At Least Eight Slain in Attack on Christian Area of Nigeria

At Least Eight Slain in Attack on Christian Area of Nigeria

Borno state, Nigeria. (Profoss derivative, original Uwe Dedering, Creative Commons) ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – At least eight people were killed in an attack on Tuesday evening (May 3) by Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists on a predominantly Christian village in northeastern Nigeria, sources said. In the latest of several attacks by the […]

Christian Arrested in Iran After House Raid

Christian Arrested in Iran After House Raid

(Barnabas Aid) — An Iranian Christian convert has been arrested following a raid of his house by agents of the Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS). Rahmat Rostamipour, 49, was taken from his home in Anzali, Gilan Province, in northern Iran on the morning of April 18. During the raid several Bibles were confiscated. Cell phones, ID […]

Tribunal rules UK school ‘indirectly’ discriminated against pastor over tweet opposing pride events

Tribunal rules UK school ‘indirectly’ discriminated against pastor over tweet opposing pride events

CAMBRIDGE — An employment tribunal in the U.K. has ruled that a primary school “indirectly” discriminated against a pastor who served as a caretaker at the institution when leaders sent a written warning following complaints over his personal tweet opining that homosexual pride events should not be attended by Christians and children. “It is one […]

Activists launch attack on Ireland’s remaining protections for unborn

Activists launch attack on Ireland’s remaining protections for unborn

(The Christian Institute) — Pro-abortion campaigners are calling on the Irish government to scrap its remaining legal protections for the unborn. Ahead of the 2018 referendum on repealing Ireland’s pro-life laws, the then-Taoiseach Leo Varadkar claimed abortion would still be “rare.” Since then, 13,243 reported abortions have taken place. But in evidence sessions before the […]

Sentence Reduced for Convicted Christians in Algeria

Sentence Reduced for Convicted Christians in Algeria

El Jedid Mosque in Algiers, Algeria. (Damien Boilley, Creative Commons) TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – A group of Christians arrested on Dec. 12 received a reduction in their sentence for “unauthorized worship” last week, one of those convicted said. The 11 Christians, including the owner of the site rented for the occasion, had received a […]

Chiapas Christians Face Fines for Not Participating in Catholic Festival

Chiapas Christians Face Fines for Not Participating in Catholic Festival

(Christian Solidarity Worldwide) — Christian families in Chiapas, Mexico are being forced to participate in an upcoming syncretic Roman Catholic festival or face illegal fines for the fourth consecutive year. The sixteen families, comprising 32 adults, attend the Alpha and Omega Presbyterian Church in Nueva las Tacitas, Ocosingo Municipality, Chiapas State and belong to the Tzeltal […]

Chinese Pastor Issued Summons Over ‘Illegal Gatherings’ Charge

Chinese Pastor Issued Summons Over ‘Illegal Gatherings’ Charge

(ChinaAid) XIAMEN — On April 26, Xiamen City Jimei District People’s Court issued a summons to Yang Xibo, the minister of Xiamen Xunsiding Church. The notice required that Minister Yang Xiao should attend his hearing for his penalty and administrative reconsideration on May 10. On July 29, 2021, Xiamen City Siming District Bureau of Ethnic […]

Christian Couple in Sudan Faces Possible Flogging for ‘Adultery’

Christian Couple in Sudan Faces Possible Flogging for ‘Adultery’

Al Jazirah state, Sudan. (TUBS, Creative Commons) JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A couple in Sudan could be punished with 100 lashes after being charged with “adultery” because a sharia (Islamic law) court annulled their marriage due to the husband’s conversion to Christianity, their attorney said. Hamouda Tia Kafi, 34, and Nada Hamad Shukralah, […]