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. 9 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 – […]

Suspected Islamic Extremists in Libya Abduct 13 Egyptian Christians

Third attack on area Christians in two weeks.

Libya has become lawless since anti-Gaddafi fighters of the National Transitional Council took power in 2011. (Wikipedia)

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – In the most recent of a series of kidnappings and killings targeting Egyptian Christians in Libya, 13 Christians in the country were abducted on Saturday (Jan. 3). A group of armed men thought to be members of an Islamic militia group burst into a housing complex in Sirte, Libya […]

South Sudanese Pastor Jailed after Preaching at Church in North Khartoum, Sudan

The Rev. Yat Michael detained since Dec. 21.

The Rev. Daud Fadul (center) and the Rev. Faruk Angelo (left) at Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church vigil

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Security personnel in Sudan have held a pastor from South Sudan since Dec. 21 after he delivered a sermon at an embattled North Khartoum church. Agents from Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) arrested the Rev. Yat Michael of the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church after Sunday worship […]

Police in Sudan Attack Worshipping Congregation, Arrest 38 Christians

Church members released after paying fine.

Arrested Christians of Bahri Evangelical Church in jail in North Khartoum. (Morning Star News)

  NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Police in North Khartoum, Sudan yesterday beat, arrested and fined 38 Christians worshipping at Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church, sources said. After nearly two weeks of raiding and demolishing church property, officers armed with guns and batons arrived at the church compound at 6:30 a.m. on two trucks accompanied […]

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, […]

How to Read a Persecution News Story

Pray – if you can figure out how.

Jessica Boulos, killed in Cairo, Egypt on Aug. 6, 2013. (Morning Star News photo courtesy of Boulos family)

(Morning Star News) – Any of you who regularly follow persecution news may find that it gets hard to read after a while. In response to reader requests on how to deal with so much horrific news – one becomes either despondent or desensitized – I’ll share how I handle it. The horror of some […]

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 […]

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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