Persecuted christians

Untergetaucht im Licht

Geschichte einer Bekehrung German language
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CHRISTIAN TEENAGER MURDERED BY FIANCÉ IN INDIA

30 April 2018 A 19-year-old Christian woman from a Hindu background has been murdered by her Hindu fiancé, after he was told by her parents that he must respect her Christian faith. Ashani grew up in a rural village in India. Ashani’s parents and their five children came to faith five years ago after God had healed Ashani from a serious skin condition. She received some Bible...
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Pakistan: Christian woman set on fire after she refuses to convert, marry

April 23, 2018   A Christian woman in Pakistan died on Sunday night (April 22) after a Muslim in the Sialkot area set her on fire for refusing to convert to Islam and marry him, relatives said. Muhammad Rizwan Gujjar poured kerosene on 25-year-old Asma Yaqoob and set her on fire on Wednesday (April 17), resulting in burns on 80 percent of her body, sources said. She and...
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ENTSCHLOSSEN ZU VERGEBEN

German language Vipur aus Indien Vipur* stammt aus einer hinduistischen Familie und wurde Christ, nachdem er auf die Gebete eines Christen hin von einer schweren Krankheit geheilt wurde. Daraufhin wollten Familie und Freunde nichts mehr mit ihm zu tun haben. Doch nach einiger Zeit nahmen Vipurs Frau, vier seiner Brüder und weitere Menschen den christlichen Glauben an. Eine Gemeinde...
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LURED, KIDNAPPED AND ALMOST FORCED TO CONVERT TO ISLAM

14 March 2018 Christian teenager, Romina*, was groomed, kidnapped and held against her will by an Islamic leader intent on converting her to Islam. Now Romina and her family face the shame and stigma their society attaches to her kidnapping. When Romina was young she went to church with her family. But when she reached high school her family decided she should stop going. “When...
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SHEIKH FROM UGANDA FACES FATWA AFTER BEING A SECRET CHRISTIAN FOR TEN YEARS

12 March 2018 Hussein, a 68-year-old Sheikh (Muslim leader) from Uganda, is facing a fatwa (death sentence) after publicly acknowledging that he has become a Christian. He had kept his faith a secret for ten years. COMING ACROSS 'ISA' Hussein grew up in a Muslim home and started attending Islamic classes from the age of seven. After he finished school in 1977 he was granted a...
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Saudi Arabia is modernising, but will this mean greater freedom for religious minorities?

February 23, 2018 By World Watch Monitor The political landscape in the strict Islamic Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is changing, and quickly. A charismatic crown prince seems determined to modernise his country and even speaks of a shift towards a more “moderate” Islam. But will the changes taking place in Saudi also ease the situation for members of non-Islamic faiths?   In...
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OVER 100 CHRISTIANS SENT TO ‘RE-EDUCATION’ CAMPS IN XINJIANG, CHINA

05 February 2018 More than 100 Christians have been sent to ‘re-education’ camps in China’s north-western Xinjiang province over the past few months according to Open Doors sources. These ‘mind-transformation centres’ teach citizens to be loyal to the communist ideology. Most of those detained are from the Uyghur ethnic minority group and have a Muslim background. In recent years...
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Islamic Students Terrorize Town Due to Arrest of Radical Teacher

By Nathan Johnson  01/31/2018 Washington D.C.  (International Christian Concern)  –  “ Our Catholic church has been here for over 40 years and we have been living in peace with the different communities living in Marsabit. This was a surprise to us and we urge the Muslim community to keep calm and respect other people’s freedom of worship. In total, 73 glass...
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Egypt: Copt thrown out of village and fined over ‘attack’ he denies

January 19, 2018 By World Watch Monitor  An Egyptian Christian has been thrown out of his village after it was alleged that he had attacked a Muslim woman. The Coptic community has also been forced to pay the equivalent of nearly 3,000 US dollars to the woman’s family, though they say the allegations are baseless. Awad Zaki, 55, a blacksmith from the village of El Dawwar in...
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NORTH KOREA: ILLEGAL BIBLE LED KIM SANG-HWA TO JESUS

Kim Sang-Hwa* is the daughter of a North Korean church leader. She now lives in South Korea; the most fortified border in the world separates her from her parents and her North Korean brothers and sisters in Christ. This is her story. I come from a Christian family, although for a long time I wasn't even aware my parents were believers. Like so many Christian families, our family was...
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Indian Church slams attack on seminarians and priests in Madhya Pradesh

In Satna, Hindu extremists held Catholics hostage. “The charge of conversion on which the priests and seminarians were detained is frivolous and laughable,” said Mgr Mascarenhas. It is time “to go beyond words and promises”. Hindu terrorists “have taken on the garb of ‘religious police”.   New Delhi (AsiaNews) – The Catholic Church of India has...
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Mali: ‘Christians can simply be slaughtered’

December 11, 2017 By World Watch Monitor  Sory* was threatened by Islamists when they heard about his work at a church in Djalloube, central Mali, and fled, leaving his family traumatised. “I started to face serious problems when the Islamists heard about me and the conversion of some of the people [from Islam to Christianity],” Sory says. “They sent me warnings through...
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Hindu man disowns, discards wife & 4 children after they follow Jesus

November 21, 2017 By Mark Ellis — Sunita Kumar (mom) with four children, Neeraj (23), Pardeep (17), Sapna (19), and Gaytari (15) A Hindu man kicked his wife and four children out of the house after they refused to renounce their Christian faith. The patriarch, Ramesh Kumar, felt scandalized by the fact that they are following Jesus. Now his wife and children struggle to...
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The story of an underground Catholic priest in China

Madrid, Spain, Nov 17, 2017 / 12:15 am ( ACI Prensa ).- Fr. Joseph of Jesus is a Chinese priest, faithful to the Catholic Church. Life is not easy for Catholics in China. Those who adhere to Rome are persecuted by the Chinese government, which only grants freedom of worship to those belonging to the state-controlled Patriotic Church. Fr. Joseph recently shared his story on the “In the...
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ORPHAN FROM COLOMBIA USES HER STORY TO SHARE ABOUT GOD'S LOVE

“I use my story to tell others that, for those who love God, all things work together for good. I try to make people understand that we do not have to turn away from God because of difficult circumstances.”
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A day in the life of an Egyptian Christian

Each day, Christians living in Upper (southern) Egypt face a difficult struggle to survive because they are Christian. The widespread discrimination and outright persecution they endure defines much of their lives, ranging from their children’s education to the menial jobs they work to support their families. The narrative below illustrates a single day in the life of one of these Christians. While fictional, it is also a composite of actual experiences and represents the day-to-day reality for millions of Christians in Egypt
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Priest Murdered, Another Injured, in Cairo While Bystanders Looked On

Emergency Personnel Delayed Life-Saving Treatment 10/13/2017 Washington D.C. ( International Christian Concern ) - International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Father Hegoumen Samaan Shehata, a priest at St. Julius Al-Akfehasi Church in Al-Fashn, Egypt, was killed by a knife-wielding assailant during his return to a church following a pastoral visit to a family. A...
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Myanmar: Pastor casts demons out of chief’s son, Buddhist village comes to Christ

By Mark Ellis Dano was raised in a Christian home by parents who formerly practiced animism. After his father died, Dano turned to God and accepted Jesus as his Savior. As a young man, Dano enlisted in the military and had combat experience on the frontlines fighting Chinese rebels. “Our enemies ambushed us, they shot us and landmines exploded.” Dano reported in a  story...
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Police broke all his fingers for sharing Christ

By Mark Ellis — Jatya holds up photo of himself following beating (Photo credit: VOM) Jatya, a pastor in southern India, is able to document eight times he was persecuted for his faith, all memorialized in old newspaper clippings he keeps in a faded envelope. In 1992, police ordered Jatya to stop sharing Christ with others in his village. After he refused to stop, police broke...
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Faisalabad, Christian kidnapped by a Muslim landowner: They want his home

Afzal Masih, father of three children, has been missing since 19 September. His home borders to that of Fazi Ullah, a Muslim businessman, who accuses him of theft. Masih family: "The purpose of the Muslim is to occupy our home, as he has already done with two other homes belonging to Christians."   Faisalabad (AsiaNews) - Afzal Masih, a Christian worker and father of three...
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Egypt: ex-kidnapper admits ‘they get paid for every Coptic Christian girl they bring in’

 September 14, 2017 By World Watch Monitor  “I remember a Coptic Christian girl from a rich, well-known family in Minya. She was kidnapped by five Muslim men. They held her in a house, stripped her and filmed her naked. In the video, one of them also undressed. They threatened to make the video public if the girl wouldn’t marry him.” ‘G’, an Egyptian, admits he was in...
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IRAN: SONGS BRING ENCOURAGEMENT TO YOUNG SECRET BELIEVERS

Both Bibles and Christian youth meetings are forbidden for ethnic Persians in Iran, but this hasn't stopped young Iranians from hearing God's Word. Recently, a group of new believers secretly met in a Middle Eastern country to take part in discipleship seminars, talk about persecution, and, importantly, worship freely together. "When we worship together, I really feel like my...
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Hate crimes in Europe within second half of 2016

July Messina Source: Info Vaticana The church of Santa Elena was the victim of desecration, theft, and vandalism on July 3rd. The parish priest discovered the tabernacle completely emptied, smashed and detached from the wall. A statue of the Virgin Mary was decapitated, and a ciborium full of consecrated Hosts was stolen, along with an ancient reliquary containing a fragment of...
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The miracle that saved a priest from a jihadist’s knife

The terrifying experience of Franciscan Father Abuna Nirwan in Iraq Abuna Nirwan is a Franciscan priest, originally from Iraq, who studied medicine before being ordained. In 2004, while he was living in the Holy Land, the Dominican Sisters of the Rosary, founded by Maria Alphonsine Danil Ghattas (a Palestinian woman beatified in 2009 and canonized in 2015), gave him a relic of...
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