As conflict escalates in northern Syria, 40,000 to 50,000 Christians are caught up in its midst. Bomb explosions have left people injured and reduced houses, shops and schools to rubble. Christians must make the difficult choice between remaining in their homes or fleeing.
A believer in Central Asia has been attacked by his extended family after they found out about his faith in Jesus.
A Christian woman has begun serving a one-year prison sentence in one of Iran’s most notorious prisons.
Seven secondary schools run by religious minorities, including Christians, have been targeted and seized by authorities.
Indonesian authorities have forced two churches to close in just one month. Both closures came following threats by Islamic extremist groups who oppose the church in Indonesia.
Tou*, a house church leader in northern Laos, is no stranger to threats and attacks. His neighbours burned his barn, destroyed his tractor and tore down the roof of his house because of Tou’s faith in Jesus.
In Kyrgyzstan, a woman was threatened and attacked by her family because of her conversion to Christianity.
A 100-year-old Iranian church has been shut down and had the cross removed from its tower earlier this month. A large number of intelligence officials stormed the church, emptied it, and changed all the locks to prevent anyone returning.