Pakistani Police Arrest Christian Beaten, Accused of Blasphemy

Pakistani Police Arrest Christian Beaten, Accused of Blasphemy

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Police in Pakistan on Monday (May 23) jailed a Christian after Muslims upset that he tried to stop them from teasing girls beat him and accused him of posting blasphemous content on Facebook, sources said. Hospital staff refused to treat Usman Liaqat after the beating, saying he had to first […]

Christians Arrested in Madhya Pradesh for ‘Forced Conversions’

Christians Arrested in Madhya Pradesh for ‘Forced Conversions’

Madhya Pradesh (AsiaNews) – Police in Satna, Madhya Pradesh, arrested on Sunday three evangelical Christians for forced conversion and insulting Hindu religious sentiment. V.A. Anthony of the Brethren Assembly Church, his wife Prabha and another woman were taken into custody as they returned from Aber, where they go every week to lead prayers. They were […]

Baptist Pastor Poisoned to Death in Uganda

Baptist Pastor Poisoned to Death in Uganda

KIBUKU, Uganda (Morning Star News) – A Muslim villager in eastern Uganda is suspected in the poisoning death of a pastor on Sunday (May 15), sources said. Micah Byamukama, pastor of Kasecha Baptist Church in Kasecha village, Kibuku District, died at Kabweri Health Centre at 9 p.m. after ingesting an insecticide that Ahmed Mupere put into […]

Chinese Church Leader Beaten by Authorities

Chinese Church Leader Beaten by Authorities

ZHEJIANG, China (China Aid) — In a written testimony, the leader of a house church in China’s coastal Zhejiang was beaten by a group led by the local Communist Party Secretary. He Jiyi, leader of Xialing Christian Church, released a written report detailing a visit from Shuangyu Villiage Party Secretary Zheng Hele, and a village resident […]

Authorities Tighten Pressure Against Chinese House Church

Authorities Tighten Pressure Against Chinese House Church

(China Aid) — A house church in the capital of China’s southern Guangdong province reported an escalation of pressure from authorities as multiple attempts to shut down gatherings and disband the church occurred in recent months. An administrator for Guangfu Church named Mark said that the local public security and religious affairs bureaus have paid […]

Indian Hindus Attempt to Set Pastor, Pregnant Wife Ablaze

Indian Hindus Attempt to Set Pastor, Pregnant Wife Ablaze

(Open Doors USA) — Hindu fundamentalists vandalized a church in Bastar, Chhattisgarh during the Sunday Service on April 25th. The extremists forced believers gathered for Sunday Service to chant slogans of “Jai Shri Ram” (Praise the name of God Ram). They then captured the pastor, Deenanath, and his seven-month pregnant wife and threw gasoline on […]

Christians Prevented From Burying Their Dead in Sri Lanka

Christians Prevented From Burying Their Dead in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka (Open Doors USA) — Persecution of Christians in parts of Sri Lanka has taken a turn for the worse and believers are even being prevented from burying their dead. According to Release International, Buddhist monks are preventing Christians from using public cemeteries to make them feel unwelcome in their own communities. According to the […]