Five Convicted, Sentenced in Slayings of Turkish Christians

Five Convicted, Sentenced in Slayings of Turkish Christians

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – After a nine-year legal saga, a Turkish criminal court today sentenced five men to life in prison for the torture and murder of three Christians in southeast Turkey in 2007. The Malatya First Heavy Penal Court found Salih Gurler, Cuma Ozdemir, Abuzer Yildirim, Hamit Ceker and Emre Gunaydin guilty on […]

China Tightens Grip on Religion

China Tightens Grip on Religion

(World Watch Monitor) — The Chinese government has released a set of proposed amendments to its rules regulating religious affairs, as President Xi Jinping attempts to exert even greater control over how religion is practiced. The new set of amendments, released to the public on 7 Sep. for a one-month consultation period, includes guidelines on […]

Ugandan Woman Beaten Unconscious by Muslim Husband for Attending Church Service

Ugandan Woman Beaten Unconscious by Muslim Husband for Attending Church Service

(Morning Star News) – A Muslim in Uganda beat his wife unconscious for attending a church service on Sept. 18, sources said. Hussein Kasolo had recently married Fatuma Baluka, 21-year-old daughter of an Islamic leader in a predominantly Muslim village, undisclosed for security reasons, in Eastern Uganda’s Budaka District. “When I arrived home, my husband […]

Ethiopian Muslim Attacks Wife for Leaving Islam

Ethiopian Muslim Attacks Wife for Leaving Islam

(Morning Star News) – A woman in Ethiopia had been a Christian for six weeks when her husband found out and beat her for leaving Islam, sources said. Habiba Ibrahim, a 34-year-old mother of three in Bokulu Boma, Ethiopia, received hospital treatment for three days after the assault earlier this month by her husband, Ibrahim […]

Christians Massacred by Muslim Rebels in Central African Republic

Christians Massacred by Muslim Rebels in Central African Republic

NDOMETE, C.A.R. (Morning Star News) – Muslim militants slaughtered 26 civilians in a predominantly Christian village in the Central African Republic on Friday (Sept. 16), the worst violence in the embattled country in months, sources said. Rebels from the former Seleka group attacked the village of Ndomete, about 220 miles north of the capital city of […]

Indonesian Churches Face Election Concerns

Indonesian Churches Face Election Concerns

(Open Doors USA) — Continue to pray for churches in Indonesia’s Aceh Singkil regency, especially as they are facing yet another potential setback in the local election. Last October, nine churches in Aceh Singkil regency were torn down following religious violence on October 13 that left a church burned, one person dead and an estimated […]

Russia’s Christians Hope Amid Restrictions

Russia’s Christians Hope Amid Restrictions

Russia (Mission Network News) — It’s been nearly two months since Russia’s Anti-Terrorism law took effect on July 20, 2016. Since then, various reports against Russian Christians have surfaced. Yet, there’s hope. The Slavic Gospel Association has heard many disturbing instances of Christians in Russia persecuted for sharing the Gospel. In fact, SGA has watched […]

Chinese Christian Camp Leaders Detained, Accused of ‘Indoctrinating Minors’

Chinese Christian Camp Leaders Detained, Accused of ‘Indoctrinating Minors’

XINYUAN COUNTY, Xinjiang (China Aid) — Two organizers of a Christian summer camp were detained in China’s northwestern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, for 10 and 15 days, respectively, on Aug. 4 on the charge of indoctrinating minors with superstitious beliefs. Zhou Yanhua and Gao Ming, both members of Yining County Church, were preparing to drive […]

Sudanese Authorities Arrest Christian Leader in School Takeover

Sudanese Authorities Arrest Christian Leader in School Takeover

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Authorities in southeastern Sudan arrested the headmaster of a Christian school last week and took over its property, sources said. Armed police and officials from the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) on Sept. 5 arrested Samuel Suliman and 12 teachers at the school in Madani, capital of Al […]

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