InChains brings you the news about the persecuted Church worldwide. It also brings you resources available for prayer, statistics, and more. Part of being the body of Christ is remembering those that are persecuted. “Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.” We need to remember and pray for those that are being persecuted, but we also need to pray for those that are doing the persecuting, that they would come to Christ. “But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” InChains prays that you will use this knowledge to strategically and specifically pray.
Christians in Hong Kong are worried their religious freedoms are eroding away as China puts new security laws in place.
A Christian school teacher is still missing, after being kidnapped.
Sixteen families were harassed by mobs for three weeks. These mobs threatened them if they did not convert. Sadly, two families converted out of fear.
Christian families were mobbed, tortured, then forced from their homes because they would not convert.
Pastor Victor, his wife, and three converts will have their appeal heard on June 1st.
A few Iranian converts were given reduced bail and then released on May 20th! Praise the Lord!
A church was raided and its pastor fined two months wages for holding a church service during the pandemic.
Discussions on abolishing the Taif Agreement has many feeling wary. Without this agreement, there is no guarantee that Christians will have a voice in the government.
Many attacks have been reported in Kaduna State (see previous InChains). It has now been reported that the Fulani will not release the kidnapped missionary until he converts.
Asia Bibi’s brother-in-law was found dead, his throat slit. Police are investigating.
Christian and Hindu communities had their houses destroyed. It is speculated that people with political power are behind it.
A mob assaulted the women of the family while they were home. The teenage girl suffered severe damage, hospitalizing her. When the family called the police for help, they were beaten and then arrested.
A man is using the COVID19 pandemic to take the land of the church. He has already demolished the wall separating his land from the church’s and extended his house onto the church’s property.
After converting to Christianity, the daughter of a sheik was almost burned to death by her father.
Release International has set up a LockDown Website
Article (with links) providing info about the increased persecution during COVID19 pandemic. Discrimination, Persecution and Pandemic
CSW Weekly Prayer List
REPORTS, BOOKS & MOVIES
United States Commission on Religious Freedoms 2020 Annual Report
For a list of names of those martyred, please see the Martyr Page. Although this list is not everyone, I created it to honor those that have been martyred. If I have been able to find their name, I have recorded it here with a link to what happened.
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