Pastor in India Loses Hearing Following Assault

Pastor in India Loses Hearing Following Assault

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – A pastor in eastern India’s Bihar state has lost his hearing after Hindu extremists assaulted him outside his home on church premises last month, sources said. Doctors at a Hajipur government hospital determined the loss of hearing and wounds on Sikandar Kumar’s body were a result of being beaten with […]

Over 30 Christians, Including American Family With Children, Detained Overnight in China

Over 30 Christians, Including American Family With Children, Detained Overnight in China

DONGGUAN, Guangdong (China Aid) — Police officers raided a house church meeting in China’s southern Guangdong province on Wednesday evening, detaining 30 of the members in attendance including the pastor and an American couple with two children. More than 20 officers broke into Zhongfu Wanmin Church approximately a half hour into their evening service on […]

Arson Suspected in Florida Church Fire

Arson Suspected in Florida Church Fire

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (WKMG) — An arson investigation is underway after a fire caused $5,000 worth of damage at a Volusia County church, the Daytona Beach Fire Department said. Someone intentionally set a fire in Master’s Domain Church around midnight Thursday then put it out, according to a news release. The pastor called the fire […]

Meeting of Christian Leaders Raided in China

Meeting of Christian Leaders Raided in China

DALIAN, Liaoning (China Aid) — Authorities in China’s northeastern Liaoning province conducted a massive raid against a gathering of house church pastors on April 26. Pastors in attendance said that there were more than 40 pastors from house churches across China at the “Unity in Christianity” event hosted by Pastor Guo Pingxi from Kunming, Yunnan. During […]

US Religious Freedom Commission’s Annual Report Finds Persecution, ‘Land-Grabbing’ in Bangladesh

US Religious Freedom Commission’s Annual Report Finds Persecution, ‘Land-Grabbing’ in Bangladesh

Bangladesh (Mission Network News) — The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom released their 2017 annual report last week. The report described religious freedom violations in 37 countries, and made recommendations for the U.S. government to address them. Bangladesh, a 90 percent Muslim-majority nation, was included in the report. Since the nation’s general elections […]

Virginia Pastor Summoned by Chinese Police in Guangdong

Virginia Pastor Summoned by Chinese Police in Guangdong

GUANGZHOU, Guangdong (China Aid) — A pastor hailing from Virginia was summoned by police in China’s southern Guangdong province today for leading a Bible seminar. Paul Wang, a Chinese pastor who lives in Virginia and presides over a church there, was conducting a seminar entitled “Reformation and Life Change” while visiting China when a group […]

Pakistan University Mob Kills Fellow Student Over Blasphemy Allegations

Pakistan University Mob Kills Fellow Student Over Blasphemy Allegations

MARDAN, Pakistan (VOA News) — An angry mob killed a fellow student at a Pakistani university campus Thursday on accusations that he’d posted blasphemous content online. It was the latest in a series of vigilante attacks over the increasingly contentious issue in the predominantly Muslim country. Witnesses and local media reported angry students associated with the ruling […]