Christian Tortured to Death in Pakistan on False Charges, Relatives Say

Roman Catholic father of five dies in police custody.

Flag of Pakistan. (Wikimedia)

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Police here tortured a Christian to death on Saturday (Nov. 22) while the father of five was in custody on drug and alcohol charges fabricated without evidence, relatives said. Four policemen led by Assistant Sub-Inspector Muhammad Rauf raided the home of Allah Rakha Shahzad, 35, on Friday night (Nov. 21) [...]

Police in Sudan Arrest Church Leaders for Refusing to Surrender Worship Property

Authorities who bulldozed part of compound disperse worshippers.

Members of Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church watch, pray and worship at disputed property. (Morning Star News)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Police and security personnel today dispersed a congregation keeping vigil over its disputed property in North Khartoum, Sudan, and arrested five church leaders, sources said. Authorities arrived at noon at the compound of the Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church, where last week they demolished a pastor’s house and church wall, [...]

Two Pastors in Bangladesh Face Charges for Proclaiming Christ to Muslims

Police arrest group after Islamist throng disrupts meeting.

Some of those detained at house church meeting await release at Lalmonirhat police station, Bangladesh. (Morning Star News)

DHAKA, Bangladesh (Morning Star News) – Two pastors in northwestern Bangladesh could face two years in prison if convicted for “hurting religious sentiments.” Police on Nov. 9 arrested the pastors and 41 people, including Muslims, who were listening to proclamation of Christ at a rented house in Nabinagar village in Lalmonirhat District, 300 kilometers (186 miles) northwest [...]

Al Shabaab Executes 28 Non-Muslims in Northern Kenya

At least 19 Christians among those killed.

Islamic extremists launched previous attack on Mpeketoni, Kenya. (Mpeketoni Facebook)

KHARTOUM, Sudan (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists from the Somali insurgent Al Shabaab stopped a bus in northern Kenya on Saturday (Nov. 22), separated out the non-Muslims and killed 28 people, including at least 19 Christians, sources said. Among those executed, an area Christian leader told Morning Star News, were 10 members of the Seventh-day [...]

Christians Beaten, Jailed in Hindu Extremist Attack in Maharashtra, India

70-year-old man among victims released on bail today.

Mountains of western Maharashtra state, India. (Wikipedia)

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Four Christians in Maharashtra state, one 70 years old, were released on bail today after more than two weeks in jail, accused of “rioting” when Hindu extremists beat them and damaged two of their homes. The incident in Kamseth village, Nasik District in western India began on Oct. 28 [...]

Baptist Pastor in Argentina Narrowly Escapes Assassination

Hit men with ties to drug traffickers – and possibly to police – suspected.

Pastor Marcelo Nieva of Pueblo Grande Baptist Church. (Morning Star News via Pueblo Grande Baptist Church)

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia (Morning Star News) – A local church reaches out to victims of substance abuse, opens a shelter for battered women and works to rescue minors from prostitution and sex trafficking. In most places in the Americas, such compassionate community service wins admiration and respect, sometimes even an award from the mayor’s office. In Rio [...]

Bans on Christian Activity in Area of Chhattisgarh, India, Escalate into Violence

Local officials appear to be collaborating with Hindu extremists, church leaders say

Flag of India. (Wikipedia, Mellisa Anthony Jones)

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Attacks on Christians in Chhattisgarh state on Saturday (Oct. 25) and earlier this month have raised suspicion that local officials are collaborating with Hindu extremists, church leaders said. Local officials on Saturday summoned area Christians to a meeting in Madota village, Bastar District, on the pretext of resolving conflict over [...]

Human Rights Defender in Sudan without Home, Country after Muslim Extremist Attack

Convert from Islam flees Darfur after trying to exercise right to free speech.

Geneina, capital of West Darfur state, Sudan. (Wikipedia)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A Sudanese father of two who once worked as a human rights defender now lives in a refugee camp after surviving an attempt on his life by Islamic extremists. Before Ibrahim Ismaeil Ibrahim, 34, left Islam and dared to criticize the religion, he worked as a writer and human rights [...]

Muslim Extremists Kill 31 Christians in Taraba State, Nigeria

Boko Haram insurgents collaborate with Fulani herdsmen, church leader says.

The Rev. Caleb Ahema, president of the Christian Reformed Church of Christ in Nigeria. (Morning Star News)

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Armed Muslim extremists stormed two churches in Taraba state on Sunday (Oct. 19) and killed 31 people as they worshipped, a church leader said. Two pastors, one pastor’s son, and 28 other Christians were slain in the attacks in the villages of Gindin Waya and Sondi, said the Rev. Caleb [...]

Sudanese Air Force Bombing Kills Six Christian Children

Plane drops bombs on crowded market, homes.

Thousands of Nuba Mountain civilians have taken refuge from government bombing in caves. (Diocese of El Obeid photo)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – The Sudanese Air Force on Thursday (Oct. 16) dropped bombs on Nuba Mountain civilians that killed at least six Christian children and seriously injured another. In Heiban, South Kordofan, a Russian-made Antonov dropped five bombs – three on a crowded square during the weekly market day, and two others [...]

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