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 […]

Hindu and Jain temples from seventh to ninth centuries in Pattadakal, Karnataka, India. (Wikipedia, Ms. Sarah Welch)

Hindu Extremists in Southern India Beat Christian Children, Accuse Worshippers

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Hindu extremists in southern India who beat Christian children during worship on Jan. 19 and then filed a police complaint against the congregation left them with a warning. “If we hear that you stepped out of your homes and told anybody about this, we will set your homes on […]

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 […]

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

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A high court ruling in Pakistan validating the marriage and forced conversion to Islam of a 14-year-old Christian girl has heightened fears that it will encourage others to commit such crimes, sources said. The High Court in Sindh Province on Feb. 3 dismissed a petition to have the marriage […]

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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 […]