Sudanese Police Evict Two Pastors From Their Homes

Sudanese Police Evict Two Pastors From Their Homes

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – In further efforts to help a Muslim businessman take over church property, police in Omdurman, Sudan evicted two church leaders and their families from their houses, sources said. Police on Tuesday (Aug. 15) raided the two houses belonging to the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church (SPEC), one near the Omdurman Evangelical Church […]

Street Preacher Arrested After Holding ‘Love Muslims, Hate Islam’ Placard Will Not Be Prosecuted

Street Preacher Arrested After Holding ‘Love Muslims, Hate Islam’ Placard Will Not Be Prosecuted

(Christian Concern) — A Christian street preacher who was arrested and held for 13 hours in a police cell, after displaying placards depicting love for Muslims and criticising the ideology of Islam, has been informed by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) that no charges will be brought against him. Ian Sleeper was arrested outside Southwark […]

Hubei Christians Attacked With Fireworks, Mud

Hubei Christians Attacked With Fireworks, Mud

EZHOU, Hubei (China Aid) — After a raid chased a house church from its building out into the open on Jan. 10, authorities in China’s central Hubei province have been weekly attacking church services, firing fireworks at the Christians and drenching them with mud. For the past eight months, officials have arrived weekly at the […]

Judge in Pakistan Urges Parliament to Prosecute Blasphemy Cases Under Terrorism Laws

Judge in Pakistan Urges Parliament to Prosecute Blasphemy Cases Under Terrorism Laws

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – In an expanded order to remove “blasphemous” content from social media in Pakistan, a high court judge included a recommendation that Parliament include terrorism charges against those accused of blasphemy. Last Saturday’s (Aug. 12) recommendation by Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court is unlikely to result in action […]

Report: Nearly All Women in Iceland Who Receive Down Syndrome Diagnosis Obtain Abortion

Report: Nearly All Women in Iceland Who Receive Down Syndrome Diagnosis Obtain Abortion

REYKJAVIK — A new report by CBS is raising concern as it highlights the fact that nearly all women in the Nordic nation of Iceland who receive a Down syndrome diagnosis obtain an abortion—to the point that children with Down syndrome have been nearly eradicated. “We don’t look at abortion as a murder,” Helga Sol […]

‘I Prayed Without Ceasing’: Freed Canadian Pastor Details Hard Labor Sentence in North Korea

‘I Prayed Without Ceasing’: Freed Canadian Pastor Details Hard Labor Sentence in North Korea

TORONTO — A Canadian pastor who had been sentenced to hard labor for life but was released last week on “sick bail,” outlined to his church on Sunday that he prayed without ceasing during the ordeal and stayed close to the Scriptures. “While I was laboring, I prayed without ceasing,” Hyeon Soo Lim, 62, pastor […]

Washington University Professor: Biology of ‘Transgender’ Athletes Does Not Change

Washington University Professor: Biology of ‘Transgender’ Athletes Does Not Change

(Christian Institute) — Transsexual athletes who compete against women are “feminized males rather than true females,” an American professor has warned. Speaking to Fox News, Dr. Paul Hruz cautioned that “there are many aspects of fundamental biology that don’t change” when athletes take hormone-suppressing drugs. Transsexual people often take these drugs or have hormone injections […]

Jharkhand the Latest Indian State to Pass ‘Anti-Conversion Bill’

Jharkhand the Latest Indian State to Pass ‘Anti-Conversion Bill’

(World Watch Monitor) — The Indian state of Jharkhand passed an “anti-conversion bill” at its Assembly meeting on 12 August, despite demands that the bill should be sent to a select committee for further scrutiny. “This is not normal,” Indian journalist Anto Akkara told World Watch Monitor. “It shows the growing arrogance of the Hindu […]

Annual U.S. Religious Freedom Report Outlines Ongoing Persecution in Iran, China, Sudan

Annual U.S. Religious Freedom Report Outlines Ongoing Persecution in Iran, China, Sudan

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor released its annual International Religious Freedom Report on Tuesday, detailing the status of 199 countries and outlining particularly egregious examples of persecution. “Almost 80 percent of the global population live with restrictions on or hostilities to limit their freedom of religion,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson […]

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