Attack on Private Gathering in Northern India Typifies Hindu Extremist Strategy

After being terrorized and humiliated, Christians are arrested.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A Hindu extremist strategy for stopping the spread of Christianity by targeting pastors – and their families – was painfully evident in a recent attack on a Christmas planning meeting in northern India. As has become routine in India, police arrested badly beaten Christians and charged them with causing religious […]

Unimaginable Loss for Christians Displaced by Violence in Nigeria

Muslim Fulani herdsmen warned matriarch of horrific assault.

JEBBU MIANGO, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A grandmother whose 35-year-old son, 21-year-old daughter-in-law and 5-year-old granddaughter were shot dead by Muslim Fulani herdsmen is now homeless after she and other relatives fled the attack in August. “We were taken in by a family in Jebbu Miango village, but unfortunately the room we were given has […]

Muslim Mob Incites Police to Arrest Six Pastors in Uganda

Protestors accuse Christian apologists of blasphemy.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Officers arrested six pastors in eastern Uganda on Saturday (Nov. 24) after hundreds of Muslims, furious over a public talk comparing Christianity with Islam, descended on the local police station, sources said. Following a series of public events earlier this month at which mosque leaders criticized Christianity in Sironko, about […]

In Meeting with President, Pastors in Nigeria Say Military Complicit in Attacks on Christians

Church leaders try to correct false narratives about violence.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Christian leaders meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Nigeria this month delivered a sharp rebuke, saying the military is complicit in attacks on Christians. With the governor of Plateau state in attendance, the Rev. Dacholom Datiri, president of the Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN), delivered a report to […]

Hindu Extremist Mob Tries to Burn Pastor Alive in Odisha State, India

Christian leader attacked while driving with family in car.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Pastor John Lakra was taking his 18-month-old baby to the hospital for emergency treatment in Odisha state, India when hundreds of Hindu extremists surrounded his car. The pastor, his wife and their three children were on the way to the hospital in Sundargarh at about 7 p.m. on Oct. 23 […]

Muslims in Kenya Give Christian Family One Day to Return to Islam

Father turns to Christ after healing prayer.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – After a family in southeast Kenya put their faith in Christ this month, Muslims gave them one day to return to Islam or be killed, the father said. “We were given a day to either recant the Christian faith or face the sword, as well as lose all the privileges […]

Arrest of Converts Shows Close Surveillance of Christians in Iran, Advocate Says

Detention of two men planning to meet indicates 'close monitoring.'

JERUSALEM (Morning Star News) – Two Christian converts from Islam planning to meet in a northern city of Iran were detained on the same day, part of what rights advocates say could be part of a rash of arrests in the area. Behnam Ersali and Davood Rasooli, both of Karaj, were arrested on Friday (Nov. 16) […]

Hard-Line Sikhs, Hindus Persecute Christians in Northern India

Pastor thrown off motorbike, accused of illicit relationship.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Villagers hostile toward Christians in northern India falsely accused a pastor of an illicit relationship with a woman and, in another village, burned a church building, sources said. As people throughout the country on Nov. 7 prepared to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, neighbors alerted pastor Satpal Masih […]

Church in Nepal Forced to Shut Down

Elsewhere in Himalayan country, evangelists arrested, deported.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – High-caste Hindus who have been harassing a church in Nepal forced it to shut down last week, sources said. For two months Brahmins, the highest caste from which Hindu priests and teachers are drawn, in western Nepal’s Palpa District had disrupted worship of the Pakhluwa Eternal Life Church in Palpa […]

Tribal Leaders Join Hands with Hindu Extremists to Persecute Christians in Jharkhand, India

Police harm more than help victims.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Five families in eastern India were at a worship service last month when they received a phone call telling them to return to their homes immediately. The Christians rushed nearly four miles from their church in Lisiya village to their homes in Durula, West Singhbhum District in Jharkhand state, where […]