The Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, subject of blasphemy in Pakistan. (Zakaryaamr at Wikipedia)

Christian Teenager Charged with Blasphemy in Pakistan Waits in Jail

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A 16-year-old Christian in Pakistan is languishing in jail under a baseless blasphemy charge after a judge declined to grant him bail this month, his attorney said. The judge in Punjab Province’s Kasur District on Feb. 7 denied bail to Nabeel Masih, who has been jailed since Sept. 18, 2016 […]

Church leaders of Bukedi diocese, Uganda pray during Feb. 10 meeting in Katira. (Morning Star News)

Church Leader in Eastern Uganda Refutes News Story on Church Attack

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A regional church leader convened an emergency meeting of pastors in eastern Uganda on Friday (Feb. 10) to refute what he called a false news story aimed at covering up a Muslim assault on a prayer meeting. The Rev. Moses Mukenye, who oversees nine churches in the Bukedi diocese in […]

Jakarta Gov. Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama. (Wikipedia)

Indonesia Faces Defining Moment in ‘Blasphemy’ Protests against Christian Governor Ahok

(Morning Star News) – Having concluded their investigations, Indonesian police have now named Jakarta’s ethnic Chinese Christian Gov. Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama a suspect in a blasphemy case. The case that has produced virulent protests will now to go trial. Islamic fundamentalists are now demanding he be arrested and incarcerated, as is normally the case with […]

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Sudan Orders Demolition of at Least 25 Church Buildings, Christian Leaders Say

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – State officials in Sudan plan to demolish at least 25 church buildings in the Khartoum area, according to Christian leaders. A June 13, 2016 letter from the Executive Corporation for the Protection of Government Lands, Environment, Roads and Demolition of Irregularities of Khartoum State reveals the names and locations […]




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Christian in India Dies after Tribal Villagers Immerse Him, Wife in Cold Pond, Son Says

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Indonesia Faces Defining Moment in ‘Blasphemy’ Protests against Christian Governor Ahok

(Morning Star News) – Having concluded their investigations, Indonesian police have now named Jakarta’s ethnic Chinese Christian Gov. Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama a suspect in a blasphemy case. The case that has produced virulent protests will now to go trial. Islamic fundamentalists are now demanding he be arrested and incarcerated, as is normally the case with […]