Watch List Reveals Surge of Christian Persecution in China

Open Doors has announced the 2020 World Watch List at a press conference in Washington, D.C, and revealed that Christians living in China are experiencing unprecedented levels of persecution, and their quality of life is deteriorating at an alarming rate. China jumped four spots, from #27 in 2019 to #23 in 2020, on the annual list which ranks the top 50 most dangerous countries for Christians.

School Initially Says Student Performance of ‘Joy to the World’ Not Acceptable

A school in Northern California has reversed course after initially declaring “Joy to the World” unacceptable for a student piano performance.

Leaked Memo Reveals Grim Reality of China’s Anti-Religion Prison Camps

A classified cache of official Chinese government documents pertaining to the country’s clandestine internment camps has been obtained by investigative journalists.

American Pastor Detained in India Because of His Faith

Open Doors has learned that authorities in India have arrested and detained American pastor, Bryan Nerren. Nerren, who is from Tennessee, apparently drew attention from security agents because he was carrying money intended to cover the expenses of two conferences and the travel expenses of a few pastors.

Believers to Rally in Prayer Vigil for Kidnapped Christian

Save the Persecuted Christians (STPC), which advocates on behalf of hundreds of millions of persecuted Christians worldwide, is linking arms with the Leah Foundation, other concerned believers and religious freedom advocates to call on Christians to join a Global Prayer Vigil for kidnapped Nigerian Christian schoolgirl Leah Sharibu.
Leah was kidnapped Feb. 19, 2018, along with 109 other girls. Five girls died during the first month. In March 2018, the Nigerian federal government interceded and all the girls remaining in captivity were released—except Leah, who refused to deny Christ and convert to Islam.

Megachurch in China Demolished—Pastors Detained

Authorities destroyed a church in China and detained its pastors over the weekend.

American Missionary Hunted by ISIS: ‘Jesus Himself Is Appearing to Many Muslims’

“Sir, do you want to cut my head off?”

Stunned and aghast, the interpreter stares back at Victor Marx.

“I don’t think he would appreciate—” the interpreter says.

“Just ask,” Marx says. “I feel like that’s my opening line.”

U.S. Students to Lead in Prayer Before Football Game After Coach Gets Heat

Students at Rockvale High School in Tennessee plan to lead their own prayer before their football game this week. That decision comes after a complaint was lodged against their football coach for praying with his team after a game on August 30.

California Senate Passes Resolution Telling Pastors to Embrace LGBT Beliefs

California Senate passed a resolution telling Christian clergy to accept and support LGBTQ ideology, even if doing so violates their Christian beliefs.

Advocates Demand Pakistan Release Christian Couple Sentenced to Death for Blasphemy

Over a dozen civil society members of the International Religious Freedom Roundtable are demanding that the Pakistani government release a Christian couple sentenced to death for blasphemy.

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