In the past five weeks, ethnic Fulani Muslim militants have killed 146 people in Christian areas of southern Kaduna state and destroyed over two hundred houses.
Asia Bibi’s younger daughter Eisham has pleaded for her mother to be allowed to leave Pakistan.
Pakistani pastor Zafar Bhatti’s appeal hearing has been postponed again, to 21 March 2019.
Naxalite Maoist guerrillas shot father-of-five Munglu Ram Nureti dead on 12 February, a day after they murdered another convert in neighbouring Odisha state.
On Saturday 9 February, coordinated attacks in the southwestern town of Halaba Kulito damaged ten church buildings and destroyed their contents.
Three attackers dragged Anant Ram Gand out of his house, beheaded him and dumped his body on 11 February.
Christians in Nigeria’s Middle Belt and north are hoping for change but fearful of violence as they anticipate the elections on Saturday 23 February
The ongoing persecution of Christians in India continues to be documented by Church in Chains partner, Persecution Relief, which reported three incidents that occurred on Sunday 3 February.
Pastor Zafar Bhatti has had his appeal hearing against his blasphemy conviction postponed until 5 March 2019.
Many members of Early Rain Covenant Church are facing daily persecution ranging from home eviction, unfair dismissal to police surveillance as well as separation from family for extended periods.
Dr Berhane Asmelash (Director of Release Eritrea) speaks about the current situation for Christians
Pakistan’s Supreme Court, meeting under heavy security, has dismissed a petition to review its acquittal of Asia Bibi last October.
Twenty people were killed and 81 injured when two bombs exploded at a Roman Catholic cathedral on the southern island of Jolo.
On Tuesday 29 January Pakistan’s Supreme Court will hear the review petition against its decision to acquit Asia Bibi.
Early Rain Covenant Church has been experiencing intense persecution and has published a diary of recent incidents.
At an appeal hearing on 15 January, judges asked Iranian Christians Saheb Fadaie and Fatemeh Bakhteri to renounce their faith, which they refused to do.
Copts are frustrated by the slow pace of granting church permits and outraged by mob attacks on applicant churches.
On 6 January, Coptic Orthodox Christmas Eve, Egyptian Christians celebrated the opening of their new cathedral in Nasr City, 40km east of Cairo.
Over five weeks after the coordinated raids on Early Rain Convenant Church members in Chengdu, several leaders including Pastor Wang Yi and his wife Jiang Rong are still in prison.
Seventeen members of the Oireachtas have signed a petition to the Indian Ambassador requesting the Indian government to act to protect Christians who continue to face ongoing attacks from Hindu extremists.