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Attorneys for South Sudanese Pastors Facing Execution Make Final Appeal for Justice

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Attorneys for two South Sudanese pastors facing the death penalty made their closing arguments on Thursday (July 23) before a judge who appears to favor the prosecution, sources said. Defense lawyers concluded their case at Khartoum Bahri Court with the assertion that agents from the National Intelligence and Security […]

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Chinese Police Shut Down Summer Camp for School-Aged Children

SHAANXI, China (China Aid) — Authorities in China’s inland Shaanxi province dispersed a house church’s summer camp last week because minors were in attendance. The two-day camp in Luonan County, in the city of Shangluo, was shut down by three people—two from the local police station and one from the local civil administration bureau—on July […]

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Two Explosive Devices Planted at Nigerian Church

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A congregation in this central Nigerian city continued worshiping on July 12 after a security man found and tossed over a fence a bomb before it exploded, the pastor said. Authorities later discovered a second bomb on the church premises and disposed of it, said Ezekiel Omidiji, senior pastor of Evangelical […]

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Indian Hindus Instigate Tribal People Against Christians

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Christian families driven from their village in India’s Jharkhand state have returned home with police help, but tribal people instigated by Hindu extremists are still bent on expelling them, sources said. Hindu extremists last month mobilized tribal groups to banish the Christian families from Kullu village in Chanho Block, Ranchi […]

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Ugandan Islamists Try to Kill Former Sheikh Turned Christian Evangelist

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Twice in the past two weeks, Muslim extremists in eastern Uganda have tried to kill a former sheikh known throughout the region for his Christian activities, the former Islamic teacher told Morning Star News. Hassan Muwanguzi, an evangelist in Budaka District whose conversion and ministry success led hard-line Muslims to […]

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Sudanese Judge Rules Rules Two Pastors Can Be Charged with Crimes Punishable by Death

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A judge in Sudan ruled yesterday that there was enough evidence to charge two South Sudanese pastors with crimes punishable by death. The charges, including espionage and promoting hatred among or against sects, were formed months after authorities arrested Yat Michael in December 2014 and Peter Yein Reith in January […]

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Deaf Bible Making a Change to Reach 75% of Deaf Community for Christ

(MNN) — There are over 400 different sign languages worldwide, but less than 1% have a complete translation of the Bible. Millions are part of the deaf community, and yet, more than half remain illiterate. It’s fair to say the deaf community is one of the largest unreached people groups in the world. But, Deaf […]

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‘Feminist Drone’ Delivers Abortion Pills to Poland

Warsaw (AFP) — Feminist activists on Saturday sent a drone from Germany to Poland carrying abortion pills to highlight the staunchly Catholic country’s restrictive abortion laws. The pills are not available in Poland and Jula Gaweda of the feminist organisation Feminoteka said that two Polish women — who were not pregnant — swallowed them as part […]

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Rubio Caves After Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Ruling: We ‘Must Abide by the Law’

(Breitbart.com) — While most of the other GOP 2016 contenders have urged resistance to the Supreme Court’s Friday ruling on same-sex marriage, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said Americans “must abide by the law.” In a statement on his website, Rubio said he believes in traditional marriage as central to a strong family life, but then […]

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Muslims in Zanzibar Take Worship Hall, Bleed Church with Court Costs

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (Morning Star News) – Hard-line Muslims on the semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar off the coast of Tanzania have driven a pastor and father of five into hiding and taken over his church’s rented worship hall, he said. “I have changed my place of residence four times since 2012” due to threats from area Muslims, […]

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