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 […]


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), […]


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 […]


Ethnic-Religious Cleansing Cited as Herdsmen Kill More Christians in Nigeria

November 28th, 2016|

GIDAN WAYA, Nigeria, November 28, 2016 (Morning Star News)

Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed at least 12 Christians in southern Kaduna state on Wednesday and Friday (Nov. 23-25) in what Christian leaders call a campaign of ethnic and religious cleansing.

The killings took place in four communities around Gidan Waya town, near Kafanchan in Jema’a Local Government Area […]


Pastor in China Upholds Faith after Nearly Year in Prison Authorities strip another church leader of his position

November 21st, 2016|

November 21, 2016 (Morning Star News) A pastor in southwestern China, jailed for nearly a year on fabricated charges and suffering a liver disease, focuses on trusting God in a letter of encouragement to his wife, according to China Aid.

Authorities took pastor Li Guozhi, better known as Yang Hua, into custody after a raid on […]


Kidnapped Woman’s Fate Still Unknown Two Years after Herdsmen Kill Husband Four children left in uncle’s care.

November 9th, 2016|

ANGWAN MALLAM CHUNG, Nigeria, November 9, 2016 (Morning Star News) –

Sunday Maidawa, a Christian in this town in southern Kaduna state, feels the loss of his brother and sister-in-law daily in the four children left to him.
Muslim Fulani herdsmen two years ago killed his brother, 34-year-old Dauda Maidawa, and kidnapped the slain Christian’s wife. Their […]


CHINA: Pray for the Editor of a Christian Magazine Who Is Under Investigation

November 4th, 2016|

The Chinese government has shut down a quarterly Christian magazine that encourages the faith of up to 100,000 believers and provides information on recent incidents of persecution. The underground magazine, Ai Yan (which translates as Love Feast), benefits thousands of urban, underground churches as well as rural house churches. Recently, police closed the factory that […]


Muslims in Uganda Burn Home Where Boys Threatened with Violence Took Refuge Separately

November 3rd, 2016|

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov. 3, 2016 (Morning Star News)
Muslims in a village in eastern Uganda on Sunday (Oct. 30) gutted the home of a Christian family for housing two boys threatened with violence for leaving Islam, sources said.

Stephen Muganzi, 41, told Morning Star News that the two teenaged boys sought refuge with him on Oct. 16 […]


Anti-Christian Motives for Pastor’s Death in Andhra Pradesh, India surface

November 2nd, 2016|

NEW DELHI, November 2, 2016
(Morning Star News)
Contrary to the reasons communist guerrillas in India gave for murdering a pastor in July, area church leaders said he was killed for carrying out his Christian calling.

Communist Party of India (Maoist) guerrillas known as Naxalites killed Pastor Yohan Marayya in East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh state on July […]


Pastor in Cuba Sentenced to One Year of House Arrest Penalty for high volume worship services excessive, house church leader says

October 28th, 2016|

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia, October 27, 2016
(Morning Star News)



A civil court in Cuba sentenced the pastor of a house church to a year of house arrest on Saturday (Oct. 22) for loud worship services, sources said.

Juan Carlos Nuñez received the hastily delivered sentence in Cuba’s eastern city of Las Tunas, where he leads a house church of […]