Minya, Egypt, 28 Christians are so far confirmed dead!

Egyptian Christians request prayer after gunmen attacked a bus and other vehicles carrying Coptic Christians. According to a statement by the Governor of Minya, 28 are so far confirmed dead (including two children) and 23 have been wounded in the attack which took place this morning (26th May).
The bus was on a desert road near […]

Terrorists Linked with Islamic State Abduct Priest in Attack in Mindanao, Philippines Policeman beheaded, 13 other Catholics kidnapped

MINDANAO, Philippines, May 24, 2017 (Morning Star News)

An ascendant terrorist group in the Philippines that has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) yesterday wreaked violence on the island of Mindanao, kidnapping a catholic priest and 13 members of his parish.

Soldiers engaged in firefights with the Maute Group (MG) in Marawi City as its militants […]

Christians in Sudan request prayer as the authorities’ campaign to demolish churches continues

Christians in Sudan request prayer as the authorities’ campaign to demolish churches continues.

On Wednesday 17th May the Sudanese Church of Christ (SCOC) building in Algadisia, Khartoum was demolished. This follows the demolition of the SCOC church in Soba Al Aradi on 7th May.

The SCOC built a church in Algadisia in 1983. Another person recently claimed […]

Indonesia Joins Repressive Islamic Regimes in Sentencing Ahok to Prison for ‘Blasphemy’

Statute treads on human rights in world’s largest Islamic country.
May 9, 2017 (Morning Star News)
Indonesia took a huge leap backwards in its reputation as a moderate Islamic democracy today when a court sentenced the Christian governor of Jakarta, Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, to two years in prison for “blaspheming” the Koran.

The blasphemy accusation was key […]

Pastor in India Loses Hearing from Assault by Hindu Extremists Officials ignored his complaint of attack two months prior

HYDERABAD, India, May 9, 2017
(Morning Star News)
A pastor in eastern India’s Bihar state has lost his hearing after Hindu extremists assaulted him outside his home on church premises last month, sources said.

Doctors at a Hajipur government hospital determined the loss of hearing and wounds on Pastor Sikandar Kumar’s body were a result of being beaten […]

Church Building Demolished, Two Christians Arrested in Sudan One of at least 25 on government list of targeted houses of worship

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) Khartoum state authorities in Sudan demolished a church building yesterday (May 7) as Christians were preparing to worship, sources said.

In the Khartoum suburb of Soba al Aradi, which began as a refugee camp for south Sudanese, a bulldozer sent by Jebel Aulia locality and the Ministry of Planning and […]

Violence against Muslims Accused of Blasphemy in Pakistan Spurs Calls for Reform of Laws

LAHORE, Pakistan, May 1, 2017
(Morning Star News)
Gruesome violence against Muslims accused of blasphemy in Pakistan has reignited calls for amending blasphemy statutes commonly used to persecute Christians.

The lynching of a Muslim student over blasphemy charges at a university in northwestern Pakistan, the murder of a blasphemy accused Muslim in Punjab Province and mob violence against […]

Police, Mob Attack Synod Guard’s Quarters, Arrest His Family in Omdurman, Sudan.

JUBA, South Sudan, April 26, 2017 (Morning Star News)

Three weeks after an elder was killed in an attack on church property in Omdurman, Sudan, a mob with police on Monday (April 24) ransacked the living quarters of the compound guard and arrested his family, sources said.

Police accompanied by a mob demolished part of the room […]

Muslim Extremists Destroy Pastor’s Farm, Church Building in Eastern Uganda

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 21, 2017 (Morning Star News)
A pastor in eastern Uganda is without his home, farm and church building after Muslim extremists armed with swords and clubs rampaged through his property on March 27, he said.

The band of nine Muslims, who also carried blunt metal objects, were shouting the jihadist slogan “Allah Akbar [God […]

Police, Local Officials Complicit in Buddhist Attacks on Churches in Sri Lanka

April 20, 2017 (Morning Star News)
Police and local officials in Sri Lanka declined to recognize Buddhist aggression against churches and in some cases encouraged persecution of Christians in the first four months of the year, a report indicates.

Police initially refused to register a case when a mob led by Buddhist monks assaulted the pastor of […]