Hindu Extremist Attack Shuts Down Church’s Services in India

Hindu Extremist Attack Shuts Down Church’s Services in India

Location of Madhya Pradesh state in India. (Filpro, Creative Commons) HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Worship services at a church in a village in central India’s Madhya Pradesh state have been suspended since Hindu extremists attacked the congregation on June 1, sources said. The mob of about 20 villagers led by members of the Hindu […]

Pakistan among Worst Violators of Religious Freedom, US Body Says

Pakistan among Worst Violators of Religious Freedom, US Body Says

Protest against Pakistan’s blasphemy laws in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England in November 2014. (Mtaylor848, Creative Commons) LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) again has recommended that the State Department designate Pakistan as a “Country of Particular Concern” (CPC), citing the country’s blasphemy laws as a prime […]

Wedding Disrupted, Worship Banned at Site in Indonesia

Wedding Disrupted, Worship Banned at Site in Indonesia

Ampel Mosque in Surabaya, Indonesia. (Consigliere Ivan, Creative Commons) SURABAYA, INDONESIA (Morning Star News) – Local officials in Indonesia on Sunday (June 30) stopped a wedding ceremony and banned the church from further worship meetings at the site, sources said. In Mergosari, Tarik District, Sidoarjo Regency of Java island, village head Eko Budi Santoso halted the […]

Relatives Kill Christian Woman with Axe Blows, Stones in India

Relatives Kill Christian Woman with Axe Blows, Stones in India

Christians at burial of Bindu Sodi in Dantewada District, Chhattisgarh state, India, June 26, 2024. (Morning Star News) NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A tribal religion villager in India killed his 32-year-old niece with axe blows and stones last week, claiming she and her relatives had no right to ancestral farmland because they had become […]

Christian Leaders in Nigeria Respond to Gwoza Attacks

Christian Leaders in Nigeria Respond to Gwoza Attacks

Nigerian army tank in Adamawa state, Nigeria captured by Boko Haram and later destroyed in military operations in 2015. (Jambanja, Creative Commons) ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Christian leaders in Nigeria expressed shock and dismay at suicide attacks in Gwoza, Borno state on Saturday (June 29) that killed both Muslims and Christians. “We […]

Christian Sentenced to Death under Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law

Christian Sentenced to Death under Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law

Faisal Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Alimrankdev, Creative Commons) LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan on Saturday (June 29) handed the death sentence to a Christian for allegedly sharing a “blasphemous” video on a social media platform despite lack of evidence, his attorney said. Sahiwal District Anti-Terrorism Judge Ziaullah Khan […]

Two Evangelists Severely Beaten in Eastern Uganda

Two Evangelists Severely Beaten in Eastern Uganda

Muslim assailants broke Mukisa Siraji’s leg on May 28, 2024 near Iganga, Uganda. (Morning Star News) NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Two Christians were on their way to preach Christ in Iganga town, eastern Uganda on May 28 when they took a wrong turn. Tenywa Herbert, 34, and 30-year-old Mukisa Siraji had led several Muslims […]

Eight Christians Killed in Plateau State, Nigeria 

Eight Christians Killed in Plateau State, Nigeria 

Location of Plateau state, Nigeria. (Uwe Dedering, Creative Commons) ABUJA, Nigeria (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Suspected Fulani herdsmen killed eight Christians, including two children, and wounded four others in attacks on three villages last week in a district of Plateau state, Nigeria, sources said. In Hwrra village, Miango District, the assailants killed five Christians, […]

Christian Evangelist Slain in Eastern Uganda

Christian Evangelist Slain in Eastern Uganda

Christian evangelist Richard Malinga was killed in eastern Uganda on June 17, 2024. (Morning Star News) NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – An evangelist who had received death threats from Muslim extremists was killed after leading Muslims and others to Christ on June17 in eastern Uganda, sources said. The body of evangelist Richard Malinga was found […]

Pastor, Five Other Christians Arrested in Laos

Pastor, Five Other Christians Arrested in Laos

Location of June 22, 2024 arrests of six Christians in Laos. (HRWLRF) (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Village officials in central Laos on Saturday (June 22) arrested a pastor and five other Christians as they prayed in preparation for worship services the next day, according to a rights watchdog. Tahae village authorities arrested the […]

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