Christians in India Falsely Accused in Clan-Fight Murder    Published in 2009
Hindus opposed to a pastor in a village in Madhya Pradesh, India have falsely charged him and three other Christians in the murder of a young man killed in a gang fight between two clans, according to area Christians.  Pastor Kamlesh Tahed, 32, ....
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West Bengal, August 31 (Compass Direct News) – Hindu hardliners have again attacked the Christian community in Bishnupur and threatened to kill them if they continue to practice their faith. About 15 Hindu extremists armed with knives and heavy rods ....
Recent Incidents of Persecution    Published in 2009
Hindu hardliners have again attacked the Christian community in Bishnupur and threatened to kill them if they continue to practice their faith. About 15 Hindu extremists armed with knives and heavy rods of bamboo and iron shouted anti-Christian ....
NEW DELHI, August 31 (Compass Direct News) – Hindus opposed to a pastor in a village in Madhya Pradesh, India have falsely charged him and three other Christians in the murder of a young man killed in a gang fight between two clans, according to ....
 
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    India.. Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man. India: Recent incidents of persecution Published in 2012. November 13 (World Watch Monitor) — India is No. 32 on the World Watch List of the 50 countries where it is most difficult to live as a Christian. "While most Indian Christians are relatively free, many parts of the country remain key battlegrounds between Hindu extremists and . India briefs: Recent incidents of persecution Published in 2012. Delhi, October 4 (World Watch Monitor) — In towns across India, Hindu extremists continued to pressure Christian churches in September. The usual pattern: After the disruption of church or worship services, Christians were physically assaulted and sometimes arrested and jailed
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    Honduras.. Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) Murder of Pastor in Honduras Raises Security Questions Published in 2011 ATLANTA, February 25 (World Watch Monitor) — The murder of a prominent pastor in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, this week has focused attention on that country's alarming murder rate and the regular threats that Christian workers there receive. Pastor Carlos Roberto Marroquín, 41, was shot .... Pastor Says Robberies Target Ministries Published in 2008 January 4 (World Watch Monitor) — SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras, January 4 (Compass Direct News) -- The pastor of a large church here who was beaten and robbed last month for the second time in three years says organized criminals opposed to his stand against violence are behind the .
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    Ethiopia.. Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man. Wrongful Conviction in Ethiopia Robs Christian of Children. 2012. MOYALE, Ethiopia, May 17 (World Watch Monitor) His wife died shortly before he was falsely accused of desecrating the Quran, and by the time he was released from prison in southern Ethiopia, his two children, ages 6 and 15, were missing. Tamirat Woldegorgis walked out of prison in Jijiga on.. Suspected Islamists Burn Down Two Homes in Ethiopia Published in 2011. NAIROBI, Kenya, April 21 (World Watch Monitor) A Christian near Ethiopia's southern town of Moyale said suspected Islamic extremists on March 29 burned down his two thatched-grass homes. Evangelist Wako Hanake of the Mekane Yesus Church told Compass he had been receiving anonymous messages
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    Eritrea.. Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) .. Third Christian this Year Dies in Military Prison. 2009. LOS ANGELES, July 27 (World Watch Monitor. Another Christian imprisoned for his faith in Eritrea has died from authorities denying him medical treatment, according to a Christian support organization. Sources told Netherlands-based Open Doors that Yemane Kahasay Andom, 43, died . hird Christian this Year Dies in Military Prison Published in 2009. July 27 (World Watch Monitor) LOS ANGELES, July 27 (Compass Direct News) -- Another Christian imprisoned for his faith in Eritrea has died from authorities denying him medical treatment, according to a Christian support organization. Sources told Netherlands-based Open Doors
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    Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man... Egypt's Copts can't rely on new pope to secure their rights. 2012. Colorado Springs, November 5 (World Watch Monitor) — Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church found its 118th pope on Sunday. During a televised mass rich in tradition and drama at Cairo's St. Mark Cathedral, the fingers of a blindfolded boy reached into a crystal chalice, wrapped around one of three .... Pope Benedict urges peace as radical Islamists target Western interests Published in 2012 London, September 14 (World Watch Monitor) — Pope Benedict started a visit to Lebanon in the Middle East on Friday, as angry demonstrations and attacks on Western interests continued to spread across the region and into Asia. They came in the wake of the attack on the U.S. consulate
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    Egypt.. Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life).. Likely to lose constitution vote, Egyptian Christians gird for long strugglee, 2012. Cairo, December 14 (World Watch Monitor) — Politically connected Christians in Egypt give credit to the Muslim Brotherhood for one thing: they can win elections. The Brotherhood got 13 million ordinary Egyptians, many of them poor, rural and illiterate, to the polls in June to vote for ..Brief Salafi occupation of Coptic land part of larger problem, Copts say. 2012. Cairo, November 11 (World Watch Monitor) It was a quick skirmish and no one was hurt, but it was typical of what Egypt's Coptic leaders say are increasing attempts to harass Christians since the country's 2011 revolution. The latest incident occurred Monday, Nov. 5 in the Shoubra
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    Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man. Dagestan-- Pastor in Russian Republic of Dagestan Killed. in 2010 ISTANBUL, July 28 (World Watch Monitor) A pastor in the Russian republic of Dagestan known for founding the biggest Protestant church in the region and for successfully reaching out to Muslims has been killed by unidentified gunmen, local authorities have confirmed. Artur Suleimanov, 49,. Uzbek pastor released from Kazakhstan prison Published in 2012 London, December 5 (World Watch Monitor) Uzbek pastor Makset Djabbarbergenov has been released from prison in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He was released Dec. 4 and taken to the airport, where he was reunited with his wife and four children. According to the Norwegian religious-freedom watchdog..
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    Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) Uzbekistan increases charges against church leader in Kazakhstan jail Published in 2012. Almaty, November 2 (World Watch Monitor) — The legal ground continues to shift underneath Makset Djabbarbergenov, a house-church leader being held in a Kazakhstan jail at the request of his native Uzbekistan. Djabbarbergenov was arrested Sept. 5 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Uzbekistan.. Appeals Judge in Azerbaijan to Decide Fate of Church Published in 2012 ISTANBUL, June 22 (World Watch Monitor) — A Christian congregation in Azerbaijan is waiting pensively to see if a judge will uphold a court order that banned its right to meet and "liquidated" the church. "They are upset, but at the same time they continue coming out hoping for the best
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    Cuba.. Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man. .. Cuban Pastor, Family Arrive in U.S. after Suffering under Regime Published in 2011 MIAMI, July 8 (World Watch Monitor) — An evangelical pastor once jailed by the regime of Fidel Castro arrived in the United States from Cuba yesterday with his family under a special resettlement program for political refugees. The Rev. Carlos Lamelas, 50, his wife Uramis and two .... Pastor Acquitted, but Convicted on New Charge Published in 2006 December 22 (World Watch Monitor) — Rev. Carlos Lamelas December 22 (Compass Direct News) -- A court in Havana has found the Rev. Carlos Lamelas not guilty of "trafficking in human beings" but convicted him on previously unannounced charges of falsification of documents. Judges imposed
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    AT THE VIPER NOW MUST be trampled HEAD! IO I'M TIRED, of YOU HAVE PATIENCE, and to inspire the criminals, at CONVERSION, therefore, CRIMINALS hours must be killed!
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    Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) AT THE VIPER NOW MUST be trampled THE HEAD! I'M TIRED, I HAVE LOST ABOUT PATIENCE: CONVERSION .. CRIMINALS WITH urge death, NOW Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man. THE VIPER NOW MUST be trampled HEAD! I'M TIRED I HAVE PATIENCE AND CONVERSION urge CRIMINALS
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    [IS CAME III WORLD WAR :] IF YOU DO NOT DO THE AMPUTATIONS? IF YOU DO NOT remove BODIES IN gangrene? IF YOU DO NOT kill: A BIT OF CRIMINALS: IN ALL OVER THE WORLD? WHOLE BODY OF THE HUMAN RACE: WILL NOT BE SAVED! SE NON FACCIO DELLE AMPUTAZIONI? SE NON RIMUOVO GLI ORGANISMI IN CANCRENA? SE NON UCCIDO: UN PO DI CRIMINALI: IN TUTTO IL MONDO? TUTTO L'ORGANISMO DEL GENERE UMANO: NON POTRÀ ESSERE SALVATO!
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    Colombia .. Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) .. Colombia: Murdered evangelist's widow also killed after threats Published in 2013 January 9 (World Watch Monitor) — Four months after guerrillas of the National Liberation Army (ELN) sent a murdered evangelist's wife their first demand to abandon her home in northeast Colombia's volatile Arauca department, the militants made good on their threats, report sources . Family of Kidnapped Colombian Pastor Flee Home. 2009. INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, June 24 (World Watch Monitor) — The wife and children of pastor William Reyes, who was kidnapped last September in Colombia and is still missing, have moved from their home to another city due to threatening strangers presumably linked to his kidnappers. Compass learned that
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    Abu*IDIOT*Antar -- WHICH "peace" on earth and AS "goodwill to all men" could never exist if you do not respect the basic human rights, freedom of religion, ecc..? You also want to be the accomplice of innocent blood?
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    CHINA --- Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man. Authorities Plan to Eradicate House Churches Published in 2012 DUBLIN, April 25 (World Watch Monitor) — China's government is engaged in a three-phase campaign to eradicate Protestant house churches, according to a statement released Friday (April 20) by the China Aid Association (CAA). The government's strategy was clearly outlined in a .... Drive to Release Rights Attorney in China Pushes Forward Published in 2012 LOS ANGELES, March 30 (World Watch Monitor) — Confirmation this week of China's assertion in December that human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng is alive and serving out a prison sentence is key as efforts continue for his release, a human rights attorney said. Gao, a Christian whose ..
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    "peace on earth and goodwill to all men" <--that christmas message is in stark contrast to lorenzo damning every nation in christ's name -_-
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    Burma .. Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) Burma Reforms Offer No Respite for Ethnic Christians Published in 2012. KAREN STATE, Burma, May 4 (World Watch Monitor) — Amid global euphoria over reforms in Burman-majority parts of Burma, life has changed little for more than 3 million Christians and other minorities left to suffer from one of the world's longest running civil wars. Headlines around the world .... Burma's Christian Civilians Attacked During Christmas Published in 2012 NEW DELHI, January 9 (World Watch Monitor) — Attacks on Christians in Burma continued into the Christmas season in Kachin state as Burmese Army troops killed a civilian and destroyed church property despite President Thein Sein's order to stop the war against insurgents. A Baptist
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    Saudi Arabia.. Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man. Authorities Release Christian Blogger. in 2009. LOS ANGELES, April 15 (World Watch Monitor) — In a surprise move, a Saudi Christian arrested in January for describing his conversion from Islam and criticizing the kingdom's judiciary on his blog site was released on March 28 with the stipulation that he not travel outside of Saudi Arabia or .. pastor Flees Death Threats. in 2009 January 30 (World Watch Monitor) — LOS ANGELES, January 30 (Compass Direct News) -- A prominent foreign pastor in Saudi Arabia has fled Riyadh after a member of the mutawwa'in, or religious police, and others threatened him three times in one week. Two of the incidents included
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    Afghanistan .. Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man. Christian Jailed in Afghanistan to Face Judge on Sunday, 2010. ISTANBUL, November 16 (World Watch Monitor) — An Afghani amputee in prison for his Christian faith since May will face a judge this Sunday (Nov. 21) without legal representation or knowledge of the charges against him, according to local sources. Authorities arrested Said Musa, 45, on May 31, Motive for Aid Worker Killings in Afghanistan Still Uncertain. in 2010. ISTANBUL, August 12 (World Watch Monitor) — The killing of a team of eye medics, including eight Christian aid workers, in a remote area of Afghanistan last week was likely the work of opportunistic gunmen whose motives are not yet clear, the head of the medical organization said today.
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    Bolivia.. Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) .. Villagers Observe Truce Following Church Demolition Published in 2004 April 23 (World Watch Monitor) — April 23 (Compass) — Quechua-speaking villagers in Bolivia are living under an uneasy truce two months after an irate mob destroyed the sole evangelical church in their remote Andean community. On March 9, town officials in Chucarasi signed an .... Angry Mob Destroys Church in Bolivian Andes Published in 2004 March 8 (World Watch Monitor) — Similar Quechua church in Chiru-KassaAn angry mob of Quechua-speaking Indians destroyed the only evangelical church in the remote village of Chucarasi in the Bolivian Andes on February 28 after beating a congregational elder unconscious.
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    Bhutan.. Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man... Christians in Bhutan Seek to Dispel Regime's Mistrust 2011. THIMPHU, Bhutan, September 9 (World Watch Monitor) — Christians in this Buddhist nation have been awaiting a decision on whether they will receive official recognition, but it appears they will first see a measure against fraudulent conversion that the prime minister acknowledges is essentially .... Religious Conversion Worst Form of 'Intolerance,' Bhutan PM Says. 2011 THIMPHU, Bhutan, April 13 (World Watch Monitor) — In the Kingdom of Bhutan, where Christianity is still awaiting legal recognition, Christians have the right to proclaim their faith but must not use coercion or claim religious superiority to seek conversions, the country's prime minister told
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    Bangladesh --- Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) Bangladesh Church Leaders Beaten at Police Station. 2011. LOS ANGELES, August 29 (World Watch Monitor) Hundreds of Christians this month protested the hitting of two church leaders at a police station in southern Bangladesh after a Christian reported a local ruling party activist had occupied his house. Bablu Biswas of Christianpara village in . Christians in Bangladesh Cleared of Charge of Offending Muslims. 2011. LOS ANGELES, August 15 (World Watch Monitor) — A court in Bangladesh on Thursday (Aug. 11) exonerated two Christians along with four Muslim friends accused of "hurting religious sensibility." Nurul Islam, another Christian and their Muslim friends were cleared of the charge after police failed
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    Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man. Algeria Algerian faces 5 years in prison for sharing Christian faith Published in 2012 Istanbul, December 2 (World Watch Monitor) — Accusers who say an Algerian Christian insulted Islam provided no evidence to a judge hearing the Christian's appeal of his original sentence. Karim Siaghi, a convert to Christianity, was sentenced in May 2011 to five years in prison and .... Algeria Stalls Appeal of Convicted Christian Published in 2011 ISTANBUL, December 15 (World Watch Monitor) — A judge's decision this month to indefinitely postpone the appeal of a Christian sentenced under Algeria's defamation and anti-proselytizing laws shows how the judicial system keeps Christians in limbo without officially punishing or acquitting
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    Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) Iran Jailed Iranian pastor, once facing death, walks free Published in 2012 September 10 (World Watch Monitor) — An Iranian pastor who faced a death sentence because of accusations he abandoned Islam for Christianity walked out jail a free man Saturday, according to a Christian human-rights organization. After 2 years, 11 months behind bars, .... Iranian Authorities Shut Church in Tehran Published in 2012 ISTANBUL, June 8 (World Watch Monitor) — Authorities in Iran this week ordered the closure of a church in the capital, Tehran, amid a government campaign to crack down on the few recognized churches offering Farsi-speaking services, according to a human rights group. The order came from
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    Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) North Korea 'Pinpricks' of Truth Making Way into North Korea Published in 2010 DUBLIN, April 26 (World Watch Monitor) — As refugees from North Korea and activists from Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) gather in Seoul, South Korea this week to highlight human rights violations in the hermit kingdom, there are signs that North Korean citizens are accessing more .... Christian Refugees Question Regime's Claims Published in 2009 April 24 (World Watch Monitor) — DUBLIN, April 24 (Compass Direct News) -- Eom Myong-Heui of North Korea was a loyal communist in the Workers' Party of Korea before she became a Christian under the influence of her business partner -- a missionary who was later arrested and tortured
 
One year after India’s worst-ever attack on Christians, which began after the killing of a Hindu leader on Aug. 23 in Orissa state last year, churches across the country will fast and pray for a peace that remains elusive.The Catholic Bishops’ ....
NEW DELHI, August 22 (Compass Direct News) – One year after India’s worst-ever attack on Christians, which began after the killing of a Hindu leader on Aug. 23 in Orissa state last year, churches across the country will fast and pray for a peace ....
Ahead of one-year remembrances of massive anti-Christian violence in the eastern state of Orissa, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has put India on its “Watch List” for the country’s violations of religious freedom, ....
NEW DELHI, August 18 (Compass Direct News) – Ahead of one-year remembrances of massive anti-Christian violence in the eastern state of Orissa, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has put India on its “Watch List” for the ....
Hindu nationalist extremists attacked Christians attending teacher training in Dharwad district, Karnataka on Wednesday (Aug. 12), but when one of the attendees escaped and went to police, officers arrested eight pastors on baseless claims of ....
MUMBAI, India, Aug. 14 (Compass Direct News) – Hindu nationalist extremists attacked Christians attending teacher training in Dharwad district, Karnataka on Wednesday (Aug. 12), but when one of the attendees escaped and went to police, officers ....
NEW DELHI, August 3 (Compass Direct News) – The suspicious death of a 39-year-old priest in the southern state of Karnataka has further terrified Christians living in an area known for anti-Christian violence, but police indicate that they doubt it ....
The suspicious death of a 39-year-old priest in the southern state of Karnataka has further terrified Christians living in an area known for anti-Christian violence, but police indicate that they doubt it is a homicide. The body of the parish ....
News Briefs    Published in 2009
Madhya Pradesh, July 31 (Compass Direct News) – As if conversion were illegal in India, nearly 50 Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP or World Hindu Council) and Bajrang Dal activists on Sunday (July 26) stormed the compound of the Assembly of God Bethel ....
Recent Incidents of Persecution    Published in 2009
As if conversion were illegal in India, nearly 50 Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP or World Hindu Council) and Bajrang Dal activists on Sunday (July 26) stormed the compound of the Assembly of God Bethel Church in Habibganj, Bhopal, accusing Christians of ....
Nearly 11 months after an unprecedented wave of anti-Christian attacks shook the eastern state of Orissa, a reign of terror continues in the area as the former rioters issue death threats to witnesses.Of the more than 750 cases filed in various ....
NEW DELHI, July 14 (Compass Direct News) – Nearly 11 months after an unprecedented wave of anti-Christian attacks shook the eastern state of Orissa, a reign of terror continues in the area as the former rioters issue death threats to witnesses. Of ....
Recent Incidents of Persecution    Published in 2009
Madhya Pradesh, July 10 (Compass Direct News) – About 50 Hindu extremists from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and Bajrang Dal ( Youth Wing of the World Hindu Council) chanting, “Jai Shri Ram [Praise lord Ram]” barged into Beersheba Church and ....
Recent Incidents of Persecution    Published in 2009
About 50 Hindu extremists from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and Bajrang Dal ( Youth Wing of the World Hindu Council) chanting, “Jai Shri Ram [Praise lord Ram]” barged into Beersheba Church and attacked pastor Kuldeep Daniel, his family and church ....
The Indian government is silent on why it refused visas to allow members of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) to visit troubled Orissa state, but there are indications that it was ducking protests from Hindu nationalist ....
NEW DELHI, June 29 (Compass Direct News) – The Indian government is silent on why it refused visas to allow members of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) to visit troubled Orissa state, but there are indications that it ....
Christians in India are heaving a sigh of relief after the rout of a Hindu nationalist party in national and state assembly elections in Orissa state, a scene of anti-Christian arson and carnage last year.  The ruling centrist party won a ....
NEW DELHI, May 21 (Compass Direct News) – Christians in India are heaving a sigh of relief after the rout of a Hindu nationalist party in national and state assembly elections in Orissa state, a scene of anti-Christian arson and carnage last year. ....
Recent Incidents of Persecution    Published in 2009
Police on May 12 arrested Christians in Chennarayapatna, Hassan district on trumped-up charges of fraudulent conversions after a group of Hindu extremists attacked them. The Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) reported that at 3 p.m. nearly ....
News Briefs    Published in 2009
Karnataka, May 19 (Compass Direct News) – Police on May 12 arrested Christians in Chennarayapatna, Hassan district on trumped-up charges of fraudulent conversions after a group of Hindu extremists attacked them. The Global Council of Indian ....
News Briefs    Published in 2009
Karnataka, May 19 (Compass Direct News) – Police on May 12 arrested Christians in Chennarayapatna, Hassan district on trumped-up charges of fraudulent conversions after a group of Hindu extremists attacked them. The Global Council of Indian ....
Stakes High for Christians in Elections    Published in 2009
NEW DELHI, May 1 (Compass Direct News) – With elections underway in India, its 2.3 percent Christian minority – which faced a deadly spate of attacks in the eastern state of Orissa last year – is praying for a secular party to come to power. Along ....
Stakes High for Christians in Elections    Published in 2009
With elections underway in India, its 2.3 percent Christian minority – which faced a deadly spate of attacks in the eastern state of Orissa last year – is praying for a secular party to come to power.  Along with the Muslim community, ....
News Briefs    Published in 2009
Chhattisgarh, April 30 (Compass Direct News) – On April 20 a group of Sikhs in Dalli Rajhara, Durg district attacked Christian pastors who had converted from the Sikh religion. A source told Compass the pastors were guest speakers from New Delhi at ....
Recent Incidents of Persecution    Published in 2009
On April 20 a group of Sikhs in Dalli Rajhara, Durg district attacked Christian pastors who had converted from the Sikh religion. A source told Compass the pastors were guest speakers from New Delhi at a Christian event organized by Christian ....
News Briefs    Published in 2009
Rajasthan, March 31 (Compass Direct News) – Hindu extremists from the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP or World Hindu Council) on March 21 attacked Bible students and staff members of the Believers Church and demanded 10,000 rupees (US$193) from them in ....
Recent Incidents of Persecution    Published in 2009
Hindu extremists from the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP or World Hindu Council) on March 21 attacked Bible students and staff members of the Believers Church and demanded 10,000 rupees (US$193) from them in Udaipur. A church source said the Christians ....
Recent Incidents of Persecution    Published in 2009
Hindu extremists armed with sticks assaulted a pastor, seriously injuring him, on March 11 in Medak. About 30 extremists from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh stopped pastor Ezra Krupanamdam as he was returning from a prayer meeting at the home of a ....
News Briefs    Published in 2009
Andhra Pradesh, March 19 (Compass Direct News) – Hindu extremists armed with sticks assaulted a pastor, seriously injuring him, on March 11 in Medak. About 30 extremists from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh stopped pastor Ezra Krupanamdam as he was ....
Pastor Shot in Bomb Attack on Church    Published in 2009
NEW DELHI, March 10 (Compass Direct News) – In an effort to stop conversions to Christianity in the eastern state of Bihar, a 25-year-old ailing man on Sunday (March 8) exploded a crude bomb in a church and shot the pastor. Police Inspector Hari ....
In an effort to stop conversions to Christianity in the eastern state of Bihar, a 25-year-old ailing man on Sunday (March 8) exploded a crude bomb in a church and shot the pastor. Police Inspector Hari Krishna Mandal told Compass that the attacker, ....
The Hindu nationalist government in the southern state of Karnataka, which recorded the second highest number of attacks on Christians last year, is planning to introduce the kind of “anti-conversion” law that has provided the pretext for ....
NEW DELHI, March 2 (Compass Direct News) – The Hindu nationalist government in the southern state of Karnataka, which recorded the second highest number of attacks on Christians last year, is planning to introduce the kind of “anti-conversion” law ....
News Briefs    Published in 2009
Madhya Pradesh, February 27 (Compass Direct News) – Police on Feb. 25 arrested the Rev. Venkata Rao Paulose in connection with the sale of a book said to hurt the religious feelings of Hindus; the book was sold near a Christian conference Rev. ....
Recent Incidents of Persecution    Published in 2009
Police on Feb. 25 arrested the Rev. Venkata Rao Paulose in connection with the sale of a book said to hurt the religious feelings of Hindus; the book was sold near a Christian conference Rev. Paulose organized in January in Sanjay Nagar Colony, ....
Family members of a Christian found murdered last week in the Pandagadu area of Orissa state’s Kandhamal district said they believe the killers were Hindu nationalists such as those responsible for more than two months of violent anti-Christian ....
NEW DELHI, February 25 (Compass Direct News) – Family members of a Christian found murdered last week in the Pandagadu area of Orissa state’s Kandhamal district said they believe the killers were Hindu nationalists such as those responsible for more ....
NEW DELHI, February 18 (Compass Direct News) – In the wake of anti-Christian violence in Orissa state last year, hard-line Hindus in Kandhamal district have forced nearly half of 40 Christian families in one village to convert under threat of death, ....
In the wake of anti-Christian violence in Orissa state last year, hard-line Hindus in Kandhamal district have forced nearly half of 40 Christian families in one village to convert under threat of death, area Christians said. Bareka village resident ....
Charges Filed in Rape of Nun in Orissa    Published in 2009
Orissa police on Thursday (Jan. 29) filed preliminary charges against 10 men in the rape of a nun during anti-Christian violence in Orissa last August. The charges were filed at sessions court of Balliguda block in Kandhamal district, where violence ....
Charges Filed in Rape of Nun in Orissa    Published in 2009
NEW DELHI, February 3 (Compass Direct News) – Orissa police on Thursday (Jan. 29) filed preliminary charges against 10 men in the rape of a nun during anti-Christian violence in Orissa last August. The charges were filed at sessions court of ....
News Briefs    Published in 2009
Maharashtra, January 30 (Compass Direct News) – Hindu extremists on Jan. 26 disrupted a baptism and thrashed believers at Gangapur Dam, Nashik district. The Times of India reported that as members of the Navjivan Fellowship Church were conducting a ....
Recent Incidents of Persecution    Published in 2009
Hindu extremists on Jan. 26 disrupted a baptism and thrashed believers at Gangapur Dam, Nashik district. The Times of India reported that as members of the Navjivan Fellowship Church were conducting a baptism ceremony at the dam, a group of 10 to 12 ....
News Briefs    Published in 2008
Karnataka, December 19 (Compass Direct News) – Hindu extremists from the Bajrang Dal on Dec. 14 attacked a Christmas program of Christian social organization Helping Hands and accused the director of forcible conversion in Bangarapet, Kolar. The ....
NEW DELHI, December 3 (Compass Direct News) – Christians in Orissa state are anticipating Christmas with fear as Hindu extremists have called for a state-wide bandh, or forced shut-down on all sectors of society, on Dec. 25 – a move that could ....
News Briefs    Published in 2008
Karnataka, November 18 (Compass Direct News) – Police on Nov. 16 arrested a pastor and charged him with “hurting religious sentiments” in Vangasandra, Hosur Road, Bangalore, after a mob of Hindu extremists stormed into his house church service and ....
NEW DELHI, November 5 (Compass Direct News) – Terrified Christians already ravaged by more than two months of violence in Orissa state’s Kandhamal district braced for more carnage as suspected Maoists today gunned down a local worker of the Hindu ....
NEW DELHI, October 31 (Compass Direct News) – More than 3,000 people today attended the funeral in Bhubaneswar, Orissa of a Catholic priest who died on Tuesday (Oct. 28) from injuries sustained in anti-Christian violence that began in August. Father ....
News Briefs    Published in 2008
Kerala, October 31 (Compass Direct News) – Suspected Hindu extremists burned down a school building run by a church on Oct. 16 in Kuravilangad. The Global Council of Indian Christians reported that the main building of St. Mary Higher Secondary ....
NEW DELHI, October 20 (Compass Direct News) – A paramilitary soldier assigned to protect Christians from Hindu violence in Kandhamal district, Orissa was mutilated and killed by a mob in Sisapanga village on Oct. 13. The body of the Central Reserve ....
NEW DELHI, October 13 (Compass Direct News) – The Christian community of Chhattisgarh state is rattled after a gruesome mob attack and torture in Surguja district. At midnight on Oct. 3 in Dumarbhavna village, 110 kilometers (68 miles) from ....
NEW DELHI, October 10 (Compass Direct News) – After police in the eastern state of Orissa confirmed this week that Maoists killed Hindu nationalist leader Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati, a Hindu extremist group circulated allegedly forged documents in ....
NEW DELHI, October 3 (Compass Direct News) – At least two more Christians were killed today in Orissa state’s Kandhamal district after Hindu extremists this week set fire to nearly 400 homes there and in Boudh district. A third man succumbed to axe ....
NEW DELHI, September 30 (Compass Direct News) – A Christian couple was found murdered, a woman killed, numerous houses and churches burned and low-intensity bombs exploded at relief camps in the past week in Orissa state’s Kandhamal district, where ....
News Briefs    Published in 2008
Uttar Pradesh, September 26 (Compass Direct News) – Police on Sept. 21 arrested pastor Sunil Rana in Gonda district on an anonymous tip that “forcible conversion activities” were taking place at his church’s Sunday worship. A representative of the ....
Murder, Rape, Arson Continue    Published in 2008
NEW DELHI, September 24 (Compass Direct News) – The unprecedented wave of anti-Christian attacks that began a month ago continued in the past week with more incidents of murder, rape and arson, mostly in the eastern state of Orissa and southern ....