How Churches are Faring in Crimea

Church leaders were worried about the Russian annexation of Crimea before it happened, so this week I wrote about what has happened since then.

Crimean church leaders: Pro-Russian officials are trying to ‘liquidate’ us

The Russian annexation of Crimea in March has restricted religious freedom for Christians, Jews, and Muslims on the peninsula, according to persecution watchdogs.

“The Russian government appears to see all religious organizations outside of the Russian Orthodox Church as potentially anti-Russian and therefore potentially subversive,” said Isaac Six, advocacy director for International Christian Concern (ICC). “Similar to conditions under the Soviet Union, unless the church is willing to answer to Moscow, it is repressed.”

You can read the rest of the story at

More persecution news:

World Watch Monitor: Chibok, 3 Months Later: Little Progress Finding Kidnapped Girls

Chinaaid via ICC: An update on church demolitions. More than 160 affected

About Julia

Here's what you might like to know about me. My name is Julia and I'm a Christian. I love the Bible and, much less importantly, a good steak. My goal with this site is to share the truth of scripture with believer and non-believer alike, and to specifically encourage believers to study and know the Bible, and warn them of false teachings in and around the church. Romans 1:16-17 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, the just shall live by faith."
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