Christians Beaten, Falsely Charged and Jailed in Mob Attack in India, Sources Say

Come, let us burn them alive,’ Hindu extremists shout.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Seven Christians in India have been booked on charges of hurting religious feelings after Hindu extremists savagely beat them when they gathered to pray for a sick man at his home, sources said. Police in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh state on Dec. 4 charged the six Christian men and one woman […]

Eviction of Pastors Upheld, Scores of Christians in Court as Sudan Takes Over Church Properties

Government ramps up campaign to rid country of Christianity.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – An Islamist judge in Sudan upheld the eviction of two pastors from their church-owned homes while 60 other Christians have been summoned to court over their refusal to relinquish property, sources said. Judge Adam Tahir Haj Adam on Dec. 3 rejected an appeal of the Aug. 15 eviction of […]

Hindu Extremists Beat Pastors, Stop Gospel Event in Chhattisgarh State, India

Police complicit in harassment, Christian leaders say.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Berating and slapping two pastors into signing an apology letter before police, Hindu extremists stopped a planned three-day gospel meeting in Chhattisgarh state, India minutes before it was to begin, sources said. Hindu nationalists beat pastor Vijay Jogi and pastor Santosh Rao minutes before the start of the first meeting, […]

Christian Family in India Receives Notice to Stop Worship in Their Home

Order comes from senior officials, Hindu nationalists, sources say.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – For 12 years Mahendra Nagdeve had met with friends and relatives in his house in Madhya Pradesh state, India to worship Christ until he received this notice from city officials this month: “With effect from the moment you receive this notice, you must not conduct any Christian congregational activity,” the […]

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Massacre 20 Christians in Plateau State, Nigeria

Apparent reprisal attack included Islamist militants, villagers say.

ANCHA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen in central Nigeria’s Plateau state massacred 20 Christians, including children, as they slept in the hours after midnight on Friday (Sept. 8) in an apparent reprisal attack that mystified villagers, sources said. Police reportedly said the attack was an act of vengeance after the discovery last week […]

Fulani Herdsmen Kidnap Pastor in Plateau State, Central Nigeria

Wounded, released driver relates ordeal.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Armed Fulani herdsmen on Friday (Aug. 4) kidnapped a pastor as he and his driver were traveling in central Nigeria’s Plateau state, the wounded driver told Morning Star News. The Rev. Jen Tivkaa Moses and his driver, Yohanna Maina, were on their way to Abuja from Jos to attend a […]

Sudan Orders Christian Schools to Operate on Sundays

Educational institutions are not to take the day off.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – In an ongoing campaign to rid the country of Christianity, officials in Sudan this week ordered all Christian schools in the capital to regard Sunday as a work day, sources said. The Ministry of General Education of Khartoum State sent a letter dated July 26 (Wednesday) ordering all Christian schools […]

Christian Student Killed in Spate of Boko Haram Attacks in Northeast Nigeria

Student ministry quarters targeted.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Among several Boko Haram bombings that have put northeastern Nigeria on edge this year was a suicide attack on Christian student organization quarters that killed a Christian student, sources said. Ambore Gideon Todi, a 21-year-old student at the University of Maiduguri in Borno state, was staying in the Evangelical Church […]

Converts in Iran Await Verdict after Delays

Spurious charge of acting against ‘national security’ leveled at Christians.

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – Four Iranian converts facing the possibility of up to six years in prison on charges of “acting against national security” are awaiting a verdict expected to be issued soon after numerous delays, according to human rights activists. During a June 14 hearing to hear the verdict in their case, pastor […]

Christian Sanitation Worker in Pakistan Dies after Hospital Refuses to Treat Him, Family Says

Muslim doctors said he was ‘unclean,’ brother says.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Christian sanitation worker in Pakistan died on Thursday (June 1) after Muslim doctors refused to treat him for poisonous gas he was exposed to in a sewer, sources said. Doctors at Civil Hospital Medical refused to treat 28-year-old Irfan Masih of Umerkot City, Sindh Province, saying they did not […]