Syria: City of Idlib has lost most of its Christian population

The governorate of Idlib in Syria has been almost entirely emptied of its substantial Christian community in the wake of 10 years of catastrophic civil war, Christian Persecution (CP) reports. Unofficial statistics state that around 200 Christians have managed to cling on to the city, but some 10,000 have now left.

India: Hindu nationalists attack congregants in Karnataka state

As Hindu nationalist persecution of Christians in India continues to intensify, on November 14 a mob of Hindu radicals stormed the Mercy Divine Church in Bangalor, Karnataka state, throwing stones and chairs at congregants, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. Christian persecution in India has increased dramatically since the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party took power in 2014.

International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians: Sunday November 7th

International Day of Prayer (IDOP) 2021 falls on Sunday, November 7, and is a day for the international church to pray for believers around the world who have been harassed, silenced, tortured, displaced, wounded, maimed, and imprisoned because of their faith in Christ, CBN News reports.

Nigeria Church Attack Kills And Injures Worshipers

Christians confirmed Tuesday that one person died and several were injured when suspected Islamic gunmen opened fire Sunday at a morning church service in Nigeria’s troubled northern Kaduna State.

India persecution: Christian youth burned in acid attack

A Christian youth was horribly burned with acid in a suspected anti-Christian attack in northern India’s Bihar state last week, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. Christian persecution in India has intensified dangerously since the Hindu nationalist party Bharatiya Janata Party took power in 2014; India now ranks 10 on the US Open Doors 2021 Watch List of countries where Christians are persecuted.

Eritrea Detains Elderly Pastors

Three elderly “semi-retired pastors” have been arrested in Eritrea’s capital Asmara apparently, for their faith in Christ, an advocacy group said late Thursday.

India: 154 reported cases of Christian persecution in first half of 2021

Christian rights groups have recorded 154 incidents of persecution against believers in India for the first half of 2021 alone, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. Persecution against Indian Christians has intensified since the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party came to power in 2014.

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