Ugandan Woman Beaten Unconscious by Muslim Husband for Attending Church Service

Ugandan Woman Beaten Unconscious by Muslim Husband for Attending Church Service

(Morning Star News) – A Muslim in Uganda beat his wife unconscious for attending a church service on Sept. 18, sources said. Hussein Kasolo had recently married Fatuma Baluka, 21-year-old daughter of an Islamic leader in a predominantly Muslim village, undisclosed for security reasons, in Eastern Uganda’s Budaka District. “When I arrived home, my husband […]

Ethiopian Muslim Attacks Wife for Leaving Islam

Ethiopian Muslim Attacks Wife for Leaving Islam

(Morning Star News) – A woman in Ethiopia had been a Christian for six weeks when her husband found out and beat her for leaving Islam, sources said. Habiba Ibrahim, a 34-year-old mother of three in Bokulu Boma, Ethiopia, received hospital treatment for three days after the assault earlier this month by her husband, Ibrahim […]

Christians Massacred by Muslim Rebels in Central African Republic

Christians Massacred by Muslim Rebels in Central African Republic

NDOMETE, C.A.R. (Morning Star News) – Muslim militants slaughtered 26 civilians in a predominantly Christian village in the Central African Republic on Friday (Sept. 16), the worst violence in the embattled country in months, sources said. Rebels from the former Seleka group attacked the village of Ndomete, about 220 miles north of the capital city of […]

Indonesian Churches Face Election Concerns

Indonesian Churches Face Election Concerns

(Open Doors USA) — Continue to pray for churches in Indonesia’s Aceh Singkil regency, especially as they are facing yet another potential setback in the local election. Last October, nine churches in Aceh Singkil regency were torn down following religious violence on October 13 that left a church burned, one person dead and an estimated […]

Russia’s Christians Hope Amid Restrictions

Russia’s Christians Hope Amid Restrictions

Russia (Mission Network News) — It’s been nearly two months since Russia’s Anti-Terrorism law took effect on July 20, 2016. Since then, various reports against Russian Christians have surfaced. Yet, there’s hope. The Slavic Gospel Association has heard many disturbing instances of Christians in Russia persecuted for sharing the Gospel. In fact, SGA has watched […]

Chinese Christian Camp Leaders Detained, Accused of ‘Indoctrinating Minors’

Chinese Christian Camp Leaders Detained, Accused of ‘Indoctrinating Minors’

XINYUAN COUNTY, Xinjiang (China Aid) — Two organizers of a Christian summer camp were detained in China’s northwestern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, for 10 and 15 days, respectively, on Aug. 4 on the charge of indoctrinating minors with superstitious beliefs. Zhou Yanhua and Gao Ming, both members of Yining County Church, were preparing to drive […]

Sudanese Authorities Arrest Christian Leader in School Takeover

Sudanese Authorities Arrest Christian Leader in School Takeover

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Authorities in southeastern Sudan arrested the headmaster of a Christian school last week and took over its property, sources said. Armed police and officials from the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) on Sept. 5 arrested Samuel Suliman and 12 teachers at the school in Madani, capital of Al […]

China’s Zhejiang Bans Religious Activities in Public Hospitals

China’s Zhejiang Bans Religious Activities in Public Hospitals

A public notice posted at the Central Hospital in Zhejiang’s Wenzhou, a city that has been dubbed “China’s Jerusalem” because of its high concentration of christians, made patients and their visitors unequivocally aware of the new rules this week. “Religious activities are banned in this hospital,” the notice said. The Wenzhou Central Hospital was originally […]

Algerian Christian’s Blasphemy Sentence Reduced to Three Years

Algerian Christian’s Blasphemy Sentence Reduced to Three Years

(World Watch Monitor) — After an appeal, Algerian Christian Slimane Bouhafs has had his five-year jail sentence for committing blasphemy against Islam and its prophet on social media reduced to three years. A fine of 100,000 dinars (US$900) was also dropped. Bouhafs, 49, had appealed against the five-year sentence, which was the maximum possible punishment […]