Tribal Leaders Join Hands with Hindu Extremists to Persecute Christians in Jharkhand, India

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Police harm more than help victims. By Our Southern India Correspondent HYDERABAD, India, November 13, 2018 (Morning Star News) – Five families in eastern India were at a worship service last month when they received a phone call telling them to return to their homes immediately. The Christians rushed nearly four miles from their church in Lisiya village to their homes … Read More

Uttar Pradesh tops the list of states targeting Christians in India

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71 incidents documented in past two months in India with 44 incidents in Uttar Pradesh alone Statement by Religious Liberty Commission of the Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFIRLC) The Religious Liberty Commission of Evangelical Fellowship of India expresses serious concern on the systematic targeting of the Christian community in Uttar Pradesh especially in the last two months. According to the … Read More

Church Leaders in Nigeria Not Giving Up on Rescue of Leah Sharibu

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Government fears paying high ransom could hurt national security, report says. By Our Nigeria Correspondent JOS, Nigeria, November 9, 2018 (Morning Star News) – Following the announcement by Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram that it will keep a Christian high school girl as a slave, church leaders in Nigeria said they are not giving up on pressing for her rescue. Leaders … Read More

Algeria: Update on Christians facing proselytism charges

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In October, MEC requested prayer for four Christians, including three from the same family, who were to appear in court on 6 November in Province of Bouira, in the Kabylie region. The case has been postponed until 27 November. These Christians are accused of “inciting a Muslim to change his religion,” an offence under Ordinance 3-6 of 2006, punishable with … Read More

Christian Mother Acquitted of Blasphemy in Pakistan Released from Prison

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Islamic extremists warn of retaliation if she is allowed to leave country. By Our Pakistan Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan, November 8, 2018 (Morning Star News) – A Christian mother who spent nine years on death row before being acquitted in Pakistan’s most high-profile blasphemy case was released from prison late Wednesday night (Nov. 7), sources said. Sources close to the family and … Read More

Persecution of Christians Radiates Outward from Hub in Northern India, Sources Say

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Fear spreads throughout churches in Uttar Pradesh. By Our India Correspondent NEW DELHI, November 7, 2018 (Morning Star News) – Attacks on Christians that began in one area of Uttar Pradesh in July have spiked and spread, instilling fear in congregations throughout the state, sources said. After several attacks in Jaunpur District in July, by the end of October persecution … Read More

Islamist Terrorist Ambush, Kill Seven Christians near Monastery in Minya, Egypt

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By Our Cairo Correspondent CAIRO, November 5, 2018 (Morning Star News) – Funerals were held over the weekend in Egypt for seven Christians ambushed and killed on Friday (Nov. 2) in Islamist attacks. Hundreds of people attended the funeral service in Minya for six Coptic Christians from the same family killed when Islamist gunmen ambushed their microbus near a desert monastery. … Read More

Government in Pakistan under Pressure from Islamists Protesting Asia Bibi Acquittal

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Officials facilitate filing of review petition against verdict. By Our Pakistan Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan, November 5, 2018 (Morning Star News) – The Pakistani government on Friday (Nov. 2) capitulated to demands of Islamist groups protesting the acquittal of Christian mother Aasiya Noreen, better known as Asia Bibi, by agreeing to allow the possibility of a Supreme Court review of the verdict. … Read More

Egypt: At least seven Christians killed on their way to a monastery

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Egyptian Christians request prayer after an attack earlier today, 2 November, in Minya province on two buses carrying Coptic Christians. Gunmen opened fire on the buses that were driving towards the Monastery of Saint Samuel the Confessor. Seven Christians were killed and at least seven more were injured. The spokesperson for the Coptic Orthodox Church expects the death toll to … Read More

Outbreak of Violence against Christians in Assam, India Sparks Concern

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Hindu extremist attacks reach northeastern state. By Our India Correspondent  NEW DELHI, November 2, 2018 (Morning Star News) – Three acts of aggression against Christians in Assam state, India in one month have raised concerns among Christian leaders. “We have seen sporadic incidents happen in Assam in the past – but three incidents of violence within a month against the … Read More