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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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ICR CONCERT EVENT OCTOBER 15.17 at 6PM

August 18th, 2017|

MUSIC CONCERT, HYMN SING,            TASS SAADA TESTIMONY
Royal Heirs Music, Sing-a-long and ex Muslim transformation testimony
Venue: St. Johns Presbyterian Church – 1480 George Street, White Rock, BC
Date: October 15.17 at 6PM
 

An offering will be received for ministry in the Jerusalem and Jericho

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Judge in Pakistan Urges Parliament to Prosecute Blasphemy Cases under Terrorism Laws

August 18th, 2017|

LAHORE, Pakistan, August 18, 2017 (Morning Star News) – In an expanded order to remove “blasphemous” content from social media in Pakistan, a high court judge included a recommendation that Parliament include terrorism charges against those accused of blasphemy.

Last Saturday’s (Aug. 12) recommendation by Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court is unlikely […]

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Herdsmen in Plateau State, Nigeria Quietly Seizing Christians’ Property, Pastors Say Church leaders call Muslim Fulani land-grabs ‘econoic terrorism.’

August 14th, 2017|

JOS, Nigeria, August 14, 2017 (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacks on predominantly Christian Berom farmers in Plateau state, Nigeria amount to “economic terrorism,” Christian leaders told Morning Star News.

While Plateau state officials say “relative peace” prevails, Christian leaders point to herdsmen attacks in the past eight months that saw 18 Christians injured […]

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Christian Rights Activists in Vietnam Charged with Serious ‘Crimes’ Officials accuse advocates of seeking to ‘overthrow’ government

August 12th, 2017|

August 11, 2017 (Morning Star News)       After 19 long months of investigative detention following his Dec. 16, 2015 arrest, renowned human rights attorney Nguyen Van Dai was finally charged with a crime on July 30.

Vietnamese authorities charged Dai, 35-year-old legal associate Le Thu Ha and four other human rights activists, including Pastor Nguyen Trung Ton, […]

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Christians Killed and Injured in Church Shooting in Southern Nigeria Motive for attack unclear

August 7th, 2017|

JOS, NIGERIA, August 6, 2017 (Morning Star News) At least 11 people were killed in an attack on a Catholic church service in southern Nigeria today that apparently was rooted in a conflict with a relative of one of the parishioners, authorities said.

At least 18 others were injured in the shooting at St. Philip’s Catholic […]

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Iranian Christians give thanks to God for the release from prison

August 3rd, 2017|

Iranian Christians give thanks to God for the release from prison yesterday (1st August) of Maryam Naghash Zargaran.

A convert from Islam, Maryam has served a four-year sentence in the women’s ward of Evin Prison in Tehran. She was imprisoned on 15th July 2013 after she was found guilty of “propagating against the Islamic regime, and […]

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Hunger Strikes in Iran Protest Upsurge in Harsh Sentences, Treatment of Christians

August 1st, 2017|

By Our Jerusalem Correspondent
JERUSALEM, July 31, 2017 (Morning Star News) – Two Christian prisoners in Iran recently went on hunger strikes to protest increasingly harsh treatment of those arrested for house-church activities.
Since June 2016, courts in Iran have given 11 Christians prison sentences of at least 10 years, mostly on charges related to house-church activities […]

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Sudan Orders Christian Schools to Operate on Sundays Educational institutions are not to take the day off

July 28th, 2017|

JUBA, South Sudan, July 28, 2017      (Morning Star News)
In an ongoing campaign to rid the country of Christianity, officials in Sudan this week ordered all Christian schools in the capital to regard Sunday as a work day, sources said.

The Ministry of General Education of Khartoum State sent a letter dated July 26 (Wednesday) ordering all […]

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