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Sudan Detains, Interrogates Elder in Campaign to Take Over Church Authorities continue bid to rid country of Christianity

September 26th, 2017|

JUBA, South Sudan, September 26, 2017 (Morning Star News)
A month after seven church leaders were arrested, interrogated and released on bail, police in Sudan detained and questioned another church leader in Omdurman on Friday (Sept. 22), sources said.

Elder Mahjoub Abotrin of the Sudanese Church of Christ (SCOC) was arrested from his home in Omdurman, across […]

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Tass Saada, Oct. 15 Surrey, Oct. 17 Chilliwack

September 20th, 2017|

ICR Canada welcomes . . .
Tass Saada, author ‘Once an Arafat Man’
Royal Heirs Music and Sing-a-Long

 

 

He will share his ministry and how he found Jesus after being a sniper for Yasser Arafat.
A love offering will be taken for Tass Saada’s ministry in Jerusalem and Jericho

2 ICR EVENTS
Lower Mainland Friends . . .
#1. Gospel Concert, Hymn […]

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Christian Father of Two in Pakistan Sentenced to Death for ‘Blaspheming’ Prophet of Islam Muslim

September 18th, 2017|

LAHORE, Pakistan, Sept. 18.17
(Morning Star News)

 

A Christian father of two in Pakistan has been sentenced to death for blaspheming Islam’s prophet in a phone text even though he is illiterate, sources said.

Nadeem James, 27, was charged in July 2016 in Gujrat District after a friend, Yasir Bashir, complained to police that he received a poem […]

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China Tightens Control on Churches, Enforces Law Against Teaching Children Officials order house-church members to stay home

September 15th, 2017|

September 15, 2017         (Morning Star News)
China has tightened its “choke-hold” on churches across the country in recent weeks, according to advocacy group China Aid.

Recent bans on unregistered church worship and on teaching Christianity to children, “as if intending to eliminate all house churches at once,” have startled Christians, a China Aid source reported.

In Guangzhou, Guangdong […]

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Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Massacre 20 Christians in Plateau State, Nigeria

September 12th, 2017|

ANCHA, Nigeria, Sept.11.17 (Morning Star News)

Muslim Fulani herdsmen in central Nigeria’s Plateau state massacred 20 Christians, including children, as they slept in the hours after midnight on Friday (Sept. 8) in an apparent reprisal attack that mystified villagers, sources said.

Police reportedly said the attack was an act of vengeance after the discovery last week of […]

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Christian High School Student Killed in Pakistan

September 8th, 2017|

LAHORE,PakistanSept. 8, 2017
(Morning          Star News)

The father of a 17-year-old Christian who was killed in a school in Pakistan by at least one Muslim classmate said the attack was religiously motivated, a charge that police dispute.

Ilyasab Masih told Morning Star News by phone from his home in Chak 461 village, Vehari District in Punjab Province, that […]

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Pastor in India Perseveres amid Persecution by Hindu Extremists Assailants demand he renounce Christ

August 31st, 2017|

HYDERABAD, India, Aug. 31.17 (Morning Star News)
A band of Hindu extremists who had snuck into a house-church service beat a pastor with steel rods and sticks, one of them yelling that they would stop if he shouted, “Hail, Lord Ram !”

“I remained mum,” pastor Harjot Singh Sethi, 26, told Morning Star News. “I […]

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Mother in Uganda Beaten, Driven from Home for Embracing Christ Woman leaves Islam after daughter is healed

August 30th, 2017|

NAIROBI, Kenya, August 30, 2017
(Morning Star News)
A woman in eastern Uganda who put her faith in Christ is in hiding after her husband beat her for leaving Islam, sources said.

Sophia Nakisaala, 35, turned to Christ on Aug. 7 after her daughter was healed when a street preacher she’d heard in Bulopa village, Kamuli District, prayed […]

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Christian Mother Who Died in Detention in Eritrea Showed Signs of Torture, Mourners Note Maltreatment may have contributed to her death

August 25th, 2017|

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug. 25, 2017 (Morning Star News)
A relative at the burial of a Christian mother of three who died in detention in Eritrea told Morning Star News her body showed signs of torture that could have contributed to her death.

Eritrean authorities arrested Fikadu Debesay and her husband in the southern town of Adi Quala […]

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Egypt Closes One Church, Blocks Worship at Another

August 24th, 2017|

CAIRO, August 24, 2017 (Morning Star News) Authorities have closed a church that serves three villages in Upper Egypt on the pretext that area Muslims object to it – one of at least 15 Christian worship sites shuttered in the bishopric of Minya, sources said.

Coptic Orthodox Bishop of Minya Anba Makarios spent weeks appealing to […]

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