Open Doors’ 2021 World Watch List to Reveal How COVID and Technology Accelerate Spread of Anti-Religious Bigotry; Digital Press Conference Jan. 13

January 13th, 2021 by Vox Cervi 1

SANTA ANA, Calif., Jan. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — This week, persecution watchdog Open Doors USA will announce the 2021 World Watch List, its anticipated annual ranking of the top 50 countries where it is most dangerous to be a Christian – and provide a surprising update on significant shifts in the landscape of Christian persecution worldwide. Open Doors USA President and CEO David Curry will address media and viewers at an online press conference at …Read More

Christian persecution in China and India expected to increase in 2021

January 12th, 2021 by Vox Cervi 1

Christian charity Release International is forecasting that persecution of Christians in China and India will increase in 2021. The report says China has managed to avoid the scrutiny of the international community thanks to its strong trading relationships. Chinese authorities “have bought freedom from censure due to trade with China. Many countries now regard this trade as essential to their own economies,’ International Release partners say. “The government of President Xi Jinping is increasing its …Read More

Over 42.6M abortions conducted in 2020, surpassing world’s leading causes of death

January 12th, 2021 by Vox Cervi 1

People participate in the March for Life rally in Washington, D.C., Jan. 24, 2020. | The Christian Post/Samuel Smith Over 42 million abortions occurred in 2020, far surpassing the totals of people who perished as a result of the world’s leading causes of death. According to data compiled by the Worldometer, a reference website that monitors statistics on health, the global population, the use of resources and deaths in real-time, over 40 million abortions are …Read More

‘LGBT orthodoxy threatens US religious liberty’, warns Albert Mohler

January 12th, 2021 by Vox Cervi 1

James Thompson Christian leader Dr Albert Mohler has raised the alarm over an attempt by America’s “most influential LGBTQ organization” to shape US Government policy. Dr Mohler described the demands being made by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in its briefing ‘Blueprint for Positive Change 2020’ as “alarming” and ‘a threat to religious liberty’. The president of one of the country’s largest evangelical Bible colleges expressed particular concern about HRC plans to force Christian institutions …Read More

HHS issues final rule protecting faith-based adoption agencies

January 12th, 2021 by Vox Cervi 1

Credit: Unsplash. By Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Jan 8, 2021 / 02:11 pm MT (CNA).- The Trump administration finalized a rule this week allowing faith-based adoption agencies to receive federal funding regardless of their views on same-sex marriage. In a final rule issued Jan. 7, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revised a 2016 rule by the Obama administration that had conditioned federal grants on adoption agencies’ willingness to match children with same-sex …Read More

2,200 Nigerian Christians hacked to death in 2020; 34,400 since 2009: Intersociety report

December 22nd, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

By Jackson Elliott, Christian Post Reporter Christian mourners at the burial site of the Rev. Alubara Audu who was killed by jihadist herdsmen at Buda, Kajuru in Kaduna state, Nigeria, in September 2020. | Emeka Umeagbalasi When radical Islamists murder Christians in Nigeria, the government lists their deaths as having other causes, according to new report released by Nigeria’s International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law. The newly-released report indicates that deaths which …Read More

UK: Global Church gives first-hand accounts of persecution

December 3rd, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

The Houses of Parliament lit red for #RedWednesday in 2016 (Credit: © Weenson OO/PICTURE-U.NET) ACN News Briefing Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)’s #RedWednesday event yesterday (25th November) featured testimonies from those living day by day with persecution, including kidnapped teenager Maira Shahbaz and Nigeria’s Archbishop Kaigama, who had one of his priests kidnapped earlier this week. The event, which focused on Christians unjustly detained for their Faith, can be watched on YouTube at …Read More

Free speech curtailed under ‘draconian’ NI hate crime proposals

December 3rd, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Juan Aunion The Judge commissioned by the Stormont Executive to review hate crime in Northern Ireland has recommended major restrictions on free speech. In a report stretching to 997 pages, Judge Desmond Marrinan recommends scrapping the existing protection for those who disagree with same-sex marriage. He also recommends not including the defences for freedom of expression present in the Public Order Act 1986 for religion and sexual orientation. This is despite 97 per cent of …Read More

More than a QUARTER of students ‘self-censor’ their opinions because they fear their university’s woke cancel culture – and 40% are afraid their careers will be ruined if they speak out

November 24th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

In latest evidence of free speech crisis, 27 per cent of students said they have actively ‘hidden’ their opinions  A further 40 per cent withheld their opinions on ethical or religious matters for fear of being judged  Free speech campaigners likened campuses to ‘Maoist re-education camps’ dominated by ‘woke orthodoxy’ By MAX AITCHISON FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY More than a quarter of students ‘self-censor’ because they fear their views will clash with the ‘woke’ …Read More

Christian Leaders Urge Prayer for Nigeria’s Forgotten Victims

November 20th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Violence escalating despite pleas to government, Family Research Council reports. November 19, 2020 Leah Sharibu in captivity in photo released by captors in August 2019. JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Their pleas for government help falling on deaf ears, Christian leaders issued calls for prayer this month as Islamic extremist groups continued terrorizing northeast Nigeria. In the wake of attacks and kidnappings by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram and its offshoot Islamic State West Africa …Read More