North Korea Considered Prayer a ‘Weapon,’ Says U.S. Missionary Who Served Hard Labor in Country

North Korea Considered Prayer a ‘Weapon,’ Says U.S. Missionary Who Served Hard Labor in Country

A U.S. missionary who was sentenced to fifteen years of hard labor in North Korea, and served in a labor camp for two years before ultimately being freed, is speaking out about his experience and how his missionary work was deemed a “threat” to the atheist government. “They (the prosecutors) said, ‘You attempted to overthrow the government through prayer […]

Indian Hindus Torture Christian Convert

Indian Hindus Torture Christian Convert

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Police in India initially declined to take action after Hindu extremists tortured one Christian and severely beat another, sources said. In the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, Hindu extremists in Tewardih, Varanasi who have long insisted that a 30-year-old convert from Hinduism, Joginder Gold, stop worshiping Christ took him to […]

Chinese Pastor, Wife and Son Detained After Contacting U.S. Officials

Chinese Pastor, Wife and Son Detained After Contacting U.S. Officials

WENZHOU, Zhejiang (China Aid) — Authorities in China’s coastal Zhejiang province incarcerated a pastor, his wife and son on Tuesday for contacting U.S. Consulate officials in Shanghai and foreign journalists. Wen Xiaowu, a pastor, and his wife, both of whom provided legal defense counsel for churches affected by an ongoing cross demolition campaign, were criminally […]

Ugandan Woman Says Muslims Beat, Raped Her for Accusing Imam of Killing Her Father

Ugandan Woman Says Muslims Beat, Raped Her for Accusing Imam of Killing Her Father

PALLISA DISTRICT, Uganda (Morning Star News) – Muslims in eastern Uganda beat and raped a young Christian woman for testifying that a mosque leader killed her father because of his faith, sources said. The imam at a mosque in Kanyumu village, Pallisa District, Sheikh Musana Ibrahim, and two other Muslims killed Samson Mukama on Jan. 28, […]

U.S. Missionaries Found Slain in Rural Jamaica

U.S. Missionaries Found Slain in Rural Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaican police said Sunday that two U.S. missionaries were found slain in a rural area of the Caribbean island that has long struggled with high rates of violent crime. In a statement, the Jamaica Constabulary Force identified the two men as Randy Hentzel, 48, and Harold Nichols, 53. Their battered bodies were […]

Wife of Imprisoned Vietnamese Pastor Arrested, Beaten

Wife of Imprisoned Vietnamese Pastor Arrested, Beaten

Pray for Tran Thi Hong, who was arrested and beaten by law enforcement for meeting with a human rights delegation from the US. Hong is the wife of Pastor Nguyen Cong Chinh, currently imprisoned for charges against the Vietnamese government. In an interview with Radio Free Asia, Hong says that on the morning of April […]

Church Demolition Attempt in China Triggers Public Outcry

Church Demolition Attempt in China Triggers Public Outcry

ZHEJIANG, China (China Aid) — Public outcry broke out against the government-backed persecution of Christians after officials failed to demolish a church in China’s coastal Zhejiang province on Monday. When Christians from Yingmochen Church, a house church in Ningbo, Zhejiang, heard that authorities had ordered the demolition of their church building on April 18, they […]

Ugandan Muslims Kill Christians’ Livestock, Demolish Church Building

Ugandan Muslims Kill Christians’ Livestock, Demolish Church Building

NALUGONDO, Uganda (Morning Star News) – Muslims in a village in eastern Uganda last week killed Christians’ pigs and tore down their church building, sources said. A Muslim mob demolished the building of the 450-member Nalugondo Church of Uganda building at about midnight on April 12, shouting, “We cannot live together with neighbors who are infidels. […]

Mexican Evangelicals Left Without Water After Refusing to Fund Roman Catholic Festivity

Mexican Evangelicals Left Without Water After Refusing to Fund Roman Catholic Festivity

TEOPISCA, Chiapas (Evangelical Focus) — The local authorities of the San Jose neighborhood in the city of Teopisca, in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, have cut off water to a group of evangelicals for refusing to fund the Roman Catholic patron saint festivity. The first week of April, weeks after the celebrations, the local authorities, along […]