Posts Tagged ‘christians’

Christians Slain in Kano and Plateau States, Nigeria

Ifeanyi Ilechukwu, Christian killed in Kano state, Nigeria on Sept. 24, 2022. (Facebook) ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Fulani herdsmen on Sunday (Sept. 25) killed two Christians in Plateau state, Nigeria after Islamic State terrorists allegedly killed two others in the city of Kano on Saturday (Sept. 24), sources said. In northern… Source

Dozens More Christians Killed in Benue State, Nigeria 

Benue state, Nigeria. (Uwe Dedering, Creative Commons).svg ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Continuing attacks earlier this month in Benue state, Nigeria, suspected Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists killed dozens of Christians on Friday (Sept. 23) and Wednesday (Sept. 21), sources said. The terrorists attacked six predominantly Christian villages in… Source

Terrorists Kill 25 Christians in Benue State, Nigeria

National Mosque in Abuja, Nigeria. (Wikipedia) ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists killed three Christians in Benue state, Nigeria on Sunday (Sept. 18), after slaughtering at least 22 others in the same area in past three weeks, sources said. The assailants attacked predominantly Christian Tse Ngban village in Guma County […]

Apostasy Charges against Christians in Sudan Dismissed

Darfur Region, Sudan. (NordNordWest, Creative Commons) JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A court in Sudan on Sept. 8 dismissed apostasy charges against four Christians who were threatened with the death penalty unless they recanted, sources said. Judge Ibrahim Hamza dismissed the apostasy charges against the Christians in Central Darfur state, stating that apostasy is […]

Five Christians Thrown Off Boat and Drowned in Uganda

Lake Kyoga amid rivers and other lakes in Uganda. (Creative Commons) NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslim extremists killed five Christian workers by throwing them off a boat into central Uganda’s Lake Kyoga on Aug. 10, sources said. The evangelists from End Time Word Ministry church were traveling from Nakasongola District to Apac District on…

Christians Slain in Central Nigeria, Animists Attack in South

Ogun state, Nigeria. (Uwe Deering, Creative Commons) ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen on Thursday (Sept. 1) killed six Christians in central Nigeria, and the next day animists attacked a night prayer service in the country’s southwest, area residents and officials said. The herdsmen attacked the predominantly Christian village of…

Christians targeted for forced marriages in Nigeria

Photo Credit: Susan Elden/DFID Nigeria (Mission Network News) — A recent United Nations report found that in Nigeria, Boko Haram specifically targets Christians and other religious minorities for slavery and forced marriages. Among certain minority groups, as many as three out of four women are forced into marriage, even though consent to marriage is required […]

Christians targeted for forced marriages in Nigeria

Photo Credit: Susan Elden/DFID Nigeria (Mission Network News) — A recent United Nations report found that in Nigeria, Boko Haram specifically targets Christians and other religious minorities for slavery and forced marriages. Among certain minority groups, as many as three out of four women are forced into marriage, even though consent to marriage is required […]

Supreme Court of Pakistan grants bail to 3 Pakistani Christians charged with ‘blasphemy’

Photo Credit: ImposterVT/Wikimedia Commons (Barnabas Aid) — The Supreme Court of Pakistan in Islamabad has granted bail to three Christians charged with “blasphemy” in separate cases. Sanitary worker Salamat Mansha Masih was bailed on August 23. He was originally arrested in February 2021 while working for Lahore Waste Management Company. Salamat,…

Supreme Court of Pakistan grants bail to 3 Christians charged with ‘blasphemy’

Photo Credit: ImposterVT/Wikimedia Commons (Barnabas Aid) — The Supreme Court of Pakistan in Islamabad has granted bail to three Christians charged with “blasphemy” in separate cases. Sanitary worker Salamat Mansha Masih was bailed on August 23. He was originally arrested in February 2021 while working for Lahore Waste Management Company. Salamat, along with Haroon Masih, […]

Report: Taliban Engaging in ‘Routine Torture’ of Afghan Christians

Christians who have remained in Afghanistan since the Sunni Islam-based Taliban terror group seized control of the country last August “face routine torture and persecution” from Taliban members and various other Afghans, the Afghan newspaper Etilaat Roz reported on Monday citing an original report by Fox News. “Christians who remain in Afghanistan in the wake of the […]

Two More Christians Accused of Blasphemy Receive Bail

Patras Masih in police custody in 2018. (Morning Star News) LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Two Christians accused of blasphemy, including one who has spent four years in jail, have obtained bail from the Supreme Court of Pakistan, sources said. Following the release on bail earlier last week of another Christian accused of blasphemy, a […]

Christians reach isolated Ethiopian group

Ethiopia (Mission Network News) — In the mountains of Ethiopia, there lived a group of about 6,000 people unreached by the story of Jesus. They practice a local animist religion, believing that all beings have a life force and that spirits can possess people. In a 2010 poll, 11 percent of Ethiopians said sacrifices to […]

Christians reach isolated Ethiopian group

Ethiopia (Mission Network News) — In the mountains of Ethiopia, there lived a group of about 6,000 people unreached by the story of Jesus. They practice a local animist religion, believing that all beings have a life force and that spirits can possess people. In a 2010 poll, 11 percent of Ethiopians said sacrifices to […]

Christians reach isolated Ethiopian group

Ethiopia (Mission Network News) — In the mountains of Ethiopia, there lived a group of about 6,000 people unreached by the story of Jesus. They practice a local animist religion, believing that all beings have a life force and that spirits can possess people. In a 2010 poll, 11 percent of Ethiopians said sacrifices to […]

Christians detained in Taiyuan and Beijing released

Photo Credit: Tumisu/Pixabay China (International Christian Concern) – Two heavily targeted house churches in Beijing and Taiyuan are relieved as their members were released this week after detention. On Aug. 18, Zong Fang Fang from Beijing Zion Church was released after being detained for three days. Pastor Yang Jun, who was also detained on the […]

Indian Christians challenge Karnataka ‘forced conversion’ law

Photo Credit: High Court of Karnataka (Barnabas Aid) — Indian Christians have launched a formal challenge against the “anti-conversion” law in Karnataka. An appeal (known as a petition) against the law was filed with the Karnataka High Court jointly by two Christian organizations. The court issued notice to the state government of Karnataka on July […]

Heart4Afghanistan helps secret Christians survive

Photo Credit: Karl Allen Lugmayer/Pixabay Afghanistan (Mission Network News) — Last August, all eyes were on Kabul as the United States rushed to leave Afghanistan. The withdrawal remains a black mark on U.S. President Joe Biden’s foreign policy record. Biden’s administration defends the decision, while opponents call for accountability and accuse the… Source

Mounting Number of ECWA Christians Abducted, Slain

Funeral announcement for the Rev. Ezra Shamaki, slain on June 21, 2022 in Kaduna state, Nigeria. (Facebook) ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists in Nigeria have killed six pastors and kidnapped 27 Christians of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) in the past seven months, according to an ECWA… Source

Grandfather with cancer among 4 Christians arrested in Neyshabur, Iran

NEYSHABUR, Iran (Article18) — A grandfather in his late fifties who has cancer is one of four Christian converts still detained more than three weeks after their arrest at a house-church gathering in a conservative Shia Muslim region of northeast Iran. Gholamreza Keyvanmanesh is being held in Vakilabad Prison in Mashhad, a holy city for […]

Hmong Christians in Vietnam suffering severe persecution

Photo Credit: Steff Smitz/Wikimedia Commons NGHE AN PROVINCE, Vietnam (Morning Star News) – Severe persecution of Hmong Christians is underway in Nghe An Province in Vietnam. In the central Vietnam province, officials vying with each other to create “Christian-free zones” operate “with no conscience or humanity,” as if they were in a different… Source

Four Christians in Sudan Arrested under Annulled Apostasy Law

Darfur Region, Sudan. (NordNordWest, Creative Commons) JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Police in Darfur Region, Sudan have arrested four Christians under a law against apostasy that was annulled two years ago, according to local sources. Police on June 28 arrested the Christians from the Sudanese Baptist Church in Zalingei, in western Sudan’s… Source

Palestinian Christians release “A Dossier on Israeli Apartheid”

Palestinian Christians join international human rights organizations and a growing number of church bodies in naming Israel as an apartheid state.  Source

‘Satanists Pretending To Be Christians’: Utah Sheriff Announces Investigation Into ‘Ritualistic Child Sex Abuse’

An investigation by a Utah sheriff into allegations of “ritualistic child sexual abuse” has shocked residents as more than 120 purported victims and those who claim to know them have come forward. According to local residents, […] The post ‘Satanists Pretending To Be Christians’: Utah Sheriff Announces Investigation Into ‘Ritualistic Child Sex Abuse’ appeared first on […]

Christians in India demand action over delayed church reconstruction

Photo Credit: FancyCrave/Pexels (Christian Solidarity Worldwide) — Approximately 12,000 Christians participated in protests across the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh on June 18, demanding that the state government acts swiftly to resolve an ongoing dispute regarding the reconstruction of a church. The rallies were organized by the Arunachal Pradesh… Source

World’s Top Persecutors of Christians Called Out in Upcoming Report

International Christian Concern to Share the Incriminating Report via Facebook Livestream of International Religious Freedom Summit 06/28/2022 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) is releasing its annual “Persecutor of the Year Awards” report at the International… Source

Afghan Christians find refuge in Pakistan

Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – Droves of Christians who fled Afghanistan have sought refuge in Pakistan, seeking to escape the specter of the Taliban, who seized control of the Afghan government in August of last year. Christian Solidarity International and two local churches have provided shelter and aid to many of these Christian refugees near… […]

Death Sentence Upheld for Two Christians in Pakistan

Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan. (Romero Maia, Creative Commons) LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Hopes for freedom of two Christian brothers on death row under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws were dashed this month when a court upheld their death sentence despite lack of evidence against them, their lawyers said. Qaiser Ayub, 45, and Amoon Ayub, 42, […]

Flashback 2016: ‘Christians’ In Mumbai, India Drink Miraculous ‘Holy Water’ Dripping From Another Crucifix

(Christian Today) For the second time in the span of four years, another statue of Jesus Christ seeping water is creating a stir in Mumbai, India — when news spread last week about the alleged miracle, large crowds began gathering in the village where the statue is located, prompting the police to rush to the […]

At least 10 Christians killed in DRC attack

DRC (International Christian Concern) – More than 10 Christians were killed on Tuesday, June 21, when an Islamist extremist group ambushed their three vehicles in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The attack occurred near the village of Makisabo, Beni. The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an Islamist extremist group, allegedly blocked the road, shot […]

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