A Christian couple have been seriously injured in an attack by radical Hindu nationalists.
Several Indian states have passed new anti-conversion laws. These laws are being used to accuse and target religious minorities, including Christians. Those convicted can receive a prison sentence of up to 10 years.
Our partners in India recently shared shocking footage of a frenzied mob of 2,000 determined to punish and intimidate almost 80 Christian converts in their village of Singanpur in Chhatisgarh state. Many believers were severely beaten.
For some churches, COVID-19 has brought countless unexpected blessings. But for others, the suffering still lingers. Amidst the pain, uncertainty and even the unforeseen opportunities, this is how COVID-19 is impacting the persecuted church.
Four children under ten years old in India have been left as orphans after their mother died of a throat infection. They had previously been rejected from their extended family and banished from their rural village because of their faith in Jesus.
The generosity of Open Doors supporters has enabled local partners to deliver emergency aid to 163,000 Christians in over 10 countries across Asia. The country that received the biggest share of relief was India, with 76,000 individuals (some 14,750 families) helped.