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Christians Hospitalized in India after Attack for Objecting to Discrimination

Hindu extremist-instigated mob beats one man unconscious. By Our New Delhi Correspondent
NEW DELHI, June 23, 2014 (Morning Star News) – Ten Christians in India’s Chhattisgarh state whose faith cost them their food rations were hospitalized last week after a Hindu extremist mob attacked them for objecting to the discrimination, sources said.

One of the Christians fell unconscious and two […]

Religious Rights Violations in Indonesia Expected to Continue

Religious Rights Violations in Indonesia Expected to Continue as Elections Approach Islamic extremists said to be preparing to close more churches. By Our Indonesian Correspondent
JAKARTA, Indonesia, June 16, 2014(Morning Star News) – The average of 56 incidents of religious rights violations churches suffered annually in Indonesia over the past seven years is not expected to abate following elections […]

Nigerian Girl Who Escaped Boko Haram Abduction Aches for Schoolmates

Nigerian Girl Who Escaped Boko Haram Abduction Aches for Schoolmates Government, U.S., U.N. response inadequate, congressional subcommittee told. By Our Nigeria Correspondent
ABUJA, Nigeria, June 12, 2014 (Morning Star News) – The 18-year-old high school student escaped from Boko Haram with her life, but she’s feeling sharp loss.

One of more than 300 girls kidnapped by the Islamic extremist group on April 15 from […]

Boko Haram Kills at Least 29 Christians in Gwoz

Boko Haram Kills at Least 29 Christians in Gwoza Area, NigeriaPastor and others kidnapped, church buildings burned.
By Our Nigeria Correspondent
JOS, Nigeria, May 31, 2014 (Morning Star News) – While international media sights have been justifiably fixed on 276 girls kidnapped from Chibok, Borno state, Islamic extremists last week killed Christians in the state’s Gwoza area […]

Lawyers Press for ‘Insanity Defense’ in Killing of Christian Woman

Lawyers Press for ‘Insanity Defense’ in Killing of Christian Woman in Egypt Attorneys undeterred by psychiatric evaluation saying confessed killer is mentally fit. By Our Middle East Correspondent

ISTANBUL, Turkey, May 26, 2014 (Morning Star News) – Lawyers for a Muslim accused of stabbing a Coptic woman to death in Egypt are persisting with a claim of innocence by reason of […]

Key Leader of Somalia’s Underground Church Slain

Key Leader of Somalia’s Underground Church Slain Pastor oversaw five groups in nearly 100 percent Mulsim country. By Our East Africa Correspondent
NAIROBI, Kenya, May 23, 2014 (Morning Star News) – Underground Christians in Somalia are struggling to recover from the loss of a prominent church leader gunned down in March.

As in many cases of the mounting number of murders […]

Suicide Bombing Hits Christian Pocket of Kano

Suicide Bombing Hits Christian Pocket of Kano, NigeriaAn estimated 20 people are killed. By Our Nigeria Correspondent
JOS, Nigeria, May 19, 2014 (Morning Star News Morning Star News) – Christian sources said an apparent suicide bombing in a Christian area of northern Nigeria’s city of Kano Sunday night (May 18) killed about 20 people, more than the police tally of […]

Judge in Sudan Confirms Death Sentence

Judge in Sudan Confirms Death Sentence, Whipping, for Pregnant Christian Woman Young mother refuses to recant faith. By Our Sudan Correspondent
JUBA, South Sudan, May 15, 2014 (Morning Star News) – A judge in Sudan today confirmed the death sentence for “apostasy” (leaving Islam) for a pregnant Christian woman after she refused to recant, sources said.

After her conviction […]

Incarceration Time Increases for Three Members of Shouwang Church in China

Detention for five days marks new level of harassment for harried church. By the Editor
Chen Youwei, Lan Shunfang and Dai Liying. (Morning Star News via Shouwang Church)May 7, 2014 (Morning Star News) – In a higher level of punishment since Beijing’s Shouwang Church began meeting outdoors in April 2011, three members of the congregation on […]

Authorities in Vietnam Incite Villagers to Attack Christian Converts

Ethnic minorities targeted in rural areas.
By Our Vietnam Correspondent

Hang Thi Dia, 9, after whipping with electrical cable. (Morning Star News) April 15, 2014 (Morning Star News) – Inciting social hostility appears to have become a key way government officials in rural Vietnam try to contain, or at least slow, the growth of Christianity among ethnic […]