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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 ...

CHURCH LEADERS IN THE “NORTH KOREA OF AFRICA” RECEIVE TRAUMA CARE

CHURCH LEADERS IN THE “NORTH KOREA OF AFRICA” RECEIVE TRAUMA CARE

Church leaders from Eritrea received intensive trauma care, as well as training how to deliver trauma care to their congregation members, in an emergency training event conducted earlier this month by persecution ministry Voice of the Martyrs Korea. “Not many people have even heard of the small country of Eritrea, but it is of special ...

SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF CHINESE CHRISTIAN ATTORNEY’S MARTYRDOM COMMEMORATED BY NEW VIDEO

SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF CHINESE CHRISTIAN ATTORNEY’S MARTYRDOM COMMEMORATED BY NEW VIDEO

Voice of the Martyrs Korea is marking the second anniversary of the martyrdom of Chinese Christian attorney Li Baiguang by releasing a video containing a scripture song of Isiah 35 that he wrote and sang as he would ride the bus for days on the way to the countryside to represent clients facing difficulties with ...

NK SEX-TRAFFICKED WOMEN IN CHINA AT SPECIAL RISK FOR CORONAVIRUS

NK SEX-TRAFFICKED WOMEN IN CHINA AT SPECIAL RISK FOR CORONAVIRUS

North Korean sex-trafficked women are at special risk for the coronavirus spreading through China according to persecution ministry Voice of the Martyrs Korea representative Hyun Sook Foley. “More often than not, these women are sold to impoverished Chinese men living in poor conditions,” representative Foley explains. “Because they are not living in China legally and ...

TRAPPED BETWEEN GOVERNMENT TROOPS AND REBELS, CAMEROON PASTORS RECEIVE TRAUMA CARE

TRAPPED BETWEEN GOVERNMENT TROOPS AND REBELS, CAMEROON PASTORS RECEIVE TRAUMA CARE

Pastors from the western region of Cameroon received intensive trauma care, as well as training in how to deliver trauma care to their congregation members, in an emergency training event conducted in December by persecution ministry Voice of the Martyrs Korea. “Persecution caught these pastors by surprise,” said Voice of the Martyrs Korea representative Dr. ...

BOKO HARAM RELEASES VIDEO OF KIDNAPPED NIGERIAN CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION CHAIRMAN THEN KILLS HIM

BOKO HARAM RELEASES VIDEO OF KIDNAPPED NIGERIAN CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION CHAIRMAN THEN KILLS HIM

The terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped a state chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria as well as a pastor and 40 church members in two separate raids on January 3 and January 6. A video subsequently released by the terrorist group shows the captive as the Rev. Lawan Andimi, the chairman of the Christian ...