Christian Shot to Death Outside Church in Kenya

Christian Shot to Death Outside Church in Kenya

MALINDI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Police in Kenya’s coastal area are searching for a gunman who shot a Christian dead at the gate leading to a church worship site on Sunday (Jan. 11) in Mombasa. One of two men following 25-year-old George Muriki as he arrived with two church members at the gate leading […]

Christian Detained in India After Hindus File Complaint Over ‘Spreading Christianity’

Mumbai (AsiaNews) — Arvind D’Souza was stopped by the police “for reasons of public order,” even though he had committed no crime. The incident occurred on Jan. 2 in the district of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. D’Souza, who is still in prison under preventive detention, the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) told AsiaNews, ran […]

Report: Global Persecution of Christians Reached Historic Levels in 2014

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A watchdog organization that releases a report each year on the global persecution of Christians states that 2014 marked the highest level of hostility against Christians ever recorded, but believes matters will only get worse. “While the year 2014 will go down in history for having the highest level of global […]

Report: Islamic Group Seeking to Drive Out Christians from Northern Kenya

Report: Islamic Group Seeking to Drive Out Christians from Northern Kenya

Kenya (MNN) — Would you take a moment to pray for Kenya’s believers? Amie Cotton with Christian Aid Mission says al-Shabaab sympathizers are trying to drive Christians out of northern Kenya. Earlier this month, “36 quarry workers, who were known as Christians, were paraded out and killed. And one of our ministry leader’s friends— it […]

Suspected Arsonist Sought in Fire at Turkish Bible Distribution Center

Suspected Arsonist Sought in Fire at Turkish Bible Distribution Center

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – Turkish authorities are searching for a suspected arsonist in connection with a fire that destroyed thousands of New Testaments and other Christian books. The fire started at approximately 7 p.m. on Dec. 7 at the offices of the Bible Correspondence Course in Turkey (BCC-Turkey), located in a multistory building that […]

Iranian Pastors Sentenced to Prison for Spreading Christianity Acquitted of Charges

Iranian Pastors Sentenced to Prison for Spreading Christianity Acquitted of Charges

TEHRAN, Iran — Three Iranian pastors who were sentenced to six years in prison for committing “action against national security” and “creating a network to overthrow the system”—charges believed to be used as a catchall against anyone deemed a threat to the government —have now been acquitted of their crimes. As previously reported, Behnam Irani, […]

Pakistani Court Orders Arrest of Muslim Clerics After Mob Kills Couple Accused of Blasphemy

Pakistani Court Orders Arrest of Muslim Clerics After Mob Kills Couple Accused of Blasphemy

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered the arrest of two Muslim clerics for inciting a mob who killed a couple last month after being falsely accused of desecrating the Koran. Five police officials who failed to protect the couple have also been required to face disciplinary action. As previously reported, Shama Bibi, 28, and Shahzad […]

American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Remains Strong in Faith Despite Suffering ‘Severe Pain’

American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Remains Strong in Faith Despite Suffering ‘Severe Pain’

An American pastor imprisoned in Iran remains strong in faith despite suffering from internal injuries resulting from beatings behind bars, according to an update from his wife and the legal organization that is fighting for his release. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which has been keeping Christians abreast of the plight of Saeed […]

Report: Islamic Saudi Arabia Passes Law That May Impose Death Penalty on Bible Smugglers

Report: Islamic Saudi Arabia Passes Law That May Impose Death Penalty on Bible Smugglers

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Recent reports state that officials in the Islamic country of Saudi Arabia have passed a law that may impose the death penalty on Bible smugglers and any others distributing religious materials that are not of the Muslim religion. “[T]he new law extends to the importing of all illegal drugs and ‘all […]