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Christians React to China’s Crackdown

September 13, 2018

Have you seen the headlines from China? “China Shuts Down Prominent Christian Church” Agence France-Presse “Replace Pictures of Jesus with Xi Jinping, Christian Villagers Urged” South China Morning Post “Chinese House Church Leaders and Toddler Arrested After Singing in Park” Christianity Today In the last year, China banned Bibles from online stores, and forbid children from attending church.…

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US Sanctions Persecutors of Burmese Christians

September 7, 2018

Burma’s long-running war against the Karen and other minorities has re-ignited over the last year. Yet it’s gotten little attention as the world focused on the military’s atrocities against the Rohingya. But last month the U.S. Treasury hit four Burmese commanders and two military units with financial sanctions for their part in ethnic cleansing and…

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Learning About Jesus During Muslim Festival

August 31, 2018

Eid al-Adha is one of the holiest Muslim holidays. In Bangladesh, the normally jam-packed streets are quiet as the entire country commemorates Ibraham’s (Ahraham’s) willingness to sacrifice his son by gathering with their families, dressing in their best clothes and sacrificing an animal. The only activity in the streets is ritual sacrificing of cows and…

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Look what’s going to Iraqi Christians…

August 27, 2018

We bought a shipping container. It’s huge. 40 feet long. That’s the size of a four-story building. Then it was filled. Every square inch. With medical equipment and health care items. Items like diabetic supplies and mobile x-ray. Hospital beds and gurneys. Dental chairs, toothbrushes and dental care kits. Diapers and clothing. And encouraging notes…

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The Lord is my Shepherd

August 27, 2018

Psalm 23 is great comfort in a world filled with heartache and dangers. God, like a Shepherd, watches over us, provides and protects us when fear lurks like wolves in shadows. This Psalm gives confidence in His unfailing love – and hope in distress. CFI’s newest t-shirt declares, “The Lord is My Shepherd”. Join the CFI Freedom Fighters this month to receive…

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U.S. Pastor Brunson Released from Prison as U.S. Prioritizes Religious Freedom

July 27, 2018

The news came in the middle of the first-ever religious freedom forum at the State Department: Pastor Andrew Brunson would be released from a Turkish jail after nearly 21 months for false charges of sedition. But he is under house arrest until his next hearing on October 12. Vice President Pence told foreign ministers at the…

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U.S. Pastor Returned to Turkish Jail

July 20, 2018

A Turkish court sent U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson back to jail this week, but only after he declared his faith. “There is no concrete evidence against me. The disciples of Jesus suffered in his name, now it is my turn. I am an innocent man on all these charges. I reject them. I know why…

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Urgent: Nigeria’s “Pure Genocide”

July 13, 2018

Churches burned. Thousands killed. Girls abducted and forcibly converted to Islam. Media, like the New York Times, call it a clash between farmers and cattle herdsmen over land. Politicians blame climate change. Christian leaders in Nigeria call it “pure genocide” and an “Islamic war of expansion.” The attacks are on Christian communities and churches across…

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Mob attacks Christians as new study shows growing hostility

June 29, 2018

A recent attack on Egyptian Coptic Christians backs up the findings of a newly-released global study revealing that Christians are persecuted by governments, individuals and societies more than any other faith group The Pew Research Center found that hostility towards Christians is growing worldwide. Among the world’s 25 most populous countries, Egypt ranked high in…

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Two simple ways to help Iraqi Christians

June 8, 2018

We bought a shipping container. Next it will be filled with medical equipment and health care items, diapers and clothing. And encouraging notes from caring Christians. Then shipped to Iraq. The goods will be distributed to Christians displaced by the violence in Iraq and Syria, refugees and those seeking to return to their shattered towns.…

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