Facebook/Pray for Early Rain Covenant Church

Chinese pastor’s wife released from detention

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/11/19, 12:48 pm

Chinese authorities on Tuesday released Jiang Rong, wife of Pastor Wang Yi, on bail six months after the widespread arrests of leaders and members of Early Rain Covenant Church. Authorities in Chengdu launched a crackdown on Early Rain on Dec. 9, 2018, swarming apartment complexes, ransacking homes, and forcing members to sign a document renouncing the church.

Read more

Kin Cheung/AP

Candles for Tiananmen

China | In Hong Kong, activists, survivors, and mainland Chinese travelers commemorate the hundreds killed at China’s Tiananmen Square three decades ago
by June Cheng
Posted 6/04/19, 05:58 pm

A sea of flickering candles on Tuesday night lit up Hong Kong’s Victoria Park, where an estimated 180,000 people gathered to remember the Tiananmen Square massacre 30 years ago. Attendees observed a moment of silence, listened to recollections of the horrific night, and sang “Bloodstained Glory,” the anthem of the 1989 pro-democracy protests.

Read more

Associated Press (file)

Asia Bibi leaves Pakistan

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/08/19, 12:23 pm

Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy against Islam, has left the country for Canada, her lawyer said Wednesday. The Catholic mother spent eight years on death row for blasphemy after a 2009 incident with two Muslim women who worked on a farm with her and refused to drink water from the container she used. A Pakistani court sentenced her to death by hanging in 2010.

Read more