Remains of EYN church in Garkida, Adamawa state, Nigeria. (Facebook, Save the Persecuted Church)

Boko Haram Terrorists Attack Predominantly Christian Community in Northeast Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist militants from terrorist group Boko Haram on Friday night (Feb. 21) destroyed three worship sites and an unspecified number of houses in northeast Nigeria, sources said. Thousands of people were displaced as the militants set three church buildings and the houses on fire in predominantly Christian Garkida, […]

Pastor Eswara Rao Appalabattula was attacked in a village in Andhra Pradesh, India. (Morning Star News)

Church Decimated after Upper-Caste Hindus Stir Hostilities in Andhra Pradesh, India

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Attacks and harassment of a house church in southern India have decimated the 40-member congregation and left the pastor injured and demoralized. Pastor Eswara Rao Appalabattula on Jan. 27 pleaded with about a dozen local residents to stop building a wall meant to block people from attending worship services […]

Pastor Wang Yi and wife Jiang Rong. (China Aid)

Harsh Sentence for Pastor Wang Signals Severe Crackdown in China, Sources Say

(Morning Star News) – The sentencing of pastor Wang Yi to nine years in prison this week for “subversion” and “illegal business activities” shows how authorities in China are increasingly intolerant of unregistered churches, sources said. Pastor Wang of Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, capital of southwestern China’s Sichuan Province, was sentenced in closed-door […]

Breaking News

Suspected Jihadist Attack on Church Service Kills 24 in Burkina Faso

(Morning Star News) – In a West African country that now ranks 28th on Open Doors’ 50 most dangerous countries for Christians after not appearing on the list the previous year, suspected jihadists killed 24 Christians during a church service on Sunday (Feb. 16) in Burkina Faso. The church pastor was among those killed, and […]

Spotlight

Court in Pakistan Validates Forced Conversion, Marriage of Christian Girl to Muslim

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Hindu Extremists in Southern India Beat Christian Children, Accuse Worshippers

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Forced into Payment Settlement, Christians Acquitted of 2015 Murders in Pakistan

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Commentary & Analysis

Harsh Sentence for Pastor Wang Signals Severe Crackdown in China, Sources Say

(Morning Star News) – The sentencing of pastor Wang Yi to nine years in prison this week for “subversion” and “illegal business activities” shows how authorities in China are increasingly intolerant of unregistered churches, sources said. Pastor Wang of Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, capital of southwestern China’s Sichuan Province, was sentenced in closed-door […]