Sudanese Officials Arrest Discipleship Leader

Sudanese Officials Arrest Discipleship Leader

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – The head of discipleship at a North Khartoum, Sudan church has been arrested, sources said. Agents of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) went to the home of Telahoon Nogose Kassa, 36, one night the second weekend of December and told him to report to their offices, the […]

Ugandan Pastor Hacked to Death, Bible Study Members Poisoned

Ugandan Pastor Hacked to Death, Bible Study Members Poisoned

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A pastor in eastern Uganda was hacked to death on Wednesday (Dec. 23) as he and other church members resisted an effort by Muslims to take over their land, area church leaders said. In Nansololo village near Mazuba, in Namudumba District, Muslims erected a boundary fence with poles and barbed […]

Indian Police Break Spine of One Christian, Nose of Another

Indian Police Break Spine of One Christian, Nose of Another

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Police hostility toward Christians continued this year as officers in Tamil Nadu, India reviled two Christians for their faith and seriously injured them, sources said. The two Christians, A. Rethinakumar and C. Nova of Jesus Redeems Ministry, were traveling by motorcycle in Thomas Nagar on Nov. 3 at about 2:30 […]

Iran Frees Pastor Five Years After Imprisonment

Iran Frees Pastor Five Years After Imprisonment

TEHRAN, Iran (BosNewsLife) — Iran has freed evangelical pastor Farshid Fathi after he spent five years in prison for his faith, fellow Christian workers said early Tuesday, December 22. “We are overjoyed and celebrating!” about Monday’s release, added David Yeghnazar, executive director of Christian mission group Elam Ministries. His group, founded by Iranian church leaders, […]

Muslims Shield Professing Christians During Kenyan Bus Attack

Muslims Shield Professing Christians During Kenyan Bus Attack

MANDERA, Kenya (CNN) — Their M.O. is a tried and terrifying one: Launch a raid, single out Christians, and then spray them with bullets. But when Al-Shabaab militants ambushed a bus Monday, things didn’t go according to plan. A group of Kenyan Muslims shielded the Christian passengers and told the attackers they were prepared to […]

Chinese Students to Be Expelled for Private Prayer Group

Chinese Students to Be Expelled for Private Prayer Group

JINAN, Shandong (China Aid)— Five college students in China’s eastern Shandong face expulsion after they held a private prayer meeting on Tuesday. Around noon at Shandong Yingcai College, someone used a cell phone to photograph the five students, Li Binbin, Zhang Yaqi, Ni Wangjie, Chen Huiyun, and Chen Ping, while they prayed and turned the […]

Christians Jailed in Mexico for Refusing to Convert to Roman Catholicism

Christians Jailed in Mexico for Refusing to Convert to Roman Catholicism

(Charisma News) — International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that seven Evangelical Christians in Chiapas, Mexico, were incarcerated on December 15 after refusing to convert to Catholicism. State and federal authorities had been informed of threats to illegally expel or incarcerate members of the Evangelical community weeks in advance but have refused to intervene. The […]

Maoist Rebel Group Suspected in Killing of Filipino Pastor, Son

Maoist Rebel Group Suspected in Killing of Filipino Pastor, Son

MINDANAO, Philippines (Morning Star News) – Christians on the Philippine island of Mindanao believe Maoist rebels are responsible for killing a Baptist pastor and his adult son near a southern town on Nov. 27. A friend of the pastor in Mindanao told Morning Star News that area Christians believe insurgents with the New People’s Army (NPA), […]