Persecution by Poisoning: Man Tells Story of Mother’s Death After Father Angry About Conversion to Christianity

Persecution by Poisoning: Man Tells Story of Mother’s Death After Father Angry About Conversion to Christianity

(International Christian Concern) – Ayub Maate was a Muslim before he converted to Christianity. He practiced his faith daily, even sounding the trumpet three times a day, which would call fellow Muslims to prayer. However, in 2011, his mother heard the Good News and believed in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. His father, […]

British Foreign Secretary Orders Commission to Investigate Christian Persecution

British Foreign Secretary Orders Commission to Investigate Christian Persecution

(The Daily Wire) — British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced this week that he has ordered the creation of a new commission to investigate the persecution of Christians worldwide and how England can work to relieve the issue. Bishop of Truro, Philip Mounstephen, has been tasked with leading the new group. … In an op-ed […]

Christians in Algeria Acquitted of Inciting Muslim Conversion Charge

Christians in Algeria Acquitted of Inciting Muslim Conversion Charge

TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – Five Christians in Algeria were acquitted on Tuesday (Dec. 25) of the charge of inciting a Muslim to change her religion, sources said. A judge at the court of Bouira acquitted Rachid Ouali, whose Muslim wife had filed the charges against him. Ouali, his friend Ali Laarchi, Laarchi’s wife and daughter, […]

Man Whose Wife Attends China’s Early Rain Church Testifies of Time in Detention: ‘Everyone Eagerly Wanted to Hear the Gospel’

Man Whose Wife Attends China’s Early Rain Church Testifies of Time in Detention: ‘Everyone Eagerly Wanted to Hear the Gospel’

CHENGDU — The husband of a member of China’s Early Rain Covenant Church, who is among the more than 100 people who have been detained this month surrounding their affiliation or participation with an unregistered church, says that others in the detention center had great interest in hearing about the gospel during his time in […]

Two Pakistani Christian Brothers Sentenced to Death for Blasphemy

Two Pakistani Christian Brothers Sentenced to Death for Blasphemy

(World Watch Monitor) — A Pakistani court last week sentenced two Christian brothers to death for blasphemy. Since their arrest in 2014, Qaisar and Amoon Ayub had been held in District Jail Jhelum, in Punjab province, 200 km north of Lahore, for allegedly posting “disrespectful material” on their website, according to AsiaNews. For security reasons […]

Hindu Extremists Threaten Children at Sunday School in Southern India

Hindu Extremists Threaten Children at Sunday School in Southern India

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Police and news media further joined forces with Hindu extremists in recent attacks in southern India, including one where a mob terrorized children in Sunday school, sources said. In Tamil Nadu state, Pastor Selva Raj was leading a worship service in Amathur village, Virudhunagar District, when a mob of some 300 […]

Chinese Officials Force Third Prominent House Church to Close

Chinese Officials Force Third Prominent House Church to Close

China (Mission Network News) — Over the weekend, Chinese officials raided and forcibly closed a third prominent house church in Southern China. Around 60 police officers raided a children’s Bible study at Rongguili Church in Guangzhou Saturday morning and forced the kids and adults out. They blocked all roads to and from the church and […]