Authorities in district of India’s Uttar Pradesh demand pastors to cease religious activities

(International Christian Concern) — Last week, authorities in the Basti district of Uttar Pradesh summoned several pastors to the police station. The officers instructed the pastors to cease all religious activities including house church gatherings in the district unless obtaining prior permission from the district magistrate. Failing to do so would result in the pastors being […]

The Lord answers prayers in Ukraine

The Lord answers prayers in Ukraine

Ukraine (Mission Network News) — As Russia’s war continues around them, the TransWorld Radio Ukraine team is speaking the hope of Christ to their country through radio programs and social media. “Our Ukrainian team [has] seen an incredible increase in followers during the past few months,” Frank Stephenson of TWR Europe says. “I think it was around 10,000 […]

China introduces new laws governing church finances

China introduces new laws governing church finances

(Barnabas Aid) — China has announced that new regulations will come into force on June 1 governing the management of religious organizations’ finances. The new Measures for the Financial Management of Venues for Religious Activities were jointly drawn up by the State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA) and the Ministry of Finance. They feature 55 articles in […]

Murder of Christian student over alleged blasphemy against Islam triggers protests, curfew

Murder of Christian student over alleged blasphemy against Islam triggers protests, curfew

ABUJA, NIGERIA (Voice of America) — Authorities in Nigeria’s Sokoto state are enforcing a 24-hour curfew, imposed Saturday to quell protests demanding the release of suspects in the killing of college student Deborah Yakubu. Yakubu was beaten and burned by fellow students Thursday for alleged blasphemous comments about the Muslim Prophet Muhammad in a WhatsApp group. […]

UK Supreme Court rejects detransitioner’s appeal against gender clinic ruling

UK Supreme Court rejects detransitioner’s appeal against gender clinic ruling

 LONDON (The Christian Institute) — Detransitioner Keira Bell has been denied permission to appeal to the Supreme Court in her attempt to protect children from being prescribed experimental transgender drugs. Bell approached the Supreme Court last year after the Court of Appeal overturned a High Court ruling that it was “highly unlikely” children 13 […]

Medical aid gives hope to Sri Lankan bombing survivors

Medical aid gives hope to Sri Lankan bombing survivors

Sri Lanka (Mission Network News) — With every history-making headline from the last three years, 2019 may seem like a lifetime ago. But for survivors of the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka, 2019 feels like yesterday. “The Easter Sunday attacks affected the Church in different ways,” The Voice of the Martyrs Canada partner Yamini Ravindran […]

Christians in Indian village left without homes after attack

Christians in Indian village left without homes after attack

Christians’ home and grain destroyed in Ejariguda village, Odisha state on April 17, 2022. (Morning Star News) NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Tribal villagers in eastern India assaulted three Christian families and destroyed their homes on Easter Sunday (April 17), sources said. The assailants, followers of tribal nature-worshipping religion, were upset that the Christian families […]

Female student murdered, body burned by classmates in Nigeria

Female student murdered, body burned by classmates in Nigeria

Mob Attack Spurred by Supposedly Blasphemous WhatsApp Message  Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Deborah Emmanuel, a 25-year-old Christian student at the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Nigeria’s Sokoto State, was fatally beaten and her body was burned earlier today, May 12. Her classmates were incensed at a supposedly blasphemous message she had sent to […]

Two Christians killed in church burning in Uganda

Two Christians killed in church burning in Uganda

Bishop Amon Sadiiki was attacked after leaving Mbale, Uganda on May 5, 2022. (Morning Star News) NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Two Christians died when Muslim extremists on Thursday (May 5) set fire to a church building in southern Uganda, sources said. Most of the Christians holding an all-night prayer vigil had left when the […]

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