Christian Television Channels Shut Down in Pakistan.

Pakistani officials have banned 11 Christian television channels, leaving the country’s 2.8 million Christians with no public media presence for the first time in nearly two decades. According to India Today, the Pakistani Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) this week banned

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Young Kazakhs Actively Seeking Religion

“Almost 90 percent of the leaders of Kazakhstan youth consider themselves believers, with 86 percent of them professing Islam,” according to a survey conducted by sociologist Madina Nurgaliyeva, and leading her to warn that “religiosity among young Kazakhs is at

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Uzbek Believers Punished for Owning a Bible.

Increasing numbers of Christians in Uzbekistan are being punished simply for the “crime” of having religious literature at home, and Open Doors is asking Christians worldwide to pray for Christians living under the harsh Central Asian dictatorship. One Christian, Stanislav

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Bible Society Gains Registration in Azerbaijan.

After a 20-year fight, the recent registration of a Bible Society in Azerbaijan has brought fresh optimism to the country’s minority Christians. There does, however, remain some confusion over the types of books it will be allowed to print, with

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Proposed New Amendments to Religious Laws in China

The Chinese government has released a set of proposed amendments to its rules regulating religious affairs, as President Xi Jinping attempts to exert even greater control over how religion is practised. The new set of amendments, released to the public

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Pray for Algerian Believer in Prison

Slimane Bouhafs, a 49-year-old Algerian Christian convert from Islam, has been sentenced to three years in prison for “offending the Prophet [Muhammad]” and “denigrating the creed and precepts of Islam”. The charges stem for a face book post in July, when

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