Chinese Pastors, House Church Members detained in Raid

Chinese Pastors, House Church Members detained in Raid

XINJIIANG, China (China Aid) — A house church gathering in Changji, a city in China’s far western Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, was raided on March 9 by authorities, who criminally detained two church members, the latest in a long string of house church raids throughout the region. Nearly 40 people attended the meeting, a Bible […]

Former Bangladeshi Muslim Who Converted to Christianity Hacked to Death by Islamists

Former Bangladeshi Muslim Who Converted to Christianity Hacked to Death by Islamists

(Open Doors USA) — We have confirmed that Hossain Ali (65), a former Muslim who converted to Christianity, was hacked to death early in the morning on Tuesday, March 22 by Islamic militants in Garialpara, Kurigram, Northern Bangladesh. While Hossain was coming back from his morning walk, three assailants on motorbikes approached him, threw a […]

Amid Crackdown, Iranian Prisoner Encourages Faithful to Stand Strong

Amid Crackdown, Iranian Prisoner Encourages Faithful to Stand Strong

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – In the face of a crackdown that has crippled Iran’s house-church leadership, an imprisoned convert from Islam has managed to sneak a message of encouragement to Iran’s Christians. With Iran’s house churches mushrooming even as the government has imprisoned or harassed most pastors into exile, a Christian held in Rajai […]

Christian Widow, Children in Uganda Flee After Threats, Rape

Christian Widow, Children in Uganda Flee After Threats, Rape

BUDAKA, Uganda (Morning Star News) — Threats from hard-line Muslims and the rape of her 13-year-old daughter forced a Christian mother and her five children to flee their village in eastern Uganda last week, sources said. Amina Napiya, a 42-year-old widow, fled her home in Nakajete village, Budaka Town Council, on Wednesday (March 16). Budaka […]

Four Bible Translators Murdered in Middle East

Four Bible Translators Murdered in Middle East

(Mission Network News) — Bible translation in Muslim-dominant areas is risky. Mix that occupation with animosity aimed at Muslim-Background Believers and what you get is a volatile and often explosive reaction. That’s proven true for Wycliffe Associates. President/Chief Executive Officer Bruce Smith confirms the deaths of four national translators (first generation Christians) recently in a […]

Buddhist Nationalists to Protest Against Christian as Myanmar VP

Buddhist Nationalists to Protest Against Christian as Myanmar VP

YANGON, Myanmar (Myanmar Times) — Buddhist nationalists have applied for permission to hold a protest in Yangon against the appointment of Henry Van Thio, an ethnic Chin and a Christian, as vice president. The nomination of the hitherto unknown National League for Democracy MP came as a surprise to most last week, but the decision […]

Sudanese Pastor Arrested Without Charges

Sudanese Pastor Arrested Without Charges

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Sudanese authorities detained another church leader in the Khartoum area without charges on Monday (March 14), releasing him that night before arresting him again the next day, according to an area source. The whereabouts of pastor Philemon Hassan of Baptist Church Hai El Esbah-Khartoum North were unknown after personnel […]