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Christians in Sudan request prayer for Rafat, chair of the Evangelical Community Council

Christians in Sudan request prayer for Rafat, chair of the Evangelical Community Council – a committee of the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church (SPEC) responsible for managing SPEC properties.

Rafat attended the Criminal Court in Omdurman with his lawyer Mr Adam Mosa Abu Anja as scheduled on 17th July, but the judge postponed the defence hearing and […]

July 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Christians in Egypt have been requested by the security services to cancel all trips

Christians in Egypt have been requested by the security services to cancel all trips and activities outside of church buildings until at least the end of July.

 

Representatives of the Coptic Orthodox Church, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference and the Presidency of Protestant Churches in Egypt last week confirmed that their churches are abiding by this request.

 

The […]

July 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cuban Pastor Punished With 1-Year Heavy Labor for Homeschooling His Children in Evangelical Faith

An Evangelical pastor in Cuba has been sentenced to one year of heavy labor and house arrest for defying the Communist government and insisting that his children be homeschooled.

International Christian Concern reported on Thursday that Pastor Ramon Rigal, leader of Iglesia de Dios en Cristo, has openly stated that his decision to take his children […]

July 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Algerian Christians are grateful that Slimane Bouhafs, imprisoned since September 2016 for blasphemy, has received a partial pardon

Algerian Christians are grateful that Slimane Bouhafs, imprisoned since September 2016 for blasphemy, has received a partial pardon.

His three-year sentence was reduced by 16 months on 5th July, the national day of Algeria, following a decree by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika which provided clemency to several prisoners on account of good behaviour in prison. As a […]

July 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Christians in Coastal Kenya Fearful after Slaughter of 13 Non-Muslims Area Muslims collude with Al Shabaab militants

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 12, 2017 (Morning Star News)
Al Shabaab militia over the weekend killed 13 non-Muslims, mostly Christians, in coastal Kenya, sources said.

Village Muslims in the Pandanguo settlement of Lamu County helped Islamic extremists from the Somalia-based Al Shabaab identify locations where the Christians resided, a survivor of the attack told Morning Star News from […]

July 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hindu Extremist Attack in Odisha State, India Ends in ‘Agreement’ Stopping Worship Services Injured Christians forced to sign agreeement

HYDERABAD, India, June 30, 2017
After an attack in eastern India in which a Christian was seriously injured, police and Hindus this month created an “agreement” – without participation of church members – effectively halting worship services, sources said.

Church members were bullied into signing the agreement, they said. As a result, in the tribal village of […]

June 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Christians Taking Children to Camp in India Charged with Kidnapping, Forced Conversion One minor held for 25 days, another still in custody along with five adult volunteers

HYDERABAD, India, June 23.17 (Morning Star News)
Six Christians taking children to a Vacation Bible School camp in Madhya Pradesh state, India, remain in custody after police detained them last month on charges of kidnapping and forcible conversion, sources said.

Also detained was a 15-year-old boy who was held in a juvenile detention center for nearly a […]

June 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pastor Jailed in Burma falls ill. 65-year-old Baptist leader on trial for ‘spying.’

YANGON, Burma, June 20, 2017 (Morning Star News)
One of two assistant pastors arrested by the Burma army last Christmas Eve is suffering deteriorating health from malnutrition, sources said.

Pastor Dom Dawng Nawng Latt, 65, has become weak, lacks energy and suffers from asthma and diarrhea, according to his wife and a lawyer for Nawng Latt and […]

June 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Christian Families in India Forced into Hindu Ritual, Denied Water

HYDERABAD, India, June 16, 2017
(Morning Star News)
Villagers in Uttar Pradesh state, India beat Christians, forced them to participate in Hindu rituals and have refused to provide them water, sources said.

Four families who were attacked in Jalalabad village, Ghazipur District rely on the water to irrigate their fields, they said.

“How will we survive if we don’t […]

June 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Iran update on imprisoned Christians

Iranian Christians request prayer for Pastor Victor Bet Tamraz, Amin Afshar Naderi and Hadi Asgari. On the morning of Sunday 11th June there was a second hearing in the case against these three Christian men in Tehran.

Pastor Victor and Amin were arrested on 26th December 2014 at a Christmas celebration at Pastor Victor’s home, together […]

June 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments