Burkina Faso and Nigeria will be hot spots of persecution in 2022
Release International reports West African countries like Nigeria and Burkina Faso are set to be persecution hotspots for Christians next year. Islamist extremists there are carrying out bombings, killings, kidnappings, school burnings, and assaults on religious leaders and places of worship.
Christians in Afghanistan face new threats under a Taliban regime. India is cracking down on churches through anti-conversion laws and increased Hindu extremist attacks.
And, in North Korea, looming famine could further destabilize the country and lead to more persecution. However, the church is growing there as Bible requests have increased dramatically during the pandemic.
Jesus said in Matthew 16:18, “On this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.”
Russian Supreme Court shuts down oldest human rights group
On Tuesday, Russia’s Supreme Court shut down the country’s oldest human rights group. International Memorial,
Memorial persevered the legacy of innocent people who were imprisoned and executed during the Soviet era.
The court labeled Memorial a western-influenced public threat to society.