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Jailed South Sudanese Church Leaders Could Face Death Penalty

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Sudanese authorities have charged two South Sudanese pastors under laws that call for the death penalty, their attorney said. National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) officials have charged Yat Michael and the Peter Yein Reith (also transliterated as Peter Yen Reith, pictured) with undermining the constitutional system (Article 50 […]

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U.S. Religious Freedom Panel Finds ‘Alarming’ Increase in Global Persecution Over Past Year

WASHINGTON — A federal religious freedom panel has released its annual report, finding an “alarming” increase in global persecution over the past year. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) scrutinizes religious freedom in countries around the world each year and reports back to the White House on the state of affairs, as well […]

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U.S. Senate Urges Obama to Do More to Free American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate has voted unanimously to pass a resolution urging the Obama administration to do more to free an American pastor imprisoned in Iran, as well as all Americans incarcerated in the country. The resolution was presented by Sen. Jim Risch of Idaho, the home state of Saeed Abedini, who has been behind […]

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Young Sudanese Refugee Cast Out of Home for Leaving Islam

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – First an 18-year-old Sudanese Muslim became a refugee from Sudan’s war-torn South Kordofan state, then he received Christ and became a refugee from his family. Kuku (full name withheld) and his family, ethnic Nuba from the Kauda area, arrived at Yida refugee camp in South Sudan in 2011, shortly […]

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Hindu Attack in Assam State, India Depletes Village of Christians

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Church members have fled a village in northeast India after a vicious attack that seriously injured at least three Christians, including a 7-year-old girl. A mob of about 100 Hindu extremists armed with swords, bamboo sticks and stones attacked Christians who were eating after a service at 8 p.m. on April 17 […]

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Report: Over 200 Nigerian Women, Girls Recently Rescued from Boko Haram Found Pregnant from Rape

ABUJA, Nigeria — A report out of Africa states that over 200 of the nearly 700 women and girls that were recently rescued from the Islamic terror group Boko Haram are pregnant, indicating mass rape. Last week, the Nigerian army rescued hundreds of captured women and children that were found in the Sambisa Forest. On Monday, […]

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U.S. Court Orders North Korea to Pay $330 Million to Kidnapped Pastor’s Family

WASHINGTON (Korea Times) — A U.S. court has ordered North Korea to pay $330 million in compensation to the family of a late Korean American pastor abducted by the North in 2000 while trying to help North Korean defectors in China. The Washington D.C. District Court delivered the verdict earlier this month, bringing the total […]

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Christian Persecution in China Dramatically Worsened in 2014, Group Says

(Morning Star News) – Persecution of Christians in China reached its highest level in more than a decade last year as the government cracked down on church growth perceived as a threat to Communist Party power, according to a U.S.-based advocacy group. Texas-based China Aid Association (CAA) this week reported 572 cases of religious – […]

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‘You Will Not Have Safety Until You Accept Islam': ISIS Kills 30 Ethiopian ‘Followers of the Cross’

A gruesome new video released by the barbaric Islamic group ISIS, which identifies itself as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, shows approximately 30 Ethiopians, who they identified as “followers of the cross,” being massacred in Libya. The 29-minute video, entitled “Until It Came To Them—Clear Evidence,” begins with what is called a history of relations between […]

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Christian Pakistani Boy Dies After Being Doused With Kerosene, Set on Fire by Muslims

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Christian boy in Pakistan told police two Muslims set him on fire because of his faith before he died from his burns Wednesday (April 15), according to a human rights advocate, but police denied taking the statement. Nauman Masih, 14, told police in Lahore that two masked men on […]

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