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NORTH KOREAN MINISTRY TEAM VISITS FINLAND NOT TO ASK FOR HELP FROM CHRISTIANS BUT TO GIVE IT

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(Helsinki, Finland, April 17 – April 30) A North Korea ministry team from Voice of the Martyrs completed an extensive tour of Finland this month, but according to Board Chair Hyun Sook Foley, the purpose was not to ask for help from the Christians there. “When North Koreans speak...

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For the ONE Church - India

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DESIGNATION: Hostile BACKGROUND: India has a growing economy and a great diversity of languages, cultures and religions. Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Hindu nationalist organization has seen a 20-percent increase in membership and an emboldened base...

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For the ONE Church – Uzbekistan

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DESIGNATION: Restricted  BACKGROUND: Uzbekistan’s economy is based on cotton, so much so that schools close during the cotton harvest so children can help their parents in the fields. The country’s authoritarian government systematically tortures prisoners. Uzbekistan is...

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For the ONE Church – Syria

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DESIGNATION: Restricted BACKGROUND: Syria has endured civil war since 2011. Rebel groups control large portions of the country, and an estimated 4.1 million Syrians have left since 2011. In addition, about 6.5 million Syrians are displaced within Syria. MAJOR RELIGIONS: Syria is majority Sunni...

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<International Prayer for the Middle East> - Jordan

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*Farrah Means “happiness” in Arabic. “But I was not happy, and my husband used to beat me. He would throw dinner in the trash that I spent hours on and say he hated it and then pronounce and Islamic curse over me. I was depressed and gloomy all the time. The beatings got...

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CHRISTIAN WOMAN DETAINED AFTER TRYING TO SHARE FAITH WITH CHINESE PRESIDENT

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Dalian, Liaoning—March 21, 2018 Voice of the Martyrs Korea and its partner China Aid report that Chinese public security bureau officers detained a Christian woman from China’s northeastern Liaoning province on March 16 after she tried to preach to Chinese President Xi Jinping while...

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For the ONE Church – Iran

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DESIGNATION: Restricted BACKGROUND: Iranians, descendants of the ancient Persians, are still affected by a costly war with Iraq in the 1980s. That war was preceded by the 1979 Islamic revolution led by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who returned from exile to lead the overthrow of the Shah. Though...

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