Iranian Pastor Arrested as Crackdown on Churches Intensifies

Iranian Pastor Arrested as Crackdown on Churches Intensifies

ISTANBUL (Morning Star News) – Security forces arrested an Iranian pastor in Tehran after raiding his house and pressuring his church to close as a crackdown on Christians intensified ahead of June elections. Robert Asserian was arrested Tuesday during a prayer meeting at his Central Assemblies of God Church after authorities entered his house and […]

Uzbekistan Woman Sentenced to ‘Corrective Labor’ for Illegally Possessing Bible

Uzbekistan Woman Sentenced to ‘Corrective Labor’ for Illegally Possessing Bible

Sharofat Allamova, a Protestant from north-western Khorezm Region, has been given one and half years of corrective labor after being convicted under criminal charges of the “illegal production, storage, import or distribution of religious literature.” Fines have also been imposed on people for meeting in a private home and having Christian literature, as well as […]

Judge Finds Preacher Guilty of ‘Disorderly Conduct’ for Preaching to Patrons Near Noisy Bar

Judge Finds Preacher Guilty of ‘Disorderly Conduct’ for Preaching to Patrons Near Noisy Bar

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania — A Christian preacher who engaged in street preaching to patrons of a Pennsylvania bar district last month has been found guilty of disorderly conduct for his activities. Jim MacPherson told Christian News Network that he joined other local Christians on a Saturday night to share the Gospel on the streets of […]

Outspoken Pastor Accepts Republican Nomination for Virginia Lieutenant Governor

Outspoken Pastor Accepts Republican Nomination for Virginia Lieutenant Governor

Richmond, Virginia — An outspoken pro-life and pro-family pastor has accepted the Republican nomination to run for Virginia Lieutenant Governor. Bishop E.W. Jackson has been known across the country for his strong rebukes to the Democratic Party, especially during the 2012 presidential election. “The Democrat Party has made an unholy alliance between certain so-called civil […]

New Jersey Pastor to Turn Porn House Into God’s House

New Jersey Pastor to Turn Porn House Into God’s House

STAFFORD, N.J. — The pastor of a local evangelical church wants to turn a house of porn into a house of the Lord. On the outskirts of a neighborhood known as Mud City, the Rev. Patrick J. Sharkey of Victory Christian Fellowship has found a wholly American solution for dealing with an adult bookstore he believes […]

Nigerian President Declares State of Emergency in Fight Against Islamic Insurgency

Nigerian President Declares State of Emergency in Fight Against Islamic Insurgency

Nigeria’s president declared a state of emergency Tuesday across the country’s troubled northeast, promising to send more troops to fight an increasingly violent Islamic insurgency. Islamist sect Boko Haram — whose name means “Western education is sacrilege” in the Hausa language of Nigeria’s north — has intensified its attacks on security forces and government targets […]

Missionary Footage Captures Emotion of Chinese Christians Receiving Bibles for the First Time

Missionary Footage Captures Emotion of Chinese Christians Receiving Bibles for the First Time

A video surfacing online that was recorded by a missionary to China captures the emotion exuded by a group of Chinese Christians who obtained a copy of the Bible for the first time in their life. The video, uploaded by a YouTube user named “alberttiago1,” shows a gathering of Chinese citizens opening a suitcase containing […]