South Sudanese Church Leaders Jailed in Sudan Charged, Could Face Death Penalty

Pastor says he is trusting God will intervene on their behalf.

The Rev. Peter Yein Reith. (Morning Star News)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Sudanese authorities have charged two South Sudanese pastors under laws that call for the death penalty, their attorney said. National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) officials have charged the Rev. Yat Michael and the Rev. Peter Yein Reith (also transliterated as Peter Yen Reith) with undermining the constitutional system […]

Young Sudanese Refugee Cast Out of Home for Leaving Islam

Convert experiences power of God amid uncertainty, instability.

Unity state, where Yida is located in South Sudan. (Wikipedia)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – First an 18-year-old Sudanese Muslim became a refugee from Sudan’s war-torn South Kordofan state; then he received Christ and became a refugee from his family. Kuku (full name withheld) and his family, ethnic Nuba from the Kauda area, arrived at Yida refugee camp in South Sudan in 2011, shortly […]

Islamic State Warns Those Who Refuse Islam Will Die like Ethiopians in Libya Video

Militant asserts that persecution of Christians is fundamental to Islam.

Islamic State representative in Libya addresses viewers in video. (Screen-save Morning Star News)

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – In a video showing the cruel execution of 28 Ethiopian Christians, the militant Sunni terrorist group Islamic State (IS) says persecution of Christians is fundamental to Islam. In the video released late Sunday night (April 19), IS (formerly the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) warns that if Christians in […]

Pastor in South Sudan Jailed, Lashed after Radical Muslims Threaten Him

Convert from Islam, native of West Darfur, was planting church.

Thatched huts in Aweil, South Sudan. (Kebreker at German-language Wikipedia)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A Sudanese pastor in South Sudan was jailed and tortured for more than three months after Islamists who tried to kill him accused him of being a spy, sources said. Adam Haron, a 37-year-old convert from Islam and a native of West Darfur, Sudan, said Muslim extremists called him on […]

Sudan Helps Muslim Investors Take Over Last Piece of Church Land

Months of harassment culminate in deprivation of congregation’s ministry property.

Sudan Police arrive at Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church in North Khartoum on a previous raid on Nov. 24, 2014. (Morning Star News)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – The Sudanese government today helped Muslim investors take over the remaining property of Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church in Khartoum North, church leaders said. Riot police on two trucks arrived at the church property at noon and assisted in the seizure of the land by force. “Over the past year […]

Egypt in Mourning as It Bombs Libyan Terrorist Targets after Beheading of Copts

Battle against Islamic State expands to Libya; U.S. help sought.

One of the victims prays before he and 20 other men are killed. (Screen-save Morning Star News)

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – After months of indifference to Islamist militants killing Egyptian Christians in Libya, Egypt bombed Islamic extremist targets in Libya and declared seven days of mourning following the beheading of 21 Copts. Video released on Sunday (Feb. 15) under the logo of the militant Sunni terrorist group Islamic State (IS, formerly […]

Sudanese Air Force Bomb Kills Pregnant Christian Mother in Nuba Mountains, Sudan

In Khartoum, another Christian-owned building confiscated.

Fellowship of Christian University Students facility confiscated by government. (Morning Star News)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Sudan’s bombing of a civilian area in the Nuba Mountains on Friday (Feb. 6) killed a Christian woman who was nine months pregnant, a relative said. Naheed Saeed Komi, a 25-year-old mother of a 3-year-old boy, was walking from her home in Tangali village, Dalami County in South Kordofan […]

Sudan Arrests Another South Sudanese Pastor

Second church leader in less than three weeks held without charges.

The Rev. David Yein Reith. (Morning Star News)

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – The second pastor of South Sudanese descent in less than three weeks has been arrested without charges in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, sources said. Sudan’s National Security and Intelligence Services (NISS) arrested the Rev. Peter Yein Reith of the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church on Jan. 11 as he […]

ISIS-Related Group Claims Responsibility for Egyptians Still Held in Libya

Photos confirm identity of 13 Copts kidnapped on Jan. 3 and seven others.

Photo of some of kidnapped Copts on The International Jihad Network Libya website. (Morning Star News)

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – Contrary to published reports, 13 Egyptian Christians kidnapped in Libya by Islamic terrorists have not been freed, relatives said. A Libyan group affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the Jan. 3 kidnapping of the 13 Copts from a housing complex in Sirte, Libya, […]

Morning Star News’ Top 10 Persecution Stories of 2014

For once, good news – miraculous righting of horrific injustice in Sudan – tops list.

Meriam Ibrahim with family after her release on June 23. (Shareif ali Shareif)

(Morning Star News) – In a year that saw a new level of cruelty unleashed upon Christians and other religious minorities across Syria, Iraq and Africa, one once obscure case of injustice in Sudan turned into a titanic battle that gripped the world’s attention. The battle appeared to be spiritual as much as legal. 1 – […]