Riots Threaten Pakistani Christians

Riots Threaten Pakistani Christians

Pakistan (Mission Network News) — You’ve heard this threat before: “Convert, leave or die.” It’s been the hallmark of Islamist extremist groups connected to ISIS as they march through the Middle East. However, this latest threat comes out of Pakistan, which has noted a growing base of ISIS fighters. Although the group issuing the decree hasn’t […]

Sudan Releases Church Leader Arrested in December

Sudan Releases Church Leader Arrested in December

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Sudan today released one of two church leaders jailed since December, sources said. Telahoon Nogose Kassa, head of discipleship at the embattled Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church, was released after Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) arrested him without charges on Dec. 13, 2015, according to church members. “Finally, […]

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 […]