January 10, 2020 by directorfsm
Our Faith in Today’s World
Islamic State circulates video of militants beheading, shooting eleven Christian captives in Nigeria
Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) posted unverified video footage on December 26 of its militants beheading ten Christian men and shooting an eleventh dead in north-east Nigeria.
Christians and aid workers among ten murdered as militants attack convoy in Nigeria
At least ten people were killed and two women taken captive when Islamist militants targeted Christians and those working for international aid organizations, travelling in a convoy in north-east Nigeria on December 22.
Extremists shoot dead two pastors after Christmas Day service in Central African Republic
Two pastors were shot dead by Muslim militants as they travelled together by car after a Christmas service on December 25 in the Central African Republic.
China’s draconian new rules for religious groups insist they “spread Communist Party principles”
Christians, banned by authorities in some regions of China from celebrating Christmas last month, are bracing themselves for the introduction in February of stringent new regulations that will put almost every aspect of religious life under the control of the Communist Party.
Prayers answered as more than 50 churches allowed to reopen in Myanmar’s Shan State
The United Wa State Army (UWSA) in control of the Wa Special Region in Myanmar (Burma), bordering China’s Yunnan province, has allowed at least 50 churches to reopen.
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