Violence Against Christians Increasing in Karnataka, India

Violence Against Christians Increasing in Karnataka, India

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Incidents of violence against Christians in India’s Karnataka state have spiked since June, including hospitalization of a school helper this month after Hindu extremists beat her and marched her through the streets. Hindu extremists kicked and punched the 50-year-old Christian woman, who goes by the single name of Sannamma, […]

‘Messiah’ Not a Title Held Only by Jesus Christ After All, Tennessee Judge Rules

‘Messiah’ Not a Title Held Only by Jesus Christ After All, Tennessee Judge Rules

NEWPORT, Tenn. – A Tennessee judge has overturned an earlier court ruling by declaring that two parents have the constitutional right to name their child “Messiah.” As previously reported, Child Support Magistrate LuAnn Ballew of Tennessee’s 4th Judicial District ruled last month in a name dispute case that two unmarried parents could not name their […]

Scottish Teachers Removed From Classroom for Distributing Christian Books to Students

Scottish Teachers Removed From Classroom for Distributing Christian Books to Students

EAST KILBRIDE, Scotland – Two Christians have been removed from teaching positions at a Scottish school after officials discovered they were allowing students to read books about Biblical creation. Alexandra MacKenzie and Elizabeth Mockus were both instructors at Kirktonholme Primary School in southern Scotland. According to media reports, the two instructors are affiliated with a […]

Filipino Pastor Held Hostage By Muslim Rebels

Filipino Pastor Held Hostage By Muslim Rebels

MANILA (BosNewsLife) — About 200 Muslim rebels were holding a pastor and nearly 300 other people hostage on Monday, September 9, in the southern Philippines following fierce clashes with government forces that left at least eight people dead, officials and a Christian aid group said. The latest fighting, which also injured several Christians, broke out when […]

UK Christian Girl Guide Leaders Agree to Remove God From Oath Amid Atheist Pressure

UK Christian Girl Guide Leaders Agree to Remove God From Oath Amid Atheist Pressure

A group of Christian Girl Guide leaders, who refused to remove references to God from their promise, have said they will use the movement’s new oath after facing pressure to accept the change from an atheist volunteer and the National Secular Society (NSS). The leaders, from Harrogate, New Yorkshire expressed dismay that the promise to […]

1,000-Member Mob Destroys Indian Church Building

1,000-Member Mob Destroys Indian Church Building

Nearly 1,000 people rallied on August 25 to destroy the construction site of a church led by Gospel for Asia pastor Tanvir. They proceeded to beat the pastor and other believers as well. The congregation in North India had recently resumed construction on the church building after opposition halted their plans two years ago. Only […]

Canadian Judge: Gideons Cannot Distribute Bibles in Public School District

Canadian Judge: Gideons Cannot Distribute Bibles in Public School District

TORONTO – A Canadian judge has ruled that an international Christian ministry must stop distributing Bibles in an Ontario public school district. Since 1936, Gideons International has been passing out free copies of the Bible to students in Canadian public schools. As stated on their website, the Gideons distribute Scriptures because they “believe that the […]

Indonesian School Official Wants Female Students to Take Virginity Tests Before High School

Indonesian School Official Wants Female Students to Take Virginity Tests Before High School

PRABUMULIH, Indonesia – An education official in Indonesia sparked a firestorm of criticism after he suggested that teenage girls should undergo virginity tests before entering high school. Muhammad Rasyid is the education chief in Prabumulih, Indonesia—a city of 130,000 in South Sumatra. Indonesia is a southeast Asian country with a population of 240 million. Over […]

Christian Organization Announces Plans for 5K Race to Raise Awareness of Persecuted Church

Christian Organization Announces Plans for 5K Race to Raise Awareness of Persecuted Church

TAMPA – An organization committed to supporting oppressed Christians around the world is planning a 5K race in Tampa this fall to raise awareness of the persecuted church. “Joshuacord” is a non-profit, nondenominational Florida-based ministry whose mission is to “help and rescue those who can’t help themselves.” The organization works with a number of partners throughout […]