Nepali Christians persecuted by radicals

Close to 20 local Hindu women in west Nepal gathered together to beat an evangelist sister named "Jaya". They accused her of spreading foreign religion in the village. In the two years Jaya has been a Christian she has led 32 people to Christ. Please pray for her wounds to heal, both physical and emotional.  read more »

Muslim preacher apologises for insulting Hinduism in Malyasia

Kuala Lumpur, Jul 31, 2014, (PTI)
The video of his remarks inside a prayer room went viral early this week, triggering protests from Hindu groups which demanded action against the preacher / Screen Grab
An Islamic preacher of Indian-origin, accused of insulting Hinduism in Malaysia five years ago, apologised today for his remarks following protests from the Hindu community in this Muslim majority nation.  read more »

Jihadists order total cover-up for Syrian women

Beirut, Jul 31, 2014, (AFP) :
Women... are completely forbidden from showing their eyes, said the statement, which the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said was distributed in IS-controlled areas of Deir Ezzor province in the east / Screen Grab
The jihadist Islamic State has imposed a strict dress code for women in eastern Syria, forbidding them from showing any part of their bodies, a monitoring group said today.  read more »

Madhya Pradesh: government "encourages" radical Hindus to persecute Christians

Madhya Pradesh: government "encourages" radical Hindus to persecute Christians
by Nirmala Carvalho
Reported to AsiaNews by Sajan K George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC). In June and July there have been numerous attacks against the minority. In all cases the extremists are using the weapon of the "anti-conversion law" to threaten the faithful and Christian religious leaders.  read more »

Patriarch Sako: In the end, peace, not war, will win in Mosul

The Patriarch, together with a delegation of French prelates in Erbil, came to be among the families of Christians expelled by jihadists. "I bring Pope Francis' solidarity and love," he said. Shias are persecuted in Mosul as well. Their shrines and places of worship have been destroyed as well. The city is suffering from fuel and power shortages.  read more »

Hindu Fundamentalists Threaten Pastors in Madhya Pradesh

Nagda, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh: Pastor Jagadish is in charge of a small congregation of Christians in Nagda, a small town, about 55 kilometers from Ujjain, the famous Hindu religious City of Madhya Pradesh. Pastor Jagadish had to be away from the town so he asked Pastor Rakesh Goyal, a 30 year old pastor, to conduct the Sunday Service on his behalf. So Rakesh from Ujjain went to Nagda to condut the Sunday service on behalf of Jagadish on Sunday the 27th of July 2014.  read more »

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