An event on the Manipur violence in India organised by the World Evangelical Alliance at the UN in Geneva gets worldwide attention.
In the Southern European country, evangelical churches are the religious minority that grows the most, nearly tripling the presence of Muslim worship places.
Attacks on evangelical home churches by Hindu extremists have increased lately with the connivance of the police and the media.
A 2022 report by the Center for the Study of Global Christianity shows that Pentecostals are the fastest growing Christian denomination worldwide.
“Keshab went to the court for his regular hearing. We had no idea that he would be convicted that day and not return home”, says his wife. Christian leaders in Nepal are appealing to the international community.
Authorities told Christians they must renounce Christ to resolve the conflict.
Hard-line Hindus seek to revoke registration of Christian charities, as a well-strategized plan to show Christians in a bad light.
Church leader in southwest India loses hearing in one ear.
“Church leaders, pastors and congregation members are taken away forever from the midst of us. Our hearts are totally broken”, writes an evagelical leader. Thousands die without access to hospitals.
A large mob brutally attacked a home and a church, accusing Christians of converting people and celebrating with loud music.
A call to global prayer. An article by Jacob Daniel.
Hindu extremists falsely accuse a pastor and four other Christians of eating cow beef.
A report of the Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka warns that law enforcement and judicial systems have not always “provided relief” in cases of discrimination.
A research of Christian think tank Theos, also shows that Londoners are “more conservative and civically engaged”, and “26% feel marginalised because of their beliefs”
“When we entered the police station for the identification process, the attacker was treated like a VIP, not as a criminal,” says the brother-in-law of the pastor.
A tribal mob, incited by Hindu extremists, killed the 16-year-old, falsely accusing him and other targeted Christians of practicing black magic.
Animists in various villages harass Christians who refuse to renounce their faith.
The task force, which has come to light more than six years after the Supreme Court forced its constitution, has already drawn criticism.
“That pastor was killed, but you did not learn a lesson”, the gunmen said before shooting the daughter of a pastor who was killed in the same house.
The family has also been socially banished from this village and treated as untouchables.
The Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) publishes its annual report of violence against Christians. “Most of the incidents are related to physical violence, threats, harassment and the disruption of church services”.
At the LE2020 Gathering in Poland 21-25, October Usha Reifsnider will expand on her experience.
Hindu villagers have also stopped worshippers from coming to services, with threats that they would be brutally attacked if they continued gathering.
Hindu extremists attacked pastor, accusing him of being responsible for the growing number of people converting to Christianity.
Digital persecution is on the rise, the WWL 2020 shows. Asia Bibi’s release was one of the the good news.