We’re fast approaching the midpoint of 2019. At this time of year, we always take stock and see where we are at in meeting our commitment to the persecuted church.
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.
Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who spent eight years on death row, has arrived in Canada and been reunited with her family. She left Pakistan fearing for her safety after successfully appealing her blasphemy conviction.
On 26 March, Pastor Elahi Mondol was released following his imprisonment earlier this month in Bangladesh. The allegations against him, based on a 2015 incident, were false, as per the testimony of witnesses.
As the Syrian civil war enters what could be its last year, Christians are trying to rebuild in the face of an uncertain future.