Indigenous Missionaries Slain in Philippines

Indigenous Missionaries Slain in Philippines

(Christian Aid Mission) — An indigenous missionary working in a remote mountain area of the southern Philippines and his 24-year-old son were shot dead as they bathed in a river on Nov. 27. A communist death squad is suspected. Feliciano Lasawang, known locally as Pastor Cris, and his son, Darwin, were bathing at 6 a.m. […]

Christian Slum Dwellers Fight Eviction in Pakistan

Christian Slum Dwellers Fight Eviction in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Yaqub Masih is one of thousands of impoverished Christians facing demolition of his makeshift home in Islamabad after a government agency last week stated that informal slum settlements of Christian migrants threatened the city’s Muslim-majority demographic. “It is one thing being poor, but things are far worse if you are […]

Chinese Officials Shut Down House Church for ‘Violating Religious Affairs Regulations’

Chinese Officials Shut Down House Church for ‘Violating Religious Affairs Regulations’

WENZHOU, China (China Aid) — Authorities in China’s coastal Zhejiang shut down a house church on Nov. 13 for “violating religious affairs regulations.” Officials from the Rui’an Municipal branch of the Wenzhou Municipal Religious Affairs Bureau issued an administrative penalty hearing notice to Zhang Renai, the leader of Yaochi Garden Christian Church, indicating that the […]

Christian Converts from Islam Slain in Yemen

Christian Converts from Islam Slain in Yemen

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – Two Christians in Yemen, both converts from Islam, have been ambushed and killed because of their faith, according to sources close to the victims. In Taiz, a city with a pre-war population of 600,000 people in southwest Yemen, at least one member of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) […]

Myanmar Military Offensive Displaces Kachin Christians

Myanmar Military Offensive Displaces Kachin Christians

YANGON, Burma (Morning Star News) – Artillery and air strikes by Burma (Myanmar) government forces on rebel bases in Kachin state in the past week displaced hundreds of ethnic Kachin, a predominantly Christian people long targeted in part because they are not Buddhist. Lama Yaw of the Kachin Baptist Convention, who visited areas near Mohnyin where […]