Chinese Officials Raid Kindergarten Established by Fujian Church

Chinese Officials Raid Kindergarten Established by Fujian Church

XIAMEN, Fujian (ChinaAid) — Officials from a local religious affairs bureau and ministry of education in China’s eastern Fujian conducted a two-hour investigation of a kindergarten established by a local church on April 16. The kindergarten, which wishes to remain anonymous to avoid further scrutiny, was established by a church in Xiamen. On the morning […]

Church-Run Algerian Day Care Center Ordered to Close

Church-Run Algerian Day Care Center Ordered to Close

(World Watch Monitor) — Authorities in Algeria’s north-eastern city of Tizi-Ouzou, in the Kabylie region, have closed down a day care center for Christian children. The Early Childhood Home was established more than 10 years ago by Église Protestante du Plein Évangile (The Full Gospel Protestant Church), also known by its French acronym EPPETO. EPPETO […]

Hindu Radicals Force Indian Pastor to Flee Village After Series of Attacks

Hindu Radicals Force Indian Pastor to Flee Village After Series of Attacks

(International Christian Concern) – Chensingh Vasunia, a 26-year-old pastor, was forced to flee his village of Kondri, located in India’s Madhya Pradesh state, after a series of devastating attacks by Hindu radicals on his home and church. Beginning on March 16, the attacks left two of Pastor Chensingh’s church members seriously injured and his house […]

Christian Woman in Pakistan Dies After Being Set on Fire for Refusing to Convert to Islam, Marry Muslim

Christian Woman in Pakistan Dies After Being Set on Fire for Refusing to Convert to Islam, Marry Muslim

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Christian woman in Pakistan died on Sunday night (April 22) after a Muslim in the Sialkot area set her on fire for refusing to convert to Islam and marry him, relatives said. Muhammad Rizwan Gujjar poured kerosene on 25-year-old Asma Yaqoob and set her on fire on Wednesday (April 17), […]

Indian Police Play Down Mob Attack on Christian Meeting

Indian Police Play Down Mob Attack on Christian Meeting

(World Watch Monitor) — Christian families have fled their homes in eastern India after telling police a Hindu nationalist mob had attacked a church fellowship meal, only to be met with attempts to silence them. Pastor Kasi Ram told World Watch Monitor that only three Christian families remained in the village of Bakel—in Chhattisgarh state, […]

Chinese Church Interrogated for Holding Services, Evangelizing

Chinese Church Interrogated for Holding Services, Evangelizing

(China Aid) — Within 24 hours, officials in China’s central Henan province interrogated members of Autumn Rain Blessing Church on April 9. The trouble began at 10 a.m., when Jiang Rong, the wife of the church’s pastor, Wang Yi, was at a church leader’s home. The authorities showed up to inquire about their Sunday services […]

Eastern Ukraine’s Evangelical Churches Face Closure Threat

Eastern Ukraine’s Evangelical Churches Face Closure Threat

Ukraine (Mission Network News) – Evangelical churches in Eastern Ukraine are facing a closure threat. Recently, the local government in the Luhansk region, which is controlled by separatists, passed a law, which restricts how churches in the area can operate. “Basically [it] forbids the churches to conduct worship, hold small groups, or meetings in homes. […]

Christians in Sudan Charged in Defense of Church Property Case

Christians in Sudan Charged in Defense of Church Property Case

UBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A court in Omdurman, Sudan on Wednesday (April 11) charged four Christians who defended church property from a takeover by a Muslim business interest, sources said. Azhari Tumbara, Muna Matta, George Adam and Kudi Abderhman last year tried to keep authorities from seizing Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church (SPEC) property in […]

Hard-Line Hindu Confesses to Attempted Murder of Pastor in Southern India, Police Say

Hard-Line Hindu Confesses to Attempted Murder of Pastor in Southern India, Police Say

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – A hard-line Hindu has confessed to attempting to murder a pastor in southern India as the Christian leader was praying at night, according to police. Pastor Madira Koti Reddy, who leads a house church in Rentachintala village, Guntur District in Andhra Pradesh state, on March 29 had gone to his room […]