Attacks on Church in East Jerusalem Grow More Intense

Palestinian militants seek to stop ministry and seize property, Christians say.

Karen Dunham (center) with members of Living Bread Church in East Jerusalem. (Living Bread Church)

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – In the latest of several attacks on a congregation in East Jerusalem, young men with ties to a Palestinian militant group wired shut a church door and sprayed a gaseous substance at those inside hours before dawn on Monday (Sept. 29), church sources said. No one was injured as those [...]

Seven Christians Arrested in Laos for Meeting for Worship

Local officials ban Christian services in village.

Lao village structure. (HRWLRF)

(Morning Star News) – Local officials in Laos arrested seven Christians for meeting for worship on Sunday (Sept. 28), according to a rights group. The chief of Boukham village, in Atsaphangthong District, Savannakhet Province, along with village security officials and police arrested the Christians as they ate lunch after meeting for worship in the home [...]

Islamic Extremists Kill at Least 10 Christians in Plateau State, Nigeria

Fulani herdsmen attack village three times in one week.

Gideon Mutang Kidum, killed by Islamic extremists in Mbar, Nigeria. (Morning Star News)

BOKKOS, Nigeria  (Morning Star News) – Ethnic Fulani gunmen shouting the jihadist chant “Allahu Akbar” attacked three villages in Nigeria’s Plateau state this month, burning down a church building and killing at least 10 Christians, sources said. Heavily-armed Fulani Muslim extremists on Sept. 14 attacked the Bokkos area, shooting five members of the Church of [...]

Attorneys for Meriam Ibrahim Banned from Leaving Sudan

Government using lawyer’s complaint to retaliate against Christian mother’s defense team, lawyers say.

Sudan flag (The World Factbook)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Sudan this week banned five attorneys from leaving the country after another lawyer accused them of tainting the country’s image by defending Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian mother of two falsely accused of apostasy, two of the attorneys said. The move came in response to attorney Iman Hassan submitting a letter [...]

Hindu Extremists Resolve to Kill Christians They Beat in Bihar, India

Assailants prohibit residents from leaving village to contact police.

Celebration of Chhath, worship of Sun god, in Bihar, India. (Wikipedia)

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Among a wave of attacks against non-Hindus since the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took power in India on May 26, a Christian couple in Bihar state required hospital treatment after Hindu extremists beat and publicly resolved to kill them. A small band of men forcefully entered the home of Shri [...]

Pastor in Bhutan Sentenced to Prison for Accepting Funds for Ministry

Second pastor also convicted but freed after paying fine.

Pastor Tandin Yangwal. (plus.google.com)

THIMPHU, Bhutan (Morning Star News) – A court in Bhutan on Wednesday sentenced pastor Tandin Wangyal to three years, 11 months in prison for receiving funds for ministry activities from a Christian organization. The verdict from the court in Dorokha, Samtse District asserts the pastor received US$11,864 in funding from a foreign Christian organization to conduct [...]

Christian, Hindu in Custody in Pakistan on Accusation of Defiling Koran

Family of convert from Hinduism says Muslims retaliating for refusal to convert to Islam.

School in southern Punjab Province where defiling of Koran allegedly occurred

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Police in Pakistan have taken into custody a Christian convert from Hinduism and his Hindu co-worker for allegedly burning a Koran and a chart of Koranic verses. The Christian’s family and attorney, however, said Islamist extremist groups have falsely accused the two men in response to an increasing number of [...]

Bible College, Churches Shut Down as Boko Haram Claims Territory in NE Nigeria

At least 350 Christians killed in the past week, church leaders say.

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau. (Wikipedia)

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Leaders of northeastern Nigeria’s Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN) said Boko Haram attacks that have killed more than 300 Christians in the past week have forced the temporary closure of Kulp Bible College and many churches. In an emergency prayer message sent Saturday night (Sept. 6) to Morning [...]

Sudan Shutters 500-Member Church in Khartoum

Christian from Uganda ordered to leave country.

Sudan Pentecostal Church building in the heart of Khartoum. (Morning Star News)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Security agents in Sudan padlocked a 500-member church’s building on Aug. 24, said Christian sources who fear the government may try to sell it. In the latest incident in a nearly two-year wave of church demolitions, closures and confiscations, Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) forcibly closed the Sudan [...]

Woman in Yemen Burned to Death for Her Faith

Brother, brother-in-law said to have sabotaged cooking oil bottle.

Nazeera receiving hospital treatment after fire attack. (Morning Star News via Saeed)

ISTANBUL (Morning Star News) – On the morning of June 9 in southern Yemen, Saeed woke to the sound of screaming. He shot out of bed, pushed panicked family members aside and saw his wife stumbling out of their kitchen, engulfed in flames. His wife, Nazeera, had been preparing breakfast at about 9 a.m. when she [...]

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