Market street and post office in Nyala, South Darfur, Sudan. (Wikipedia)

Christians in Darfur, Sudan Arrested during Combined Worship of House Churches

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News)– Security officials in Sudan last week arrested 13 Christians during a worship service in the Darfur Region, sources said. Personnel from Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) interrupted the worship service the afternoon of Oct. 10 in Nyala, capital of South Darfur state in western Sudan’s Darfur Region and […]

Leah Nathan Sharibu. (Morning Star News via family)

Leah Sharibu Kept as Slave, Aid Worker Killed as ‘Apostate,’ in Nigeria, Report Says

(Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has killed an aid worker as an “apostate” from Islam and vowed to keep kidnapped high school girl Leah Sharibu as a “slave for life,” Nigerian news outlet The Cable reported. Leah, kidnapped along with more than 100 schoolgirls from Dapchi, Yobe state in February but […]

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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Policeman Sexually Harasses Christian Woman in Sudan, Sources Say

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A young Catholic woman has discovered personally that many Public Order Police in Muslim-majority Sudan believe they have a mandate to sexually harass those they deem inappropriately dressed. Nyankiir Kual Mayen, a 24-year-old university student in Al Qadarif in eastern Sudan, filed a complaint with police two days after […]

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Fear Grips Churches in Northeastern Kenya as Muslim Extremists Kill Two Christian Teachers

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Commentary & Analysis

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 […]