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¿“Hermano aventurero”? En realidad, héroe: la verdadera historia de John Chau

El asesinato de John Chau a manos de miembros de la tribu en la isla Sentinel del Norte en 2018 atrajo la atención de los medios de comunicación de todo el mundo, la mayoría de ellos críticos, si no francamente burlones. El joven misionero cristiano fue llamado tonto, colonialista y aventurero. Fue objeto de burlas en memes y ridiculizado por comediantes para obtener risas baratas.

China’s online religious restrictions to take effect after Beijing Olympics

BEIJING (BP) – As the Winter Olympics in Beijing approach, China is set to impose new restrictions on online religious content that will essentially outlaw evangelistic Scripture just days after the games conclude, according to Christian persecution watchdog China Aid.

2022 prayer guide equips Christians to pray for persecuted believers

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (BP) – Prayer is the first thing persecuted Christians request when Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) spokesman Todd Nettleton encounters them in countries where it’s difficult to practice their faith.

A conversation with Nik Ripken

VIDEO: Baptist Press talks with longtime missionary and author Nik Ripken about praying for persecuted believers round the world.

Christians understand costly realities of following Jesus

Ramsey* didn’t want to take his own life. Instead, he accepted missions that put him in harm’s way. Years later, after he became a Christian, Ramsey still doesn’t want to take his own life, but is willing to lay down his life for the sake of Christ and accepted a mission that puts him in harm’s way.

160 dead in Burkina Faso in escalating religious terrorism

YAGHA, Burkina Faso (BP) – Jihadists are blamed for killing 160 people in Burkina Faso in a prolonged weekend attack among the latest in violent religious persecution in Africa's Sahel region.

Persecution persists as the Gospel spreads

Kingdom growth is always met with deep spiritual warfare for Aquila*. For him this includes active and imminent threats to his life.

Scattered believers connect to care for those imprisoned and persecuted

The Christians in one Muslim region have been working hard in recent days to support their brothers and sisters who are imprisoned for their faith. Though scattered because of current persecution, they send cryptic messages through social media and text apps and try their best to keep each other informed. Many of these believers live in different cities or even countries.

Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church to be observed June 6

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – The International Mission Board is collaborating with Nik Ripken Ministries to raise awareness about current religious persecution through the Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. This SBC-wide initiative will be observed June 6. It is a call for Southern Baptists to increase their awareness of and pray fervently for the […]

USCIRF, others lament Nigeria’s escalating religious persecution and violence

WASHINGTON (BP) – Seven years after Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls from a majority Christian school in Chibok, Nigeria, U.S. religious freedom advocates are lamenting escalating religious persecution in the African country.