Decade of Tears and Blood: 10 Years of Boko Haram Terrorism in Nigeria 

Entire communities uprooted as 35,000 civilians are slain.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A decade after Boko Haram began a bloody campaign to impose sharia (Islamic law) on all of Nigeria, Christian leaders say some areas are still under the control of the terrorists. The Rev. Mohammed Abubakar Naga, chairman of the Borno state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), told […]

Hindu Nationalism Increasingly Evident in India, Sources Say

Mob reflects notion that all things non-Hindu have no place in country.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – The Hindu nationalists shouting at Christian leaders who were summoned to a police station in southern India asked what gave them the right to lead Christian congregations in a Hindu country. “Who gave you the permission to run a church in a Hindu country?” they shouted, falsely accusing the three […]

Fulani Herdsmen in Nigeria Continue Campaign for Territory for their Cattle – and Islam

Another 11 Christians killed in Taraba state.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen continued a campaign of seizing land for their cattle and territory for their religion this week, killing 11 Christians in eastern Nigeria’s Taraba state, sources said. The herdsmen on Sunday and Monday (June 16-17) entered villages on motorcyles outside of the Taraba state capital, Jalingo, shooting firearms […]

Nigeria: Herdsmen Attacks, Boko Haram and the Cross

When danger draws near, draw closer to God.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – At midnight on April 14 I received a phone call about an attack in Konshu village, confirming my fear that it was only a matter of time before Muslim Fulani herdsmen atrocities in Nigeria reached my native home area of Akwanga, Nasarawa state. In the course of investigating anti-Christian violence […]

Police Responsible for Disappearance of Pastor in Malaysia, Rights Commission Concludes

Calls made for government to reopen investigation.

(Morning Star News) – A human rights committee in Malaysia has concluded that police officers were responsible for the 2017 disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh, according to published reports. The prime minister of Malaysia told reporters late Wednesday (April 3) that the government would investigate the abduction of the pastor and the 2016 disappearance of […]

Couple Beaten, Congregation Member Missing in Persecution of Church in China

Authorities abuse, humiliate Christians.

(Morning Star News) – Following the arrest of 44 worshipers from house church meetings in southwestern China in February, police in Chengdu this month arrested a married couple from the church and beat them during interrogation, the church reported. The couple, identified as Liu and his wife Xing, of Early Rain Covenant Church, were visiting […]

Cathedral Bombing Appears to Make Terrorist Statement after Referendum in Philippines

Islamic State-affiliated group responsible, officials say.

MINDANAO, Philippines (Morning Star News) – Christians in the insurgency-scarred southern Philippines who hoped for peace after the region won official status as an autonomous, Islamic sub-state last month received a mortifying message when Islamist terrorists bombed a Catholic cathedral on Jan. 27. Members of the Islamic extremist rebel group Abu Sayyaf, which claims allegiance to […]

Discrimination against Christians in Egypt Reflects Deeper Issues

Attempt to do away with religious designation on ID cards fails.

JERUSALEM (Morning Star News) – A wan effort to do away with the religious designation on ID cards in Egypt reflects the enormity of the discrimination Christians face in a country regarded as a leader of Middle Eastern Islam, rights advocates said. ID cards are required for almost every aspect of public life in Egypt, and […]

Church Leaders in Nigeria Not Giving Up on Rescue of Leah Sharibu

Government fears paying high ransom could hurt national security, report says.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Following the announcement by Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram that it will keep a Christian high school girl as a slave, church leaders in Nigeria said they are not giving up on pressing for her rescue. Leaders of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) have intensified discussions with government officials […]

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

Crack-down escalates significantly, advocate says.

(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 […]