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Faith of Niger Christians Grows Stronger in Face of Unprecedented Violence

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Christians in Niger are joyfully meeting in homes under police protection as they plan to rebuild church buildings and houses after attacks last weekend (Jan. 16-18) that were unprecedented in scale. “Nothing of this magnitude has ever happened in this nation,” wrote one missionary couple in the capital, Niamey. “Nearly […]

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Ugandan Imam Allegedly Beats Daughter to Death for Converting to Christianity

KALIRO DISTRICT, Uganda (Morning Star News) – A 12-year-old girl who was hospitalized for two weeks after her Muslim father beat her and her sister for converting to Christ last month is traumatized after learning that her sister died from the assault, sources said. Naigaga Saidah’s father, Imam Abudalah Ali of Bwita mosque in Kaliro District, […]

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Satanist Sentenced to Life in Prison for Dismembering, Cannibalizing Woman

(Daily Mail) — A Tennessee man who told police he ate part of his victim’s body has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty in the woman’s death. Coffee Circuit Judge Craig Johnson sentenced 37-year-old Gregory Scott Hale of Summitville on Thursday. The Tullahoma News said Hale pleaded guilty to first-degree […]

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‘They Offended Our Prophet Mohammad:’ Niger Muslims Torch Churches In Anti-Charlie Hebdo Riots

NIAMEY, Niger – Muslims throughout the West African country of Niger torched at least seven churches and destroyed a number of businesses in riots showing their opposition to the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo, which had been attacked by Muslims this month for publishing cartoons mocking the Islamic prophet Mohammad. “They offended our prophet Muhammad. That’s […]

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Beijing House Church Gathering Raided By Police

Beijing (China Aid) — Police in Beijing dispersed more than 25 people at a house church gathering on Sunday and took more than 20 of those worshipers in for interrogations. Shunyi District’s Guoshulin Church, home to dozens of Christians who travel to and from Beijing for work or other matters, was holding a Bible study at […]

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Christian Shot to Death Outside Church in Kenya

MALINDI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Police in Kenya’s coastal area are searching for a gunman who shot a Christian dead at the gate leading to a church worship site on Sunday (Jan. 11) in Mombasa. One of two men following 25-year-old George Muriki as he arrived with two church members at the gate leading […]

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Christian Detained in India After Hindus File Complaint Over ‘Spreading Christianity’

Mumbai (AsiaNews) — Arvind D’Souza was stopped by the police “for reasons of public order,” even though he had committed no crime. The incident occurred on Jan. 2 in the district of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. D’Souza, who is still in prison under preventive detention, the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) told AsiaNews, ran […]

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Hundreds of Missionaries May Be Forced from United Kingdom After License Suspended

(Christianity Today) – The England and Wales office of YWAM (Youth With A Mission) may lose more than 350 missionaries and their families by April in the wake of British immigration officials suspending the ministry’s visa sponsor status. “Whilst we recognize and support the [UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) office’s] legitimate right to concern over […]

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Afghan Muslims Murder Christian Aid Worker, Children as He Sought to Protect Them

(The Times Live) – South African aid worker Werner Groenewald tried in vain to protect his two children moments before they were shot dead by the Taliban in Afghanistan at the weekend. “They shot Werner in his office in the leg and then he ran upstairs to go try and protect his children [Rode and […]

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Ten-Year-Old Indian Boy Mutilated, Sacrificed in Witchcraft Ceremony

(Daily Mail) – A 10-year-old boy was mutilated and sacrificed in a witchcraft ceremony, police have reportedly said. An Indian worker is alleged to have told officers that he murder the boy, identified as Pranshu, a third year standard student, in a bid to help his wife become pregnant, the Times of India said. The […]

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