Demolition of government-approved church buildings is becoming a regular occurrence, with three recent demolitions in Henan province.
On 20 June a Muslim mob killed a South Sudanese Christian in Omdurman, near Khartoum, and seriously injured four others.
Three Christian converts serving ten-year prison sentences have had their sentences reduced following a review of their cases.
After years of persecution, armed extremists murdered 27-year-old Christian Kande Mudu in Jharkhand state.
A new report on violent Fulani attacks in Nigeria’s Middle Belt asks if they constitute genocide.
Xiao Hongliu, wife of imprisoned Early Rain Covenant Church elder Qin Defu, has written a letter pleading for prayer.
14-year-old Samaru Madkami was brutally murdered by religious extremists who had been harassing his family for years.
On 21 May, President al-Sisi opened a new church building in Alexandria, while later that day an existing building in a village 65km away was destroyed by the local authority.
The appeal hearing for Pastor Victor Bet-Tamraz, his wife Shamiram Issavi Khabizeh and three Christian friends, scheduled for 1 June, has been cancelled, with no new date set.
Church in Chains recently spoke to Dr Berhane Asmelash of Release Eritrea about the current situation in Eritrea and learned that the extent of suffering is even greater than previously reported.
Between 11 and 13 May, Fulani herdsmen killed at least twenty-five Christian men, women and children in Kaduna State.
Violent attacks on Christians have continued in India despite the nation being in Covid-19 lockdown as two examples from Bihar and Odisha state show.
In the last of a four-part series telling the story of the persecuted Bet-Tamraz family we focus on Dabrina, who has devoted herself to advocating for her parents, her brother and other persecuted Iranian Christians.
Officials in Xiamen, Fujian province, raided a house church injuring church members, confiscating phones and damaging the property during the process.
In the third of a four-part series on the persecuted Bet-Tamraz family we focus on Ramiel, who was recently released from Evin prison.
In the first of a four-part series telling the story of the persecuted Bet-Tamraz family, we focus on Pastor Victor, who has been sentenced to ten years in prison and is waiting for his appeal to be heard on 1 June.
In the second of a four-part series on the persecuted Bet-Tamraz family, we focus on Shamiram Issavi Khabizeh, who has been sentenced to ten years in prison for her Christian activities and is waiting for her appeal to be heard on 1 June.
Korean-Chinese Christian Jang Moon Seok, imprisoned in North Korea in 2014 for his Christian ministry, has spent his 2,000th day behind bars.
The aid packages, funded by Church in Chains, contained rice, beans, vegetable oil and other foodstuffs.
Many Nigerian Christians have been killed in recent months, including young children, as attacks by militant Muslim Fulani herdsmen continue across the country.