Compass Direct News


  • Pastor's Father Beaten Unconscious in Attack in Rajasthan, India

    Hindu extremists in Pratapgarh, Rajasthan have threatened to kill a pastor after beating his family and violating an agreement to stop attacking them, the pastor said.

  • Messianic Christian Couple in Israel Accused of Converting Minor

    A hard-line Jewish ultra-Orthodox group in Israel that singles out Jewish Christians known as Messianic Jews for harassment and abuse is taking aim at a couple it claims is manipulating minors into becoming Christians.

  • Beleaguered Chinese Church to Provide Legal Aid to Members

    Leaders of the troubled Shouwang house church in Beijing have established a legal committee to assist church members facing arrest or house arrest, the loss of employment or homes and forced relocation to their home towns.

  • Chinese Authorities Expel House Church Member From Beijing

    Chinese authorities detained a member of one of Beijing’s largest unregistered churches on Monday (June 27) and sent him to his home town in Shandong Province, sources said.

  • Hostile Rhetoric Turns Up Heat on Iranian Christians

    Increased public statements against Christianity in Iran have intensified pressures on Christians, sources said, but at their core they reflect Islamic leaders’ dismay with the growth of house churches and may signal dissension within Iran’s leadership.

  • Christian Visiting Lepers Beaten, Jailed in India

    A Catholic and two Hindu visitors with leprosy in Karnataka state were freed on bail on Tuesday (June 14), two days after they were beaten by suspected Hindu extremists and arrested on charges of forcible conversion.

  • China's Official Church Members 'Admonish' House Church

    Police last weekend detained a further 16 members of Beijing’s Shouwang house church and placed several more under house arrest, while members of China’s government-approved churches have gone to police stations to “admonish” detained house church members, according to a statement issued yesterday by church leaders.

  • Pakistani Families Flee After Another Bogus 'Blasphemy' Charge

    At least 10 Christian families in a village in Pakistan’s Punjab Province have fled their homes after a throng of area Muslims accused a Christian of blaspheming Islam on Friday (June 10).

  • Police in Pakistan Torture Sister of Christian Who Eloped

    Sheikhupura police this month tortured a young Christian woman into revealing the whereabouts of the legal team helping her family after an influential Muslim family kidnapped her and her sister, sources said.

  • Pastor, Church Official Shot Dead in Nigeria

    Muslim extremists from the Boko Haram sect on Tuesday shot and killed a Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN) pastor and his church secretary in Maiduguri, in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno state.