Muslim Police Officers, Others Beat and Arrest Christian in Kenya

Muslim Police Officers, Others Beat and Arrest Christian in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslim policemen on Saturday, Jan. 19 beat and arrested a Christian man on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya in retaliation for refusing to recant Christianity, his relatives said. Accompanied by two Muslims of Somali descent who had attacked him previously, the policemen arrived at the home where Hassan (surname […]

Chinese Communist Party Emphasizes ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Members Who Follow, Sympathise With Religion

Chinese Communist Party Emphasizes ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Members Who Follow, Sympathise With Religion

(Bitter Winter) — In China, Communist Party members have always been prohibited from holding religious beliefs. Last August, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities incorporated this conventional principle into the newly revised “Disciplinary Regulations of the Chinese Communist Party,” increasing the level of punishment for party members with religious belief or sympathies. To promote these […]

Facing Torture, Death in Sudan, Convert Flees to Egypt—Only to Receive More Death Threats

Facing Torture, Death in Sudan, Convert Flees to Egypt—Only to Receive More Death Threats

(Morning Star News) – Having fled Sudan after authorities tortured and threatened to kill him if he refused to return to Islam, a Sudanese Christian now faces death threats in Egypt. Unknown Muslims in Cairo began threatening him for his faith in Christ last year, 40-year-old Al Hadi Izzalden Shareef Osman said. In a country […]

Hindu Version of Feng Shui Leads to Demolition of Church Building in Southern India

Hindu Version of Feng Shui Leads to Demolition of Church Building in Southern India

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Hard-line Hindus on Jan. 9 tore down a church building in southern India because it was built on the west side of a village, which they said violated Hindu principles of placement and positioning, sources said. The Vastu Shastra architectural and planning principles, a Hindu version of Feng Shui, were said to oppose […]

Global Persecution of Christians Up by 30 Million in 2018, According to New World Watch Report

Global Persecution of Christians Up by 30 Million in 2018, According to New World Watch Report

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A watchdog organization that releases a report each year on the global persecution of Christians has again named North Korea as the most dangerous place to live as a Christian—for the 18th year in a row, followed by Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya and Pakistan. Open Doors USA released its “World Watch List” […]

Authorities in China’s Henan Province Turning Pulpits Into Entertainment Venues One by One

Authorities in China’s Henan Province Turning Pulpits Into Entertainment Venues One by One

(Bitter Winter) — Churches are supposed to be the place where Christians worship God. In central China’s Henan Province, however, the government is forcibly occupying churches in large numbers and turning them into theaters, game rooms, and other types of entertainment venues—all to Christians’ torment. To look at the government-approved Three-Self church in Caowu village, […]

Chinese Provinces Demand ‘Church-Free Zones’ Near Schools

Chinese Provinces Demand ‘Church-Free Zones’ Near Schools

(International Christian Concern) – According to recent documents issued in China’s northern Shanxi province and central Henan province, China is now establishing “church-free zones” near schools while asking local churches to share lists of youth members. Bitter Winter Magazine reports that a document entitled Implementation Plan on the Special Governance of Private Christian Gathering Sites, […]