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US President Issues “Game Changer” for Religious Freedom Around the World

Last week, U.S. President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order for Religious Freedom around the world, calling it a “moral and national security imperative.” The Executive Order demands that religious freedom become the number one priority for foreign policy matters and foreign aid assistance programs carried out by the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Not

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Wandering the streets of North Korea

Homelessness is on the rise in North Korea, according to a report from Daily NK, (a media outlet run by North Korean defectors). An interview with two people, one living inside North Korea and one recently defected, explores the reasons for this. Homelessness among children is a long-standing problem in North Korea. There is even a specific term for them

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Surprise Report: Increased Persecution in China Leads to New Explosive Church Growth

The crackdown on Christians in China is fueling growth in the underground church, according to reports from inside the country. A crack down throughout China over the last few weeks has shut down several remaining official churches. More than 42 official state-run churches have been shut down over two weeks, in Yugan county. However, the same thing has been experienced

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Google Quickly Removes Popular Phone App That Helps Delete Monitoring Software from China

Last week, Google quickly removed a popular app designed to remove Chinese apps from smartphones, according to a report. The app, called ‘Remove China Apps’, was immediately popular and garnered nearly five million downloads; people around the world are becoming more informed as to the monitoring of devices by the Chinese government. Last week, BTJ did a special podcast where

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Iranian brothers begin prison sentence

The organisation Middle East Concern, reports that four Iranian brothers have gone to prison after their appeal was denied at the beginning of this year. Hossein Kadivar, Khalil Dehghanpour, Kamal Naamanian and Mohammed Vafadar were arrested last year for ‘endangering state security and promoting Zionism’. They began their 5 year sentences on the 2nd of June. Three of our brothers

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