Christians Taking Children to Camp in India Charged with Kidnapping, Forced Conversion

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Six Christians taking children to a Vacation Bible School camp in Madhya Pradesh state, India, remain in custody after police detained them last month on charges of kidnapping and forcible conversion, sources said. Also detained was a 15-year-old boy who was held in a juvenile detention center for nearly a month before he was released

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Christian Families in India Forced into Hindu Ritual, Denied Water

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Villagers in Uttar Pradesh state, India beat Christians, forced them to participate in Hindu rituals and have refused to provide them water, sources said. Four families who were attacked in Jalalabad village, Ghazipur District rely on the water to irrigate their fields, they said. “How will we survive if we don’t grow our crops?” Sasikala

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Christian Pastor Tortured in Vietnam for Evangelizing

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A pastor who is imprisoned in Vietnam recently reported to U.S. officials the torture he has been forced to undergo. According to Christian Today, Pastor Nguyen Chinh was arrested and imprisoned in Vietnam in 2011. He was charged with evangelizing and sentenced to 11 years in prison. His wife Tran Thi Hong revealed that her

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Young Christian Woman Said To Be Kidnapped outside Cairo, Egypt

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A young Coptic woman in a suburb of Cairo, Egypt remains missing after her disappearance last week from an area where Muslim attacks against Christians have surged, sources said. Suzan Ashraf Rawy, 22, left for work by foot from her home in Al Khosous on the morning of June 5 but never arrived at the

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Sudan Orders Demolition of at Least 25 Church Buildings, Christian Leaders Say

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State officials in Sudan plan to demolish at least 25 church buildings in the Khartoum area, according to Christian leaders. A June 13, 2016 letter from the Executive Corporation for the Protection of Government Lands, Environment, Roads and Demolition of Irregularities of Khartoum State reveals the names and locations of 25 church buildings marked for demolition,

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Pakistani Christian Woman is Beaten, Raped, and Forced to Convert to Islam

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A Christian Pakistani woman was beaten, raped, and forced to convert to Islam by her Muslim employer. Christian Today reports that Fouzia Sadiq, 31, is a divorcee and mother of three. She was working as a cleaner to support her family when the Muslim man who employed her, Muhammed Nazir Amjad, began making unwanted sexual

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Militants kill two Christians in Egypt’s Sinai

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Egyptian security officials say suspected militants have killed two Christians in the restive north of the Sinai Peninsula, days after an ISIS affiliate group vowed to step up a wave of attacks on Christians. The officials said Saad Hana, 65, was shot dead and his son Medhat, 45, was abducted and burned alive before their bodies

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Indonesia: Christians Hopeful One Year after Churches Destroyed by Extremists

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Churches destroyed a year ago by Islamic extremists and police in Aceh Singkil – a rural ‘regency’ in Indonesia’s only Sharia-ruled province – have still not been rebuilt because of discrimination against Christians by local authorities, say church leaders. However, despite the troubles, church membership is climbing. Hardliners started destroying Aceh Singkil churches in October

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Uganda: Muslim Boys Come to Christ Then Must Flee for Their Lives

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Two boys who converted to Christianity from Islam in Uganda have been forced to flee for their lives due to persecution. According to ChristianToday.com, the two boys, aged 16 and 17, were driven out even by their own family members. The boys found refuge in the home of a Christian man, but that man ended

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UPDATE: Family Seek Presidential Pardon for Algerian Christian

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The family of imprisoned Algerian Christian Slimane Bouhafs has appealed to the Algerian President for a pardon, after he was convicted of “insulting Islam and the prophet Mohammed” in posts he made on social media. Bouhafs, who converted to Christianity in 1997, was sentenced to three years imprisonment on 6 September. During a press conference

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