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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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Chinese Christians Put Toppled Crosses Back on Churches in Show of Defiance

(Christian Today/China Aid) — Christians in officially-atheist China are braving the wrath of authorities as they put back crosses atop their churches that were knocked down by the police in Zheijang province, home to “China’s Jerusalem.” A group of Protestant churches is fighting back as police have knocked down over 450 crosses since 2013, The […]

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Christians Suspect Islamic State Influencing Muslims in Palestinian Territories, Israel

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – After months of Islamic State (IS) committing horrific violence in the Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian Christians say a large number of Muslims in the Palestinian Territories and Israel have become “radicalized” and are much more aggressive toward them. Anti-Christian hostility boiling under the surface for years has come […]

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American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Again Brutally Beaten Behind Bars

An American pastor who has been imprisoned in Iran for over the past two years has again been beaten behind bars. As previously reported, Saeed Abedini, a former Iranian Muslim turned Christian, left Iran in 2005 and moved to the United States with his wife and two children to find religious freedom after facing conflict […]

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Widow of Slain Christian in Uganda Receiving Death Threats

PALLISA, Uganda (Morning Star News) – The widow of a Christian shot to death by suspected hard-line Muslims in eastern Uganda fears for her life after receiving several death threats, she said. Agnes Nasubuga Nura, 28, said Muslim extremists killed her husband, Richard Lebon Suleiman, on Feb. 15 in Budaka, Pallisa District, 193 kilometers (119 miles) east […]

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Angry Islamic Mob Attacks Neighborhood Over Man Accused of Desecrating Koran

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Christians and other religious groups in Lahore are on edge after hundreds of Muslims attacked houses and a nearby Roman Catholic basilica on Sunday night (May 24) in response to accusations that a professing Christian set fire to papers with koranic verses on them. Chaudhry Alam Masih, a resident of Dhoop Sari in […]

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Boko Haram Suspected in Killing of at Least 29 Nigerians, Mostly Christians

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist attacks in Nigeria’s Adamawa state in the past 10 days have killed at least 29 people after weeks of Boko Haram rebels losing ground to government forces in the northeast, sources said. Suspected Boko Haram members on Friday (May 22) slaughtered 10 Christians with machetes in Pambula-Kwamda, a Christian community […]

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Chinese Authorities Shut Down ‘Illegal’ House Church Gathering

Yinchun, Heilongjiang (China Aid) — Authorities in China’s northeastern Heilongjiang province raided a house church gathering in late April and demanded that the church members attend a government-sanctioned Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM) church. “When we were gathering on April 29, people from the domestic security protection squad (DSPS), the local police station and the religious […]

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