Hard-Line Sikhs, Hindus Persecute Christians in Northern India

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Villagers hostile toward Christians in northern India falsely accused a pastor of an illicit relationship with a woman and, in another village, burned a church building, sources said. As people throughout the country on Nov. 7 prepared to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, neighbors alerted pastor Satpal Masih […]

Hindu extremists and tribal animists team up to transform church building into Sarana religion complex in Ranchi District, Jharkhand state, India. (Morning Star News)

Tribal Leaders Join Hands with Hindu Extremists to Persecute Christians in Jharkhand, India

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Five families in eastern India were at a worship service last month when they received a phone call telling them to return to their homes immediately. The Christians rushed nearly four miles from their church in Lisiya village to their homes in Durula, West Singhbhum District in Jharkhand state, where […]

An official seal for a church closure in Guangdong Province, China. (China Aid)

Closure of Large Church in Beijing Deepens Shadow on Religious Freedom in China

(Morning Star News) – The growing crack-down on unofficial churches in China deepened on Sunday (Sept. 9) when authorities closed one of the largest churches in Beijing, according to reports. The Beijing Chaoyang District Civil Affairs Bureau informed Zion Church that it was “legally banned” for organizing events without registering as an official Three-Self Patriotic […]

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Church in Nepal Forced to Shut Down

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – High-caste Hindus who have been harassing a church in Nepal forced it to shut down last week, sources said. For two months Brahmins, the highest caste from which Hindu priests and teachers are drawn, in western Nepal’s Palpa District had disrupted worship of the Pakhluwa Eternal Life Church in Palpa […]

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Christian Mother Acquitted of Blasphemy in Pakistan Released from Prison

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Persecution of Christians Radiates Outward from Hub in Northern India, Sources Say

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Closure of Large Church in Beijing Deepens Shadow on Religious Freedom in China

(Morning Star News) – The growing crack-down on unofficial churches in China deepened on Sunday (Sept. 9) when authorities closed one of the largest churches in Beijing, according to reports. The Beijing Chaoyang District Civil Affairs Bureau informed Zion Church that it was “legally banned” for organizing events without registering as an official Three-Self Patriotic […]