Authorities in district of India’s Uttar Pradesh demand pastors to cease religious activities

Authorities in district of India’s Uttar Pradesh demand pastors to cease religious activities

(International Christian Concern) — Last week, authorities in the Basti district of Uttar Pradesh summoned several pastors to the police station. The officers instructed the pastors to cease all religious activities including house church gatherings in the district unless obtaining prior permission from the district magistrate. Failing to do so would result in the pastors being […]

Murder of Christian student over alleged blasphemy against Islam triggers protests, curfew

Murder of Christian student over alleged blasphemy against Islam triggers protests, curfew

ABUJA, NIGERIA (Voice of America) — Authorities in Nigeria’s Sokoto state are enforcing a 24-hour curfew, imposed Saturday to quell protests demanding the release of suspects in the killing of college student Deborah Yakubu. Yakubu was beaten and burned by fellow students Thursday for alleged blasphemous comments about the Muslim Prophet Muhammad in a WhatsApp group. […]

Christians in Indian village left without homes after attack

Christians in Indian village left without homes after attack

Christians’ home and grain destroyed in Ejariguda village, Odisha state on April 17, 2022. (Morning Star News) NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Tribal villagers in eastern India assaulted three Christian families and destroyed their homes on Easter Sunday (April 17), sources said. The assailants, followers of tribal nature-worshipping religion, were upset that the Christian families […]

Female student murdered, body burned by classmates in Nigeria

Female student murdered, body burned by classmates in Nigeria

Mob Attack Spurred by Supposedly Blasphemous WhatsApp Message  Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Deborah Emmanuel, a 25-year-old Christian student at the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Nigeria’s Sokoto State, was fatally beaten and her body was burned earlier today, May 12. Her classmates were incensed at a supposedly blasphemous message she had sent to […]

Two Christians killed in church burning in Uganda

Two Christians killed in church burning in Uganda

Bishop Amon Sadiiki was attacked after leaving Mbale, Uganda on May 5, 2022. (Morning Star News) NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Two Christians died when Muslim extremists on Thursday (May 5) set fire to a church building in southern Uganda, sources said. Most of the Christians holding an all-night prayer vigil had left when the […]

Iranian Christians already facing charges re-arrested in Rasht

Iranian Christians already facing charges re-arrested in Rasht

(Article18) — Four “Church of Iran” members already facing criminal charges relating to the practice of their faith, with two having spent over two years in prison, were re-arrested last night, while a fifth was ordered to hand himself in today. Behnam Akhlaghi, Babak Hosseinzadeh, Ahmad Sarparast, and Ayoob Poor-Rezazadeh were arrested at their homes […]

Children among 29 Christians Killed in Plateau State, Nigeria

Children among 29 Christians Killed in Plateau State, Nigeria

Timothy Weyi was killed on April 19, 2022, in herdsmen ambush in Bassa County, Plateau state, Nigeria. (Morning Star News courtesy of family) ABUJA, Nigeria, May 9, 2022 (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria killed eight Christians in Bassa county, Plateau state on Thursday (May 5), after slaughtering at least 21 others in […]

Fulani Militants Kill Eight Christians in Nigeria

Fulani Militants Kill Eight Christians in Nigeria

A mass grave was dug for the victims of the violent attack on May 5. Attack Unfolds Despite Early Warning to Military 05/06/2022 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Fulani militants attacked Nigeria’s Chinke community of Kwall District on Thursday night, May 5, killing at least eight Christians and wounding several others. A picture from the […]

At Least Eight Slain in Attack on Christian Area of Nigeria

At Least Eight Slain in Attack on Christian Area of Nigeria

Borno state, Nigeria. (Profoss derivative, original Uwe Dedering, Creative Commons) ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – At least eight people were killed in an attack on Tuesday evening (May 3) by Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists on a predominantly Christian village in northeastern Nigeria, sources said. In the latest of several attacks by the […]

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