the methods of that persecution are becoming more sophisticated, and thus pose a greater threat,' says Open Doors CEO David Curry, 'because they have the ability to oppress on a massive scale now, and I think it’s a blueprint for others.'

by Clare Bruce
January 24, 2020

The Christian non-profit Open Doors is urging Australians to increase their prayer and support for the persecuted church, as believers are targeted with surveillance and biometric technology.

by Michael Brown
August 28, 2019

Arrests, brutal interrogations, imprisonments, disruption of meetings, beatings, destroying of “unauthorized” Bible and Christian books are increasingly common.

by Tony Pearce

Because radical Hindu nationalists view followers of Jesus as alien to the nation, all Christians in India are suffering persecution. Driven by a desire to cleanse their country from Islam and Christianity, nationalists do not shy away from using extensive violence to achieve their goals.” - Open Doors

by Raymond Ibrahim
April 14, 2019

Hardly anyone writes and speaks about the increasing attacks on Christian symbols. There is an eloquent silence in both France and Germany about the scandal of the desecrations and the origin of the perpetrators. Not a word, not even the slightest hint that could in anyway lead to the suspicion of migrants.

by Open Doors

Christians remain one of the most persecuted religious groups in the world. Christian torture remains an issue for believers throughout the world including the risk of imprisonment, loss of home and assets, physical torture, beheadings, rape and even death as a result of their faith in Jesus Christ.

by Lindy Lowry
February 7, 2019

In North Korea the state uses the country’s brutal and intricate penal system as a fear tactic. Anyone who is discovered to be a Christian or is perceived as a 'threat' to the spread of the Kim family’s ideology is quickly eradicated from society into detention centers, re-education camps and maximum-security hard labor prison camps where political prisoners are often sent.

by Lindy Lowry 
March 4, 2019

Chinese authorities are now taking steps in rural areas of China to intensify the ongoing crackdown on Christian house churches. The Chinese Communist Party is reportedly resorting to offering monetary rewards to anyone who spies on a neighbor or even family member and reports a group of believers to authorities.

by Raymond Ibrahim
July 9, 2018

In what the Christian Association of Nigeria is calling a “pure genocide,” 238 more Christians were killed and churches desecrated by Muslims last week in the west African nation. This brings the death toll of Christians to more than 6,000 since the start of 2018.

by Burak Bekdil
June 20, 2018

This is vintage Erdoğan: Europe must treat its Muslim minorities well and with respect, or we will fight a holy war; for non-Muslim minorities in our Muslim lands, we give them two choices: convert to Islam or suffer the persecution.

by Robin Lindley

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have been forced to flee to Bangladesh and beyond struggle for survival in squalid refugee camps that lack adequate food, water, shelter, and other necessities, as well as medical care for illness and for treatment of the aftermath of shootings, stabbings, arson, rape and other trauma.

by JNS.org
May 7, 2018

For years, YouTube has been taking down videos that translate and expose anti-Semitism and punishing those who post them. Perhaps the most notable victim of this censorship is MEMRI, the Middle East Media Research Institute.

by Howard Green

If you are carefully watching what is going on in media, entertainment, government, and sadly some ministries... you will discern that the tide of public opinion is rapidly turning against true Bible believing Christians. It is time for followers of Jesus to get ready for persecution in the West.

by Anugrah Kumar
July 22, 2017

Authorities in Iran are increasingly targeting Christian converts with arrests and imprisonments, according to the New York-based Center for Human Rights In Iran.

by Stoyan Zaimov
July 25, 2017

Somali-based terror group al-Shabaab killed seven Christians in a series of deadly raids in Kenya earlier this month where the Islamic radicals went door-to-door in villages looking for believers.

by Doug Bandow
October 31, 2016

Nowhere is the attack on people of faith more virulent than in the DPRK. People of good will around the world should hope, pray, and act on behalf of liberty for the North Korean people.

by Open Doors

In North Korea hundreds of thousands of Christians are in captivity. About 100,000 of these Christians are banished to remote villages or held is high-security labour camps.

by Raymond Ibrahim
February 5, 2017

Reports of Christian life under the Islamic State (ISIS) continued throughout November.

by Carey Lodge
October 6, 2016

Religious freedom in China could be about to dramatically worsen, campaigners have warned. 26 New laws would further restrict religious freedom in the country.

by Brother Andrew

As followers of Christ, we must take a bold step: we must shed the ‘enemy image’ we have of those who persecute us. Because the moment we have an enemy image of anyone, God's love can no longer work through us to reach them! We must pray for and even love those who hate us. — Brother Andrew

by Dr. Peter Hammond
November 7, 2016

The ANC government advocated a series of legislation that could pose some of the greatest threats to religious freedom and free speech ever seen in our country.To continue click on the link below:

by Joel C. Rosenberg
July 13, 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin has just crossed a very dangerous line. He has just signed a law making it illegal for Russian followers of Jesus Christ to share or preach the Gospel anywhere outside the walls of their church, or even email their family and friends to invite them to church. What’s more, he has done so under the guise of preventing “terrorism.”

by North Korean Christians

Christians are persecuted around the world. What's so special about the persecution of North Korean Christians that makes North Korea the world's top persecutor of Christians, indeed in a category all by itself? Crimes against humanity reminiscent of Auschwitz and Treblinka to which the world declared "Never Again!" more than 60 years ago are being perpetrated today against the North Korean Christians.

by Raymond Ibrahim
October 20, 2015

Even when Christian refugees make it to the West, they often continue to be persecuted by Muslims, their fellow "refugees."  "Very religious Muslims are spreading the following idea throughout the refugee centers: Sharia law rules wherever we are." – Gottfried Martens, pastor of a south Berlin church.

by Cedric H. Fisher
November 9, 2015

The fact is, there is a war against Bible-believing Christians on the horizon. And until we acknowledge it, we are not going to fully grasp how essential it is to prepare and remain prepared for a brutal period that is rapidly approaching.  We are now in an increasingly hostile environment, and it is getting more antagonistic.

by Billy Graham
October 27, 2015

In the event of a national catastrophe, much confusion, terror and consternation would reign. What would the Christian do? What should our attitude be? Which way would we turn if the country in which we live were suddenly wrecked and all the props gone?

by Stand for Israel

In the daily drumbeat of Mideast news, there is one story of historic proportion that is nearly unreported: the growing persecution and systematic destruction in the Islamic world of some of the world’s oldest Christian communities.

by Editor
August 30, 2015

DELHI (Morning Star News) – Heightened hostilities against Christians in India that began late last year continued through a hot summer, with Hindu extremists threatening Christians and forcing them to “reconvert” to Hindusim, church leaders said.

by Georgi P. Vins
May 31st, 2015

At the beginning of the 1960s, the Lord sent a spiritual revival among the Evangelical Baptists1 of the Soviet Union. The revival preceded a great assault from the atheistic authorities. Soviet newspapers and magazines spewed an endless flow of articles against believers and the Christian faith, against the Bible and God. Radio, television, and movies were used for anti-religious propaganda. Believers were fired from their jobs, and Christian young people were kept out of educational institutions.

by Daniel
January 7, 2015

While the year 2014 will go down in history for having the highest level of global persecution of Christians in the modern era, current conditions suggest the worst is yet to come. According to the 2015 Open Doors World Watch List, the Middle East Remains Most Violent While Africa Sees Largest Increase in Persecution of Christians.

by Raymond Ibrahim
February 1, 2015

Please take note that the author has been reporting on the persecution of Christians by Muslims since July 2011.  The incidents below are only for ONE month - December 2014.  

Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years - Revelation 20:4

by Morgan Lee
February 19, 2020

How the Coptic Church responded in the wake of this heinous act of violence - and what believers around the world can learn from the ancient institution today.

by Matt Ward

The Bible tells us that persecution will be the experience of those who have Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior despite what the prosperity teachers tell us (2 Tim.3:12). For many Christians in this world today persecution is real, brutal and deadly serious where their very lives are at stake on a daily basis.

The Bible is replete with warnings that living as a Christian will be difficult and for many it has proven to be deadly. In more than 50 nations of our world today it is illegal to just be a Christian. It is illegal to own a Bible, to preach Jesus Christ, to change your faith to Christianity; especially from Islam and to teach one’s children about salvation in Jesus.

by News24
February, 4, 2015

Geneva - Islamic State militants are selling abducted Iraqi children at markets as sex slaves, and killing other youth, including by crucifixion or burying them alive, a United Nations watchdog said on Wednesday. Children from the Yazidi sect or Christian communities, but also Shi'ites and Sunnis, have been victims, she said.

by Benjamin Weinthal
December 28, 2014

Melancholy, frustration, outrage, deep pessimism, shock and exasperation seem to be the dominant themes when experts discuss the plight of Christians in the Middle East. The fate of struggling Christians in Muslim-majority countries in the Islamic heartland has shifted from persecution to an existential struggle.

by thereligionofpeace
Last updated January 6, 2015

This is a list of targeted acts of terrorism on Christian civilians and church workers by religious Muslims since September 11th, 2001.  These attacks have nothing to do with war, combat or insurgency.  The victims are innocent Christians who were specifically targeted and abused solely on account of their faith by those who claim their own religion as a motive.

by Nisan Ahmado
April 9, 2018

In August 2014, the Islamic State attacked the Yazidi-populated Sinjar mountain, killing thousands of men and taking thousands of women and girls as sex slaves. Yazidis consider the attack one of 74 genocides in their history.

by Barbara Boland
August 8, 2014

An Iraqi Member of Parliament named Vian Dakhil made an impassioned plea before the Iraqi Parliament Tuesday, begging them in tears to save the Yazidis from genocide, and a Syrian Orthodox Archbisop confirmed the atrocities being committed in two videos translated by MEMRI TV.

by Barbara Boland
August 7, 2014

"Christianity in Mosul is dead, and a Christian holocaust is in our midst," said Mark Arabo, a Californian businessman and Chaldean-American leader. In an interview with CNN's Jonathan Mann, he called what's happening in Iraq a "Christian genocide" and said "children are being beheaded, mothers are being raped and killed, and fathers are being hung."

by The Independent
Sunday 20 July 2014

On Friday the Christians of Mosul, a community of thousands settled in the city since the early days of Christianity, were given 24 hours to either convert or face the sword.

by Kersley Fitzgerald
17 June 2014

Meriam Yahia Ibrahim is currently in a prison in Sudan with her infant daughter and her toddler son. She is scheduled to remain there for about two years, until her daughter is weaned. She is then to be executed. Saeed Abedini has served one year of a ten-year sentence in prison in Iran. It is possible that the government will release him once his sentence is filled — it's even possible they'll release him early. But his health is poor, conditions are horrible, and he has to endure regular beatings from guards and other inmates.

by David Barton
April 30, 2014

Listed below in chronological order are (1) numerous records of his attacks on Biblical persons or organizations; (2) examples of the hostility toward Biblical faith that have become evident in the past three years in the Obama-led military; (3) a listing of his open attacks on Biblical values; and finally (4) a listing of numerous incidents of his preferential deference for Islam’s activities and positions, including letting his Islamic advisors guide and influence his hostility toward people of Biblical faith.

by Raymond Ibrahim
May 22, 2014

So long as the international community and human rights organizations fail to employ some common sense and honesty—fail to call a spade a spade—so will they ensure that countless more innocent humans like Meriam Ibrahim continue to suffer “appalling and abhorrent” treatment, simply for trying to exercise their “right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion” under Islam.

by Michael Snyder
May 7, 2014 

Could you imagine the uproar in the mainstream media that we would see if a member of a politically favored class of people was crucified for who or what they are?  There would be front page headlines for weeks.  But because members of a politically favored class (Muslims) are doing it to members of a non-politically favored class (Christians), it is not newsworthy at all according to the media. 

by TBC Staff
Dec 12 2013

You, pray for us? We pray for you … because South Korean and American churches believe challenges in the Christian faith are solved by money, freedom and politics. It’s only when all you have is God do you realize God is all you need.

by Raymond Ibrahim
January 21, 2014

Prominent indicators confirm that the U.S. is the chief facilitator of the persecution of Christians around the world today.

By Majid Rafizadeh

The top ten countries for persecuting Christians over the last year were ranked: North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Maldives, Pakistan, Iran and Yemen, according to Open Doors USA, an organization that monitors and exposes Christian persecution around the globe.

Bb Beginning and End
October 7, 2012 

Standing up for the Christian faith starts and ends with knowing the Bible. Have you ever felt challenged to defend your Christian faith? Do you get shy when it comes to talking about the Bible? Do you feel like certain people will go out of their way to argue or try to silence you when you bring up Jesus, God or the Bible?

by Morning Star News
2/18/2013
 
Government sponsored persecution rose 42 percent in 2012. China's Christians felt a noticeable rise in persecution in 2012 as the Communist government began the first of a three-phase plan to eradicate unregistered house churches, a new report says.
 

By Raymond Ibrahim
May 07, 2013

A mass exodus of Christians is currently underway.  Millions of Christians are being displaced from one end of the Islamic world to the other. We are reliving the true history of how the Islamic world, much of which prior to the Islamic conquests was almost entirely Christian, came into being.

By Paul Proctor

It’s time to prepare for hard times, my friends. And, if you’re a bible-believing, Christ-following Christian, I believe the coming years will be particularly troublesome. The enemies of Christ have clearly risen to great power in this country and are, even as I write, busy endeavoring to finish off what remains of the church for the purpose of replacing it with a god and religion more suitable for global government.

Raymond Ibrahim
June 3, 2013

"It is part of a 'war of attrition' on the Copts in their own homeland." — Adel Guindy, President, Coptic Solidarity

George Thomas CBN News

"Your life is marked with risk the moment you decide to accept Jesus Christ as savior," he said. "That's the price you pay for being a member of the underground Church." "My entire family, including my children and parents, were always evangelizing," Mr. Bae said. "Of course, we did this in secret and we had to be careful. But the authorities became suspicious."

by Paul McGuire

My spiritual mentor, Dr. Francis Schaeffer, who has been called the greatest Evangelical theologian of the last 100 years, warned that as the anarchy increased in our world due to moral relativism, that totalitarianism would rise to control the chaos. Schaeffer issued that warning over 30 years ago and said we had a brief window in which to preserve our religious freedoms. Dr. Schaeffer believed that the greatest contributing factor to the rise of totalitarianism was the fact that the Evangelical Church was accommodating to a growing humanist culture and not standing for Biblical truth.

by Bryan Galloway

While Bonhoeffer often agonized over the role the church should play as Adolf Hitler's polices were enacted, he continued to focus his energy on pleasing his Lord and obeying the Word of God. From the moment Hitler became chancellor of Germany on January 30, 1933, Bonhoeffer suffered setbacks and opposition for his commitment to Jesus and for his stance that the church should be a voice for the innocent in society.

by Berit Kjos
2011

What does the word "freedom" mean in the context of today's corrupt culture? Amoral license? Liberty to follow feelings rather than facts? A ban on Christian expressions of faith? Mandatory "tolerance" for homosexual lifestyles?