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Christian Shot to Death Outside Church in Mombasa, Kenya

Day after young man killed, 70-year-old Christian is wounded.By Our East Africa Correspondent
MALINDI, Kenya, January 15, 2015 (Morning Star News) – Police in Kenya’s coastal area are searching for a gunman who shot a Christian dead at the gate leading to a church worship site on Sunday(Jan. 11) in Mombasa.

One of two men following 25-year-old […]

ISIS-Related Group Claims Responsibility for Egyptians Still Held

in Libya Photos confirm identity of 13 Copts kidnapped on Jan. 3 and seven others.
By Our Middle East Correspondent
ISTANBUL, Turkey, January 14, 2015 (Morning Star News) – Contrary to published reports, 13 Egyptian Christians kidnapped in Libya by Islamic terrorists have not been freed, relatives said.

A Libyan group affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and […]

Morning Star News’ Top 10 Persecution Stories of 2014

For once, good news — miraculous righting of horrific injustice in Sudan — tops list.  By The Editor
January 9, 2015 (Morning Star News) – In a year that saw a new level of cruelty unleashed upon Christians and other religious minorities across Syria, Iraq and Africa, one once obscure case of injustice in Sudan turned […]

Controversy over ‘Reconversions’ in India Leads to Proposal to Outlaw Conversions

Government also proposes holiday alternative to Christmas. By Our India Correspondent
NEW DELHI, January 6, 2015 (Morning Star News) – A Hindu nationalist drive to “reconvert” non-Hindus over the Christmas season foundered, but protests against the campaign led to an unexpected consequence: a proposal to ban on all conversions except “reconversions” to Hinduism.

During an Advent season […]

Suspected Islamic Extremists in Libya Abduct 13 Egyptian Christians

Third attack on area Christians in two weeks.
By Our Middle East Correspondent
ISTANBUL, Turkey, January 5, 2015 (Morning Star News) – In the most recent of a series of kidnappings and killings targeting Egyptian Christians in Libya, 13 Christians in the country were abducted on Saturday(Jan. 3).

A group of armed men thought to be members of […]

Christmas Season Brings Christianity under Renewed Attack in India

Violence, arrests and Hindu extremist ‘reconversion’ bring tensions. By Our New Delhi Correspondent
NEW DELHI, December 23, 2014 (Morning Star News) – Christmas-related anti-Christian violence and harassment have begun as Hindu extremists undertake an aggressive effort to “reconvert” tribal people to Hinduism, sources said.

Police arrested and Hindu extremists attacked Christians in three Christmas-related incident in three states […]

Pastor in Kenya Fears His Life Is in Imminent Danger from Islamic Extremists

Convert of Somali descent says Al Shabaab has put bounty on his head.

By Our East Africa Correspondent
NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec. 18, 2014 (Morning Star News) – A pastor in Kenya of Somali descent whom Islamic extremist Al Shabaab militants have threatened for leaving Islam fears he soon could be killed.

Somali Al Shabaab rebels have offered a […]

Christians Protest Violence as Church Burning Hits New Delhi, India

Christians Protest Violence as Church Burning Hits New Delhi, India Government under increasing pressure as impunity for assailants continues.
By Our India Correspondent
NEW DELHI, December 9, 2014 (Morning Star News) – Christians in New Delhi, unaccustomed to religious hostilities more common in remote areas, erupted in protest as violence hit the capital last week.

Church leaders wrote […]

Police in Sudan Attack Worshipping Congregation, Arrest 38 Christians

NAIROBI, Kenya, December 3, 2014 (Morning Star News) – Police in North Khartoum, Sudan yesterday beat, arrested and fined 38 Christians worshipping at Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church, sources said.

After nearly two weeks of raiding and demolishing church property, officers armed with guns and batons arrived at the church compound at 6:30 a.m. on two trucks […]

Police in Sudan Arrest Church Leaders for Refusing to Surrender Worship Property

By Our Sudan Correspondent
JUBA, South Sudan, November 25, 2014 (Morning Star News) – Police and security personnel today dispersed a congregation keeping vigil over its disputed property in North Khartoum, Sudan, and arrested five church leaders, sources said.
Authorities arrived at noon at the compound of the Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church, where last week they demolished […]