VOMK Tuesday Report

INDIA: Violence Against Christians Escalates, But One Evangelist Continues to Recover

INDIA: Violence Against Christians Escalates, But One Evangelist Continues to Recover

A new wave of anti-Christian threats and intimidation has been reported since the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) recorded a landslide victory in India’s national elections in May. Prime Minister Narendra Modi In just two weeks following Prime Minister Modi being sworn into office for a second term as prime minister, violence against Christians ...

Chinese authorities offer $1,000 cash prize for reports on ‘illegal’ religious activities

Chinese authorities offer $1,000 cash prize for reports on ‘illegal’ religious activities

(Guiyang, Guizhou—July 1, 2019) Authorities in Guiyang, the capital of China’s Guizhou province, are incentivizing local residents to report religious activities by offering them up to around $1,000. According to Voice of the Martyrs Korea representative Hyun Sook Foley, people will receive the cash reward if they report on “suspicious illegal religious sites and activities” ...

DAILY DEVOTIONAL WRITTEN BY 14 YEAR PRISONER OF FAITH

DAILY DEVOTIONAL WRITTEN BY 14 YEAR PRISONER OF FAITH

This week, Voice of the Martyrs Korea releases their translation of Pastor Richard Wurmbrand's daily devotional, Reaching Toward the Heights. VOM Korea representative Hyun Sook Foley says she hopes that the devotional, written by the organization’s worldwide founder and author of the best-selling Tortured for Christ, can help the Korean church overcome the “distraction” of ...

CHINESE CHRISTIANS CONTINUE TO SING EVEN WHEN OFFICIALS DISRUPT BIBLE STUDY

CHINESE CHRISTIANS CONTINUE TO SING EVEN WHEN OFFICIALS DISRUPT BIBLE STUDY

(Xiamen, Fujian--June 14, 2019) Officials disrupted a Xinzao Church Bible study in China's southeastern Fujian Province June 13. Christians at the Bible study responded by singing hymns. After the officials interrupted the Bible study, they demanded that the Christians present their IDs and register their meeting with the government. The Christians refused to comply and, ...

PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN NORTH KOREAN MARTYR COMMEMORATED ON “DAY OF THE CHRISTIAN MARTYR” CELEBRATION

PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN NORTH KOREAN MARTYR COMMEMORATED ON “DAY OF THE CHRISTIAN MARTYR” CELEBRATION

Voice of the Martyrs Korea commemorated the Day of the Christian Martyr by adding a new plaque to their Martyrs Timeline and cutting the ribbon on their newly renovated “Kim Gyo Shin Home.” “Throughout Christian history around the world Christians of all backgrounds have remembered the martyrdom of Peter and Paul on June 29,” Voice …

계속되는 핍박에도 그리스도의 증인이 되기 위해 훈련받는 베트남 기독교인 – VIETNAMESE CHRISTIANS TRAIN FOR PERSECUTION AS GOVERNMENT CONTINUES RELIGIOUS CRACKDOWN

계속되는 핍박에도 그리스도의 증인이 되기 위해 훈련받는 베트남 기독교인 – VIETNAMESE CHRISTIANS TRAIN FOR PERSECUTION AS GOVERNMENT CONTINUES RELIGIOUS CRACKDOWN

한국어English베트남 정부가 2018년에 제정된 법률을 근거로 기독교인을 계속 핍박함에 따라, 순교자의 소리(Voice of the Martyrs)는 베트남 교회 목회자들(지도자들)과 새롭게 협력하여 일하기 시작했다. 이 협력 사역은 인쇄물 출판, 디지털 자료 제공, 전국 각지의 지역 지도자들이 주관하는 훈련 프로그램으로 구성되어 있다. 베트남 기독교인들이 기독교에 적대적인 환경에서 그리스도의 신실한 증인이 되도록 준비해주는 것이 이 협력 사역의 목적이다. ‘미국 ...

NEW BOOK REBUTS CLAIM THAT GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION IS RIGHT RESPONSE TO CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION

NEW BOOK REBUTS CLAIM THAT GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION IS RIGHT RESPONSE TO CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION

In April, the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs department published an independent review of global Christian persecution which claimed that “the level and nature of persecution is arguably coming close to meeting the international definition of genocide.” The review then stressed “the need for governments to give increasing priority and specific targeted support to ...