Christians Kidnapped in Separate Attacks in Southwest Nigeria 

Christians Kidnapped in Separate Attacks in Southwest Nigeria 

Central Mosque in Auchi, Edo state, Nigeria. (Chisgo9ogie, Creative Commons) ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Fulani herdsmen in southwestern Nigeria last week kidnapped Christian workers taking a bus to a wedding, while another group of Christians was kidnapped en route to a funeral in the same state. A relative of one of 48 Christians […]

Indian Police Arrest Pastors and Newly Married Couple at Wedding Reception

Indian Police Arrest Pastors and Newly Married Couple at Wedding Reception

Christian Persecution on the Rise in Uttar Pradesh, India  11/30/2022 India (International Christian Concern) – Nine Christian pastors were arrested and jailed on false charges of conversion activities in Azamgarh, in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on Monday.   The pastors and a recently married Christian couple were arrested by police at a wedding […]

Pastors Wounded in Separate Attacks in Uganda

Pastors Wounded in Separate Attacks in Uganda

Remains of church building after Nov. 8, 2022 attack in Katantala village in Kiboga Disrict, Uganda. (Morning Star News) NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A group of Muslim extremists in eastern Uganda seriously wounded a pastor and his wife in an attack on a meeting at their church on Nov. 18, he said. The knife […]

Pastor Jailed in Sudan for Prayer Meeting to Heal Mother

Pastor Jailed in Sudan for Prayer Meeting to Heal Mother

Al Jazirah state, Sudan. (TUBS, Creative Commons) JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Authorities in Sudan on Nov. 21 arrested and jailed a church leader on charges of “witchcraft” for leading a prayer meeting for his ailing mother, sources said. Pastor Abdalla Haron Sulieman was leading a prayer meeting for his mother, who suffered from […]

Sikh in India Leads Pastor into Knife Attack

Sikh in India Leads Pastor into Knife Attack

Pastor and taxi driver Sukhdev Mark was attacked in Haryana state, India on Sept. 15, 2022. (Morning Star News) HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – A Christian pastor in northern India who drives a taxi for a living didn’t think he had anything to fear when a well-mannered Sikh asked him to take a slight detour. […]

Christian Family Suffers after Arrests at Birthday Party

Christian Family Suffers after Arrests at Birthday Party

Six women arrested at child’s birthday party in Maharajganj, Azamgarh District, Uttar Pradesh, India on July 30, 2022. (Dinnanath Jaiswar for Morning Star News) NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A Christian mother and her family in northern India have suffered assaults and threats since she and others were arrested from her son’s birthday party on […]

Officials Join Opposition to Church Construction in Indonesia

Officials Join Opposition to Church Construction in Indonesia

Small island near Merak Harbor, Banten, Indonesia. (Abdul Hadi Adriansyah, Creative Commons) SURABAYA, Indonesia (Morning Star News) – Two local officials in Indonesia joined Islamist organizations’ call to block construction of a Christian church, triggering objections nationwide the past two months, according to published reports. In western Java Island’s Banten Province, Cilegon Mayor Heldy Agustian and his […]

Iran Releases Two Christians from Notorious Evin Prison

Iran Releases Two Christians from Notorious Evin Prison

Evin Prison in Tehran, Iran. (Ehsan Iran, Creative Commons) (Morning Star News) – Two Christians imprisoned in Iran for their church leadership roles were released a few days after a fire broke out in Tehran’s Evin Prison on Oct. 15, but rights advocates were mystified about why they were freed. Pastor Naser Navard Goltapeh, who […]

Targeted Airstrikes Kill More than 80 Civilians in Myanmar

Targeted Airstrikes Kill More than 80 Civilians in Myanmar

Junta Attacks Concert Goers During Anniversary Celebration in Kachin State 10/26/2022 Myanmar (International Christian Concern) – Eighty people were killed and another 200 injured when the Tatmadaw (Burmese Army) attacked a music festival in Christian-majority Kachin State in Myanmar on Sunday evening. Three fighter jets of the Tatmadaw (Burmese Army) dropped four bombs on an anniversary concert […]

Islamic Extremists Kill 15 Christians in North-Central Nigeria

Islamic Extremists Kill 15 Christians in North-Central Nigeria

Location of Nasarawa state, Nigeria. (Map data (c)2022 Google) ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists killed two Christians in north-central Nigeria on Friday (Oct. 21) after slaughtering 13 others in two prior attacks, sources said. The assailants attacked Gidan Ityotyev village, Obi County, at about 11 p.m., killing Moses Saaku […]

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