Mexican Evangelicals Left Without Water After Refusing to Fund Roman Catholic Festivity

Mexican Evangelicals Left Without Water After Refusing to Fund Roman Catholic Festivity

TEOPISCA, Chiapas (Evangelical Focus) — The local authorities of the San Jose neighborhood in the city of Teopisca, in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, have cut off water to a group of evangelicals for refusing to fund the Roman Catholic patron saint festivity. The first week of April, weeks after the celebrations, the local authorities, along […]

Christian Woman Martyred in Ethiopia Leaves a Strong Witness

Christian Woman Martyred in Ethiopia Leaves a Strong Witness

(Open Doors USA) — On March 19, Workitu’s husband and a neighbor demanded that she sell government drought relief aid she had collected earlier for her familiy. When she refused, they began to beat her. They continued attacking her even after she had collapsed. Villagers took Workitu to a clinic in a nearby town, but […]

Indian Hindus Chase, Beat Pastor on Motorcycle

Indian Hindus Chase, Beat Pastor on Motorcycle

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Late one morning in northern India last month, pastor Ram Prakash, 52, was riding his motorcycle home when he noticed men on three motorcycles shouting obscenities as they followed him. The pastor had just visited four Christian families that day, March 24, praying with them at their homes in Karoate […]

Nigerian Boy Forgives Muslim Attackers Who Tried to Kill Him

Nigerian Boy Forgives Muslim Attackers Who Tried to Kill Him

Nigeria (Mission Network News) — Several months ago, the story of 13-year-old Danjuma Shakura was released by Voice of the Martyrs (VOM). Danjuma’s Nigerian village was attacked by over 1,000 radical Muslims on January 28, 2015. They burned houses, killed Christians, and tried to kill Danjuma. They came after him with a machete knife, marring […]

Chinese Pastors, House Church Members detained in Raid

Chinese Pastors, House Church Members detained in Raid

XINJIIANG, China (China Aid) — A house church gathering in Changji, a city in China’s far western Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, was raided on March 9 by authorities, who criminally detained two church members, the latest in a long string of house church raids throughout the region. Nearly 40 people attended the meeting, a Bible […]

Former Bangladeshi Muslim Who Converted to Christianity Hacked to Death by Islamists

Former Bangladeshi Muslim Who Converted to Christianity Hacked to Death by Islamists

(Open Doors USA) — We have confirmed that Hossain Ali (65), a former Muslim who converted to Christianity, was hacked to death early in the morning on Tuesday, March 22 by Islamic militants in Garialpara, Kurigram, Northern Bangladesh. While Hossain was coming back from his morning walk, three assailants on motorbikes approached him, threw a […]

Amid Crackdown, Iranian Prisoner Encourages Faithful to Stand Strong

Amid Crackdown, Iranian Prisoner Encourages Faithful to Stand Strong

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – In the face of a crackdown that has crippled Iran’s house-church leadership, an imprisoned convert from Islam has managed to sneak a message of encouragement to Iran’s Christians. With Iran’s house churches mushrooming even as the government has imprisoned or harassed most pastors into exile, a Christian held in Rajai […]