Sentence Reduced for Convicted Christians in Algeria

Sentence Reduced for Convicted Christians in Algeria

El Jedid Mosque in Algiers, Algeria. (Damien Boilley, Creative Commons) TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – A group of Christians arrested on Dec. 12 received a reduction in their sentence for “unauthorized worship” last week, one of those convicted said. The 11 Christians, including the owner of the site rented for the occasion, had received a […]

Chiapas Christians Face Fines for Not Participating in Catholic Festival

Chiapas Christians Face Fines for Not Participating in Catholic Festival

(Christian Solidarity Worldwide) — Christian families in Chiapas, Mexico are being forced to participate in an upcoming syncretic Roman Catholic festival or face illegal fines for the fourth consecutive year. The sixteen families, comprising 32 adults, attend the Alpha and Omega Presbyterian Church in Nueva las Tacitas, Ocosingo Municipality, Chiapas State and belong to the Tzeltal […]

Chinese Pastor Issued Summons Over ‘Illegal Gatherings’ Charge

Chinese Pastor Issued Summons Over ‘Illegal Gatherings’ Charge

(ChinaAid) XIAMEN — On April 26, Xiamen City Jimei District People’s Court issued a summons to Yang Xibo, the minister of Xiamen Xunsiding Church. The notice required that Minister Yang Xiao should attend his hearing for his penalty and administrative reconsideration on May 10. On July 29, 2021, Xiamen City Siming District Bureau of Ethnic […]

Christian Couple in Sudan Faces Possible Flogging for ‘Adultery’

Christian Couple in Sudan Faces Possible Flogging for ‘Adultery’

Al Jazirah state, Sudan. (TUBS, Creative Commons) JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A couple in Sudan could be punished with 100 lashes after being charged with “adultery” because a sharia (Islamic law) court annulled their marriage due to the husband’s conversion to Christianity, their attorney said. Hamouda Tia Kafi, 34, and Nada Hamad Shukralah, […]

Christians Killed as ISWAP Expands to Taraba State, Nigeria

Christians Killed as ISWAP Expands to Taraba State, Nigeria

Taraba state, Nigeria. (Uwe Dedering, Creative Commons) ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Terrorism by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) stretched into Taraba state, Nigeria for the first time on April 19, killing six Christians, sources said. After an explosion killed the six Christians and wounded more than a dozen others at Christian-owned market […]

Herdsmen and Others Kill 18 Christians in Northern Nigeria

Herdsmen and Others Kill 18 Christians in Northern Nigeria

Sultan Bello Mosque, city of Kaduna, Kaduna state, Nigeria. (Anasskoko, Creative Commons) ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen and others on Tuesday night (April 26) attacked four villages in Kaduna state, Nigeria, killing 18 Christians and burning down 92 houses, sources said. The killings took place in three of the four villages. In Kauru […]

Turkey Sentences Human Rights Advocate Osman Kavala to Life in Prison

Turkey Sentences Human Rights Advocate Osman Kavala to Life in Prison

Turkish Court Ignored International Calls for Release of Outspoken Activist for Genocide Recognition  04/26/2022 Turkey (International Christian Concern) –A Turkish court has sentenced Osman Kavala, a philanthropist and human rights activist, to life imprisonment for allegedly “attempting to overthrow the government.” Kavala has been a strong advocate for human rights, including the recognition of the Armenian […]

Attacked Pastor in Sudan, Elder Sentenced to Month in Jail

Attacked Pastor in Sudan, Elder Sentenced to Month in Jail

Al Jazirah state, Sudan. (TUBS, Creative Commons) JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A pastor in Sudan who was attacked during worship this month was sentenced to a month in jail along with another church leader on Monday (April 25) under a law against disturbing the peace, sources said. Judge Awad Ibrahim Kury, a Muslim, […]

Attacked Pastor in Sudan Sentenced to Month in Jail

Attacked Pastor in Sudan Sentenced to Month in Jail

Al Jazirah state, Sudan. (TUBS, Creative Commons) JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A pastor in Sudan who was attacked during worship this month was sentenced to a month in jail on Monday (April 25) under a law against disturbing the peace, sources said. Judge Awad Ibrahim Kury, a Muslim, found Pastor Stephanou Adil Kujo […]