Some of those detained at house church meeting await release at Lalmonirhat police station, Bangladesh. (Morning Star News)

Two Pastors in Bangladesh Face Charges for Proclaiming Christ to Muslims

DHAKA, Bangladesh (Morning Star News) – Two pastors in northwestern Bangladesh could face two years in prison if convicted for “hurting religious sentiments.” Police on Nov. 9 arrested the pastors and 41 people, including Muslims, who were listening to proclamation of Christ at a rented house in Nabinagar village in Lalmonirhat District, 300 kilometers (186 miles) northwest […]

Pakistanis protest against blasphemy laws and violence against Christians. (File Photo)

Police Say Woman Slain in Pakistan Innocent of Blasphemy; Politicians ‘Protecting Killers’

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Police in Pakistan say a Christian couple tortured and slain this month over accusations that the wife desecrated the Koran were innocent, while relatives said politicians are trying to shield the killers from justice. Urged to act from mosque loudspeakers, a frenzied mob on Nov. 4 tore the clothes off […]

Jessica Boulos, killed in Cairo, Egypt on Aug. 6, 2013. (Morning Star News photo courtesy of Boulos family)

How to Read a Persecution News Story

(Morning Star News) – Any of you who regularly follow persecution news may find that it gets hard to read after a while. In response to reader requests on how to deal with so much horrific news – one becomes either despondent or desensitized – I’ll share how I handle it. The horror of some […]

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Islamic extremists launched previous attack on Mpeketoni, Kenya. (Mpeketoni Facebook)

Al Shabaab Executes 28 Non-Muslims in Northern Kenya

KHARTOUM, Sudan (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists from the Somali insurgent Al Shabaab stopped a bus in northern Kenya on Saturday (Nov. 22), separated out the non-Muslims and killed 28 people, including at least 19 Christians, sources said. Among those executed, an area Christian leader told Morning Star News, were 10 members of the Seventh-day [...]

Spotlight

Ransacked church center north of Ho Chi Minh City. (Morning Star News)

Five Months of Attacks on Mennonite Church in Vietnam Prompt SOS

  (Morning Star News) – Police in Vietnam on Wednesday (Nov. … [Read More...]

Young men with ties to Palestinian militants attack volunteer workers at Living Bread Church on Oct. 16. (Morning Star News photo by Sarah Spaeth)

Incessant Attacks on Jerusalem Church in Israel Meet with Police Indifference

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – Police have refused to respond to a … [Read More...]

Composite of Shahzad Masih and Shama Bibi. (Morning Star News photo courtesy of family)

Islamist Mob in Pakistan Kills Christian Couple Accused of ‘Blasphemy’

CLARKABAD, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Commanded from mosque … [Read More...]

Commentary & Analysis

Jessica Boulos, killed in Cairo, Egypt on Aug. 6, 2013. (Morning Star News photo courtesy of Boulos family)

How to Read a Persecution News Story

(Morning Star News) – Any of you who regularly follow persecution news may find that it gets hard to read after a while. In response to reader requests on how to deal with so much horrific news – one becomes either despondent or desensitized – I’ll share how I handle it. The horror of some [...]

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