Christian Woman Killed in Kidnapping of Four Baptists in Nigeria 

Pastor’s wife among those abducted.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Less than a week after Muslim Fulani herdsmen kidnapped six teenage girls from a Christian-run high school in north-central Nigeria, another attack in the same county led to the killing of a Baptist woman and the kidnapping of four others from the same church, sources said. Muslim Fulani herdsmen […]

Six Girls, Two Staff Members Kidnapped from Christian-Run High School in Nigeria 

Governor says kidnappers in Kaduna state are collaborating with Boko Haram.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A day before the Kaduna governor said kidnappers terrorizing the state are working with Boko Haram, Muslim Fulani herdsmen on Thursday (Oct. 3) kidnapped six teenage girls and two staff members from a Christian-run high school in north-central Nigeria, sources said. Suspected to be herdsmen who have carried out […]

Christian Family in Hiding after Hindu Extremist Mob Assaults Them in India

Assailants threaten to kill Christians if they report attack to police.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A retired pastor, his wife and their sons are in hiding from police after a Hindu extremist mob injured them in a gruesome assault in northern India, sources said. Patram Mangala, retired Church of North India pastor now helping to run St. John School in Sohna, Gurugram District in […]

Christian in Uganda Loses Children, Mother and Stepfather to Islamist Attack, Sources Say

Suspected radical Muslims set house on fire.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A 36-year-old Christian near Kampala, Uganda is mourning the deaths of his son, daughter, mother and stepfather, who were killed when Muslim extremists set their house ablaze seven weeks ago, sources said. Before the radical Muslims set Ali Nakabale’s house on fire on Aug. 20 in Nakaseke, Nakaseke District […]

Boko Haram Executes Two Christian Aid Workers in Nigeria 

Islamic extremist group vows to kill others from predominantly Christian tribes.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist group Boko Haram released a video last week showing the execution of two Christian aid workers in Nigeria, sources said. Lawrence Duna Dacighir and Godfrey Ali Shikagham, both members of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) in Plateau state, are shown kneeling while three masked, armed […]

Ransom Paid, but Kidnapped Pastor’s Wife Is Killed in North-Central Nigeria

Another pastor is shot dead in southern Kaduna state.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen this month kidnapped and killed a pastor’s wife in north-central Nigeria’s Kaduna state three days after suspected herdsmen killed a Baptist pastor in another part of the state, sources said. Unaware that Esther Ishaku Katung had been killed after being kidnapped in Bagoma, 122 kilometers (75 miles) […]

Christians in Algeria Hit with More Church Closures

Police seal building without advance notice.

TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – Authorities today sealed shut a church building in Tigzirt, Algeria, two days after shutting another building serving two churches without prior notice, sources said. Acting on orders from the governor of Tizi-Ouzou Province, eight police officers arrived at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday (Sept. 24) at the Church of Boghni […]

Police Help Hindu Extremist Efforts to Shut Down Christian Worship in India, Sources Say

Officers beat, threaten victims of Hindu nationalist attacks, Christians say.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Hindu extremists and police in eastern India this month ordered jailed Christians to stop gathering for worship, with the extremists threatening to bring a venomous snake to bite a pastor’s wife, sources said. The house-church pastor, his family and other Christians had been arrested in Jharkhand state after the […]

Social Media Backlash Reflects New Era of Hostility in Nepal

Pastor receives death threats for sharing his spiritual journey.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Hindu extremist threats have driven a pastor in Nepal into hiding following a leak onto social media of a restricted audience-interview he gave on his journey to Christ, sources said. Pastor Sukdev Giri of Trinity Fellowship church in Chitwan District has received death threats, he said. He has changed […]

Hopeful Signs for Change in Sudan Meet with Cautious Pessimism

Some have seen too much persecution to believe in imminent improvement.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – The appointment of a Christian woman to the council overseeing transition to civilian rule in Sudan is a hopeful sign, but some persecution-weary Christians are less than optimistic about prospects for improved religious rights. Raja Nicola Eissa Abdel-Masih, a Coptic Christian who long served as a judge in […]