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“Big Data” church surveillance: the COVID legacy we need to prepare for now

Churches are surviving the Coronavirus, but the next test—increased government monitoring and oversight of church activities and leaders—may prove to be more difficult and longer lasting. The South Korean government is receiving high praise from other governments around the world for its use of so-called “big data” and artificial intelligence to profile and track members ...

FIRST PHOTO OF IMPRISONED PASTOR WANG YI SURFACES

FIRST PHOTO OF IMPRISONED PASTOR WANG YI SURFACES

Pastor Wang Yi of Sichuan Chengdu Early Rain Covenant Church was sentenced to 9 years imprisonment on a charge of “inciting subversion of state power” last year. At an unspecified time earlier this year, authorities allowed Pastor Wang’s family to visit him. Then on Wednesday March 25 a photo from an unspecified source showing Pastor ...

“TORTURED FOR CHRIST” MOVIE AVAILABLE NOW FOR FREE ONLINE VIEWING FOR PASSION WEEK

“TORTURED FOR CHRIST” MOVIE AVAILABLE NOW FOR FREE ONLINE VIEWING FOR PASSION WEEK

Voice of the Martyrs Korea has made its award-winning feature film “Tortured for Christ” available for free online viewing for Passion Week, from now through midnight on Saturday, at www.vomkorea.com/tfc/. “Tortured for Christ” tells the true story of Voice of the Martyrs founder Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, as written in his international bestselling book, ‘Tortured for ...

PERSECUTION NGO ADVISES KOREAN CHURCHES TO PREPARE FOR INCREASED GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION

PERSECUTION NGO ADVISES KOREAN CHURCHES TO PREPARE FOR INCREASED GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION

Churches are surviving the Coronavirus, but the next test—increased government monitoring and oversight of church activities and leaders—may prove to be more difficult and longer lasting. That is according to Voice of the Martyrs Korea CEO Reverend Eric Foley. Foley has drawn on his experience with churches in Christian-hostile countries to advise Korean churches of ...

CHURCH BUILDING DEMOLISHED, PASTOR AND MEMBERS ARRESTED IN SOUTHERN INDIA

CHURCH BUILDING DEMOLISHED, PASTOR AND MEMBERS ARRESTED IN SOUTHERN INDIA

In the early morning of March 9th, authorities ordered the destruction of a Christian church building in the town of Chelur in Karnataka State. The pastor and ten other Christians were arrested. According to Voice of the Martyrs Korea representative Dr. Hyun Sook Foley, the authorities were spurred on in the action by Hindu militants, and the church ...

CORONAVIRUS DOES NOT SLOW THE PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS IN CHINA

CORONAVIRUS DOES NOT SLOW THE PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS IN CHINA

The Coronavirus is not the only new challenge facing Chinese Christians this winter. A new and stricter set of regulations governing churches went into effect in February. According to Voice of the Martyrs Korea representative Hyun Sook Foley, the new regulations are likely to challenge Chinese Christians long after the Coronavirus outbreak is controlled. “Because ...

HINDU NATIONALISTS IMPLEMENT NETWORK TO SPY ON INDIAN CHRISTIANS

HINDU NATIONALISTS IMPLEMENT NETWORK TO SPY ON INDIAN CHRISTIANS

According to persecution ministry Voice of the Martyrs Korea representative Foley Hyun Sook, the Hindu nationalist movement, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), has organized a nationwide network of people to report Christian activity. “The RSS want to station radical Hindu nationalists in every one of India’s villages,” Foley explains. “This way, when officials see Christian ...