Christians worship in the rubble of a destroyed church. (Photo: China Aid)
Feb. 20, 2020 | China

Churches Further Restricted by New Religious Regulations

The Chinese government enacted new regulations this month that require religious leaders and organizations to display complete devotion to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The regulations state that "religious organizations must spread the principles and policies of the CCP, educating religious personnel and citizens to support the leadership of the CCP, supporting the socialist system, adhering to and following the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics." Read More.

A worship service in Myanmar
Feb. 20, 2020 | Myanmar

Pastor Imprisoned for Sharing the Gospel

A pastor in Wa state served two months of hard labor in a prison camp recently after religious authorities noticed an increasing number of people converting to Christianity. Read More.

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The Voice of the Martyrs

The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) is a nonprofit, interdenominational missions organization that offers practical and spiritual help to persecuted Christians around the world. VOM was founded in 1967 by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, who was imprisoned 14 years in Communist Romania for his faith in Christ. His wife, Sabina, was imprisoned for three years. In the 1960s, Richard, Sabina, and their son, Mihai, were ransomed out of Romania and came to the United States. Through their travels, the Wurmbrands spread the message of the atrocities that Christians face in restricted nations, while establishing a network of offices dedicated to assisting the persecuted church. The Voice of the Martyrs continues in this mission around the world today.

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