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anonymous EDUCATIONAL TOPICS AND NEWS ITEMS! August 06, 2007 6:35 AM

This is where you will find educational topics from the internet, or other sources, on the ' Persecuted Christian', Be sure to site your sources, and be accurate.  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
anonymous What kind of Christian faiths are in Iraq! August 07, 2007 7:10 AM

There are several Christian faiths in Iraq. 1.) The Assyrian Christians, who are Christians from the days of the Apostle Paul. 2.) The Orthodox Christians, also Christians from the days of the Apostle Paul. 3.) Christians converted by the Romans and other visiting Christians long ago. 4.) The Kurds who converted to Christianity the same time that the Assyrians and Orthodox Christians did and also when The Romans and other visiting Christians came through. (Many have converted to the Muslim religion since this time; however some Kurds still press a cross into the edge of their pie crust or bread, when baking and visit their ancient Church ruins!). 5. Newly converted Christians who are Arabs, Sunnies, Shiites, Kurds, and others who live in Iraq. Many Christians have fled their homes because of violence and since the violence occurs because of Muslim extremists, Christians have been targeted. There are two million refugees who have fled the country, many of whom are Christians. Two million are stranded in refugee camps within Iraq, and borders and territories have been closed off, they can neither return nor go anywhere else, living in a type of no man's land, and in dire need. The refugees who managed to leave the country, are also having great problems, simply because the neighboring countries can not support the large amount of influx, created when these refugees fled. Some of the countries they fled to are not friendly to Christians, such as Turkey, Iran, and many of other neighboring countries. Assyrian Christians, fled to Syria, and at first they were welcome and the Catholic Church worked hard to help them, but as more and more refugees flee, it became difficult to help so many. Many of Iraq's neighboring countries borders have closed to refugees.  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
anonymous Christians in Afghanistan August 07, 2007 8:09 AM

Between 1850 and 1976 many were converted to Christianity in Afghanistan. There were also Assyrians conversions 1100 years ago along the Silk Road. However, it is extremely dangerous in to be a Christian in Afghanistan. Some Christian movements didn't make it. Christians in Afghanistan are underground, and hidden, and they must walk days to find the nearest fellowship, in Afghanistan, called flocks! These flocks, are desperately in need of help, but it is so dangerous in Afghanistan that missionaries can not reach them, for fear of kidnappings and other reprisals. In fact we often do not know where these flocks are, and can only guess at their numbers, which is estimated at 1,000 to 10,000., but no one knows for sure. Missionaries do go into Afghanistan, however, it is at great risk and now is an especially dangerous time, because the Taliban are trying to use terrorism and violence to gain their country back, although Afghanistan was not their country in the first place. I am afraid that aside from news of kidnappings and assassinations, there is not much in the way of information. This post was modified from its original form on 07 Aug, 8:10  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
anonymous References August 07, 2007 9:18 AM

'Christians of Iraq', by Christopher Allbrithony, 'Chaldean Christians', by NPR, Kurdish Christians by Answers.com. Wikipedia Armenian Christians by Answers.com Wikipedia Also, through answers.com Wikipedia, I found that there is a Kurdish speaking Church of Christ established in Kurdistan, the mountainous region of Iraq, in the year of 2000. While there are also other denominations in Iraq, I do not have the information. let us remember though that we are all brothers and sisters in Christ! And that many Christian organizations are working to bring the word of Jesus, the Christ, to the people of Iraq.  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
anonymous THESE ARE THE ORGANIZATIONS FOR THE PERSECUTION CHRISTIANS August 07, 2007 8:27 PM

ORGANIZATIONS FOR THE PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS 1.) Christian Freedom International 13.) World Evangelical Alliance 2.) Christian Solidarity Worldwide 14.) The Last Harvest 3.) Christians in Crisis 4.) Gospel for Asia 5.) Greater Calling 6.) International Christian Concern 7.) Compassion Radio 8.) Iranian Christians 9.) Jubilee Campaign 10.) Mission India 11.) Open Doors 12.) The Voice of the Martyrs  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
anonymous Bible League - Christians in India August 07, 2007 8:32 PM

'Christians in India face many hardships , threats, physical attacks, and jail time for sharing their faith.' Bible League  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
anonymous Pakistan August 07, 2007 8:40 PM

Christians in Pakistan face persecution from extremist Muslim gangs and Hindi extremists gangs and sometimes the Muslim gangs and Hindi gangs attack each other. Christians face church burnings, beatings, forced conversion, kidnappings, one boy was set on fire, homes and businesses have been ransacked, Christians have been threatened.  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
anonymous PERSECUTION IN TURKEY August 07, 2007 9:14 PM

PERSECUTION IN TURKEY From a Jubilee Report and other news items and information Turkey is engaged in a horrific battle decades long with Kurdish rebels who claim discrimination, and face brutal attacks, unfortunately there are some terrorist activities in the Kurdish population of Turkey,whose Kurdish struggle is unique to Turkey. It is unfortunate that the general Kurdish population is punished for the actions of a few.; however, there is no violence among the Christians in Turkey, who are peaceful, and that includes the Kurdish Christians. the Syrian Christians, the Armenians, and other more newer converts. While the government seeks to put the rebellion to an end, Christians seem to be Persecuted for no particular reason. Another factor plays in also, Extremist gangs seeking to gain control, have taken over at a most crucial moment, terrorizing and seeking to end Christianity. ' This post was modified from its original form on 07 Aug, 21:15  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
anonymous KAZAKHSTAN - Asian News .it August 09, 2007 9:46 AM

IN KAZAKHSTAN it is illegal to hold any kind of church meeting or prayer meeting or bible study that is not registered. Pentecostal Churches, Baptist Churches, and Independent Churches are never allowed registration. Ministers and Pastors are often arrested and put in jail, prison or fined. Private home are also seized and owner fined, and sometimes even arrested. Church members are also arrested.  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
anonymous THE ASSIST MINISTRIES ON THE CATHOLIC FAITH August 09, 2007 10:09 AM

The Assist Ministries reports that Catholics are persecuted in these countries! Sudan, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, China, North Korea, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Uganda and Palestine. Their focus was mainly on the murders and persecution from extremist groups.  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
anonymous North Korea August 09, 2007 10:11 AM

North Korea is not religiously tolerant the way that South Korea is. North Korea has arrested and imprisoned large numbers of Christians.  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
anonymous Kuwait August 10, 2007 11:24 PM

From The Voice of the Martyr Kuwait is mostly Sunni Islam and while other religions exist within Kuwait, including Christianity, Sunni Islam is the only religion encouraged. Christians may freely worship within a certain confined area, but not in other areas, and Christians can not become citizens or vote. Christians also, can not evangelize or witness to others about Jesus.  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
anonymous Egypt August 10, 2007 11:33 PM

From the Jubilee Organization In Egypt there are Christians of all denominations, and some churches are allowed, but must be registered; however, it is illegal for anyone who is registered as a believer in Islam to convert to Christianity, and the penalty is the death sentence.  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
anonymous Saudi Arabia August 10, 2007 11:46 PM

Persecution.org Rated extremely hostile towards Christians 5% of the population are Christian but are said to be expatriates or from another country. There have been reports of hate gangs attacking Christians, harassment, kidnappings, torture, brutality, beatings, and if a believer is Islam converts to Christianity, can receive the death sentence.  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
anonymous Iran August 10, 2007 11:55 PM

Iran From the Jubilee Organization At first Christians had to register and carry a card. Church meetings could only be held on Sunday and non members could not attend. The card had to be photocopied and given over to authorities. There could be no church meetings on any other day. Than the government started closing the churches, closing down bible studies, confiscating bibles, and executing church leaders. It is very dangerous to practice Christianity in Iran.  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
anonymous Advocating for Persecuted Evangelical Christians in Etrithra August 11, 2007 1:02 PM

Reported by ADVOCATING FOR THE PERSECUTED EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS IN ETRITHRA The government has ordered all Lutheran and Catholic Churches to surrender their offices in the last few days. Etrithra borders Sudan, Ethiopia, and the Red Sea. This post was modified from its original form on 11 Aug, 13:02  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
anonymous Gaza Strip August 12, 2007 11:33 AM

Gaza Strip Christians are being forced to become Muslims, through co-hersion, threats and kidnappings. Women are being forced to marry Muslims, and it is an extremists group that does it.  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
anonymous Kuwait August 14, 2007 8:14 PM

Kuwait Kuwait is like a country that has a split personality. Christianity is not illegal in Kuwait, and there are hundreds of thousands of Christians in Kuwait, of all denominations; however, most Christians are either refugees, or workers ( mostly workers ), who have come because of the oil industries, or other types of works. People are allowed to go to Church in certain alloted areas, but if any evangelizing goes on, things suddenly change. Conversions are not allowed, one man had his children taken away from him, and was taken to court. Hate groups are also prevalent. PC(USA) Worldwide Ministries: Kuwait IPC - Pentecostal Church of Kuwait  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
anonymous Nigeria August 14, 2007 8:24 PM

Nigeria has some well established Churches; however, hate groups are prevalent. Muslim Extremists gangs travel from home to home, and from Church to Church, where violence and murder are inflicted against Christians. You can contact Richard Chilvers, communications manager, CSW on 020 8329 0045 or email richard .chilver@csw.org.uk or visit www.csw.org.uk Pentecostal Church of Kuwait  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
anonymous Ethiopia and Sudan August 15, 2007 5:42 AM

According to the Bible League organization, around 50% of those living in Africa are Christians; however, Northern Africa is heavily populated with a Muslim population. In Ethiopia, Sudan, and in Nigeria, to become a Christian means to be rejected by your family. Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Sudan, violence is often aimed at the Christian community, often from Muslim extremist gangs, and hate groups. Mass murders have been committed against whole church groups, when extremists haves rampaged from church to church. This post was modified from its original form on 15 Aug, 5:43 This post was modified from its original form on 15 Aug, 5:44  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
anonymous MAYANMOR ORFORMALLY (BURMA)! September 27, 2007 6:01 AM

MYANMAR, OR FORMALLY ( BURMA)!
By the early 1950's, Myanmar was a military regime, practising oppression, village raids, pillaging, murder, geneocide and ethnic cleansing.Some of the practised oppression, includes rape and mine sweeping,( using humans to test the mines for deadly gases.)
  • The government closely moniters all religious groups!
  • Only the individuals who belong to registered religious groups enjoy religious freedoms.
  • Religious publications are subject to censorship.
  • It is illegal to print or import Bible translated into indigeounous languages.
  • It is extremely difficult to gain permission to build new churches.
  • Foreign religious leaders are not issued long time visas.
  • The State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) and extremists groups, such as the Democratic Karen Buddist Organization (DKBA) engage in a brutal campaign to pacifiy the Karen and Chin people as well as other ethnic minorities. These minorities have a large Christian Constituency.
  • Local civilian and military authorities continue to take action against Christian groups; arresting clergy, closing home churches, and prohibiting religious services.
  • There are seven ethnic groups, that are being targeted and two of them are highly Christianized, the Karen and the Chin.
  • Children are also kidnapped and mistreated and abused, so that they will fight in their military!


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anonymous  October 13, 2007 7:13 AM

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The following groups are actively serving the persecuted Church. We urge you to use the links below to get more information about these groups and to visit their Web sites. They are your key to active involvement with the persecuted Church.

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Christian Freedom International
Christian Solidarity Worldwide
Christians in Crisis
Gospel for Asia
Greater Calling
International Christian Concern
Compassion Radio

 

Iranian Christians International
Jubilee Campaign
Mission India
Open Doors
The Voice of the Martyrs
World Evangelical Alliance
The Last Harvest

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anonymous  October 13, 2007 7:31 AM

Contact PCCF Our postal address

Persecuted Christians Care Fund
P.O. Box 2300
Redlands, CA 92373-0761 USA

Our street address

Persecuted Christians Care Fund
300 E. State Street, Suite 290
Redlands, CA 92373-5235 USA

Our phone, fax and email

Telephone: 909-793-2009
Fax: 909-793-6880
Email PCCF now

Our board of directors

Fred Johnson—President
Jamie Johnson—Vice President
Merv Chaplin—Secretary
E. William Bean—Treasurer
John Lucas—International Director
Bruce Sonnenberg—Director

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anonymous  November 04, 2007 8:38 AM

THAR, A DESERT IN PAKISTAN! 5:12 AM

Thar is a Desert located in Sindh Province/state this desert is a significant place in many respects. It is located near the Indian border. It's a neglected area of the Sindh state. It's economic well being depends upon Rain. It is in this area that people till now must cover mile's distance by foot(walking). Beheel ,Marwari and Cohelee are communities located in theThar Desert whose people have been living there more thana century, and still there is no relief for their suffering, hardships and poverty, which follows from generation to generation.


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anonymous  November 04, 2007 8:40 AM

Religious Background:
 
Religious background is a multi faith community including primitive religions, Hindu religion, Islam and other shrine worship etc.
 
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anonymous  November 04, 2007 8:42 AM


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
This area is very unlucky in education because here most people are poor and illiterate and they spend their life without getting an education. The unavailability of adequate facilities, due to the economic situation means that they are not able to send their children to schools to provide basic literacy education.
Presently there is no educational opportunity for these children and
they have no opportunity to have good a education. Unity In Christ Ministry wants to educate the grass roots communities.


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anonymous  November 04, 2007 8:47 AM

Health:
There
is the dearth of basics necessities of life. People drink polluted
water that even animal drink and woman go far to fetch water very
hardly.
Due to lack of Medical facilities the ratio of T.B and skin problems is
very high .
There are 2500 villages and there is no operation theater due to this lot of people are dying and mostly children/new born babies as well as
pregnant woman are dying. Their life standard is very low and they are spending their lives under below poverty line and some times they are not able to have meals twice in a day!


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anonymous  November 04, 2007 8:49 AM

With regret we are sharing this, that The only faith that is lacking in that particular area is Christianity. This region is still un-evangelized
but Lord has opened the door for Unity in Christ Ministry for the
proclamation of his word through the people of Thar in spite of
obstacles which have been hindering our evangelistic work for the
people of Thar. We want to fulfill our Great Commission of the Lord Jesus Christ and we choose to reach un-reachable.
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anonymous  November 04, 2007 8:54 AM

We recognize that by running these two project we can win souls
1. Education   
2. Basic heath Project
 
With
these two Projects we can enter into the trust of people that need to know the Lord; however,  what a pity that we only have one Co-worker. We don't have resources to extend our work but what we
can do we are doing for his kingdom.
 Unity in Christ Ministry wants to have hospital or small heath center to help these people and a church so that we can communicate with the people as well share the gospel among them through this channel. We need a place to start this Project so pray for us.
In spite of all of the obstacles which have been hindering our evangelistic work for the people of Thar, the Lord has provided us with the opportunity to take His word and care for them, some people has been blessed by His love by accepting Jesus as their Lord & Saviour. Ever since than these new convert have been facing persecution which has resulted in many consequences such as loss of
jobs ,discriminatory attitudes from near and dear ones and from others as well; and many other unpleasant situations which they have to go through once they accept Jesus Christ in their lives.
 These people have been expelled from their communities and 
they  have approached us somehow, through some one, and the Lord has guided us to helped them out in their ordeal.  One factor that is very encouraging to learn from them, is that they are firm in their Christian faith. They told us in our recent meeting that they want to win the entire desert for the Saviour. These people need to be strengthened   through schools, medical facilities and other necessities of life.
 We must go into that un-evangelized region with the help of converts,
with the gospel of Jesus Christ, and must demonstrate His love by
providing them with relief like food, clothes, medicines and other basic
necessities of daily life.
 We must begin from little and place every thing in the hands of our
saviour who had commissioned us to proclaim his word and love to all.
 
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anonymous  November 04, 2007 8:55 AM

Please pray for us as we pray for you. We shall await for your further the most valuable, optimistic and fruitfully response with hope fully and prayerfully.

Yours in Christ Servant of Lord Victor Sirdar
Chairman & founder
Unity In Christ Ministry
C-37 block 5 F.B.Area Gulberg town karachi-75950 Sadiq Nagar Sindh Pakistan
Phone: +92-300-2538509


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 November 04, 2007 11:29 AM

I would also like to add:
Joshua Project
A website with information on the status of global evengelization.
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anonymous  April 03, 2008 6:58 AM

We, the concerned Eritreans who live in the United States of America are holding a rally against Christian persecution in Eritrea. Christian Eritreans are being harassed, persecuted and detained for the only reason of their belief in Jesus Christ.

We believe that freedom of religion is one of the basic rights of any human being. The Eritrean government is not only violating international human rights declaration that the country is party to but also the provisions of article 19 of its unimplemented Constitution. Therefore, we call up on all peace and freedom loving Eritreans, friends of Eritrea and the International community to join us as we express our concern to the already detained prisoners of conscience and those who are at the risk of such illegal detention.

Let us join our hands together with those in chains because of their beliefs.
We believe that these Christians are incarcerated for the sole reason of their religious persuasion. We would therefore urgently request that all those who are incarcerated for their religious beliefs be released immediately; that all independent churches be re-opened without pre-condition;

Express your solidarity to this call by signing the petition below and join us as we rally for this noble cause.

Release Eritrea-USA

Date: May 25, 2005.

Place: Outside the Eritrean Embassy
1708 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington DC 20009

Time: 11:00am ET
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