Days after Indian Police Torture Christians, Hindu Extremists Attack in Madhya Pradesh

Days after Indian Police Torture Christians, Hindu Extremists Attack in Madhya Pradesh

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Days after police tortured 20 Christians in India’s northwestern state of Rajasthan, Hindu extremists in Madhya Pradesh struck two churches in four days. In central India’s Madhya Pradesh, where a law against forced or fraudulent conversions is routinely invoked to harass Christians – though none has ever been found guilty – members […]

American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran ‘Shaken’ After Fellow Prisoners Taken to Be Hanged

American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran ‘Shaken’ After Fellow Prisoners Taken to Be Hanged

KARAJ, Iran — The wife of an American pastor imprisoned in Iran for conducting missionary and humanitarian work in the nation says that her husband was distressed last week after watching several fellow prisoners being beaten and led off to their death. “Saeed was quite shaken as he had to witness six fellow prisoners being beaten and […]

Report: ISIS Releases 19 of 200 Kidnapped from Predominantly Christian Area of Syria

Report: ISIS Releases 19 of 200 Kidnapped from Predominantly Christian Area of Syria

AL-HASAKAH, Syria — The barbaric Islamic group ISIS, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, has released 19 people among the 200 that it kidnapped from a predominantly Christian area of Syria, according to reports. As previously reported, members of ISIS launched a door-to-door abduction in the early hours of Feb. 23, […]

‘Silence in the Face of Evil Is Evil Itself’: Wife of American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Speaks at CPAC

‘Silence in the Face of Evil Is Evil Itself’: Wife of American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Speaks at CPAC

ORLANDO, Fla. — The wife of an American pastor imprisoned in Iran for conducting missionary and humanitarian work in the nation spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Saturday, urging her country to do more to free her husband. “My question is—as I’m proud to see my husband stand up for his faith in the […]

Lawyers Appeal Court Order to Close Sudanese Evangelical Church

Lawyers Appeal Court Order to Close Sudanese Evangelical Church

NORTH KHARTOUM, Sudan (Christian Telegraph) — Lawyers representing the Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church in North Khartoum have filed an appeal against a court decision to confiscate the remaining property at the site and permanently close the church, reports Dan Wooding, Founder of ASSIST and ASSIST News Service. According to Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), on February 18th, […]

Hundreds of Indian Christians Arrested During Protest Over Church Attacks

NEW DELHI, India (Al Jazeera) — Hundreds of Indian Christians were arrested in New Delhi on Thursday during a protest against government inaction following a series of attacks on local churches that raised fears of increasing religious intolerance in the Indian capital. The protesters attempted to march from a cathedral near the country’s parliament to […]

Slain Nigerian Ministry Leader Mourned as Dedicated Servant to the Poor

Slain Nigerian Ministry Leader Mourned as Dedicated Servant to the Poor

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed a father of two in Taraba state whose pastoral ministry had brought education, medicine and clothing to thousands of impoverished people, sources said. Pastor Joshua Adah was returning to his mission station in Bantaje, a village near Jalingo, from an evangelistic outreach to some villagers when […]

Prosecutor Won’t Drop Case Against Christian Ticketed for Posting Scripture Sign on Vehicle

Prosecutor Won’t Drop Case Against Christian Ticketed for Posting Scripture Sign on Vehicle

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — A Christian in New Jersey who was ticketed last year for posting a sign on his truck that cited Scripture states that the prosecutor who is handling the case has refused to drop the charge because of the events in New York where protesters have questioned the judgment of police. “The prosecutor stated that he […]

Faith of Niger Christians Grows Stronger in Face of Unprecedented Violence

Faith of Niger Christians Grows Stronger in Face of Unprecedented Violence

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Christians in Niger are joyfully meeting in homes under police protection as they plan to rebuild church buildings and houses after attacks last weekend (Jan. 16-18) that were unprecedented in scale. “Nothing of this magnitude has ever happened in this nation,” wrote one missionary couple in the capital, Niamey. “Nearly […]