The Rev. Hassan Abdurahim Tawor. (Christian Solidarity Worldwide)

Charges against Pastors in Sudan Could Lead to Death Penalty

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Prosecutors in Sudan yesterday accused two church leaders and two others of tarnishing the image of the country and crimes calling for the death penalty, sources said. The trial began yesterday after it was postponed on Aug. 14 when authorities failed to transfer the pastors to court, a defense […]

At least 13 Christians Killed in Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Attacks in Kaduna State, Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacked a cluster of predominantly Christian villages in Kaduna state last week, killing at least 13 Christians and scattering members of three churches, area sources said. A survivor of the attacks told Morning Star News that the herdsmen killed two Christian women in Ninte village in the […]

House-church leader and activist Hu Shigen. (nchrd.org)

House-Church Leader among Four Pro-Democracy Activists Sentenced in China

(Morning Star News) – Two Christians were among four activists convicted under fabricated charges of “subverting state power” in China last week. The Tianjin No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court sentenced house-church leader Hu Shigen, 61, on Wednesday (Aug. 3) to seven and a half years in prison on charges of “subverting state power” for his […]

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Persecution of Christians in India Increases Dramatically in First Half of 2016

UDAIPUR, India (Morning Star News) – At least 134 incidents of violence against Christians in India were carried out in the first half of 2016 alone, compared with 147 incidents in all of 2014 and 177 in 2015, according to an independent report. The Evangelical Fellowship of India’s Religious Liberty Commission (EFIRLC) notes that cases chronicled […]




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Youths in Eastern Uganda Pay Heavy Price for Turning to Christ

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House-Church Leader among Four Pro-Democracy Activists Sentenced in China

(Morning Star News) – Two Christians were among four activists convicted under fabricated charges of “subverting state power” in China last week. The Tianjin No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court sentenced house-church leader Hu Shigen, 61, on Wednesday (Aug. 3) to seven and a half years in prison on charges of “subverting state power” for his […]