Christian in India Dies After Tribal Villagers Immerse Him, Wife in Cold Pond, Son Says

Christian in India Dies After Tribal Villagers Immerse Him, Wife in Cold Pond, Son Says

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A Christian in Jharkhand state, India last month succumbed to illnesses incurred when villagers immersed him and his wife in frigid water because they refused to deny Christ, relatives said. Upset that his family had left their indigenous religion, tribal residents of Kubuaa village, Palamu District immersed Bartu Urawn and […]

Christians in Nigeria’s Yobe State Face Pressure to Convert to Islam

Christians in Nigeria’s Yobe State Face Pressure to Convert to Islam

(Open Doors USA) — The long drawn-out Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria has created an ongoing humanitarian disaster. In the northern state of Yobe, one of the three worst affected states, Christians who have finally returned to their destroyed and severely damaged communities are facing added pressure for their faith. Reports reached Open Doors […]

Indian Pastor Assaulted by Hindu Extremists

Indian Pastor Assaulted by Hindu Extremists

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – A week after a pastor fell into a coma following harassment by hard-line Hindus in southern India, a gang of Hindu extremists in the same state beat another pastor after he prayed for healing at the home of an elderly church member, family members said. Police altered the statement of […]

Christian Jailed in Mexico for Refusing to Contribute to Catholic Festivals, Deny Evangelical Faith

Christian Jailed in Mexico for Refusing to Contribute to Catholic Festivals, Deny Evangelical Faith

(Morning Star News) – A Christian in Chiapas state, Mexico was summarily jailed for three days the evening of Jan. 7 for refusing to deny his faith and contribute to Traditionalist Catholic festivals, according to an advocacy group. Local authorities who practice the Traditionalist Catholic blend of indigenous pagan and Roman Catholic rituals also threatened […]

Czech Aid Worker, Sudanese Pastor Sentenced to Prison in Sudan

Czech Aid Worker, Sudanese Pastor Sentenced to Prison in Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A judge in Sudan on Sunday (Jan. 29) sentenced Czech aid worker Petr Jasek to life in prison and two other Christians to prison terms of 12 years on charges related to “espionage,” a defense attorney said. “Petr Jasek was imprisoned for life,” attorney Muhanad Nur told Morning Star […]

Report: Boko Haram Destroyed Over 900 Churches in Northern Nigeria

Report: Boko Haram Destroyed Over 900 Churches in Northern Nigeria

(Daily Post) — The youth wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), 19 Northern states‎, yesterday said over 900 churches have been lost to Boko haram terrorism in the North east. It therefore urged the Federal Government to rebuild the churches and also re-establish Nigeria Inter Religion Council (NIREC) with a view to curbing […]

Report: Global Christian Persecution Rose for Third Year in a Row in 2016

Report: Global Christian Persecution Rose for Third Year in a Row in 2016

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A watchdog organization that releases a report each year on the global persecution of Christians says that acts of hostility against believers rose for the third year in a row in 2016, with persecution in South and Southeast Asia particularly rising to “unprecedented levels.” “For Christians in the West, the Open Doors World Watch […]