Three Christians Forced to Convert to Buddhism in Rakhine State, Burma

Local officials take ethnic Chins to Buddhist monastery.

YANGON, Burma (Morning Star News) – Local authorities in western Burma (Myanmar) last month forced three Christians to convert to Buddhism, area sources said. In Ann Township in southern Rakhine state, five local officials led by U Tin Shwe Maung took two ethnic Chin Christians from their homes in Padi Kyin village to a monastery on […]

Coptic Christian Arrested for Allegedly Insulting Islam on Facebook in Egypt

Muslim extremists ransack his parents’ home.

CAIRO, Egypt (Morning Star News) – A young Coptic Christian man has been arrested near Cairo, Egypt for allegedly insulting Islam after a hacker posted material on his Facebook page, he and family members said. Fady Yousef, 25, was arrested early in the morning of June 11 in Giza, southwest of Cairo, despite having posted a […]

Part of Christian School in Eastern Uganda Torn Down

Area Muslims opposing it issued threat.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – One of two buildings of a Christian primary school in eastern Uganda was demolished after local Muslims who opposed it threatened “tough action,” sources said. The building containing three of Hope of Glory Primary School’s seven classrooms was destroyed before dawn on June 2 in predominantly Muslim Kabuna village, Budaka […]

Christian Families Going Hungry as Villagers in India Deprive Them of Work, Homes

Grain thrown out; buying and selling denied.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Christians in various villages of Chhattisgarh state, India are going hungry as members of tribal religions deprive them of work and refuse to sell food to them, sources said. In the southern tip of Chhattisgarh state, villagers who practice tribal religion of ancestor and nature worship attacked the homes of […]

Officials Destroy Christian School, Hostel – and Founder’s Home – in Eastern India

Demolition crew beats director and his parents.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Authorities seized 12 tearful, fatherless children from a Christian ministry in eastern India last month after local officials demolished the ministry’s school and hostel, sources said. After Hindu extremists persuaded the district collector to demolish the hostel and school serving 250 students, child protection personnel and police on May 21 […]

Muslim Clerics Threaten Sudanese Christian in Egypt

Convert from Islam fled torture in Sudan.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Days after Muslim leaders in Egypt came to his apartment to warn him to return to Islam, a Sudanese Christian in Cairo received a death threat by phone last week, he said. Having fled Sudan after authorities tortured and threatened to kill him if he refused to return to […]

Converts, Pastors Threatened with Death; Gospel Meetings Banned in Town in Uganda

Success of evangelistic event, threats lead police to shut it down.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Police have banned evangelistic events in a town in western Uganda following open-air preaching in which many Muslims put their faith in Christ, sources said. Churches in Bwera, on Uganda’s western border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, held a joint evangelistic event amid the large Muslim population in Bwera […]

Local Muslims Suspected in Killing of Christians after Sunday Worship in Jos, Nigeria

Fulani militants said to mount lethal assaults.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Gunmen suspected to be local Fulani Muslims killed several Christians as they made their way home from church services in Jos, Nigeria on Sunday (May 26) following the murder of another area Christian last week, sources said. Area Christian Peter Sarki informed Morning Star News by text message that local […]

Muslim Employer in Pakistan Kills Christian Farmhand for Working Elsewhere, Relatives Say

Police unable to locate suspect.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Muslim landlord outside Faisalabad, Pakistan tortured a worker to death for daring, as a “lowly Christian,” to work for another employer, relatives said. Javed Masih, a Catholic in Nulka Kohala village, a suburb of Faisalabad in Punjab Province, on May 10 had sought a 10,000-rupee loan (US$66) from his […]

Release of Imprisoned Christian Offers Hope for Justice for Wrongfully Convicted in India

Supreme Court grants bail after more than 10 years.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – When police took Gornath Chalanseth from his home in eastern India early on the morning of Dec. 13, 2008, he assumed they only wanted to question him over minor political activity in his capacity as a member of the local village council. Except for two brief releases on bail, he […]