Early Rain Covenant Church pastor Wang Yi poses with sign that reads, 'Pray for the nation on June 4,' the date of the 1989 Tiananmen Square killings. (China Aid)

China Cracks Down on Unofficial Church, Arresting Pastor and 100 Members

(Morning Star News) – Authorities in China have detained the pastor and more than 100 members of a prominent, unofficial church since Sunday (Dec. 9), according to media and advocacy agencies. Security authorities raided the 800-member Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, Sichuan Province at about 6 p.m. on Sunday (Dec. 9) and also took […]

Hindu extremists attack Pastor Ravi Kumar (right) and other Christians in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. (Morning Star News)

Attack on Private Gathering in Northern India Typifies Hindu Extremist Strategy

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A Hindu extremist strategy for stopping the spread of Christianity by targeting pastors – and their families – was painfully evident in a recent attack on a Christmas planning meeting in northern India. As has become routine in India, police arrested badly beaten Christians and charged them with causing religious […]

Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo, Egypt. (Wikipedia, Daniel Mayer)

Discrimination against Christians in Egypt Reflects Deeper Issues

JERUSALEM (Morning Star News) – A wan effort to do away with the religious designation on ID cards in Egypt reflects the enormity of the discrimination Christians face in a country regarded as a leader of Middle Eastern Islam, rights advocates said. ID cards are required for almost every aspect of public life in Egypt, and […]

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Police in Laos Arrest Grandmother, Three Other Christians During Worship

(Morning Star News) – Police in Laos arrested a grandmother and three other Christians while they were worshipping last month, according to an advocacy group. Raiding a church service in Keovilai village, Vilabouly District in Savannakhet Province, local police on Nov. 18 arrested the 78-year-old woman identified as Grandma Bounlam and three men identified by […]

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Unimaginable Loss for Christians Displaced by Violence in Nigeria

JEBBU MIANGO, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A grandmother whose 35-year-old … [Read More...]

Muslim Mob Incites Police to Arrest Six Pastors in Uganda

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In Meeting with President, Pastors in Nigeria Say Military Complicit in Attacks on Christians

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Commentary & Analysis

Discrimination against Christians in Egypt Reflects Deeper Issues

JERUSALEM (Morning Star News) – A wan effort to do away with the religious designation on ID cards in Egypt reflects the enormity of the discrimination Christians face in a country regarded as a leader of Middle Eastern Islam, rights advocates said. ID cards are required for almost every aspect of public life in Egypt, and […]