Between Coronavirus and Locusts, Kenya’s Rural Communities Overwhelmed

Between Coronavirus and Locusts, Kenya’s Rural Communities Overwhelmed

Kenya (Mission Network News) — The coronavirus couldn’t have come at a worse time for Kenya’s rural communities. Kenyan farmers were already struggling with a massive locust outbreak — the worst locust infestation some East African countries have seen in 70 years. Food supplies have been dangerously low. Now, those gathering in rural areas to […]

Christian Families Summoned, Beaten and Threatened With Death in Chhattisgarh, India

Christian Families Summoned, Beaten and Threatened With Death in Chhattisgarh, India

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Animists in central India last week told five Christian families they would lose their harvest lands unless they returned to their tribal religion and beat them when they refused, sources said. When the families answered a summons to a meeting with Salhephal village leaders in Bastar District, Chhattisgarh state on […]

US Congressmen Call Upon Algerian President to Stop Law From Being Used to Close Churches

US Congressmen Call Upon Algerian President to Stop Law From Being Used to Close Churches

WASHINGTON (Christian News Network) — Several U.S. congressmen have signed a letter to Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune to express concern that more than a dozen churches in the country remain closed under a law that requires non-Muslim churches to register with a government commission — as no applications have yet been approved. “Last fall, I led […]

Indonesian Pastor’s Gathering With Family Interrupted by Angry Demand to Stop

Indonesian Pastor’s Gathering With Family Interrupted by Angry Demand to Stop

(Voice of the Martyrs Australia) — Many Christians are facing increased persecution during the coronavirus pandemic, especially in parts of Indonesia where even small family gatherings of Christians are being protested. Pastor Si of Huria Kristen Batak Protestant (HKBP) church was gathering with a very small group of family in his home when a Muslim […]

Four Christians Killed, Head of High School and Family Shot in North-Central Nigeria

Four Christians Killed, Head of High School and Family Shot in North-Central Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen shot and wounded a Christian leader and his family in one part of Plateau state on Tuesday (May 5), two days after herdsmen killed four Christians in another part of the state, sources said. Herdsmen shot the Bayo Famonure, head of Christian high school Messiah College, at his […]

Muslim Herdsmen Ambush Christian Couple With Machetes in Plateau State, Nigeria

Muslim Herdsmen Ambush Christian Couple With Machetes in Plateau State, Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacked a Christian couple in Plateau state, Nigeria with machetes on April 26, leaving the husband with serious injuries, sources said. Yusuf Pam, 40, was recovering from deep cuts to his head at Nerat Hospital, Barkin Ladi, in Barkin Ladi County. He and his wife, Jumai Yusuf, were […]

Church Members Injured, Property Damaged During Police Raid on Unregistered Church in China

Church Members Injured, Property Damaged During Police Raid on Unregistered Church in China

(Christian Solidarity Worldwide) — Authorities in China’s Xiamen shut down a Sunday service at Xingguang Church on May 3, injuring several church members and damaging property during the process. Witnesses report that police violently dispersed church members, removing those who resisted by force. One church member sustained several significant injuries, including two fractured ribs. Police […]

Christian Relief Groups Working to Protect Thousands in Greek Refugee Camp During Pandemic

Christian Relief Groups Working to Protect Thousands in Greek Refugee Camp During Pandemic

(Evangelical Focus) — Fear of the coronavirus has also come to the Moria refugee camp in Lesbos (Greece), prompting several Christian organizations to take steps to protect the nearly 20,000 people crowded into the camp. According to a report published by Human Rights Watch on April 20, the refugee camps on the Greek islands, especially […]