Compass Direct News


  • Court in India Questions State's 'Anti-Conversion' Law

    The High Court of northern India’s Himachal Pradesh state on Monday questioned one of the many disputed provisions in the state’s “anti-conversion” law in a lawsuit filed by a Christian group.

  • Somali Convert to Christianity Kidnapped, Beheaded

    A kidnapped Christian convert from Islam was found decapitated on Sept. 2 on the outskirts of Hudur City in Bakool region, in southwestern Somalia.

  • Christians in Bhutan Seek to Dispel Regime's Mistrust

    Christians in this Buddhist nation have been awaiting a decision on whether they will receive official recognition, but it appears they will first see a measure against fraudulent conversion that the prime minister acknowledges is essentially designed to deter evangelism.

  • Christian Nurse in Pakistan Boldly Opts to Report Videotaped Rape

    A Christian nurse here filed a police report on Saturday (Sept. 3) alleging she was raped by a Muslim colleague who filmed the act in an attempt to blackmail her into renouncing her faith and marrying him, she and hospital sources told Compass.

  • Iranian Christian Pays for Faith with 105 Days in Evin Prison

    It was early in the morning the day after Christmas. It was cold. Mehdi Forootan sat in the back seat of an undercover police car in front of his house in Tehran, Iran. He was barely awake. An officer pointed a camcorder at him.

  • Christians Live in Cloud of Fear in Zanzibar, Tanzania

    On Tanzania’s semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar, Christians live in a climate of fear. It’s a place where a young man flees the island to escape death threats from his Muslim family, and a Christian who accidentally burned pages of the Quran opts for jail by entering a guilty plea rather than face certain death from a furious mob.

  • Iranian Authorities Free Christian After Year in Prison

    Iranian authorities on Monday released a Christian after 359 days of detainment on charges of spreading Christianity among Farsi-speaking Iranians and having ties with foreign Christian organizations, according to Mohabat News.

  • Christians in China Suffer for Supporting Shouwang Church

    Last Sunday (Aug. 28) five members of a house church in Fangshan, Hebei township woke at 4 a.m. and traveled for two hours to a public square in Beijing in order to worship with members of the embattled Beijing Shouwang house church.

  • Turkey Overturns Historic Religious Property Seizures

    The Turkish government made a historic U-turn in state policy this past weekend, issuing an official decree inviting Turkey’s Christian and Jewish communities to reclaim their long-confiscated religious properties.

  • Church Leaders in Bangladesh Beaten at Police Station

    Hundreds of Christians this month protested the hitting of two church leaders at a police station in southern Bangladesh after a Christian reported a local ruling party activist had occupied his house.