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Young Nepalese Boy Slain in Human Sacrifice Ritual

(CNN) — A Nepalese man has confessed to the murder of a young boy after saying a local priest advised him that a human sacrifice would heal his ailing son, local police said. The body of 10-year-old Jivan Kohar was found on July 24 on the outskirts of Kudiya village in southwest Nepal. The child had […]

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Attorneys for South Sudanese Pastors Facing Execution Make Final Appeal for Justice

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Attorneys for two South Sudanese pastors facing the death penalty made their closing arguments on Thursday (July 23) before a judge who appears to favor the prosecution, sources said. Defense lawyers concluded their case at Khartoum Bahri Court with the assertion that agents from the National Intelligence and Security […]

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‘Some Things We Don’t Share': Kenyan President Rejects Obama’s Call for Homosexual Advocacy

NAIROBI, Kenya — During a press conference on Saturday, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta rejected calls from Barack Obama to give greater attention to the homosexual agenda. “We want to focus on other areas that are day-to-day living for our people,” Kenyatta said in response to Obama’s comments about the matter. “This issue is not on the foremost […]

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‘Astonishing': Oldest Biblical Text Since Dead Sea Scrolls Discovered in Israel

JERUSALEM — American and Israeli archaeologists and researchers have announced that they have deciphered what they believe is the oldest biblical text discovered since the finding of the Dead Sea scrolls. “This is a really big discovery,” Pnina Shor, curator at the Israel Antiquities Authority, said during a press conference on Monday. The charred 1,500 […]

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Chinese Police Shut Down Summer Camp for School-Aged Children

SHAANXI, China (China Aid) — Authorities in China’s inland Shaanxi province dispersed a house church’s summer camp last week because minors were in attendance. The two-day camp in Luonan County, in the city of Shangluo, was shut down by three people—two from the local police station and one from the local civil administration bureau—on July […]

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Two Explosive Devices Planted at Nigerian Church

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A congregation in this central Nigerian city continued worshiping on July 12 after a security man found and tossed over a fence a bomb before it exploded, the pastor said. Authorities later discovered a second bomb on the church premises and disposed of it, said Ezekiel Omidiji, senior pastor of Evangelical […]

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South African Student Leader Under Investigation for Facebook Comment Opposing ‘Gay Marriage’

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — A college student in South Africa has been removed as acting president of her student council after she posted a comment on her personal Facebook page expressing disapproval over the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on “gay marriage.” Zizipho Pae, who had been serving as acting president of the University of […]

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Report: American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Facing New Danger After Iran Nuclear Deal

KARAJ, Iran — A legal organization that has been fighting for the release of an American pastor imprisoned in Iran says that the pastor is now facing new danger over the recent U.S.-Iran nuclear deal. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) outlined in an update on Thursday that after word of the agreement reached the […]

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Indian Hindus Instigate Tribal People Against Christians

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Christian families driven from their village in India’s Jharkhand state have returned home with police help, but tribal people instigated by Hindu extremists are still bent on expelling them, sources said. Hindu extremists last month mobilized tribal groups to banish the Christian families from Kullu village in Chanho Block, Ranchi […]

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Ugandan Islamists Try to Kill Former Sheikh Turned Christian Evangelist

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Twice in the past two weeks, Muslim extremists in eastern Uganda have tried to kill a former sheikh known throughout the region for his Christian activities, the former Islamic teacher told Morning Star News. Hassan Muwanguzi, an evangelist in Budaka District whose conversion and ministry success led hard-line Muslims to […]

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