Chinese Pastor, Wife and Son Detained After Contacting U.S. Officials

Chinese Pastor, Wife and Son Detained After Contacting U.S. Officials

WENZHOU, Zhejiang (China Aid) — Authorities in China’s coastal Zhejiang province incarcerated a pastor, his wife and son on Tuesday for contacting U.S. Consulate officials in Shanghai and foreign journalists. Wen Xiaowu, a pastor, and his wife, both of whom provided legal defense counsel for churches affected by an ongoing cross demolition campaign, were criminally […]

Ugandan Woman Says Muslims Beat, Raped Her for Accusing Imam of Killing Her Father

Ugandan Woman Says Muslims Beat, Raped Her for Accusing Imam of Killing Her Father

PALLISA DISTRICT, Uganda (Morning Star News) – Muslims in eastern Uganda beat and raped a young Christian woman for testifying that a mosque leader killed her father because of his faith, sources said. The imam at a mosque in Kanyumu village, Pallisa District, Sheikh Musana Ibrahim, and two other Muslims killed Samson Mukama on Jan. 28, […]

U.S. Missionaries Found Slain in Rural Jamaica

U.S. Missionaries Found Slain in Rural Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaican police said Sunday that two U.S. missionaries were found slain in a rural area of the Caribbean island that has long struggled with high rates of violent crime. In a statement, the Jamaica Constabulary Force identified the two men as Randy Hentzel, 48, and Harold Nichols, 53. Their battered bodies were […]

Wife of Imprisoned Vietnamese Pastor Arrested, Beaten

Wife of Imprisoned Vietnamese Pastor Arrested, Beaten

Pray for Tran Thi Hong, who was arrested and beaten by law enforcement for meeting with a human rights delegation from the US. Hong is the wife of Pastor Nguyen Cong Chinh, currently imprisoned for charges against the Vietnamese government. In an interview with Radio Free Asia, Hong says that on the morning of April […]

Church Demolition Attempt in China Triggers Public Outcry

Church Demolition Attempt in China Triggers Public Outcry

ZHEJIANG, China (China Aid) — Public outcry broke out against the government-backed persecution of Christians after officials failed to demolish a church in China’s coastal Zhejiang province on Monday. When Christians from Yingmochen Church, a house church in Ningbo, Zhejiang, heard that authorities had ordered the demolition of their church building on April 18, they […]

Ugandan Muslims Kill Christians’ Livestock, Demolish Church Building

Ugandan Muslims Kill Christians’ Livestock, Demolish Church Building

NALUGONDO, Uganda (Morning Star News) – Muslims in a village in eastern Uganda last week killed Christians’ pigs and tore down their church building, sources said. A Muslim mob demolished the building of the 450-member Nalugondo Church of Uganda building at about midnight on April 12, shouting, “We cannot live together with neighbors who are infidels. […]

Mexican Evangelicals Left Without Water After Refusing to Fund Roman Catholic Festivity

Mexican Evangelicals Left Without Water After Refusing to Fund Roman Catholic Festivity

TEOPISCA, Chiapas (Evangelical Focus) — The local authorities of the San Jose neighborhood in the city of Teopisca, in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, have cut off water to a group of evangelicals for refusing to fund the Roman Catholic patron saint festivity. The first week of April, weeks after the celebrations, the local authorities, along […]

Christian Woman Martyred in Ethiopia Leaves a Strong Witness

Christian Woman Martyred in Ethiopia Leaves a Strong Witness

(Open Doors USA) — On March 19, Workitu’s husband and a neighbor demanded that she sell government drought relief aid she had collected earlier for her familiy. When she refused, they began to beat her. They continued attacking her even after she had collapsed. Villagers took Workitu to a clinic in a nearby town, but […]

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