Blasphemy petition delivered to Pakistan High Commission in London

Thank you to everyone who signed our petition calling for the repeal of the blasphemy laws in Pakistan, and for the many messages of support and concern for Christians in Pakistan. We recently met with the Pakistan High Commission in London and presented the petition. At the same time we were able to emphasise the…

China’s house churches need your prayers as crackdown continues

Our Chinese family needs your prayers as officials continue to clamp down hard on house churches across their nation. Please pray for our brothers and sisters in China, amid a fresh wave of persecution which appears now to have spread to the north-west. Our partner China Aid reports that ‘dozens’ of Christians have been detained…

PAKISTAN: What if you or your child were accused of blasphemy?

In Pakistan, that’s every Christian’s nightmare. And that’s exactly what’s just happened to a family in Punjab. An eight-year-old boy in one district has been accused of blasphemy after a copy of the Koran was allegedly set alight in his village. Please pray that God will protect and comfort this child and his family. A…

Our family behind bars need your prayers

Please pray today for members of our church family who are behind bars because of their faith in Jesus. Sudanese pastors Kowa Shamaal and Hassan Abduraheem and Czech believer Petr Jašek appeared in court in Khartoum yesterday, accused of crimes that carry the death penalty. The prosecution accused Petr of tarnishing Sudan’s reputation through his…

Pakistan: Final appeal for death row Christian

Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi (pictured) has been on death row since 2010 simply for telling her co-workers about Jesus. For that she was accused and convicted under Pakistan’s widely misused blasphemy laws. Her final appeal to the country’s Supreme Court is due next week. If her death sentence is upheld by the court then her…

PRISONER UPDATES

Our partner Bob Fu of China Aid was able to highlight the case of Pastor Zhang Shaojie at a special meeting at the White House last month. Zhang has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in China simply because of his Christian activities as a pastor. Click here to read the latest on Pastor…

Pakistan: Please pray for Asia and sign petition!

A long-awaited appeal against a death sentence for ‘blasphemy’ is reported to be scheduled for the second week of October for Asia Bibi (pictured), our Christian sister who is on death row in Pakistan. Asia has been in jail for seven years – ever since she got into a dispute with her fellow farm workers in…

Thailand: Refugee Crisis in South East Asia  

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea When we hear about the ‘refugee crisis’ in the media, it often refers to the rising number of people making the perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea to the European Union to seek asylum. We are aware of Lebanon’s vast camps, Hungary’s closed borders, Istanbul’s cold streets….

Muslims in Pakistan Threaten Christians after Fatwa Issued against ‘Blasphemer’

LAHORE, Pakistan: Muslims in Pakistan have told 300 impoverished villagers they must either produce a Christian accused of blasphemy, leave the area, convert to Islam or be killed, sources said. Imran Masih, a 28-year-old resident of Chak 44 village in Punjab Province’s Mandi Bahauddin District, was accused on April 19 of keeping a ‘blasphemous’ video clip…

PAKISTAN: PUNJAB CHRISTIANS FLEE AFTER BLASPHEMY ACCUSATIONS

Please pray for our brothers and sisters in Chak village, Punjab in Pakistan: they’re living in fear after local Muslims accused a Christian of blasphemy. The allegations surfaced after Imran Masih’s colleagues at the local health centre where he worked as a cleaner claimed he had been watching a controversial Christian preacher on YouTube on…