UK Buses to Declare ‘Glory to Allah’ for Ramadan Advertising Campaign

UK Buses to Declare ‘Glory to Allah’ for Ramadan Advertising Campaign

LONDON — Just months after an advertisement featuring the Lord’s Prayer was rejected for a run in theaters throughout the United Kingdom, buses in the nation are set to bear a banner declaring “glory to Allah” for a Ramadan advertising campaign aimed at portraying Islam in a more positive light. The advertisement, which reads, “Gather […]

Sudan Releases Church Leader Arrested in December

Sudan Releases Church Leader Arrested in December

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Sudan today released one of two church leaders jailed since December, sources said. Telahoon Nogose Kassa, head of discipleship at the embattled Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church, was released after Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) arrested him without charges on Dec. 13, 2015, according to church members. “Finally, […]

Northern Ireland Attorney General Backs Bakers Fined for Declining ‘Support Gay Marriage’ Cake

Northern Ireland Attorney General Backs Bakers Fined for Declining ‘Support Gay Marriage’ Cake

BELFAST, Northern Ireland — The attorney general of Northern Ireland testified in court on Tuesday in favor of a Christian identified bakery that was fined last year for alleged discrimination for declining to print the phrase “support gay marriage” on a cake. “I say very clearly, if it was a case where Mr. Lee had been […]

North Korea Considered Prayer a ‘Weapon,’ Says U.S. Missionary Who Served Hard Labor in Country

North Korea Considered Prayer a ‘Weapon,’ Says U.S. Missionary Who Served Hard Labor in Country

A U.S. missionary who was sentenced to fifteen years of hard labor in North Korea, and served in a labor camp for two years before ultimately being freed, is speaking out about his experience and how his missionary work was deemed a “threat” to the atheist government. “They (the prosecutors) said, ‘You attempted to overthrow the government through prayer […]

Over 50 Mass Graves Found In Areas Previously Controlled By ISIS

Over 50 Mass Graves Found In Areas Previously Controlled By ISIS

(International Business Times) — Over 50 mass graves have been found so far in different areas of Iraq formerly controlled by the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, BBC reported Friday, citing a United Nations envoy. Jan Kubis, U.N. special representative in its assistance mission for Iraq, told the U.N. Security Council that the […]

London Elects First Muslim Mayor, Sadiq Khan

London Elects First Muslim Mayor, Sadiq Khan

LONDON — Residents of London have elected the city’s first ever Muslim mayor, choosing to elect the Labor Party’s Sadiq Khan over the Conservative Party’s Zac Goldsmith 56 to 43 percent. Goldsmith had been characterized as being “negative” and “dirty” for alleging that Khan had ties to Islamic terrorists. Khan accused Goldsmith of trying to […]

Indian Hindus Torture Christian Convert

Indian Hindus Torture Christian Convert

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Police in India initially declined to take action after Hindu extremists tortured one Christian and severely beat another, sources said. In the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, Hindu extremists in Tewardih, Varanasi who have long insisted that a 30-year-old convert from Hinduism, Joginder Gold, stop worshiping Christ took him to […]

China Objects to U.S. Accusations of Abuse of Religious Groups

China Objects to U.S. Accusations of Abuse of Religious Groups

(Reuters) — China has lodged a diplomatic protest with the United States after a U.S. government commission said Chinese violations of religious freedom last year remained “severe”, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, a bipartisan U.S. federal government body, said in a report this week that there were […]

Chinese Pastor, Wife and Son Detained After Contacting U.S. Officials

Chinese Pastor, Wife and Son Detained After Contacting U.S. Officials

WENZHOU, Zhejiang (China Aid) — Authorities in China’s coastal Zhejiang province incarcerated a pastor, his wife and son on Tuesday for contacting U.S. Consulate officials in Shanghai and foreign journalists. Wen Xiaowu, a pastor, and his wife, both of whom provided legal defense counsel for churches affected by an ongoing cross demolition campaign, were criminally […]