Rep. Smith Chairs Hearing on Christians Under Attack

Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), co-chairman of Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission along with Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA), today held a bipartisan hearing on the perilous state of religious freedom for Christians in China, Nigeria, Iran and other places around the world.

State Dept. Releases Religious Freedom Report

Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Global Human Rights and Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, welcomed last week’s release of the State Department’s annual International Religious Freedom Report.

Children Massacred in Assault on Christian Town

Five children playing near a monastery and one woman on a nearby street were killed as a result of heavy shelling on the Syrian Christian town of al-Suqaylabiyah came under heavy assault on May 12, 2019.

Christian Girls Lured Intro Trafficking Under Guise of Marrying Wealthy Christian Men

According to a disturbing new report from the Associated Press, Christian girls like 16-year-old Muqadas are being married off to Chinese men who come to Pakistan looking for brides.

Terrorists in Burkina Faso Execute Six at Pentecostal Church

Christians in Burkina Faso are mourning a deadly attack on a Protestant church as “a new turning point in terrorism” in the West African nation.

‘Easter Worshippers’ Disrespects Persecuted Christians

Coordinated bombings targeting multiple churches, as well as hotels, on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka highlight, once again, the growing persecution of Christians in South Asia and around the globe.

Chinese Authorities Offer Substantial Reward to Snitch on Christians

Those who report underground churches to authorities in China are going to be financially rewarded, according to Marcus Jones of London’s Premier Radio.

China Hasn’t Seen Persecution Like This Since Mao Took Power

Top U.S. trade negotiators are coming off an important meeting with China officials late last week, and the Chinese special envoy charged with negotiating the U.S.-China trade deal is expected to arrive in America this week. Likewise, the Trump administration is claiming victory after China agreed to “treat all variants of the powerful opioid fentanyl as controlled substances,” which makes good on a promise President Xi Jinping made to President Donald Trump late last year.

Mike Pence Issues Urgent ‘Call to Action’

Speaking at the first ever Help The Persecuted Summit in Washington, D.C. on Friday March 15, US Vice President Mike Pence highlighted the vital importance of standing with Christians in the Middle East, and beyond, who are suffering for their faith.

Coalition Launched to Combat China’s Worsening Religious Persecution

ChinaAid’s founder and president, Bob Fu, will join a host of U.S. lawmakers and Chinese religious freedom and human rights experts on Monday for a press conference to announce the launch of the Coalition to Advance Religious Freedom in China (CARFC), detail China’s human rights abuses, and urge China to adhere to respect the rights of the Chinese people by adhering to its own, pre-existing laws, as well as the legal practices of the international community.

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