While All Eyes Are on Afghanistan, Brutality Against Christians Increases in Pakistan

09/09/2021 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – Christians in Pakistan claim that brutality against their minority is increasing daily. Private Facebook groups are filled with video evidence that Christians are under constant duress from the Muslim majority. Posts show injuries of entire families attacked by radicals, and captions say that neither Christian girls nor Christian settlements or… Read More

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Life Under Taliban Rule More Difficult for Afghanistan’s Christians

09/06/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – According to Mission Network News (MNN), life has become more difficult for Christians in Afghanistan. This report comes weeks after the Taliban retook control of the country and US-led forces completely withdrew. “Prior to Taliban rule, [Christians] already ad a very difficult time living out their faith,” Open Doors’ Field… Read More

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Pakistani Christians call on West to rescue Afghan minorities

Rights activists fear for the future of non-Muslims after the Taliban’s takeover of the neighboring country Kamran Chaudhry, Lahore Published: August 31, 2021 08:41 AM GMT Christian activists in Pakistan are urging the international community to save minority communities in Afghanistan amid the withdrawal of US forces. “There has been no statement on non-Muslim Afghans.… Read More

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Afghan Christians Pledge to Continue God’s Work in Afghanistan

08/26/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – According to the Union of Catholic Asian News (UCAN), Afghan Christians have pledged to continue “God’s work” in Afghanistan following the Taliban’s takeover of the country. In a video published by Global Catalyst Ministries, an Afghan Christian pleads for Christians across the world to not forget the underground church in… Read More

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Bangladesh Church officials wary of Taliban links

Government ties with the Taliban might encourage local religious extremists, church officials say UCA News reporter Published: August 17, 2021 09:40 AM GMT Catholic Church officials in Muslim-majority Bangladesh have expressed caution over any possible government ties with the Taliban following their takeover of Afghanistan, fearing it might encourage and embolden fanatic elements in the… Read More

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Uncertain Fate for Afghanistan’s Christians

08/09/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – As cities fall to a Taliban resurgence in Afghanistan, the future of that country’s Christian population grows more uncertain. The US troop withdrawal has increased a climate of insecurity in the country and US-backed Afghan forces are struggling to contain the Taliban’s advance. Afghanistan’s Christians are already mostly underground. The… Read More

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Afghan Christians Call for Prayer as International Forces Prepare for Withdrawal

07/01/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – According to Vision Christian Radio, Christians living in Afghanistan are calling for prayer as international forces prepare to withdraw from the country. Many Christians fear the withdrawal of international forces will spell a return of the Taliban’s repressive rule and increased persecution. The United States and NATO allies have decided… Read More

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