900 Churches in Nigeria Destroyed by Boko Haram At least 900 Christian churches have been destroyed at the hands of Boko Haram in northern Nigeria, as part of the Islamic radical group's campaign to drive out all Christians from the north, the youth wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria reported. [ 4 Comments ]
China arrested two South Korean Christian pastors for allegedly helping to smuggle North Korean defectors out of China, the latest in a string of detentions and expulsions aimed at South Korean Christians in the past several months.
The risks are huge, but faithful believers are not backing down - but they are being more discreet. Last year new reports surfaced that approximately a 100 million people throughout China have started to worship in 'underground churches' over traditional ones.
Rebels in South Sudan have reportedly abducted eight aid workers with the Christian humanitarian organization Samaritan's Purse. The group is led by Franklin Graham, son of famed evangelist Billy Graham.