Standing with Manipur’s tribals against overwhelming odds Rev's Ed Hird & David Kitz Why has the Canadian media left us largely in the dark over the Manipur genocide? What has the Canadian government been doing to protest the slaughter, rape, and displacement of tribal indigenous people of India? In the remote and beautiful landscapes of Manipur, India, a … [Read more...] about Urgent Call for Prayer
Belarus: Seven young Christians fined A court in Minsk has fined seven young Christians the equivalent of two months’ average wages each. The charges were laid against the believers as punishment for talking to others about the meaning of Easter on April 15, the day before Orthodox Easter Sunday. The young people were charged for organizing “a demonstration or mass event,” … [Read more...] about Christians being persecuted for their faith
“I have found truly jubilant Christians only in the Bible, in the underground church and in prison.” ~ Rev. Richard Wurmbrand. This unrelenting question has consumed my thoughts… Is there a precedent for thanking God for persecution? After all, our reasons for expressing thanks tend toward the good things we receive, not something we regard as bad. For example, most of us … [Read more...] about Is there a precedent for thanking God for persecution?
Amid rising levels of strife and tension around the world, Christians today are suffering increasing persecution beyond what we can imagine. Their churches, homes, families and very lives are daily at risk because of their belief in Jesus — but still they are not abandoned by their Lord. As members of the body of Christ, we are one with these persecuted believers; and … [Read more...] about Not Abandoned: Remembering persecuted Christians
Local Chinese authorities raided a house church in Taiyuan, in Shanxi province, during its Sunday service on Nov.15, before detaining the preacher and six other members. According to International Christian Concern (ICC) www.persecution.org, at around 9:20 am, a team of officials hailing from the public security bureau, ethnic and religious affairs bureau, … [Read more...] about Authorities raid Chinese house church