Somali Christian Beaten Unconscious by Islamic Relatives

Somali Christian Beaten Unconscious by Islamic Relatives

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A Christian of Somali descent in Kenya is unable to see or eat after Muslim relatives beat him unconscious on Sunday (Feb. 7) outside Nairobi, the young man said from his hospital bed. The relatives indicated to 26-year-old Hassan (last name withheld for security reasons) that they ambushed him because […]

Chinese Officials Raid Christian Care Center

Chinese Officials Raid Christian Care Center

GUANGDONG, China (China Aid) — More than 100 personnel from multiple government departments raided a Christian care center in China’s southern Guangdong province on Thursday, seized 15 staff members and patients, including an infant, and relocated them to another shelter. Under the pretense of conducting a medical check-up, authorities forced their way into a Huizhou […]

Chinese House Church Member Confined to Home After Release From Mental Hospital

Chinese House Church Member Confined to Home After Release From Mental Hospital

BEIJING, China (China Aid) — Beijing authorities placed a house church member under strict watch in his home after his November-release from a 20-month confinement in a mental hospital, during which time he was forcibly dosed with psychiatric medication. On Jan. 24, 2014, authorities placed 15 members of Holy Love Fellowship Church, a house church […]

Al Shabaab Kills Christians in Raid on Village in Coastal Kenya

Al Shabaab Kills Christians in Raid on Village in Coastal Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – In a pre-dawn raid on a predominantly Christian area in coastal Kenya on Sunday (Jan. 31), Islamic extremist Al Shabaab rebels killed at least four Christians, beheading one of them, area sources said. In the Kaisari area of Maporomoko village, near Pandanguo about 25 miles inland from the Indian Ocean […]

Pastors in Nigeria Fall Prey to Kidnappers

Pastors in Nigeria Fall Prey to Kidnappers

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Two Nigerian pastors have been abducted this month in Kogi state, as kidnapping cartels that have plagued the central state the past three years directed their aim at Christian leaders. In a departure from numerous kidnappings of high-profile business and government leaders in Kogi state since 2013, gunmen abducted pastor […]

American Pastor Saeed Abedini Speaks of His Imprisonment in Iran: ‘They Beat Me Very Badly’

American Pastor Saeed Abedini Speaks of His Imprisonment in Iran: ‘They Beat Me Very Badly’

ASHEVILLE, North Carolina — An American pastor who was imprisoned in Iran for over three years is now speaking about his time behind bars, acknowledging that he and others were beaten by Iranian authorities. “In interrogation, once they beat me very badly,” Saeed Abedini told Fox’s Greta Van Susteren on Monday, “because they wanted me […]

Chinese Officials Arrest House Church Pastor

Chinese Officials Arrest House Church Pastor

GUIZHOU, China (China Aid) — After serving two administrative detention and one criminal detention sentences, the pastor of a house church in China’s southern Guizhou province was arrested on suspicion of “divulging state secrets” today, shortly after officials rejected his colleague’s administrative reconsideration application on Jan. 11. Li Guozhi, also known by his alias, Yang […]

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