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Nigeria: Government Failure and the Spread of Islamic Fulani herdsmen Attacks

December 12, 2017
Fulani herdsmen killed people and burnt houses. They did this with glee on their faces. If the government cannot protect us, then we have no choice but to protect our land, our heritage and the territory of our ancestors. 

Mali: Christians are Being Slaughtered for Their Faith

December 10, 2017
Despite a 2015 peace deal with the government, self-proclaimed Islamic armed groups continue to pose a threat to Christians and other minority groups, especially in northern and central parts of the country that are not controlled by the state.

India: Mob of Hindus Attack 600 Christians Attending Prayer and Fasting Gathering

December 10, 2017
The attack took place yesterday in the village of Tarra. Dozens of cars, bicycles and other private property were targeted with damages estimated at more than US$ 6,000. The attackers also harassed women and beat up men. 

India: Hindus Beat Pastors and Stop Gospel Event in Chhattisgarh State

December 10, 2017
Berating and slapping two pastors into signing an apology letter before police, Hindu extremists stopped a planned three-day gospel meeting in Chhattisgarh state. Hindus beat pastor Vijay Jogi and pastor Santosh Rao minutes before the start of the first meeting, where about 1,000 people had gathered at the Railway Grounds.

Syrian: Residents Forced to Burn Clothing to Stay Warm Through the Winter

December 10, 2017
As winter arrives in opposition-held northwestern Syria, residents are burning secondhand clothing for warmth as a cheaper alternative to more expensive firewood and diesel fuel. This week, temperatures reached between 40 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit during the day but dipped to freezing overnight. 

Nigeria: Occult Groups Kidnap and Kill Christians

December 10, 2017
Pastor Victor Kanayo was killed by an occult group known as Badoo, a week after suspected Badoo members killed Iyabo Alaba and her two children, 4 and 8. The Badoo group carries out serial, ritual killings rooted in the founder’s methods.

India: Attacks on Christians Continue to Skyrocket in 2017

December 8, 2017
There is a clear pattern of rising religious intolerance across the country, especially against the minorities. Out of 29 states in India, at least 19 regularly witness attacks on Christians. The Christian community in the country has started to feel that none of the political parties are interested in speaking out for the community. 

Belarus: Town Begins Harassing Christians After 13 Years of Silence

December 8, 2017
The court in Lepel has repeatedly fined local Baptists since mid-October for singing and offering Christian books to passers-by near the town market. After detaining two church members, police injured the face of one and put handcuffs so tightly on another that his hands went numb. 

Iraq: US Vice President and Archbishop discuss aid to Iraqi Christians

December 8, 2017
US Vice President Mike Pence met with Chaldean Archbishop of Erbil Bashar Warda, to implement how the U.S. government can aid in the recovery of the Iraqi Christian community in the aftermath of the Islamic State.

China: Police Hold Christians After Tip-off From Gov’t Church Pastor

December 8, 2017
A pastor sympathetic to the Chinese government has betrayed a group of Christians in China. The pastor from the official government body, Three-Self Church, tipped off the police about a gathering of more than 10 Christians who were meeting at a restaurant for a weekly worship. 

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