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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Police Say woman Slain in Pakistan Innocent of Blasphemy; Politicians ‘Protecting Killers

By Our Pakistan Correspondent
LAHORE, Pakistan, November 19, 2014(Morning Star News) – Police in Pakistan say a Christian couple tortured and slain this month over accusations that the wife desecrated the Koran were innocent, while relatives said politicians are trying to shield the killers from justice.

Urged to act from mosque loudspeakers, a frenzied mob on Nov. […]

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Five Months of Attacks on Mennonite Church in Vietnam Prompt SOS

Christians harassed at center, homes and workplaces. By Our Vietnam Correspondent
November 14, 2014 (Morning Star News) – Police in Vietnam on Wednesday (Nov. 12) employed thugs wielding hammers and metal cutters to ransack a church center and drag away nine Christians, who were then charged with not having proper papers – documents officials had confiscated […]

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Incessant Attacks on Jerusalem Church in Israel Meet with Police Indifference

Young men with ties to Palestinian militants attack volunteer workers at Living Bread Church on Oct. 16. (Morning Star News photo by Sarah Spaeth)

 

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