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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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Report: American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Facing New Danger After Iran Nuclear Deal

KARAJ, Iran — A legal organization that has been fighting for the release of an American pastor imprisoned in Iran says that the pastor is now facing new danger over the recent U.S.-Iran nuclear deal. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) outlined in an update on Thursday that after word of the agreement reached the […]

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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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Faith Comes By Hearing: Bibles for Iraq to Reach Refugees Displaced by Jihadists with Word of God

PHILADELPHIA — In response to the nearly two million civilians that have been displaced in Iraq and Syria by the barbaric Islamic group ISIS, which identifies itself a the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, an American Christian ministry has launched a project to not only meet the immediate physical needs of the people, but […]

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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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Pastor to Be Prosecuted for ‘Hate Crime’ of Calling Islam ‘Satanic,’ ‘Heathen’ During Sermon

BELFAST, Northern Ireland — A pastor in Northern Ireland will be prosecuted with a hate crime for denouncing the Islamic religion during a Sunday sermon last year. As previously reported, James McConnell, 78, pastor of the Whitewell Metropolitan Church in North Belfast, discussed Islam during an evening sermon in May 2014. During the message, McConnell […]

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