Nigeria, Iraq and Bangladesh: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article that reports on persecution news from Nigeria, Iraq and Bangladesh.

For more visit:
http://blog.opendoorsusa.org/newsflashes-persecuted-church-3/

Islamic State Expansion: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on the expansion of Islamic State controlled areas in Syria and Iraq.

For more visit:
https://www.mnnonline.org/news/islamic-state-expansion-ripple-effects/

Iran: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on persecution, news from Iran.

For more visit:
http://christiannews.net/2014/10/24/iranian-pastor-sentenced-to-six-years-in-prison-for-spreading-christianity/

Cameroon, Tanzania and Syria: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on persecution news from Cameroon, Tanzania and Syria.

For more visit:
http://blog.opendoorsusa.org/newsflashes-persecuted-church-cameroon-syria-tanzania/

Pakistan: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news from Pakistan (latest articles are at the bottom – earliest at top).

For more visit:
- http://www.crossmap.com/news/blasphemy-case-against-55-pakistani-christians-discharged-12798
- http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/10/15/persecuted-christian-will-pakistan-asia-bibi-be-killed-for-alleged-blasphemy/
- http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/in-expansive-pakistan-christians-cannot-find-space-to-bury-their-dead/2014/10/17/1de012e2-547d-11e4-892e-602188e70e9c_story.html
- https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2014/10/3430018/
- http://blog.opendoorsusa.org/10-asia-bibi-christian-woman-sentenced-death-pakistan/

Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church


<The links below are to articles reporting on the situation at the Mars Hill Church in Seattle following the resignation of Mark Driscoll.

For more visit:
- http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/trevinwax/2014/10/16/the-mars-hill-postmortem/
- http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2014/10/19/mars-hill-church-board-of-elders-mark-driscoll-resigned-instead-of-enter-restoration-plan-to-deal/

Bahrain: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on persecution news from Bahrain.

For more visit:
http://blog.opendoorsusa.org/world-watch-list-challenge-41-bahrain/

Malaysia: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on persecution news from Malaysia.

For more visit:
http://www.ecumenicalnews.com/article/malaysian-christians-lash-government-after-supremacist-evades-prosecution-26798

China: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news from China.

For more visit:
- http://www.chinaaid.org/2014/10/zhejiang-church-facing-demolition-after.html
- http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11158630/Chinese-preacher-grateful-to-be-jailed-amid-anti-church-campaign.html
- http://www.chinaaid.org/2014/10/zhejiang-authorities-take-advantage-of.html

Hillsong on Homosexuality … or Not


The link below is to an article on the Hillsong Church and its position on homosexual marriage – sort of.

For more visit:
http://christiannews.net/2014/10/18/hillsongs-brian-houston-wont-give-position-on-same-sex-marriage-were-on-the-journey-with-it/