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ERITREA: More Christians Die in Custody

Compass Direct (CD) reports that Pastor Habtom Tesfamichel (57), a founder of the Full Gospel Church in Eritrea, was arrested in Asmara on 23 January. He had led the Asmara congregation since its previous pastor, Kidane Woldu, was imprisoned in March 2005. On Thursday 15 February, Magos Solomon Semere (30) died in custody from the effects of physical torture and untreated pneumonia. Arrested twice, each time for worshipping in a Protestant church,
he had spent most of the last four-and-a-half years in prison. CD reports that on Sunday 18 February ten more Christians were arrested as they visited a newly married couple after their wedding.
Thursday, March 1, 2007   read more | 7957 reads

Crisis in Papua (Indonesia)

The Indonesian military (TNI) is using the suspicious deaths of two soldiers on 8 December 2006 as the pretext for a massive military assault against the mostly Christian Papuan villagers of the Puncak Jaya highland region. (There is good evidence the initial incident was set up by the military itself.) As a result an estimated 5000 villagers have been driven from their homes, gardens and livestock.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007   read more | 8201 reads

Former Homosexuals Seek to Heal Emotional Hurts

A survey of same-sex-attracted men reveal that those who seek change may be less influenced by outside pressure or shame than is generally assumed.
Sunday, December 17, 2006   read more | 8944 reads

SRI LANKA: Christians Cry for Help

In a worsening climate of impunity as Sri Lanka falls into civil war, Buddhist militants have continued their campaign against Christianity, attacking churches and threatening Christian schools. Christians in Sri Lanka are calling for help from the international community following a rapid deterioration of law and order in the past week.
Sunday, November 26, 2006   read more | 9201 reads

KASHMIR: Earthquake Update - One Year On

Last year's earthquake provided Pakistani Christians with an opportunity to enter the region and help the victims rebuild their lives. One local Christian NGO leader shared how his organization made its long-term aims transparent to both the government and local communities from the start of its work.
Sunday, November 26, 2006   read more | 8982 reads

IRAQ: Many Muslims Turning to Christ

Retired Iraqi Gen. Georges Sada reports more Iraqi Muslims becoming Christians than at any other time in the history of the country.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006   read more | 8071 reads

CHINA: Christian Chief Executives

China is officially an atheistic country, where some local officials still persecute religious dissenters: However at least 30 CEOs of major Chinese companies have become Christians. They even conduct Bible studies within their companies.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006   read more | 8069 reads

UN/NORTH KOREA: Survivors of Nth Korean Prison Camps Speak at UN

Two survivors of the North Korean prison camps have spoken at the UN Commission on Human Rights. The two, who are Christians, suffered appalling abuses. Kim Tae Jin was imprisoned without trial. He was forced to carry out hard labor on minimal food intake and beaten unconscious when too weak to carry out his tasks. He said, "My prayer is that the situation in North Korea will be improved by your prayers, partnership, and advocacy in both national and international arenas." Kim Young Soon was arrested after they captured her husband.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005   read more | 10357 reads
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