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Islamists Suspected of Setting Off Bombs in Mainly Christian Area of Jos, Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Islamic extremists set off two bombs in a mainly Christian area of the central Nigerian city of Jos today, causing massive destruction of human lives and property, sources said. Two days after a suicide bombing in northern Nigeria killed an estimated 20 people, Islamic extremist Boko Haram rebels […]

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Sudanese Woman Sentenced to Hang for Refusing to Convert to Islam Will Not Recant

KHARTOUM, Sudan – A pregnant woman in Sudan is refusing to convert to Islam in the face of being sentenced to death by hanging. Meriam Ibrahim, 27, was officially sentenced on Thursday after she was convicted of apostasy against Islam for professing to be an Orthodox Christian. Ibrahim was born to a Muslim father, but was […]

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Teen Whose Father Was Slain by Islamists for Refusing to Deny Christ Denied U.S. Visa

WASHINGTON – A Christian teenager from Nigeria who was denied a visa to the United States ‘multiple times’ is sharing her story of strength in the midst of persecution after her father was murdered by the Muslim terrorist group Boko Haram for refusing to deny his faith in Christ. Deborah Peters, 15, spoke on Tuesday during a panel […]

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Western Embassies have expressed deep concern for a Sudanese woman pregnant with her second child, who has been sentenced to death in Khartoum, for ‘apostasy’ [converting to Christianity] as well as to 100 lashes for committing adultery. Meriam Yahia Ibrahim, who is 27-years-old and 8-months pregnant with her second child, received her death sentence on […]

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Egyptian Christian Teacher in Exile Awaiting Appeal of Blasphemy Case

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – One year after Muslim extremists in Egypt accused her of committing blasphemy during class, a Christian teacher who suspected she would not get a fair trial remains trapped in exile. Demyana Abd Al-Nour, 25, a first-year social studies teacher at Sheikh Sultan Primary School in a village in Upper […]

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Chinese Government Demolishes Wenzhou Church

Demolition teams began destroying parts of a Chinese church that has become a symbol of resistance to the Communist Party’s draconian clutch on religion, activists and witnesses said on Monday. Sanjiang church in Wenzhou, a wealthy coastal city known as the “Jerusalem of the East”, made headlines earlier this month when thousands of Christians formed […]

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Lawsuit Filed Against Maryland Community College for Rejecting Student Because of Faith

BALTIMORE, Md. – A prominent Christian legal organization has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Maryland man who states that he was denied admission at a local community college because of his outspoken Christian beliefs. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) filed the suit on Monday, alleging that officials with the Community […]

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UK Childcare Worker Fired After Explaining Biblical Position on Homosexuality to Co-Worker

LONDON – A childcare worker has been fired for ‘gross misconduct’ after she explained the biblical position on homosexuality to her co-worker. According to reports, Sarah Mbuyi, 30, was repeatedly asked about her beliefs over a period of several months at Newpark Childcare in Highbury after her lesbian co-worker discovered that she is a Christian. […]

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Christians Arrested on Canadian Campus for Distributing Literature Against Homosexual Behavior

REGINA, Saskatchewan – Two Christians who focus their ministry efforts on the defense of the biblical family were arrested on a Canadian university campus on Monday after officials asked them to leave when they disagreed with the content of the literature that they sought to distribute. Peter LaBarbera, the director of the U.S.-based Christian ministry Americans […]

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Bhutan Pastors Jailed Without Charges

THIMPHU, Bhutan (Morning Star News) – Two pastors in southern Bhutan have spent more than a month in jail without being formally charged. Police arrested M.B. Thapa (aka Lobzang) and Tandin Wangyal in Khapdani village in Samtse District on March 5. Minister of Home and Cultural Affairs Damcho Dorji said at a recent press conference that […]

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