Illegally Detained Pakistani Christian Tortured to Death While in Custody, Family Says

Illegally Detained Pakistani Christian Tortured to Death While in Custody, Family Says

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Police in Lahore, Pakistan tortured to death the Christian father of 14-day-old and 7-year-old sons, relatives said. Officers on Aug. 28 illegally detained 28-year-old Amir Masih on a false charge of theft and tortured him for four days before he died in a hospital on Sept. 2, his brother Sunny Masih […]

After Christians in Algeria Prevented Church Closure, Authorities Seal It Shut

After Christians in Algeria Prevented Church Closure, Authorities Seal It Shut

TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – After Christians fended off an attempt to close a church building in Algeria on Aug. 26, gendarmes arrived early Monday morning (Sept. 2) and sealed it shut, sources said. Church leaders and their attorney had asserted that the order from the head of Bejaia Province to close the church in Ighzer […]

Hindu Nationalists End Christian Gathering With Accusations of ‘Forced Conversions’

Hindu Nationalists End Christian Gathering With Accusations of ‘Forced Conversions’

(International Christian Concern) — On Sunday, Sept. 1, activists from the Bajrang Dal, a youth wing of the Hindu nationalist Vishwa Hindu Parishad, ended a Christian prayer gathering in Worli Naka, located in Mumbai, India. According to initial reports, the nationalists falsely accused the Christians of practicing “forced conversions” and disturbing public order to pressure local […]

Widowed Mother of Seven Homeless After Muslim In-Laws Learn She Is Christian

Widowed Mother of Seven Homeless After Muslim In-Laws Learn She Is Christian

(Morning Star News) – The 8-year-old boy didn’t realize that telling his Muslim relatives how much he enjoyed a church choir would cause them to attack his family. The seventh and youngest child of 54-year-old Lezia Nakayiza, widowed since September 2018, he didn’t know that his family was keeping their faith secret in Kasenge village, […]

Welsh Council Defies Secularists’ Attempt to Sideline Prayers Before Public Meetings

Welsh Council Defies Secularists’ Attempt to Sideline Prayers Before Public Meetings

(The Christian Institute) — Welsh councillors have defended their freedom to conduct prayers before meetings in the face of opposition from those labelling it “discriminatory.” Councillor Paul Penlington called on Denbighshire Council to conduct prayers away from the council chamber, and has received the support of the National Secular Society. But the Council has said […]

Pastor Shot Dead in His Home in Colombia

Pastor Shot Dead in His Home in Colombia

(Christian Solidarity Worldwide) — CSW has learned that an evangelical pastor died on Aug. 10 after being shot multiple times in his home in Bajo Cauca Antioquia, northern Colombia. The body of Pastor Plinio Rafael Salcedo was discovered at his home in the village of La Caucana, in the town and municipality of Tarazá, Bajo […]