Church structure demolished in Chichima village, Rayagada District, Odisha State on Dec. 13, 2020. (Morning Star News)

Hindu Nationalists Incite Animists to Attack Christians in India

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Six Christian families were worshipping in a wood-and-hay structure in eastern India last month when an influential man of wealth wielding an axe led others in and, in coarse language, asked why they had abandoned their tribal religion. Elder Burjo Tadinji of the church in Odisha state’s Chichima village, answered, […]

Sajida Mushtaq and her sister were killed in Punjab Province, Pakistan. (Morning Star News courtesy of family)

Muslim Supervisors Kill Two Christian Women in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Police in Lahore, Pakistan on Monday (Jan. 4) recovered the bodies of two Christian sisters whose Muslim supervisors pressured them to convert to Islam before killing them, sources said. Mushtaq Masih said that police informed him on Jan. 4 that officers had found the decomposed bodies of his 28-year-old wife, […]

Congress of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam(S) in 2018 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. (ECVN(S) photo)

Vietnam Denies Permission for ECVN(S) to Hold Clergy Assembly

(Morning Star News) – The government of Vietnam has denied the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (South) permission to hold its scheduled bi-annual Clergy Assembly, according to the Bureau of Religious Affairs. After the ECVN(S) announced on Nov. 25 that it was “postponing” the assembly scheduled for Feb. 1-3, 2021 because the government had denied permission, […]

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Pastor, Wife in Uganda Attacked after Imam Becomes Christian

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Following the conversion of a Muslim imam to Christianity, mosque leaders in eastern Uganda on Dec. 27 incited a group of Muslims to beat a pastor and his wife and demolish parts of their church building, sources said. Pastor Moses Nabwana’s wife was hospitalized for five days, and the church […]

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Vietnam Denies Permission for ECVN(S) to Hold Clergy Assembly

(Morning Star News) – The government of Vietnam has denied the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (South) permission to hold its scheduled bi-annual Clergy Assembly, according to the Bureau of Religious Affairs. After the ECVN(S) announced on Nov. 25 that it was “postponing” the assembly scheduled for Feb. 1-3, 2021 because the government had denied permission, […]