Police in Sudan Evict Two Pastors from Their Homes

Church leaders and their families living on the street.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – In further efforts to help a Muslim businessman take over church property, police in Omdurman, Sudan evicted two church leaders and their families from their houses, sources said. Police on Tuesday (Aug. 15) raided the two houses belonging to the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church (SPEC), one near the Omdurman Evangelical […]




Judge in Pakistan Urges Parliament to Prosecute Blasphemy Cases under Terrorism Laws

Constitutionality questioned.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – In an expanded order to remove “blasphemous” content from social media in Pakistan, a high court judge included a recommendation that Parliament include terrorism charges against those accused of blasphemy. Last Saturday’s (Aug. 12) recommendation by Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court is unlikely to result in […]




Fulani Herdsmen Kidnap Pastor in Plateau State, Central Nigeria

Wounded, released driver relates ordeal.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Armed Fulani herdsmen on Friday (Aug. 4) kidnapped a pastor as he and his driver were traveling in central Nigeria’s Plateau state, the wounded driver told Morning Star News. The Rev. Jen Tivkaa Moses and his driver, Yohanna Maina, were on their way to Abuja from Jos to attend a […]




Sudan Orders Christian Schools to Operate on Sundays

Educational institutions are not to take the day off.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – In an ongoing campaign to rid the country of Christianity, officials in Sudan this week ordered all Christian schools in the capital to regard Sunday as a work day, sources said. The Ministry of General Education of Khartoum State sent a letter dated July 26 (Wednesday) ordering all Christian schools […]




Christian Student Killed in Spate of Boko Haram Attacks in Northeast Nigeria

Student ministry quarters targeted.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Among several Boko Haram bombings that have put northeastern Nigeria on edge this year was a suicide attack on Christian student organization quarters that killed a Christian student, sources said. Ambore Gideon Todi, a 21-year-old student at the University of Maiduguri in Borno state, was staying in the Evangelical Church […]




Converts in Iran Await Verdict after Delays

Spurious charge of acting against ‘national security’ leveled at Christians.

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – Four Iranian converts facing the possibility of up to six years in prison on charges of “acting against national security” are awaiting a verdict expected to be issued soon after numerous delays, according to human rights activists. During a June 14 hearing to hear the verdict in their case, pastor […]




Christian Sanitation Worker in Pakistan Dies after Hospital Refuses to Treat Him, Family Says

Muslim doctors said he was ‘unclean,’ brother says.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Christian sanitation worker in Pakistan died on Thursday (June 1) after Muslim doctors refused to treat him for poisonous gas he was exposed to in a sewer, sources said. Doctors at Civil Hospital Medical refused to treat 28-year-old Irfan Masih of Umerkot City, Sindh Province, saying they did not […]




Nigeria Orders Christian Leaders to Cancel Mourning, Prayer Day for Killed Christians

Journalists, clergymen threatened for speaking out on violence.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Having warned journalists and Christian leaders to stop speaking out about anti-Christian violence in Nigeria, the government this week also ordered the cancellation of a day of prayer and national mourning for slain Christians, sources said. Christian leaders here said the day of prayer and mourning planned in churches across […]




Burma Army Admits Detaining Two Church Leaders

Pastors accused of aiding armed ethnic groups.

YANGON, Burma (Morning Star News) – Burma (Myanmar) army officials have confirmed that they arrested two pastors missing since Dec. 24 and accused them of aiding ethnic separatists. The Burma army accused Dom Dawng Nawng Latt and La Jaw Gam Hseng of serving as “informers and spreading false news on behalf of the armed insurgents” in […]




Christian Woman in Eastern Uganda Coerced into Taking Poison

One week after she receives Christ, Muslim relatives leave her to die.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslim relatives of a young woman in eastern Uganda who put her faith in Christ at a Christmas service coerced her into taking poison at a New Year’s celebration, she said. Sandra Summaya, 24, of Bugayi village in Pallisa District, told Morning Star News that she converted to Christianity at […]