AUSTIN, Texas (Morning Star News) – In one of at least three instances of persecution of Christians in southern Mexico’s Chiapas state last month, village leaders reneged on their agreement to allow 47 evangelicals who were expelled for their faith to return to their homes and land. In accordance with the agreement arranged by state officials, […]
Three incidents in one month by ‘Traditionalist Catholics,’ including physical attack.
Indigenous tribal brothers admit killing outspoken Christian but won’t say why.
AUSTIN, Texas (Morning Star News) – Two brothers have confessed to the murder in a west Colombian mountainside jungle of a lay evangelist whom a local Roman Catholic priest had threatened, sources said. The brothers of the indigenous Nasa tribe, also called Paez, have refused to tell investigators why they killed Pabel A. Losada Trujillo, […]
Hit men with ties to drug traffickers – and possibly to police – suspected.
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 […]
Pray – if you can figure out how.
Protestant association files constitutional appeal against restrictive new laws.
COCHABAMBA, Bolivia (Morning Star News) – Evangelical Christians have begun their battle against new measures that could result in the dissolution of Protestant denominations and other groups that have ministered in Bolivia for decades. As organizations that fail to comply with the new government measures will lose their legal standing, the National Association of Evangelicals of […]
Were the Romeikes persecuted? If so, should the U.S. have granted asylum?
(Morning Star News) – Should a family educating their children at home out of faith-based conviction in a country where homeschooling is illegal be able to claim asylum in the United States on grounds of religious persecution? For Uwe and Hannelore Romeike of Germany, who arrived in the United States in 2008, the question hovered […]
An estimated 150 churches closed since July.
COCHABAMBA, Bolivia (Morning Star News) – Christians in southern Colombia are living in constant danger from a guerrilla army that has banned worship services in rural areas under its control. An estimated 150 churches have been forced to close since July, when the 32nd Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP in Spanish) […]
Traditionalist Catholics in Oaxaca demolish church building under construction.
LOS ANGELES (Morning Star News) – Traditionalist Catholics abducted, jailed and beat a group of evangelical Christians with rods and stones in Oaxaca, Mexico last week on orders from the head of a municipality, according to human rights officials. A mob sent by San Juan Ozolotepec President Pedro Cruz Gonzalez on Nov. 4 attacked the […]
Thousands march against measures granting government power over congregational affairs.
COCHABAMBA, Bolivia (Morning Star News) – Protestant church leaders in Bolivia are trying to revoke a new law they say aims to “impose contrary beliefs” and “denies us the right to be a church.” Asserting that Law 351 is unconstitutional, the National Association of Evangelicals of Bolivia (ANDEB) will file suit this week before the Plurinational […]
Increased abuses range from arrests to enticing Christian leaders into immorality.
HAVANA (Morning Star News) – The Rev. Carlos Lamelas knows first-hand the diabolical nature of attempts by Cuban authorities to cripple Christianity on the Communist isle. Refusing to allow government interference in the internal affairs of his congregation, Lamelas was charged with “human trafficking” (allegedly helping Christians to flee the island). He spent four […]