China Objects to U.S. Accusations of Abuse of Religious Groups

China Objects to U.S. Accusations of Abuse of Religious Groups

(Reuters) — China has lodged a diplomatic protest with the United States after a U.S. government commission said Chinese violations of religious freedom last year remained “severe”, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, a bipartisan U.S. federal government body, said in a report this week that there were […]

Chinese Pastor, Wife and Son Detained After Contacting U.S. Officials

Chinese Pastor, Wife and Son Detained After Contacting U.S. Officials

WENZHOU, Zhejiang (China Aid) — Authorities in China’s coastal Zhejiang province incarcerated a pastor, his wife and son on Tuesday for contacting U.S. Consulate officials in Shanghai and foreign journalists. Wen Xiaowu, a pastor, and his wife, both of whom provided legal defense counsel for churches affected by an ongoing cross demolition campaign, were criminally […]

Christians in Burma Patiently Endure Building of Pagodas on Church Lands

Christians in Burma Patiently Endure Building of Pagodas on Church Lands

YANGON, Burma (Morning Star News) – Striving for a peaceful legacy, Christians in Burma (also called Myanmar) are choosing to patiently endure an influential Buddhist monk’s campaign to build pagodas on church properties. Initially social media and news media registered an outcry from Christians when U Thuzana, a powerful monk better known as Myaing Kyee Ngu […]

Ugandan Woman Says Muslims Beat, Raped Her for Accusing Imam of Killing Her Father

Ugandan Woman Says Muslims Beat, Raped Her for Accusing Imam of Killing Her Father

PALLISA DISTRICT, Uganda (Morning Star News) – Muslims in eastern Uganda beat and raped a young Christian woman for testifying that a mosque leader killed her father because of his faith, sources said. The imam at a mosque in Kanyumu village, Pallisa District, Sheikh Musana Ibrahim, and two other Muslims killed Samson Mukama on Jan. 28, […]

U.S. Missionaries Found Slain in Rural Jamaica

U.S. Missionaries Found Slain in Rural Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaican police said Sunday that two U.S. missionaries were found slain in a rural area of the Caribbean island that has long struggled with high rates of violent crime. In a statement, the Jamaica Constabulary Force identified the two men as Randy Hentzel, 48, and Harold Nichols, 53. Their battered bodies were […]

Prison Ministry Reaches Inmates With God’s Word

Prison Ministry Reaches Inmates With God’s Word

(Mission Network News) — Crossroad Bible Institute is an international prison ministry dedicated to reaching inmates with the truth of God’s Word and the love of God’s people. Recently, we had a chance to speak with Communications Director Aaron Mueller about what motivates CBI’s staff and volunteers: “Our passion is to equip and engage the […]

Wife of Imprisoned Vietnamese Pastor Arrested, Beaten

Wife of Imprisoned Vietnamese Pastor Arrested, Beaten

Pray for Tran Thi Hong, who was arrested and beaten by law enforcement for meeting with a human rights delegation from the US. Hong is the wife of Pastor Nguyen Cong Chinh, currently imprisoned for charges against the Vietnamese government. In an interview with Radio Free Asia, Hong says that on the morning of April […]

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