Three Christian Teachers Killed in Northeast Kenya, Sources Say

Al Shabaab militants select non-local Christians for execution.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Somali Al Shabaab rebels killed three Christian teachers in northeast Kenya at about 2:30 a.m. on Monday (Jan. 13), sources said. “One of the attackers said, ‘We cannot allow infidels to teach our children,’ and there and then fired at three teachers as I managed to escape through the […]

Christian Woman en Route to Her Wedding, 10 Others Killed in Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram militants intercept, behead them, sources say. 

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Boko Haram terrorists killed a woman and her bridal party in northeast Nigeria days before her planned New Year’s Eve wedding, and eight other Christians were killed in separate attacks, sources said. Martha Bulus and her two bridesmaids were stopped on Dec. 26 as they made their way […]

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Kill 13 Christians, Wound Three in Central Nigeria

Attack in Plateau state, kidnapping in Kaduna state, follow video of executions.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed 13 Christians in Plateau state, Nigeria on Wednesday (Jan. 8), the same day four students were kidnapped from a Catholic seminary in Kaduna state. About 20 herdsmen attacked the predominantly Christian village of Kulben, in Plateau state’s Mangu County, at about 8 p.m., area […]

Boko Haram Kidnaps Christian Leader in Attacks in Northeast Nigeria

Church of the Brethren in Nigeria district leader pleads for help. 

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A leader of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN) pleaded for help on a video released on Sunday (Jan. 5) after Islamic extremists with Boko Haram kidnapped him last week. The Rev. Lawan Andimi was abducted by terrorists of the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP, known […]

Police in Uttar Pradesh, India, Most Harsh on Christians, Sources Say

Officers frequently bow to pressure from Hindu extremists.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Police in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state work in tandem with Hindu extremists to treat Christians and other religious minorities especially harshly, sources said. “The UP police force is very different from the rest of India,” Dinanath Jaiswar, a volunteer with legal advocacy group Alliance Defending Freedom-India, told Morning […]

Christians in India Spend Christmas in Jail, Accused of Illegally Practicing Medicine

Law on unregistered medical practice invoked for healing prayer.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Christians arrested in central India after Hindu nationalist, tribal villagers disrupted their worship service spent Christmas in jail before they were released on bail after 11 days – accused of illegally practicing medicine. Pastor Mukam Kiraad, 35, along with two members of his church, 40-year-old Lalsingh Tomar and 38-year-old […]

Christmas Celebrations Mark Progress of Religious Freedom in Sudan

Muslim government officials attend yuletide service of long-persecuted church.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – In stark contrast to his predecessor, Sudan’s new minister of religious affairs last week attended a long-persecuted church’s Christmas service. Following the Sudanese government’s announcement of Christmas as a public holiday for the first time in eight years, Minister of Religious Affairs Nasr al-Din Mufreh accompanied senior government officials […]

Grenade Attack Near Cathedral Leaves Several Wounded in the Philippines

Assailants, motives remain uncertain.

MINDANAO, Philippines (Morning Star News) – A grenade attack near a Catholic cathedral and radio station in the southern Philippines on Sunday (Dec. 22) could have been aimed at a military advance team for a presidential visit as much as the Christian sites, according to local reports. The grenade explosion injured at least eight soldiers […]

Christian Mother in Uganda Loses Marriage for Turning to Christ

Elsewhere, family is homeless after young father and wife leave Islam.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – When Florence Namuyiga’s Muslim husband asked her why their 7-year-old son was singing Christian songs, she remained silent. Namuyiga, a 27-year-old mother of three in central Uganda’s Lwebitati village, Kitumbi Parish in Mubende District, had been secretly attending church services with her 2- and 5-year-old sons since putting her […]

Rebels in Burma Who Closed More than 100 Churches Allow 51 to Reopen

Congregations investigated as ‘extremists.’

YANGON, Burma (Morning Star News) – Ethnic rebels who closed more than 100 churches in eastern Burma (Myanmar) in 2018 have allowed 51 Baptist churches to reopen, sources said. Ethnic Wa rebels of the United Wa State Army (UWSA) this week announced they had permitted 51 Baptist churches to reopen in northern Shan state after […]