India: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news from India (the most recent articles are at the top).

For more visit:
- http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2015/03/13/police-in-india-accused-of-roughing-up-christian-protesters/
- http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/police-launches-dedicated-facebook-page-for-christians-115031001208_1.html
- http://morningstarnews.org/2015/03/days-after-police-brutality-in-rajasthan-india-hindu-extremists-attack-in-m-p/
- http://www.christiantoday.com/article/india.pentecostal.pastor.mobbed.for.converting.people/49596.htm
- http://www.persecution.org/2015/03/06/icc-investigated-one-of-indias-toughest-districts-for-christians/
- http://www.christiantoday.com/article/20.indian.christians.claim.they.were.detained.and.beaten.by.police/49126.htm

Pakistan: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news from Pakistan (the most recent are at the top).

For more visit:
- http://www.worldmag.com/2015/03/pakistani_christians_protest_after_taliban_church_bombings
- http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31922140
- http://www.latimes.com/world/afghanistan-pakistan/la-fg-pakistan-christians-protests-20150316-story.html
- http://www.persecution.org/2015/03/16/fifteen-killed-dozens-wounded-after-suicide-bombers-attack-two-churches-in-pakistan/
- http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/suicide-bombers-attack-catholic-church-in-pakistan/2015/03/15/e21f1b8a-caed-11e4-b2a1-bed1aaea2816_story.html
- http://tribune.com.pk/story/853616/blast-heard-in-lahore-2/

Iran: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news from Iran (the most recent articles are at the top).

For more visit:
- http://www.christiantoday.com/article/iran.persecution.of.christians.as.bad.as.ever.despite.presidents.promises/49742.htm
- http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/03/09/the-horrifying-thing-this-christian-pastor-witnessed-inside-of-an-iranian-prison-that-has-left-him-shaken/
- http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2015/February/Naghmeh-Abedini-to-Address-National-Leaders-at-CPAC/
- https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2015/02/article_3745116.html/

Pakistan: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news from Pakistan (the most recent articles are at the top).

For more visit:
- http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2015/March/Thai-Police-Arrest-400-Pakistani-Christian-Refugees/
- http://www.christianpost.com/news/son-of-pakistani-christian-servant-tortured-killed-by-police-after-mother-wouldnt-confess-to-crime-mom-says-she-will-not-give-up-on-her-lord-135520/
- http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Lahore,-20-year-old-Christian-tortured-and-killed-by-police-33693.html
- http://time.com/3740149/pakistan-death-penalty/
- http://www.christianpost.com/news/uk-groups-seeks-justice-for-christian-girls-gang-raped-by-5-pakistani-muslims-135282/
- http://www.pakistanchristianpost.com/headlinenewsd.php?hnewsid=5207

Vietnam: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news from Vietnam (most recent articles are at the top).

For more visit:
- http://www.csw.org.uk/2015/03/13/news/2509/article.htm
- http://www.csw.org.uk/2015/03/10/news/2500/article.htm
- http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Montagnard-Christians-continue-to-flee-to-Cambodia,-but-are-running-out-of-food-and-supplies-33579.html

ISIS: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news from Iraq and Syria, with particular emphasis on ISIS (note the most recent articles are at the top).

For more visit:
- http://www.christianpost.com/news/how-should-christians-respond-to-isis-135822/
- http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/03/17/syrian-iraqi-christians-plead-for-international-assistance-from-temporary-homes/
- http://www.jns.org/latest-articles/2015/3/16/mideast-christian-yazidi-groups-urge-un-to-act-on-islamic-state-persecution
- http://www.persecution.org/2015/03/16/islamic-state-isis-vandalizes-churches-in-iraq-removing-crosses-atop-them-destroying-statues-and-icons/
- https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/security/report/2015/03/12/108473/the-plight-of-christians-in-the-middle-east/
- http://www.newsday.com/news/world/activists-number-of-christians-abducted-by-isis-rises-to-220-1.9979216
- http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/02/24/isis-captures-christians-piece-by-piece-middle-eastern-christianity-is-being/

Nigeria: Persecution News Update


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

For more visit:
- http://morningstarnews.org/2015/03/soldiers-kill-six-christians-at-church-in-kaduna-state-nigeria-witnesses-say/
- https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2015/03/article_3777912.html/
- https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2015/03/article_3777903.html/

More Disappointing News from ‘Reformed’ Circles


The link below is to an article reporting on a further watering down of the Biblical standard as regards homosexuality and this from a church in the ‘Reformed’ tradition.

For more visit:
http://christiannews.net/2015/03/18/megachurch-leader-drops-celibacy-requirement-for-gay-members-as-long-as-sex-is-in-marriage/

India: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news from India (the latest are at the top).

For more visit:
- http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/20-christians-detained-by-local-police-for-distributing-religious-literature/
- http://www.ndtv.com/others-news/mangalore-church-attacked-days-after-pms-remarks-on-religious-tolerance-742220
- http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/church-cemetery-vandalised-again/article6931392.ece
- http://mattersindia.com/villagers-erect-memorial-for-seven-kandhamal-martyrs/
- http://blog.godreports.com/2015/02/hindu-extremists-attack-women-at-prayer-meeting/