News by email Donate

Suggestions

Top Stories

Most Read

Popular Videos

Nepal-church-1-main_article_image.jpg
CSW
World News

Christians in Nepal face new levels of persecution

Persecution towards Christians rose considerably in the region after the Nepalese government introduced anti-conversion laws in 2017, and made the decision to limit freedom of religion.

Religious freedom charity Open Doors said it's becoming harder for Christians in Nepal to practise their faith: "Any Christian talking about Christianity can be falsely accused of converting now, and there are several such incidents taking place."

The charity has seen Nepal rise to number 32 on it's World Watch List of persecuted Christians and has reported a number of recent incidents, including the demolition of a church building and an attack on a Christian run hospital.

"Batase Prayer Tower was demolished earlier this month," the charity said in a statement.

"It was built in the area of government forest. The authorities destroyed it suddenly, without any prior notice. They didn't even allow anyone to take pictures or videos."

The charity also reported that Ananda Ban Hospital, run by Christian NGO, 'The Leprosy Mission' was stormed by Shiv Sena Nepal (a political party in Nepal) last week.

The Hindu group intimidated members of staff and burnt Bibles, after accusing the hospital of offering free treatments to patients if they converted to Christianity.

Despite an increase in persecution, Christianity has continued to grow in Nepal, with more than 8,000 churches established and over a million converts to Christianity since the adoption of a secular democracy in 2008.

Stay up to date with the latest news stories from a Christian perspective. Sign up to our daily newsletter and receive more stories like this straight to your inbox every morning.

Continue the conversation on our Facebook page

A Monthly Gift Of £8 Makes A World Of Difference

In a world of fake news there’s never been a greater need for quality Christian journalism. Premier’s mission is to provide the Church with the most up to date and relevant news, told from a Christian perspective. But we can’t do it without you.

Unlike many websites we haven't put up a paywall — we want to keep our journalism free at the point of need and as open as we can. Premier’s news output takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. No one in the UK is sharing news like we are across radio, magazines and online so please help us to continue that today.

For a monthly gift of £8 or more we’d also be able to send you a free copy of the brand new Premier Bible, a wonderful Anglicised version of the NLT packed with exclusive bonus content, reading plan and resources to help you get the most out of scripture.

Your monthly support will make a world of difference. Thank you.

Set up a monthly gift

Related Articles

Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed with news from a Christian perspective.

Connect

Donate

Donate