Muslim in Eastern Uganda Burns 9-Year-Old Son for Accepting Christ, Sources Say

Boy tied to tree with dry leaves that catch fire.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – The Muslim father of a 9-year-old boy in eastern Uganda who put his faith in Christ this month tied his son to a tree and burned him, sources said. Nassif Malagara of the Kakira Parish area, Kisozi Sub-County, Kamuli District decided to become a Christian after a neighbor took him […]




Hindu Extremists in India Beat 66-Year-Old Pastor Unconscious

Christians should be tried for ‘sedition,’ official says.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A church in northern India remains closed more than a month after four masked Hindu extremists stormed a worship meeting and beat a 66-year-old pastor unconscious. After prayer and song at his church in Naupur, Jaunpur District, Uttar Pradesh state on May 22, pastor Lalta Ram stood up to preach […]




Muslim Gang in Nigeria Stabs Non-Muslim for Eating on Ramadan

Carpenter sustains multiple wounds. 

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Young Muslim men stabbed a non-Muslim in Kaduna state on Tuesday (June 7) for failing to observe a day-time fast during the month-long Islamic celebration of Ramadan, according to local reports. Francis Emmanuel Olokpo, who appears to identify as a Christian though his church affiliation was not immediately clear, sustained […]




Muslim Mob in Northern Nigeria Kills Pastor’s Wife on ‘Blasphemy’ Accusation

President, governor, police strive to calm religious tensions.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Nigerian officials scrambled to calm religious tensions after Muslims in Kano state on Thursday (June 2) killed a Christian pastor’s wife on a baseless “blasphemy” charge, according to reports. Bridget Agbahime, a kitchen utensil vendor at Kano city’s Kofar Wambai Market, asked a Muslim engaged in ritual Islamic cleansing, identified […]




Muslim Fulani Herdsmen in Nigeria Kill Three Christians, Attack Another with Machetes

Pastor’s house among several homes set ablaze.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed three Christians in their home in the early hours of Tuesday (May 31) in Kaduna state, days after herdsmen attacked another area Christian with machetes, area sources said. The armed herdsmen attacked Ninte village, Jema’a Local Government Area in the north-central state of Kaduna, at about […]




One Kidnapped Pastor in Nigeria Dead, Two Others Released

Many questions remain unanswered.

KADUNA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Two of three pastors kidnapped in north-central Nigeria on March 21 have been released, while the third died after being left in the wild, sources said. The Rev. Iliya Anto, initially said to have been released by the kidnappers because of ill health, was found dead in the bush 10 […]




Persecuted Pastor in Uttar Pradesh, India Keeps Sights on Christ

Elsewhere, a congregation also stands strong in face of opposition.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Hindu extremists have vandalized his shop, threatened to kill him, attacked his wife and daughter, forced him to bow to Hindu idols and broken his hand, but a pastor in northern India is holding fast to Christ. “The best thing that has happened to me is Jesus,” the 55-year-old pastor, […]




Christian Widow, Children in Uganda Flee after Threats, Rape

Islamists threaten to kill family.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Threats from hard-line Muslims and the rape of her 13-year-old daughter forced a Christian mother and her five children to flee their village in eastern Uganda last week, sources said. Amina Napiya, a 42-year-old widow, fled her home in Nakajete village, Budaka Town Council, on Wednesday (March 16). Budaka Town […]




China Cracks Down on Official Church Leaders, Religious Rights Attorneys

Christians suffer harsh sentences, coerced ‘confessions.’

(Morning Star News) – China’s crack-down on state-approved churches continued last month with a harsh sentence given to a pastor of an official church in Zhejiang Province after he criticized authorities’ demolition of church crosses. Pastor Bao Guohua of Holy Love Christian Church in Jinhua received a sentence of 14 years in prison, and his […]




Pastor in North Khartoum, Sudan Arrested without Charges

Baptist church leader latest victim of campaign to rid country of Christianity.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Sudanese authorities detained another church leader in the Khartoum area without charges on Monday (March 14), releasing him that night before arresting him again the next day, according to an area source. The whereabouts of pastor Philemon Hassan of Baptist Church Hai El Esbah-Khartoum North were unknown after personnel […]