ALGERIA

Christians in Algeria ban together to stop the authorities from closing another church.


CAMEROON

A Bible translator, Angus Fung, was murdered by Fulani and his wife’s arm chopped off. He was one of 7 murdered.


CHINA

Li Yufeng, a Christian human rights activist, was re-arrested as she walked out of the courthouse where she was filing an appeal. She had just been released from prison four months prior.

Undocumented government officials are breaking into Fujian churches.


DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Over 200 kidnapped and a Christian hospital attacked.


ERITREA

More mass arrests in Eritrea. Some prisoners are being held in an underground prison of tunnels. The UN condemns the governmental actions yet mass arrests still continue.


INDIA

Man wrongly accused and convicted of murder is finally released 10 years later.


IRAN

Three cases are going before the judge on September 3. Iranians are asking for prayer.


MEXICO

Drug cartels are targeting priests/pastors with kidnapping and murder. This month has seen the assassination of one leader and the kidnapping of another.


MYANMAR (BURMA)

Hkalam Samson has been ordered to court to face charges of defamation after he spoke at the White House regarding human rights abuses by the Myanmar Army.

Religious Freedom and Human Rights activists fear for his safety and are skeptical of the motivations behind the charges.


NIGERIA

A catholic priest was on his way to a peace meeting when he was attacked and then burned in his car.


NORTH KOREA

It is being reported that North Korea is conducting massive searches in order to find Christians.


PAKISTAN

Two boys in Pakistan were stabbed when a disagreement began over car stickers. The father of the two Christian boys tried to make amends with the father of the Muslim boys. However, the Muslim men came over and stabbed the Christian boys.


SWEDEN

Aileen has been granted asylum by Sweden! The Iranian born woman converted to Christianity and had to seek refuge in Sweden. However, she has since been fighting her deportation. Sweden has reversed course and has allowed her to stay.


TURKEY

Churches in Turkey are feeling increasing pressure from the government as the government tries to take more control.


VIETNAM

Family is brutally beaten for converting to Christianity. The six year old child is beaten so badly she was in a coma for a month.


RESOURCES

CSW’s weekly prayer sheet.

Voice of the Martyrs prayer sheet.


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