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A case that began with police in Algeria stopping a Christian suspected of carrying Bibles in his car ended yesterday with a large fine for the church leader. Read More - Morning Star News ...
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Rights groups have urged the United States to refrain from removing Sudan from its list of State Sponsors of Terrorism. “New circumstances have emerged in Sudan that make US efforts at full normalization dramatically ill-timed,” said the Washington DC-based Enough Project in a recent ...
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After a three-year wait and a number of broken promises, the Egyptian Coptic families of 20 men beheaded by IS in Libya in 2015 have finally received their loved ones’ remains. Read More - World Watch Monitor ...
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An Indonesian Protestant pastor was sentenced to four years in jail on 7 May for “inciting religious hatred” after sharing his faith with a taxi driver. Read More - Global Christian News ...
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An Islamic family of suicide bombers that targeted three churches, launched multiple attacks yesterday and today that reportedly killed at least 12 people not including the assailants. Read More - Morning Star News ...
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At the close of Turkey’s second trial hearing against US pastor Andrew Brunson, his lawyer has sharply protested the Izmir court’s reliance on secret prosecution witnesses against his client. Jailed for the past 19 months, the 50-year-old Evangelical Presbyterian minister was sent back to ...
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Sandra Jolley, vice chair of the commission described the proceeding as follows: “Today’s eleven hours of proceedings were dominated by wild conspiracies, tortured logic, and secret witnesses, but no real evidence to speak of. Read More - Clarion Project ...
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When a bomber killed 127 people at a Pakistan church, the country’s Supreme Court issued a list of instructions to the government to protect religious minorities. Four years later, the government has yet to follow most of them. Read More - World Watch Monitor ...
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Yesterday‘s (13 May) suicide attacks on three churches in Surabaya, the capital city of East Java province, by members of a single family were followed by this morning’s (14 May) suicide attack on a police headquarters by a family of five. Read More - ...
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A court in Algeria yesterday withdrew a six-month prison sentence but upheld a fine on a convert from Islam for carrying Christian literature and some crucifix-shaped key chains into the country. Read More – Morning Star News ...
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The closure of a church in Upper Egypt that sought legalization has been condemned as illegal by the congregation’s lawyer, and charges made against eight of its congregation, who have been detained for more than a month, as not valid. Read More – World ...
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According to statistics released last week by the Turkish Justice Ministry, the Protestant pastor is one of 35,000 suspects under arrest and awaiting trial in Turkey on suspicion of supporting the accused perpetrators of a failed coup attempt against the Turkish government nearly two ...
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While the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is busy redefining Hinduism according to its own sectarian outlook, the Hindu saints are not pleased by the way the religion of peace is being vitiated by this organization. Read More – India Today ...
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President Donald Trump decried the continuing killing of Christians by Boko Haram and Islamic Fulani Jihadi herdsmen in the predominant Christian middle belt and north eastern regions of Nigeria. He said the US is “deeply concerned by religious violence in Nigeria, including the burning ...
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Christian children are particularly being targeted by authorities in Communist Cuba. Researchers found “community officials discriminate against Christians in employment and schools, including denying some Christian children food in schools.” Read More – Global Christian News ...
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Former members of a Muslim militia killed at least 16 people in an attack on a church in the Central African Republic, raising fears that ongoing violence could return to the capital city. Read More – The New York Times ...
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Aman Abdurrahman is facing a possible life sentence or even the death penalty for allegedly masterminding a series of bombings. He is already serving a nine-year sentence for funding a militant training camp in Aceh and plotting other attacks. Read More – World Watch Monitor ...
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A Coptic Christian soldier reported to have died by accident ten days ago was in fact killed. The family initially refused to receive the body, insisting they would not do so unless they were told the “truth” about Mikhail’s death. Read More – World Watch ...
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The body of a pastor was found beheaded on the shore of a reservoir in eastern India this morning (2 May), hours after he was abducted by around 25 masked men whom police believe to be Maoists. Read More – World Watch Monitor ...
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The commission's latest report, released April 25, said the government run by the pro-Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has not addressed the problem of sectarian violence despite government statistics showing that sectarian violence has increased sharply over the past two years. Read More – ...
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Father Joseph and Father Felix together with 13 parishioners, were attacked during a church service last month. The Islamists stormed the church and killed the worshippers and then continued their rampage by burning down houses and destroying crops. Read More – Global Chrisitan News ...
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In each case, the family of the woman says she was abducted by a Muslim who wished to convert her to Islam and marry her. All of the disappearances have been reported to the police. However, their families allege that they have often been met ...
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Nigerian Christian Families Sharing Roadside Tents
Church leaders in Nigerian IDP camps claimed recently that widespread abuses were going on in the camps by officials unsympathetic to the plight of internally-displaced people. Read More – Global Christian News ...
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US President decried the killings of Christians in Nigeria as he met with the country’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, in Washington on  April 30. Nigeria has been plagued by violence attributed to Fulani herdsmen in the Middle Belt and northeast. Read More – World Watch Monitor ...
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Medical staff and security guards at the Services Hospital beat and killed a Christian man named Suneel Saleem. Due to widespread discrimination against Christians in Pakistan, a simple request for medical attention escalated into a brawl that left Suneel’s widow alone to take care ...
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A bomb explosion rocked a Catholic church in the southern Philippines, a day after Southeast Asian leaders were warned of a "very real" threat of terror attacks in the region. Another explosive device was later found outside a convenience store in the city, three ...
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Heavily armed police officers stormed the village early in the morning and embarked on setting houses on fire as the owners watched helplessly. Two churches were also burnt to the ground. Read More – Citizen ...
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While Boko Haram has made headlines for murdering and terrorizing people in Nigeria, in this case, President Buhari is allowing members of his own ancestral group — the Fulani — to attack innocent communities. Read More – USA Today ...
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Uttarakhand now joins Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Jharkhand as states that have adopted anti-conversion bills, which Hindu extremists routinely use to falsely accuse Christians of forcible or fraudulent conversion. Read More – Morning Star News ...
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Pakistan’s chief justice says he will decide, “soon,” the fate of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman whose 2009 conviction on blasphemy charges has fixated world attention on the country’s treatment of religious minorities. Read More – World Watch Monitor ...
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Over 2000 displaced Kachin people, including the elderly, infirm and pregnant women, have been trapped in the remote “Gold and Amber” region of the conflict-stricken Kachin State since April 11. Read More – Global Christian News ...
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Muslim Fulani herdsmen on Tuesday (April 24) attacked a Roman Catholic Church service in central Nigeria, killing two priests and 17 other parishioners during an early morning Mass. Read More – Morning Star News ...
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Responding over the weekend to public pressure from both US President Donald Trump and the US Senate, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan repeated his demand that US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gülen must be extradited back to Turkey if Washington expects Ankara to release jailed ...
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A Christian woman from Pakistan has died from her injuries after being set on fire by a Muslim man, who claims it was an accident and followed a discussion about which of them should convert if they were to marry. Read More – World ...
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In a crackdown on religious freedom in Kazakhstan, the Religious Affairs Department in the west of the country is demanding the personal details of all those under 18 years of age who attend Christian meetings. Read More – Global Christian News ...
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More than 1,000 children have been kidnapped by the radical Islamic terror group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria since 2013, according to UNICEF. This is in addition to over 276 Chibok school girls who were kidnapped in April 2014. Read More – Global Christian ...
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The Nigerian Senate has threatened ‘to shut down’ the upper legislative chamber to force President Muhammadu Buhari into taking effective action in stopping the devastation of predominantly Christian communities of the Middle Belt region of the country by Fulani cattle herdsmen. Read More – ...
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Local sources confirm that after a harrowing 19 months of detention in Evin prison, Christian convert Hadi Asgari was released after posting bail on April 11. Read More – Global Christian News ...
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A stoning attack on a church and incidents of anti-Christian fly-posting have been documented by evangelicals in Srik Lanka.  Accounts of persecution compiled by the National Christian Council of Sri Lanka recorded several new incidents, adding to the ongoing pattern of persecution and church attacks ...
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Azhari, Mina, George and Kodi were charged on April 11 with “causing physical harm to police and supporters of a Muslim businessman” when police and an armed mob attacked the Church’s premises. Their next hearing is due to take place on Monday, April 23 ...
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At least two members of the Christian community were killed and five others injured in a firing incident near a church in Quetta. The incident occurred when worshippers were leaving after attending the Sunday service. Read More – Dawn ...
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A court in Omdurman charged four Christians who defended church property from a takeover by a Muslim business interest. If found guilty, the four Christians could be sentenced to a fine and a prison term of up to six months. Read More – Morning Star ...
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Two Christians were killed in a drive-by shooting outside a church in Quetta, officials said, the second such attack on the minority community in the area this month. Read More – The Nation ...
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Hindu man attempted to murder Pastor Koti in southern India as the Christian leader was praying at night. The attacker went to the 55-year-old pastor’s room, where he slashed his arms and head with an axe. The axe attack left house church leader within ...
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Senator Binta, a lawmaker representing Adamawa north senatorial district, says her biological father burnt her property as a result of her decision to give her life to Jesus Christ. Read More – Today NG ...
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The optimistic comments on 12 April follow months of steadily worsening relations over a growing number of contentious issues between the two NATO allies, including Turkey’s jailing of Brunson, as well as a dozen other US citizens and several Turkish employees of US diplomatic ...
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A 12-year-old girl, Sidra, suffered bullet wounds and was receiving treatment at Quetta’s Civil Hospital. Her life is said to be out of danger. Read More – Morning Star News ...
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Rwanda has closed thousands of churches in the country for alleged “noise pollution” and failing to comply with building regulations. Now Cameroon – another majority-Christian country – is considering following suit. The call to shut down some of Cameroon’s Pentecostal churches follows reports of gross ...
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China presented an official ‘white paper’ on religion on Wednesday, 4 April, guaranteeing “protection” for religious freedom, just four days after banning the online sale of Bibles. The policy paper was presented by the State Council Information Office at a press conference and followed the ...
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About 20 villagers questioning Christians gathered for worship in a home were animists who worshipped objects in nature and other gods, but Hindu nationalists had led them there. Read More – Morning Star News ...
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Shaforon village in north-east Nigeria’s Adamawa state is all but deserted. Residents fled when the village was attacked by Fulani herdsmen. Hanatu Solomon, whose husband died during the attack, is one of the few to have returned.  She returned so that other women will be ...
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20 Hindus barged inside a church in eastern India’s Uttar Pradesh state, violently assaulting the pastor and two church members. The church had gathered for a monthly baptism and fasting-prayer service. Read More – World Watch Monitor ...
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Five-year-old Indonesian Christian girl Trinity, who was badly injured in a bomb attack on a church yard in November 2016, is healing well. After completing the first phase of treatment in China last month, she is soon to return for a second phase. Read ...
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A Nepali Christian mom and her six-month-old baby were arrested and jailed in Nepaljung, western Nepal, for “illegal conversion” after a Hindu woman and her daughter came to faith. Read More – Global Christian News ...
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Medical staff and security guards at a hospital in Lahore, Pakistan killed a Christian father of four and injured five members of his family, including the pregnant sister he had brought because she was in labor. Read More – Morning Star News ...
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Pastor Isah was standing by the roadside in Toto, a predominantly Muslim community. The area has been hostile to Christians for some time, and many churches have been burnt and destroyed in over five years of attacks on Christian communities near Jos. A gunman who ...
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President Muhammed Buhari, on Friday 23 March, said he is willing to grant Boko Haram amnesty, if they will stop acts of terrorism. This includes a recent kidnapping of 107 girls.  All of the girls except for one girl were released. Leah remains in ...
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The number of Christians killed in northern Nigeria since June 2015 is over 16,000, according to the International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law. Hundreds of churches and an estimated 16,000 Christian lives were lost in the last three years. Read ...
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Gobera Bashir, 27, is still in pain with burns on 40 percent of his body after the assailants attacked him the night of March 10. A week after Gobera, a young Muslim, put his faith in Christ, relatives attacked him with hot cooking oil ...
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An anti-terrorism court in Lahore, Pakistan on Saturday (March 24) acquitted 20 Muslims suspected of involvement in the killing and burning in a brick kiln of a Christian couple in 2014. Read More – Morning Star News ...
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Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria retained the only Christian among more than 100 kidnapped girls who were freed last week, prompting the head of her church denomination to call on President Muhammadu Buhari to obtain her release. Read More – Morning Star News ...
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Three members of a Christian family were stabbed to death in Baghdad in what community leaders are describing as a targeted attack aimed at frightening Christians into leaving Iraq. Read More – Global Christian News ...
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A Christian retreat center in Iran will finally close on March 10, nearly three years after it was ordered to do so and then later accused of being funded by the USA’s “CIA spy agency”. Read More – World Watch Monitor ...
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