Nightmare Continues for Family of Freed Prisoner of Conscience in China

Nightmare Continues for Family of Freed Prisoner of Conscience in China

(Morning Star News) – When Chinese authorities released Christian human rights attorney Gao Zhisheng from prison on Aug.7, we didn’t hear anything from him, presumably because of the communist state’s one-year prohibition against him saying anything publicly that might “damage the reputation or interests of the state.” His family had telephone conversations with him, but […]

‘You Can Kill My Body, But Not My Soul’: Christian Refuses to Convert to Islam in Face of Death

‘You Can Kill My Body, But Not My Soul’: Christian Refuses to Convert to Islam in Face of Death

NIGERIA — A Christian man in Nigeria recently stood firm for his faith despite Muslim attempts to force him to convert to Islam by threatening him with death. As previously reported, the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram has been attacking the Gwoza area for several years, with violence intensifying throughout 2014. In June, South Africa Today reported that the death […]

Bhutanese Pastor Sentenced to Prison for Accepting Funds for Ministry Activities

Bhutanese Pastor Sentenced to Prison for Accepting Funds for Ministry Activities

THIMPHU, Bhutan (Morning Star News) – A court in Bhutan on Wednesday sentenced pastor Tandin Wangyal to three years, 11 months in prison for receiving funds for ministry activities from a Christian organization. The verdict from the court in Dorokha, Samtse District asserts the pastor received US$11,864 in funding from a foreign Christian organization to conduct […]

Pakistani Christian in Custody on Accusation of Defiling Koran

Pakistani Christian in Custody on Accusation of Defiling Koran

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Police in Pakistan have taken into custody a Christian convert from Hinduism and his Hindu co-worker for allegedly burning a Koran and a chart of Koranic verses. The Christian’s family and attorney, however, said Islamist extremist groups have falsely accused the two men in response to an increasing number of […]

Sudan Shutters Christian Church in Khartoum

Sudan Shutters Christian Church in Khartoum

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Security agents in Sudan padlocked a 500-member church’s building on Aug. 24, said Christian sources who fear the government may try to sell it. In the latest incident in a nearly two-year wave of church demolitions, closures and confiscations, Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) forcibly closed the Sudan […]

Iranian Pastor Facing Death Penalty for ‘Spreading Corruption on Earth’ with Christianity

Iranian Pastor Facing Death Penalty for ‘Spreading Corruption on Earth’ with Christianity

TEHRAN, Iran — A Christian pastor in Iran who is already serving six years behind bars is facing the death penalty for ‘spreading corruption on Earth’ through his Christian witness and activities. Behnam Irani, who leads the 300-member Church of Iran in Karaj, was initially detained in 2006 while holding a Bible study and sentenced […]

American Missionaries Detained in North Korea Make Plea to U.S. in TV Interview

American Missionaries Detained in North Korea Make Plea to U.S. in TV Interview

PYONGYANG, North Korea — Two American missionaries that have been detained in North Korea spoke during an interview with CNN on Monday, pleading for the U.S. to work more diligently for their release. Kenneth Bae and Jeffrey Fowle sat down with reporter Will Ripley as they were granted five minutes each to send messages to […]

Arizona ‘Dark Lord’ Burns, Urinates on Bible Outside of Gospel Mission to ‘Curse the Christians’

Arizona ‘Dark Lord’ Burns, Urinates on Bible Outside of Gospel Mission to ‘Curse the Christians’

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — A man who identified himself as ‘dark Lord’ to police was arrested on Thursday after admitting to burning and urinating on a Bible outside of a Christian-owned homeless shelter in order to ‘curse the Christians.’ Eric Minerault, 22, was taken into custody late Thursday after a representative of the Yavapai Territorial Gospel […]

Muslims Force Palestinian Christians Out of Jerusalem Church Building

Muslims Force Palestinian Christians Out of Jerusalem Church Building

JERUSALEM (Morning Star News) – Seven years of harassment and attacks by hard-line Muslims have finally forced a Palestinian church in East Jerusalem out of their building, church leaders said. The congregation of Calvary Baptist Church, under Holy Land Missions, moved out of their building in the Shofat area of Jerusalem in July after Islamists threatened their landlord. […]

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