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Bible College, Churches Shut Down as Boko Haram Claims Territory in Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Leaders of northeastern Nigeria’s Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN) said Boko Haram attacks that have killed more than 300 Christians in the past week have forced the temporary closure of Kulp Bible College and many churches. In an emergency prayer message sent Saturday night (Sept. 6) to Morning […]

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Sudan Shutters Christian Church in Khartoum

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Security agents in Sudan padlocked a 500-member church’s building on Aug. 24, said Christian sources who fear the government may try to sell it. In the latest incident in a nearly two-year wave of church demolitions, closures and confiscations, Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) forcibly closed the Sudan […]

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Iranian Pastor Facing Death Penalty for ‘Spreading Corruption on Earth’ with Christianity

TEHRAN, Iran – A Christian pastor in Iran who is already serving six years behind bars is facing the death penalty for ‘spreading corruption on Earth’ through his Christian witness and activities. Behnam Irani, who leads the 300-member Church of Iran in Karaj, was initially detained in 2006 while holding a Bible study and sentenced […]

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American Missionaries Detained in North Korea Make Plea to U.S. in TV Interview

PYONGYANG, North Korea – Two American missionaries that have been detained in North Korea spoke during an interview with CNN on Monday, pleading for the U.S. to work more diligently for their release. Kenneth Bae and Jeffrey Fowle sat down with reporter Will Ripley as they were granted five minutes each to send messages to […]

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Arizona ‘Dark Lord’ Burns, Urinates on Bible Outside of Gospel Mission to ‘Curse the Christians’

PRESCOTT, Ariz. – A man who identified himself as ‘dark Lord’ to police was arrested on Thursday after admitting to burning and urinating on a Bible outside of a Christian-owned homeless shelter in order to ‘curse the Christians.’ Eric Minerault, 22, was taken into custody late Thursday after a representative of the Yavapai Territorial Gospel […]

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Muslims Force Palestinian Christians Out of Jerusalem Church Building

JERUSALEM (Morning Star News) – Seven years of harassment and attacks by hard-line Muslims have finally forced a Palestinian church in East Jerusalem out of their building, church leaders said. The congregation of Calvary Baptist Church, under Holy Land Missions, moved out of their building in the Shofat area of Jerusalem in July after Islamists threatened their landlord. […]

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Yemen Christian Burned to Death for Her Faith

YEMEN (Morning Star News) – On the morning of June 9 in southern Yemen, Saeed woke to the sound of screaming. He shot out of bed, pushed panicked family members aside and saw his wife stumbling out of their kitchen, engulfed in flames. His wife, Nazeera, had been preparing breakfast at about 9 a.m. when she […]

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German Government Returns Custody of Homeschooled Children to Their Parents

DARMSTADT, Germany — Over a year after German police raided their home and seized their children, the parents of four homeschoolers have regained legal custody of their children, but remain concerned about the criminal ramifications surrounding the right to homeschool. As previously reported, approximately 20 social workers, police officers and special agents swarmed the home of […]

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‘Allah Commands Us to Rule the World': Boko Haram Claims African Christian Town as Islamic State

GWOZA, Africa – Video footage released on Sunday by the militant Muslim group Boko Haram shows a member of the Islamic sect claiming a predominantly Christian town near Nigeria as an established Islamic state, and declaring that “Allah commands [Muslims] to rule the rest of the world.” Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau appears in the 52-minute […]

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Sentenced American Missionary Sent Back to North Korean Labor Camp Despite Health Concerns

An American missionary sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea has been sent back to serve at a labor camp despite concerns that his health is worsening, reports state. As previously reported, Kenneth Bae, who operates a tourist company in Washington state, was arrested not far from the city of Yanji in […]

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