Muslim Police Officers, Others Beat and Arrest Christian in Kenya

Muslim Police Officers, Others Beat and Arrest Christian in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslim policemen on Saturday, Jan. 19 beat and arrested a Christian man on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya in retaliation for refusing to recant Christianity, his relatives said. Accompanied by two Muslims of Somali descent who had attacked him previously, the policemen arrived at the home where Hassan (surname […]

Children Suffer From Family Breakdown, Study Confirms

Children Suffer From Family Breakdown, Study Confirms

(The Christian Institute) — A new study by University College London (UCL) confirms that children who experience family breakup are more likely to develop emotional and behavioral problems than those living with both parents. In 2009, the University of London (UoL) found that “evidence indicates that younger children are at greater risk of adverse outcomes, […]

Chinese Communist Party Emphasizes ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Members Who Follow, Sympathise With Religion

Chinese Communist Party Emphasizes ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Members Who Follow, Sympathise With Religion

(Bitter Winter) — In China, Communist Party members have always been prohibited from holding religious beliefs. Last August, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities incorporated this conventional principle into the newly revised “Disciplinary Regulations of the Chinese Communist Party,” increasing the level of punishment for party members with religious belief or sympathies. To promote these […]

Facing Torture, Death in Sudan, Convert Flees to Egypt—Only to Receive More Death Threats

Facing Torture, Death in Sudan, Convert Flees to Egypt—Only to Receive More Death Threats

(Morning Star News) – Having fled Sudan after authorities tortured and threatened to kill him if he refused to return to Islam, a Sudanese Christian now faces death threats in Egypt. Unknown Muslims in Cairo began threatening him for his faith in Christ last year, 40-year-old Al Hadi Izzalden Shareef Osman said. In a country […]

Hindu Version of Feng Shui Leads to Demolition of Church Building in Southern India

Hindu Version of Feng Shui Leads to Demolition of Church Building in Southern India

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Hard-line Hindus on Jan. 9 tore down a church building in southern India because it was built on the west side of a village, which they said violated Hindu principles of placement and positioning, sources said. The Vastu Shastra architectural and planning principles, a Hindu version of Feng Shui, were said to oppose […]

On Conscience Grounds, Irish Doctors Refuse to Offer Abortions

On Conscience Grounds, Irish Doctors Refuse to Offer Abortions

(The Christian Institute) — Doctors and nurses across the Republic of Ireland are refusing to participate in abortions following the recent change in the law. More than half of the country’s 19 maternity units are not currently providing abortions. … Dr. Andrew O’Regan, a practitioner in County Kerry who objects to the law, said that […]

Global Persecution of Christians Up by 30 Million in 2018, According to New World Watch Report

Global Persecution of Christians Up by 30 Million in 2018, According to New World Watch Report

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A watchdog organization that releases a report each year on the global persecution of Christians has again named North Korea as the most dangerous place to live as a Christian—for the 18th year in a row, followed by Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya and Pakistan. Open Doors USA released its “World Watch List” […]