Report: Global Christian Persecution ‘Unprecedented’ in 2015

Report: Global Christian Persecution ‘Unprecedented’ in 2015

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A watchdog organization that releases a report each year on the global persecution of Christians states that 2015 marked “unprecedented” levels of persecution on every continent, fulfilling its prediction from it previous report that matters would get worse. “The levels of exclusion, discrimination and violence against Christians is unprecedented, spreading and intensifying,” David Curry, […]

Church Building in Algeria Looted, Vandalized

Church Building in Algeria Looted, Vandalized

TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – Unknown “thugs” who wrote a jihadist slogan on a church building in the center of this city on the Algerian coast on Thursday night (Jan. 7) looted and damaged the property, sources said. The assailants vandalized or stole furniture, worship items and money worth about US$8,000 from the Light (Tafat) […]

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Murder of Bangladeshi Man Who Reportedly Converted to Christianity

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Murder of Bangladeshi Man Who Reportedly Converted to Christianity

JHENAIDAH, Bangladesh — The barbaric Islamic group ISIS, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, has claimed responsibility for the murder of a Bangledishi man who reportedly converted to Christianity from Islam. “Soldiers of the caliphate were able to eliminate the apostate, named ‘Samir al-Din’, by stabbing him with a knife,” the SITE Intelligence […]

Mexicans Destroy Homes of 30 Christians

Mexicans Destroy Homes of 30 Christians

CHIAPAS, Mexico (Christian Today) — Armed villagers raided and destroyed the homes of Protestants in Leyva Velazques village, Chiapas, Mexico on Jan. 4 in the latest example of religious persecution in the country, according to a human rights organization. Entrances into the village were blocked by locals forcing the Protestants to flee to the nearby […]

Non-Muslims Targeted in al-Shabaab Attacks in Kenya

Non-Muslims Targeted in al-Shabaab Attacks in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – An attack on a bus and a truck in Kenya by Islamic extremists from Somalia’s Al Shabaab insurgency took two Christian lives in December. In the attack on a bus with more than 100 passengers in Kenya’s northeast on Dec. 21, the Al Shabaab rebels tried to separate Christians from […]

Chinese Officials Convince Landlord to Terminate Church’s Lease

Chinese Officials Convince Landlord to Terminate Church’s Lease

SHENZHEN, Guangdong (China Aid) — Government officials in China’s southern Guangdong coerced a landlord and corporation to terminate the rental contracts of a house church, leaving them without a place to hold religious services. Initially, the landlord notified Huaqiao City Church that, due to pressure from the authorities, they would not be allowed to renew […]

2015 Year in Review: Marriage, Muslims and Moral Mayhem

2015 Year in Review: Marriage, Muslims and Moral Mayhem

As the year comes to a close, many like to reflect on the significant stories that shaped the past twelve months. A number of major events affected Christians throughout 2015, from the U.S. Supreme Court decision opining that states should legalize same-sex “marriage,” to the struggle that resulted to uphold rights of conscience—such as the […]

Bangladesh Pastors Receiving Islamic Death Threats

Bangladesh Pastors Receiving Islamic Death Threats

Bangladesh (Mission Network News) — The U.S. Department of State warns that travel to Bangladesh is especially dangerous right now. The alert notes, “There is reliable information to suggest that terrorist attacks could occur against foreigners in Bangladesh, including against large gatherings of foreigners.” Additionally, groups like Barnabus Fund, Open Doors USA, and the Voice […]

Sudanese Officials Arrest Discipleship Leader

Sudanese Officials Arrest Discipleship Leader

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – The head of discipleship at a North Khartoum, Sudan church has been arrested, sources said. Agents of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) went to the home of Telahoon Nogose Kassa, 36, one night the second weekend of December and told him to report to their offices, the […]