Former Islamic Sheikh Turned Christian Beaten Unconscious

Former Islamic Sheikh Turned Christian Beaten Unconscious

(Morning Star News) – A former sheikh (Islamic teacher) in eastern Uganda has been in hiding since he lost his family for putting his faith in Christ two years ago, but last month he was tricked into a life-threatening encounter. Mulangira Ibrahim, 27, was on his way to his pastor’s house after a church service […]

Family in India Receives Notice to Stop Christian Gatherings in Their Home

Family in India Receives Notice to Stop Christian Gatherings in Their Home

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – For 12 years, Mahendra Nagdeve had met with friends and relatives in his house in Madhya Pradesh state, India to worship Christ until he received this notice from city officials this month: “With effect from the moment you receive this notice, you must not conduct any Christian congregational activity,” the notice […]

Turkish Church Vandalised a Second Time in Malatya

Turkish Church Vandalised a Second Time in Malatya

(World Watch Monitor) — A vandalism attack last week in Turkey’s south-eastern city of Malatya damaged a small Turkish Protestant church. The assault came just two days after the targeting of 13 minority Alevi families in a nearby neighbourhood. Rising sectarian tensions over the two incidents quickly prompted local police investigations, followed by a concerned […]

Christians in India Praise God in Spite of Police Brutality, Month in Jail

Christians in India Praise God in Spite of Police Brutality, Month in Jail

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Six Christians facing false charges, two of them beaten by police, were jailed for a month for praying for a sick woman in eastern India, they said. After tribal Gondi villagers in Simdega District, Jharkhand state, attacked the Christians on Sept. 16, officers at the local police station refused to listen […]

Algerian Church Closed for ‘Illegally Printing Bibles, Material Intended for Evangelism’

Algerian Church Closed for ‘Illegally Printing Bibles, Material Intended for Evangelism’

(World Watch Monitor) — A church in Algeria’s north-western town of Aïn Turk (15km from Oran city) has been closed down by local authorities. The church, affiliated to the Protestant Church of Algeria (known as EPA, its French acronym), was sealed off by police on Nov. 9. Authorities in Oran claimed the church had been […]

Chinese Police Question 13 Christians for Holding House Church Services

Chinese Police Question 13 Christians for Holding House Church Services

JIANGMEN, Guangdong (China Aid) — 13 Christians in China’s southern Guangdong province were interrogated at the police station on Nov. 5 after police broke into their church service, ChinaAid learned recently. During a Sunday morning worship service at Qingcaodi Church on Nov. 5, a team of police officers and religious affairs bureau personnel invaded a […]

Appeal Hearings Set for Iranian, Azerbaijani Christians Sentenced to 10 Years for ‘Missionary Activities’

Appeal Hearings Set for Iranian, Azerbaijani Christians Sentenced to 10 Years for ‘Missionary Activities’

(World Watch Monitor) — Appeal hearings will take place on Sunday (Nov. 12) for an Iranian and three Azerbaijani Christians sentenced in May to 10 years in prison for “missionary activities” and “actions against national security” in Iran. The three Azerbaijanis – Eldar Gurbanov, Yusif Farhadov and Bahram Nasibov – were allowed to leave Iran in […]

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