Hindu extremists in July threatened to kill pastor Vikas Gupta and others in Dasmada village, Azamgarh District, Uttar Pradesh, India. (Morning Star News)

Christians in Northern India Forced to Stop Worship, Pastor Says

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Harassment of Christians by hard-line Hindus in northern India ended in police coercing a pastor to agree to stop holding worship in his home after an officer threatened to make false charges against his son, he said. The pastor said the coercion by police in Uttar Pradesh state came […]

Asif Pervaiz (right) with attorney Saiful Malook (center) at prison. (Morning Star News)

Another Christian Sentenced to Death in Pakistan on Weak Blasphemy Charges

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A court in Lahore, Pakistan today (Sept. 8) sentenced a Christian to death over charges that he allegedly sent “blasphemous” text messages to a Muslim colleague seven years ago, his lawyer said. Asif Pervaiz, a 37-year-old father of four, has been in jail for seven years since he was charged […]

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

Christians in China Forced to Replace Christian Items with Portraits of President

(Morning Star News) – An 84-year-old Christian in Shanxi Province, China was among people in at least five provinces ordered to remove Christian imagery from their homes and replace them with pictures of President Xi Jinping, religious rights magazine Bitter Winter reported. “The township [Chinese Communist] Party [CCP] secretary asked me to take down and […]

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Omission of Christianity as School Subject in Sudan an Error, Official Says

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – The head of the body responsible for curricula in Sudan announced that a previous directive omitting Christian education as a subject for primary schools was in error, according to a new letter to educational directors. Omer Ahmed al-Garay, director general of the National Centre for Curriculum and Educational Research […]

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Attacked Christians in India Risk Arrest if Worship Draws more Assaults

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Transitional Government in Sudan Omits Christianity as School Subject

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One Man Slain, Children and Others Kidnapped in North-Central Nigeria

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Christians in China Forced to Replace Christian Items with Portraits of President

(Morning Star News) – An 84-year-old Christian in Shanxi Province, China was among people in at least five provinces ordered to remove Christian imagery from their homes and replace them with pictures of President Xi Jinping, religious rights magazine Bitter Winter reported. “The township [Chinese Communist] Party [CCP] secretary asked me to take down and […]