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World Court Urged To Recognize Israel’s Biblical Land
World Court Urged To Recognize Israel’s Biblical Land

Nearly a thousand Christians from dozens of nations have urged the United Nations top court to recognize Israel’s Biblical right to its historic land, including Judea and Samaria, also known as the West Bank.

11 Christians Of US Group Still Jailed In Nicaragua After Evangelism
11 Christians Of US Group Still Jailed In Nicaragua After Evangelism

There was concern Wednesday about the plight of 11 Christian leaders sentenced to 12 or 15 years in prison and ordered to pay $880 million. Several sources said they have also been barred from contacting their families and lawyers.

Pakistan: Young Christian Father Shot Dead in His Home by Enraged Islamic Neighbors, “Our Lives Do Not Matter”
Pakistan: Young Christian Father Shot Dead in His Home by Enraged Islamic Neighbors, “Our Lives Do Not Matter”

A young Catholic father of four was murdered by his Islamist neighbors in Lahore, Pakistan last week after he objected to their harassment of Christians in the area, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.

Nigeria: Slaughter of Christians by Islamic Terrorists Continues, “The Government’s Failure to Punish Perpetrators Has Strengthened the Militants”
Nigeria: Slaughter of Christians by Islamic Terrorists Continues, “The Government’s Failure to Punish Perpetrators Has Strengthened the Militants”

The slaughter of Nigerian Christians by Islamic terrorists continues unabated and, on July 7, three more Christians were murdered in Nigeria’s Plateau state, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. More Christians are killed in Nigeria each year than everywhere else in the world combined.

Nigeria: Teenage Christian Girl Held Captive by Islamic Terrorists
Nigeria: Teenage Christian Girl Held Captive by Islamic Terrorists

A teenage Christian girl who was active in her church remains in captivity after Islamic terrorists kidnapped her from her grandmother’s home in Nigeria five months ago, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

Vietnam: 11 Christians Imprisoned for Their Faith Have Disappeared
Vietnam: 11 Christians Imprisoned for Their Faith Have Disappeared

Six Protestants and five Catholics in Vietnam have disappeared after being imprisoned by the ruling communist government for religious activity deemed threatening to “national unity.”

China Jails Evangelist; Preacher Plans Appeal (Worthy News Mission Watch)
China Jails Evangelist; Preacher Plans Appeal (Worthy News Mission Watch)

A Chinese evangelist plans to appeal the lengthy prison term he received on charges linked to his Christian activities, several sources confirmed to Worthy News on Thursday.

Pakistan: Islamist Abducts 14-Year-Old Christian Girl and Forces Her Into Marriage, “May God Have Mercy on Us and Save Our Child!”
Pakistan: Islamist Abducts 14-Year-Old Christian Girl and Forces Her Into Marriage, “May God Have Mercy on Us and Save Our Child!”

A 14-year-old Catholic girl in Islamabad, Pakistan, has been kidnapped from her parents’ home by a local Islamist who forced her to “marry” him, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. 

DRC: Islamic State Murdered 639 Christians in First Half of 2024, “The People of God Are Resilient But the Violence Can Be Overwhelming”
DRC: Islamic State Murdered 639 Christians in First Half of 2024, “The People of God Are Resilient But the Violence Can Be Overwhelming”

A new study shows that Islamic State Central Africa Province (ISCAP) terrorists murdered 639 Christians in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the first six months of 2024 alone, Christian Daily International reports.

India Hindus Kill Woman For Becoming Christian
India Hindus Kill Woman For Becoming Christian

A Christian woman was beaten to death with a hammer and other weapons in central India after she abandoned Hinduism and turned to faith in Christ, several sources confirmed Wednesday.

Wife-Lynched Pakistani Christian Dies Of Heart Attack
Wife-Lynched Pakistani Christian Dies Of Heart Attack

The wife of an elderly Christian who recently died of his injuries after being lynched by a Muslim mob in eastern Pakistan has also passed away following a heart attack linked to stress, Worthy News learned Wednesday.

India: Seven Christian Families Are Homeless After Eviction by Hindu Nationalists
India: Seven Christian Families Are Homeless After Eviction by Hindu Nationalists

Seven Christian families in eastern India’s Odisha state have been rendered homeless after Hindu nationalists pressured their village leaders to evict them for leaving Hinduism, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

Indonesia: Islamic Social Media Campaign Stokes Hostility Over Spread of Christianity
Indonesia: Islamic Social Media Campaign Stokes Hostility Over Spread of Christianity

An Islamic social media campaign has come under condemnation for using controversial statistics and statements to stir up fear and strife over the spread of Christianity in Indonesia, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. 

USCIRF Recommends Special Watch Status for Sri Lanka
USCIRF Recommends Special Watch Status for Sri Lanka

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on Jun. 27 issued a report recommending that the US State Department designate Sri Lanka as a Special Watch List country in 2023 and 2024, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

Pakistan: Christian Man Sentenced to Death for Alleged Anti-Islam TikTok Post
Pakistan: Christian Man Sentenced to Death for Alleged Anti-Islam TikTok Post

A Christian man has been sentenced to death in Punjab Province, Pakistan for sharing allegedly hateful content against Muslims on TikTok, The Hindu reports.

Nigeria: Fulani Terrorists Murder 8 Christians, Including Two Children
Nigeria: Fulani Terrorists Murder 8 Christians, Including Two Children

Suspected Fulani terrorists in Nigeria’s Plateau state murdered eight Christians, including two children, in attacks on three villages in the last week of June, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. 

Nigeria: Abducted Pastor and His Wife Threatened With Execution by Islamic Terrorists Unless Demands Are Met
Nigeria: Abducted Pastor and His Wife Threatened With Execution by Islamic Terrorists Unless Demands Are Met

As Islamic terrorism continues to grip swathes of Nigeria, jihadist terrorists are threatening to execute a pastor and his wife whom they abducted in Borno state last year – unless their demands and hefty ransom are not met, Crosswalk reports.

Presbyterian Church (USA) Votes to Divest from Israel Bonds, Denounces Christian Zionism
Presbyterian Church (USA) Votes to Divest from Israel Bonds, Denounces Christian Zionism

A long-time harsh critic of Israel and its policies toward Palestinians, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) on Monday, July 1 voted unanimously to divest from Israel bonds and called on pertinent US companies to stop trading with Israel, the Religion News Service (RNS) reports. With one million members and 8,000 churches, the Presbyterian Church (USA) is the largest Presbyterian denomination in the US.

Laos: Pastor and Five Other Christians Imprisoned Following Arrest During Prayer Meeting
Laos: Pastor and Five Other Christians Imprisoned Following Arrest During Prayer Meeting

Continuing a systemic crackdown on Christianity in Laos, authorities in Khammouane Province arrested a pastor and five other evangelical Christians on Saturday as they gathered in a home to pray for the next day’s Sunday service at their church, Christian Daily International (CDI) reports.

Uganda: Evangelist Lynched After Leading Muslims to Christ
Uganda: Evangelist Lynched After Leading Muslims to Christ

An evangelist who led Muslims to Christ in eastern Uganda was found dead in a pool of blood and tied with ropes soon after he texted his pastor that he was surrounded by Islamists, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.