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Central African Republic: Dozens feared dead after massacre in Bria

In Central African Republic, dozens of people are feared killed after suspected Islamist rebels attacked a group of civilians in the central town of Bria earlier this month. Early reports suggested that between 12 to 14 people were killed during the attack on 4-5 September, but local sources contacted by […]

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“Fifty-three per cent of ISIS attacks against the public in 2017 were aimed at the Coptic community." (Photo: World Watch Monitor)

Attacks against Copts ‘among deadliest acts of religious persecution’ – report

Attacks by members of the Islamic State group against Egypt’s Coptic Christian community “were among the deadliest acts of religious persecution” last year, according a new report presented in Washington DC yesterday, 13 September. “Fifty-three per cent of ISIS attacks against the public in 2017 were aimed at the Coptic […]

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The funeral of a 68-year-old Coptic man was held in the streets of Dimshau Hashim. (World Watch Monitor)

Closed churches force Copts to hold funerals in the streets

Coptic Christians in various parts of Egypt have been left with no choice but to hold funeral services in the streets because of the closure of their churches. Coptic news site Watani reported on a street funeral last week in the village of Dimshau Hashim, in Minya governorate, where the […]

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Leah Sharibu, 14, was abducted by Boko Haram on 19 February. (Photo from family)

Boko Haram kills midwife, threatens to kill other hostages, including Leah...

Boko Haram has killed an aid worker and threatened to kill three other hostages, including the Christian schoolgirl Leah Sharibu. Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa, 25, who worked as midwife with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), had been abducted on 1 March, alongside two other health workers, when […]

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Central African Republic: Dozens feared dead after massacre in Bria

In Central African Republic, dozens of people are feared killed after suspected Islamist rebels attacked a group of civilians in the central town of Bria earlier this month. Early reports suggested that between 12 to 14 people were killed during the attack on 4-5 September, but local sources contacted by […]

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Nigeria: Dozens more killed as Fulani herdsmen violence continues in Plateau...

In Nigeria, dozens lost their lives during the first week of September as Fulani militants continued their killing spree in the central state of Plateau. Last month, more than 20 people – including a pastor and four members of his family – were killed in various raids attributed to Fulani […]

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Nigeria: 9 dead as suspected Fulani herdsmen ambush Christians in Plateau

Nine Christians were shot dead by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria’s central Plateau State on Tuesday night (7 November), as they returned from a weekly village market. Four more were injured during the incident in the Riyom Local Government Area (LGA), which happened at around 7.30pm. Seven were killed instantly, […]

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India archbishop served notice for raising human rights ahead of Gujarat...

Christian groups and networks in India have rallied behind Archbishop Thomas Macwan of Gandhinagar, capital of Gujarat state in western India, after the federal Election Commission served a notice on the prelate for his pastoral letter ahead of state elections this month. Gujarat is the home state of Prime Minister […]

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To flee or not to flee?

It is sometimes said that the Middle East is being denuded of Christians. Against this, church leaders throughout the Middle East urge Christians to remain in their country, or, where conflict makes that impossible, then to at least stay in the region. The emigration of Christians from the Middle East […]

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A copy of the Bible in Arabic, Algeria (World Watch Monitor)

Algerian church closed for ‘illegally printing Bibles and material intended for...

A church in Algeria’s north-western town of Aïn Turk (15km from Oran city) has been closed down by local authorities. The church, affiliated to the Protestant Church of Algeria (known as EPA, its French acronym), was sealed off by police on 9 November. Authorities in Oran claimed the church had […]

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The Sudanese Church of Christ (SCOC) in Bahri, North Khartoum marked for demolition by order of the government in June 2014. (Photo: World Watch Monitor)

Sudan: two church leaders fined, trial of five others postponed

Two Sudanese church leaders have been found guilty of criminal misappropriation and trespass, following a long-running dispute over church land and property. Rafat Samir, chairman of the Lands and Buildings Committee of the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church (SPEC), and Daniel William, the deputy chairman, were each fined 5,000 Sudanese pounds (approximately […]

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Nigeria: Fulani Christians call for peace as violence continues in Plateau

Fulani Christians in Nigeria have spoken out against the persistent attacks and killings attributed to Fulani herdsmen in the central state of Plateau, calling on them to embrace peace and shun all acts of violence. Rev. Buba Aliyu, chairman of the Fulbe Christian Association of Nigeria, led a contingent of […]

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Leah Sharibu, 14, was abducted by Boko Haram on 19 February. (Photo from family)

Boko Haram kills midwife, threatens to kill other hostages, including Leah...

Boko Haram has killed an aid worker and threatened to kill three other hostages, including the Christian schoolgirl Leah Sharibu. Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa, 25, who worked as midwife with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), had been abducted on 1 March, alongside two other health workers, when […]

The post Boko Haram kills midwife, threatens to kill other hostages, including Leah Sharibu, unless demands met appeared first on World Watch Monitor.

‘Being Burmese means being Buddhist’ – pastor explains discrimination faced by...

The discrimination a Christian can meet on a daily basis in Myanmar is explained by Tun from the Chin ethnic minority. He left his town in Chin state and moved his family to another area to pastor a small group of Christians in a predominantly Buddhist village. His name is […]

The post ‘Being Burmese means being Buddhist’ – pastor explains discrimination faced by Christians in Myanmar appeared first on World Watch Monitor.

Central African Republic: Dozens feared dead after massacre in Bria

In Central African Republic, dozens of people are feared killed after suspected Islamist rebels attacked a group of civilians in the central town of Bria earlier this month. Early reports suggested that between 12 to 14 people were killed during the attack on 4-5 September, but local sources contacted by […]

The post Central African Republic: Dozens feared dead after massacre in Bria appeared first on World Watch Monitor.

Central African Republic: Dozens feared dead after massacre in Bria

In Central African Republic, dozens of people are feared killed after suspected Islamist rebels attacked a group of civilians in the central town of Bria earlier this month. Early reports suggested that between 12 to 14 people were killed during the attack on 4-5 September, but local sources contacted by […]

The post Central African Republic: Dozens feared dead after massacre in Bria appeared first on World Watch Monitor.

“Fifty-three per cent of ISIS attacks against the public in 2017 were aimed at the Coptic community." (Photo: World Watch Monitor)

Attacks against Copts ‘among deadliest acts of religious persecution’ – report

Attacks by members of the Islamic State group against Egypt’s Coptic Christian community “were among the deadliest acts of religious persecution” last year, according a new report presented in Washington DC yesterday, 13 September. “Fifty-three per cent of ISIS attacks against the public in 2017 were aimed at the Coptic […]

The post Attacks against Copts ‘among deadliest acts of religious persecution’ – report appeared first on World Watch Monitor.

Nigeria: Dozens more killed as Fulani herdsmen violence continues in Plateau...

In Nigeria, dozens lost their lives during the first week of September as Fulani militants continued their killing spree in the central state of Plateau. Last month, more than 20 people – including a pastor and four members of his family – were killed in various raids attributed to Fulani […]

The post Nigeria: Dozens more killed as Fulani herdsmen violence continues in Plateau state appeared first on World Watch Monitor.

Iraqi Christians who fled Islamic State have found shelter in a church yard in Erbil, Iraq. (Photo: World Watch Monitor)

Fall in Christian refugee admissions ‘suggests Trump has no real interest...

The United States, under President Trump, has admitted 40 per cent fewer Christian refugees in the past year, US broadcaster NBC News has reported. As the Trump administration has implemented stricter policies on immigration and refugees, almost 11,000 Christians looking for a safe place to go were reportedly refused entry to […]

The post Fall in Christian refugee admissions ‘suggests Trump has no real interest in religious persecution’ appeared first on World Watch Monitor.

The funeral of a 68-year-old Coptic man was held in the streets of Dimshau Hashim. (World Watch Monitor)

Closed churches force Copts to hold funerals in the streets

Coptic Christians in various parts of Egypt have been left with no choice but to hold funeral services in the streets because of the closure of their churches. Coptic news site Watani reported on a street funeral last week in the village of Dimshau Hashim, in Minya governorate, where the […]

The post Closed churches force Copts to hold funerals in the streets appeared first on World Watch Monitor.

Syrian village bombed: five children under 15 – three from same...

The children were still playing in the streets on Friday night. Then the rebels bombed the village. On Saturday, they should have celebrated a wedding in Mhardeh, a Christian village in northwest Syria. Instead they had to carry ten of their own to the grave; two more later died in […]

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