Aira Chilcott

Press Service International

Aira Chilcott is a retired secondary school teacher with lots of science andtheology under her belt. Aira is an editor for PSI and indulges inreading, bushwalking and volunteering at a nature reserve. Aira’s husband Bill passed away in 2022 and she is left with three wonderful adult sons and one grandson.

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  • Crackdowns on Christians in China, Sudan and Azerbaijan

    Persecution of Christians around the world has stepped up a level – these three countries are just the tip of the iceberg.

  • When Christians go missing

    Christians who irritate religious or political tyrants routinely end up jailed, dead, or disappeared/missing. These are some cases of missing Christians.

  • The Sinicisation of Christianity in Hong Kong and riots in India

    President Xi Jinping spent his first term of office (2013 – 2018) in consolidating his power, escalating repression and testing policy mainly in his old stamping ground of Zhejiang.

  • Crises around the world

    The earthquake in Turkey and Syria has left a traumatised community where agencies such as Global Christian Relief is partnering with local churches to provide aid and hope.

  • Let us not forget the persecuted church

    Since November 2022, Christian Post reports about rising persecution in 18 countries around the world, especially in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

  • Islamic State ramps up its campaign against Christians

    In the past two months, the transnational Islamic jihadist organisation known as Islamic State (IS) has released three propaganda videos in non-Arabic languages.

  • Pray for Afghanistan

    In the 15 months since the Taliban took control over the country, the group has suspended education for girls, rolled back the rights of women (women are now banned from parks and gyms) and brutally oppressed Christians. They have also squelched the media and the press.

  • China hankers for security by clamping down on Christians

    President Xi Jinping gave a sobering speech at the opening of the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), in which he warned of ‘dangerous storms’ ahead.

  • Vale Brother Andrew – God’s Smuggler

    Andrew van der Bijl - Brother Andrew –(11 May 1928 – 27 September 2022) did not set out to start an organization. His original intention was only to give away a single Bible and a suitcase of tracts entitled “The Way of Salvation”.

  • Mozambique and Papua under threat

    Both Mozambique and Papua are experiencing are experiencing dreadful persecution that amounts to genocide.