Category: Persecution updates

Lindy Lowry - Apr 30, 2018

Mother of Boko Haram Captive Begs: ‘Please Don’t Tire of Praying for My Leah’

In this conversation with the mother of Leah Sharibu, we learn more about the night Boko Haram attacked and gain greater insight into the young girl’s character and faith.

Brian - Apr 27, 2018

What Does Peace Between the Koreas Mean for Persecuted Christians?

Does peace between the Koreas mean more intellectual and religious freedom in the North?

Lindy Lowry - Apr 16, 2018

Trial for U.S. Pastor Andrew Brunson Begins–“I Want Truth to Come Out”

The trial for U.S. Pastor Andrew Brunson began today. In Andrew’s defense statement, he told the court, “I am a Christian pastor. I did not join an Islamic movement. Their aims and mine are different…”

Brian - Apr 13, 2018

A Call for Prayer: President Trump Launches Airstrikes on Syria

President Trump announced airstrikes on Syria in coordination with the UK and France on Friday.

Lindy Lowry - Mar 26, 2018

In Iraq, Returning Christians Share an Easter Message of New Life

Today, our on-the-ground partners visit Qaraqosh to meet with returning Christians as they prepare to celebrate Easter together after three years of displacement.

Lindy Lowry - Mar 22, 2018

Call for Prayer for U.S. Pastor Andrew Brunson: Turkey Sets Trial Start Date

Less than a week since announcing their intention to prosecute U.S. Pastor Andrew Brunson and ask for 35 years in prison, Turkish prosecutors have now announced a date for the trial to begin. 

Lindy Lowry - Feb 08, 2018

In Iraq’s Ninevah Plain, God Is Doing a ‘New Thing’–678 Homes Restored With Your Help

For more than two years, occupying Islamic jihadists tried to erase any evidence of Christianity–burning churches, destroying crosses, toppling bell towers. But God is using the hands and feet of the Body of Christ to rescue and restore.

Sarah Cunningham - Dec 13, 2017

12 Year Old Noeh from Iraq Meets with U.N. Officials and Vice President, Mike Pence

12 year old Noeh from Iraq visited the U.N. and White House to bring attention to the plight of our brothers and sisters in the Middle East who long to stay and rebuild their community–continuing the 2,000 plus year history of Christianity in this region.

Lindy Lowry - Dec 12, 2017

Cairo: Believers Mark One Year Since December’s Deadly Church Bombing

For Christians in Egypt, the Christmas season that many Americans love to celebrate invokes bittersweet feelings, as December marks one year since the deadly bombing attack during a Sunday morning church service.

World Watch Monitor - Dec 01, 2017

Bangladesh: Catholic Priest Missing as Pope Francis Arrives

Pope Francis has arrived in Bangladesh, where a Catholic priest disappeared three days ago.