Indian Hindus Beat Pastor Unconscious

Indian Hindus Beat Pastor Unconscious

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A church in northern India remains closed more than a month after four masked Hindu extremists stormed a worship meeting and beat a 66-year-old pastor unconscious. After prayer and song at his church in Naupur, Jaunpur District, Uttar Pradesh state on May 22, pastor Lalta Ram stood up to preach […]

Chinese Christian Detained for Printing Religious Materials

Chinese Christian Detained for Printing Religious Materials

GUANGZHOU, Guangdong (China Aid) — On June 6, authorities criminally detained a member of a house church in Guangzhou, the capital of China’s southern Guangdong province, accusing him of “illegal business operations” after he printed religious materials. Officers from multiple government departments criminally detained Li Hongmin, a member of Guangfu Church, after he printed various […]

Chinese House Church Harassed in Growing Crackdown

Chinese House Church Harassed in Growing Crackdown

GUANGZHOU, Guangdong (China Aid) — Officials in China’s southern Guangdong province began harassing a house church recently as part of an ongoing crackdown on unofficial churches. On June 7, Pastor Zhang from Zhongfu Canaan Church informed a China Aid reporter that authorities summoned him to discuss the possibility of moving the church. During the conversation, […]

Muslim Gang in Nigeria Stabs Non-Muslim for Eating on Ramadan

Muslim Gang in Nigeria Stabs Non-Muslim for Eating on Ramadan

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Young Muslim men stabbed a non-Muslim in Kaduna state on Tuesday (June 7) for failing to observe a day-time fast during the month-long Islamic celebration of Ramadan, according to local reports. Francis Emmanuel Olokpo, who appears to identify as a Christian though his church affiliation was not immediately clear, sustained […]

School Calls Police on Seven-Year-Old Who Brought Bible Verses to Read at Lunchtime

School Calls Police on Seven-Year-Old Who Brought Bible Verses to Read at Lunchtime

PALMDALE, Calif. – A seven-year-old first grader was recently reprimanded in front of his entire class and a police officer was dispatched to his family’s home because the child had brought notes with Bible verses on them to school. Christina and Jaime Zavala live in Palmdale, California. In January, they enrolled their son in the […]

Muslim Mob in Northern Nigeria Kills Pastor’s Wife on ‘Blasphemy’ Accusation

Muslim Mob in Northern Nigeria Kills Pastor’s Wife on ‘Blasphemy’ Accusation

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Nigerian officials scrambled to calm religious tensions after Muslims in Kano state on Thursday (June 2) killed a Christian pastor’s wife on a baseless “blasphemy” charge, according to reports. Bridget Agbahime, a kitchen utensil vendor at Kano city’s Kofar Wambai Market, asked a Muslim engaged in ritual Islamic cleansing, identified […]

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Kill Three Nigerian Christians, Attack Another with Machetes

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Kill Three Nigerian Christians, Attack Another with Machetes

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed three Christians in their home in the early hours of Tuesday (May 31) in Kaduna state, days after herdsmen attacked another area Christian with machetes, area sources said. The armed herdsmen attacked Ninte village, Jema’a Local Government Area in the north-central state of Kaduna, at about […]