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One Year after Agatu Massacre, Christians Continue To Be Killed in Benue, Nigeria Muslim Fulani herdsmen kill at least 29

March 15th, 2017|

MAKURDI, Nigeria, March 15, 2017 (Morning Star News) – A year after Muslim Fulani herdsmen slaughtered an estimated 300 predominantly Christian farmers in Agatu, Benue state, deadly attacks continued in the state the first 10 weeks of the year, sources said.

More than 29 Christians in Agatu and other rural areas were reported to have died […]

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China’s New Policy Expected to Lead to More Religious Persecution

March 13th, 2017|

By China Aid
March 13, 2017 (Morning Star News)
China Aid’s 2016 Annual Persecution Report details a seismic shift in the Chinese government’s approach to religious policy that is expected to lead to further persecution.The report’s core subject tracks a deviation in the Chinese government’s ideological approach to religious management. During the National Conference of Religious Work […]

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Sudan Releases Czech Aid Worker Imprisoned for ‘Espiongage’ Two Sudanese Christians remain behind bars

February 28th, 2017|

JUBA, South Sudan, February 27.17             Morning Star News
Sudan released Czech aid worker Petr Jasek on Saturday (Feb. 25), nearly one month after a court in Khartoum sentenced him to life in prison for espionage and other charges, according to reports.

Jasek returned to the Czech Republic on Sunday with Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralekj, who had […]

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Pastor in India Assaulted by Hindu Extremists

February 3rd, 2017|

HYDERABAD, India, Feb. 3, 2017 (Morning Star News)                                A week after a pastor fell into a coma following harassment by hard-line Hindus in southern India, a gang of Hindu extremists in the same state beat another pastor after he prayed for healing at the home of an elderly church member, family members said.

Police altered […]

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Christian Jailed in Chiapas, Mexico Told to Leave Area in Exchange for Freedom Temporarily released due to illness

February 1st, 2017|

February 1, 2017 (Morning Star News)
A Christian in Chiapas state, Mexico was summarily jailed for three days the evening of Jan. 7 for refusing to deny his faith and contribute to Traditionalist Catholic festivals, according to an advocacy group.

Local authorities who practice the Traditionalist Catholic blend of indigenous pagan and Roman Catholic rituals also threatened […]

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Burma Army Admits Detaining Two Catholic Church Leaders Assistant priests accused of aiding armed ethnic groups

January 23rd, 2017|

YANGON, Burma, January 23, 2017
Burma (Myanmar) army officials have confirmed that they arrested two assistant priests missing since Dec. 24 and accused them of aiding ethnic separatists.

The Burma army accused Dom Dawng Nawng Latt and La Jaw Gam Hseng of serving as “informers and spreading false news on behalf of the armed insurgents” in Shan […]

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Pastor in Uganda Attacked after Sheikh Sent to Kill Him Becomes Christian Church, former Islamic extremist fear another assault

January 12th, 2017|

NAIROBI, Kenya, January 12, 2017 (Morning Star News)                   Islamic extremists ambushed a church leader in eastern Uganda last week after a sheikh they had sent to assassinate him at a church service instead became a Christian, sources said.

In Amuria, about 170 miles (280 kilometers) northeast of Kampala, Bishop George Edweu of the Pentecostal Upright […]

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Christian in Pakistan Jailed under Vindictive Blasphemy Charge

January 5th, 2017|

LAHORE, Pakistan, January 4, 2017 (Morning Star News) Muslims in Pakistan have filed a blasphemy charge against a Christian in retaliation for refusing their demand that he and others cede church land to them, sources said.

In a First Information Report (FIR) at Nishtar Police Station in Lahore, Haji Nadeem on Friday (Dec. 30) accused Babu […]

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Sudan Delaying Case against Pastors to Avoid Releasing Them, Sources Say Evidence remains flimsy, attorney says. By Our Sudan Correspondent

December 20th, 2016|

NAIROBI, Kenya, December 20, 2016
Officials in Sudan are delaying a verdict in the trial of two pastors and two others because evidence is insufficient for conviction and they do not want to release them, sources told Morning Star News.

The Rev. Kwa (also transliterated Kuwa) Shamaal, head of Missions of the Sudanese Church of Christ (SCOC), […]

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Burma Armed Forces Bomb Church Building Previously Seized as Base Such occupation

December 20th, 2016|

YANGON, Burma, December 19, 2016 (Morning Star News)
Burmese armed forces this month bombed a Catholic church building in northern Shan state that soldiers had occupied earlier in their fight against ethnic separatists, sources said.

In a practice that a U.S. government report released last week described as “routine,” the Burma (also called Myanmar) soldiers occupied the […]

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