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By The Dispatch On Monday, May 11th, 2020
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Chinese government targets Christians in the wake of COVID, takes down crosses, raiding churches

Across China, the Chinese government continues its crackdown against Christianity, with ongoing raids, cross removal, and disbandment activities. According to Chinese Christian Fellowship of Righteousness (CCFR), More...

By Nasir Saeed On Thursday, April 30th, 2020
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Pakistan Pastor Haroon Cheeda and his family attacked for building a wall on their own land

On April 21 Pastor Haroon Cheeda, his wife Mariam and their 15-year-old son Asher were attacked by their Muslim neighbour. Rafique Bhatti attacked them for building a wall on their own land. He has illegally built More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, March 21st, 2020
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India’s General Secretary of VHP Milind Parande attacks Christians and Muslims, ‘destroying’ the ‘culture’ and ‘religion’

Milind Parande, the General Secretary of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), has unleashed a fresh tirade of hate against India’s Christian and Muslim populations. In an interview the Times of India, Parande peddled More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, March 20th, 2020
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Iranian Ayatollah Sayed Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad reaches out to Vatican for Wuhan Coronavirus help

An Iranian Ayatollah, Sayed Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad, has written a letter to the Vatican appealing for assistance as the coronavirus spreads throughout his country. This is not the first time that Ayatollah Damad More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, March 16th, 2020
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Pakistan Christians John Masih, Shamshad Bibi kept from son by Islamic clerics

Pakistani Christian parents have been refused the return of their son because he converted to Islam, and therefore cannot live with them. According to reports John Masih and his wife Shamshad Bibi of Mian Channu, More...

By Nasir Saeed On Wednesday, February 26th, 2020
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Pakistan: 2 Christian men shot in the attack, another injured by axe attack for building a church

Two Pakistani Christian men who were working on the construction of a Church in Sahiwal, Punjab have been shot in their head while other have been injured. On 2nd February local Muslims Muhammad Akram, Muhammad More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, February 17th, 2020
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Egypt arrests human rights defender Patrick George Zaki

Yet another human rights defender has been arrested and temporarily disappeared in Egypt. An Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) researcher, Patrick George Zaki, was stopped in the Cairo airport on February More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, February 5th, 2020
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Saint Patrick comes to life in ‘I Am Patrick’ with John Rhys-Davies, set for March

I AM PATRICK is a feature-length docudrama that peels back centuries of legend and myth to tell the true story of Saint Patrick. Through historical re-enactments, expert interviews, and Patrick’s own writings, More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, January 13th, 2020
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Indian Pastor Mukam Kiraad Charged with Illegally Practicing Medicine, can get three years in prison

According to Morning Star News, a pastor and two other Christians in India’s Madhya Pradesh state were arrested last month after being falsely accused of illegally practicing medicine. The foundation for the outrageous More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, December 31st, 2019
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China sentences Pastor Wang Yi to 9 years in prison for ‘subversion of state power’ and ‘illegal business’

 International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Pastor Wang Yi from Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) in Sichuan was sentenced to nine years in prison for “subversion of state power” and “illegal More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, December 9th, 2019
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Pakistan: Christian teen, Huma, kidnapped in Karachi, police refuse to investigate Abdul Jabar

On October 10, 2019, Huma, a 14-year-old Christian girl, was reportedly kidnapped by armed men. Since then, Huma’s family has fought tirelessly to bring Huma home and highlight the plight of Christian women and More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
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Egypt cracks down on free speech, raids news site Mada Masr over Christian persecution coverage

Egyptian authorities raided one of the last independent news sites in the country, Mada Masr, after having arrested one of their editors the day prior. The news site has received international awards for its independent More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
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Pakistan Christian Amir Masih escapes blasphemy charges as Imams rally violence against Christians

On Saturday, October 26, Amir Masih, a Christian sanitation worker from Yousafabad, a small town near Faisalabad, was falsely accused of blasphemy. Fortunately, after local police intervened, the blasphemy charges More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
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Christian Pastor Ramesh Pargi attacked, beaten in India’s Gujarat state

Morning Star News reports that a pastor in India’s Gujarat state has suffered severe injuries after he was beaten unconscious by a mob of radical Hindu nationalists. According to the victim, the radicals attacked More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
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Bishop of Aleppo Antoine Audo says mission in Syria is ‘attention to the poor’ serving people

Syria, in its present war-torn, broken state, while an immediate detriment to its inhabitants and concern to its neighbors, has presented the Church with a unique opportunity to serve its neighbors. Such a task More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, October 20th, 2019
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Turkey removes soccer flags because they contains symbols of a cross

Turkish police in Istanbul removed the flags of football (soccer) fans sporting the symbol of a cross. The football match between Mönchengladbach (Germany) and Basaksehir (Turkey) occurred on October 3rd as part More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
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Pastor Li Juncai jailed after fighting against China’s demand to remove cross from Zhongxin Church in Xinxiang

Pastor Li Juncai, along with three staff from Zhongxin Church in Xinxiang County, Henan, was criminally detained by local authorities on February 20, after having firmly resisted the cross removal at their church. More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
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Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani writes plea for help during hunger strike from Iran’s Evin Prison

Nearly one week has passed since Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani has begun a hunger strike from Evin Prison, where he is serving a 10-year jail sentence. He began the hunger strike in response to the Education Ministry’s More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
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Wajih-ul-Hassan acquitted from Pakistan blasphemy charges after 18 years in prison

Last Wednesday, September 25, the Supreme Court of Pakistan acquitted a man accused of blasphemy after he spent 18 years in prison. According to local activists, the acquittal of Wajih-ul-Hassan is the third instance More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, September 30th, 2019
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Iran denies Christian Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani’s children their high school diplomas

wo Iranian Christian children whose father is imprisoned for his faith have been denied high school diplomas by the state. The government insists that they complete Islamic education first. Their father, Yousef More...


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