Persecution News

22 April 2014

Nigeria: "Only Christ can deliver us"

Church leaders in Maiduguri, Borno state, have started a monthly week of prayer and fasting in the face of an alarming increase in the number of attacks on civilians. On 9 and 10 April, 135 people were killed and several abducted by gunmen in three separate attacks on villages in Borno state... Read more

22 April 2014

Christianity and genocide?

In the lead-up to Easter, Prime Minister David Cameron committed his government to fighting the persecution of Christians abroad, saying no group is under more pressure for its faith. Cameron is not alone in making the claim... Read more

17 April 2014

Algeria: Christians call for prayer for peaceful elections

The so-called Arab Spring has seen the overthrow of several Presidents across North Africa: first in Tunisia, then Mubarak in Egypt, followed by Gaddafi in Libya and finally a second 'overthrow' in Egypt: of President Morsi. However, in neighbouring Algeria, the incumbent President has stubbornly clung onto power... Read more

14 April 2014

Turkey: Malatya murder trial postponed again

Seven years after three Christians were tortured and killed in southeast Turkey, the Malatya trial's 93rd hearing has been postponed until 23 June. Turkish Christians Necati Aydin and Ugur Yukset and German Christian Tilmann Geske were brutally murdered in the Malatya offices of Zirve Christian Publishing on 18 April 2007... Read more

10 April 2014

India: Christians anxious about outcome of elections

India is currently engaged in the largest show of democracy on earth. And the silent Christian community in India - reportedly 2... Read more

10 April 2014

Canadian nun and two priests abducted in Cameroon

A Canadian nun and two Italian priests have been kidnapped by armed men in northern Cameroon, a region which serves as a base for Nigeria's radical Islamist group Boko Haram. The Canadian nun, Gilberte Bussiere, 75, has been in Cameroon for nearly 40 years... Read more