VOMK Tuesday Report

NORTH KOREAN RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ADDRESSED FOR FIRST TIME AT TAIWAN INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM SUMMIT

NORTH KOREAN RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ADDRESSED FOR FIRST TIME AT TAIWAN INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM SUMMIT

It remains illegal to get a Bible in any form into North Korea from any neighboring country, yet more North Koreans may be reading the Bible today than at any other time in history. Those were the remarks of Pastor Eric Foley, CEO of Voice of the Martyrs Korea, at last week’s Taiwan International Religious ...

CUBA: SLEDGEHAMMERS, BULLDOZERS, AND IMPRISONMENTS CAN’T STOP THE GOSPEL

CUBA: SLEDGEHAMMERS, BULLDOZERS, AND IMPRISONMENTS CAN’T STOP THE GOSPEL

In Cuba, authorities often arrive without warning. According to persecution support ministry Voice of the Martyrs Korea, on 10 March 2020, a group of men with sledgehammers appeared at Pastor David Walter Fis’ church at 9am. “They wanted to demolish the church and everything inside,” Pastor David told Voice of the Martyrs, “and [they] started ...

CHINA: NEW RELIGIOUS REGULATIONS REQUIRE CHURCHES TO ACTIVELY PROMOTE COMMUNISM

CHINA: NEW RELIGIOUS REGULATIONS REQUIRE CHURCHES TO ACTIVELY PROMOTE COMMUNISM

New religious regulations take effect in China this month that require that churches not only refrain from criticizing communism but that they actively promote it. That’s the word from persecution ministry Voice of the Martyrs Korea, which says that the September 1 “Measures on the Administration of Religious Activity Venues” require churches to be “communist ...

TOURISTS RETURN TO THE MALDIVES, DESPITE GRIM RESTRICTIONS ON CHRISTIAN ACTIVITY

TOURISTS RETURN TO THE MALDIVES, DESPITE GRIM RESTRICTIONS ON CHRISTIAN ACTIVITY

One of the most desirable vacation spots is also one of the world’s worst persecutors of Christians. That’s the word about the Maldives from Voice of the Martyrs Korea, whose two-year old daily Christian radio broadcast into the Maldives is one of the few successful outreaches into the country known for tourism but less known ...

LAOS: AS CHINA’S INFLUENCE LOOMS, VOMK WORKERS QUIETLY FULFILL 2,100 INDIVIDUAL REQUESTS FOR BIBLES

LAOS: AS CHINA’S INFLUENCE LOOMS, VOMK WORKERS QUIETLY FULFILL 2,100 INDIVIDUAL REQUESTS FOR BIBLES

Discrete, personal deliveries of Bibles to Laos Christians have replaced large scale Bible distribution campaigns, due to growing Chinese influence on the Laos government’s religious enforcement policies. That’s the word from Voice of the Martyrs Korea Representative Dr. Hyun Sook Foley. Her organization has been working with local Christian workers in Laos recently to quietly ...

RUSSIA: NEW REPORTS ABOUT RELIGIOUS FREEDOM VIOLATIONS “ONLY SCRATCH THE SURFACE”

RUSSIA: NEW REPORTS ABOUT RELIGIOUS FREEDOM VIOLATIONS “ONLY SCRATCH THE SURFACE”

Religious freedom is continuing to decline sharply across the Russian Federation and occupied Ukraine, as authorities apply vague laws targeting extremism, terrorism, missionary activity, and undesirable organizations to ban various religious activities by Protestant, Catholic, Muslim, and other groups. That is the conclusion of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), a bipartisan government ...

CHINA: CHURCH FOUNDED BY FAMED MISSIONARY NOW “DEMONSTRATION SITE” FOR SINICIZATION OF CHRISTIANITY

CHINA: CHURCH FOUNDED BY FAMED MISSIONARY NOW “DEMONSTRATION SITE” FOR SINICIZATION OF CHRISTIANITY

A church in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province founded in 1859 by John Nevius, the American missionary famed for his non-traditional methods of church planting and missions, has announced its own new mission: Serving as a “demonstration site” for the Sinicization of Christianity. According to Voice of the Martyrs Korea Representative Dr. Hyun Sook Foley, that new ...

WIFE, SON OF CHINESE HUMAN RIGHTS ATTORNEY WHO DIED SUSPICIOUSLY ESCAPE TO U.S.

WIFE, SON OF CHINESE HUMAN RIGHTS ATTORNEY WHO DIED SUSPICIOUSLY ESCAPE TO U.S.

The wife and son of Dr. Li Baiguang, the Chinese human rights attorney who died under suspicious circumstances in 2018, have escaped to the United States, according to the Christian nonprofit groups ChinaAid and Voice of the Martyrs Korea. Hanmei “Hannah” Xu and Qingxin “Pure Heart” Li arrived in the United States last month and ...

VOICE OF THE MARTYRS KOREA OFFERS BIBLE DANCE THERAPY FOR NORTH KOREAN DEFECTORS

VOICE OF THE MARTYRS KOREA OFFERS BIBLE DANCE THERAPY FOR NORTH KOREAN DEFECTORS

Voice of the Martyrs Korea recently began a Bible Dance Therapy class for North Korean defectors enrolled in its Underground Technology discipleship training school. Voice of the Martyrs Korea Representative Dr. Hyun Sook Foley, a former student of famed Korean traditional dancer Lee Mae Bang, is the instructor. She explains why she created the class ...