NEWS AND PRAYER FOR THE PERSEVERING

 

1 Corinthians 12:26 says that we are one body. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.

Pastor Jailed in Burma Falls Ill

June 22, 2017
65-year-old Baptist leader on trial for 'spying.'By Our Burma Correspondent YANGON, Burma, June 20, 2017 (Morning Star News) – One...
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Christian Father of 2-Year-Old in Pakistan Jailed on Flimsy Blasphemy Charge, Brother Says

June 20, 2017
Arrested amid government crack-down on online 'blasphemy.'By Our Pakistan Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan, June 19, 2017 (Morning Star News) – Amid...
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Christian Families in India Forced into Hindu Ritual, Denied Water

June 19, 2017
Villlage head allows Hindus to deprive, isolate Christians, they say.By Our Southern India Correspondent HYDERABAD, India, June 16, 2017 (Morning...
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Christian Teacher Killed, another Abducted along with Muslim in Northeastern Kenya

June 15, 2017
Al Shabaab militants suspected. By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya June 14, 2017 (Morning Star News) – Suspected Al Shabaab militants...
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Young Christian Woman Said To Be Kidnapped outside Cairo, Egypt

June 13, 2017
Third apparent abduction in area since accidental shooting of Muslim.By Our Egypt Correspondent CAIRO, June 12, 2017 (Morning Star News)...
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Christian Sanitation Worker in Pakistan Dies after Hospital Refuses to Treat Him, Family Says

June 6, 2017
Muslim doctors said he was 'unclean,' brother says.By Our Pakistan Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan, June 5, 2016 (Morning Star News) –...
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Christians Shot to Death in Attack on Marawi, Philippines

June 2, 2017
Those refusing to recite Islamic creed are targeted.By Our Philippines Correspondent MINDANAO, Philippines, June 1, 2017(Morning Star News) – Among...
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Islamic Extremists in Egypt Slaughter Coptic Christians on Pilgrimmage to Monastery

May 28, 2017
Islamist gunmen open fire on bus full of youths. By Our Middle East Correspondent ISTANBUL, Turkey, May 26, 2017 (Morning...
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Islamic Extremists in Egypt Slaughter Coptic Christians

May 27, 2017
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Terrorists Linked with Islamic State Abduct Priest in Attack in Mindanao, Philippines

May 25, 2017
Policeman beheaded, 13 other Catholics kidnapped.By Our Philippines Correspondent MINDANAO, Philippines, May 24, 2017 (Morning Star News) – An ascendant...
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Christian Killed in Islamic Extremists Attack in Northeastern Kenya

May 22, 2017
Suspected Al Shabaab rebels shoot two people to death. By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, May 19, 2017 (Morning Star...
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Church Building, Pastor’s Home Burned Down in Tamil Nadu State, India, Sources Say

May 19, 2017
Young hard-line Hindu men threatened Christian leader, he says.By Our Southern India Correspondent HYDERABAD, India, May 17, 2017 (Morning Star...
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Muslim Extremists in Uganda Threaten to Kill Family of Pastor Whose Property They Destroyed

May 16, 2017
Islamists seek revenge for pursuit of legal case against them.By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, May 12, 2017 (Morning...
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Pastor, Christian Activist Sentenced to Prison in Sudan Are Released

May 12, 2017
Presidential pardon frees two remaining Christians in false case.By Our Sudan Correspondent JUBA, South Sudan, May 11, 2017 (Morning Star...
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Christian in Pakistan Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for ‘Blasphemy’

May 12, 2017
Scanty evidence calls for acquittal, attorney says.By Our Pakistan Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan, May 10, 2017 (Morning Star News) – A...
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Indonesia Joins Repressive Islamic Regimes in Sentencing Ahok to Prison for ‘Blasphemy’

May 10, 2017
Statute treads on human rights in world's largest Islamic country.By the Editor May 9, 2017 (Morning Star News) – Indonesia...
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Pastor in India Loses Hearing from Assault by Hindu Extremists

May 10, 2017
Officials ignored his complaint of attack two months prior.By Our Southern India Correspondent HYDERABAD, India, May 9, 2017 – A pastor...
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Church Building Demolished, Two Christians Arrested in Sudan

May 9, 2017
One of at least 25 on government list of targeted houses of worship.By Our Sudan Correspondent JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star...
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Girl, 14, Rescued from Muslim in Pakistan Accused of Forcibly Converting Her

May 2, 2017
Police officer held her captive at his home, family says.By Our Pakistan Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan, May 2, 2017 (Morning Star...
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Violence against Muslims Accused of Blasphemy in Pakistan Spurs Calls for Reform of Laws

May 2, 2017
Christians long persecuted under the statutes are hopeful.By Our Pakistan Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan, May 1, 2017 – Gruesome violence against Muslims...
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Police, Mob Attack Synod Guard’s Quarters, Arrest His Family in Omdurman, Sudan

April 28, 2017
JUBA, South Sudan, April 26, 2017 (Morning Star News) – Three weeks after an elder was killed in an attack...
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Muslim Extremists Destroy Pastor’s Farm, Church Building in Eastern Uganda

April 23, 2017
Assailants threaten to kill him for taking legal action, he says. By Our East Africa Correspondent Nairobi, Kenya. April 21,2017....
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Police, Local Officials Complicit in Buddhist Attacks on Churches in Sri Lanka, Report Indicates

April 21, 2017
Worship services ordered to stop.By the Editor April 20, 2017 (Morning Star News) – Police and local officials in Sri...
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Quashing of Childcare Facility Application in Algeria Rooted in Religious Discrimination

April 15, 2017
Reason for denial cloaked in secrecy.By Our Algeria Correspondent TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria, April 14, 2017 (Morning Star News) – The social...
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Muslims in Zanzibar, Tanzania Jail Pastor in Child Abuse Allegation Scheme, Group Says

April 12, 2017
Church leader could face 30 years in prison.By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, April 11, 2017 (Morning Star News)...
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Bombings at Two Churches in Egypt Turn Palm Sunday into Scenes of Carnage

April 10, 2017
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Two Pastors in Burma Detained More than Three Months Without Trial

April 7, 2017
Baptist leaders tried to help couple who lost their house.By Our Burma Correspondent YANGON, Burma, April 7, 2017 (Morning Star...
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Iran: In Jail Maryam’s condition Worsened again

April 7, 2017
By Our Middle East Correspondent ISTANBUL, Turkey, April, 2017(Morning Star News) –The health of  convert Maryam imprisoned for her faith...
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Mob Kills Christian Elder at Evangelical School of Sudan in Omdurman

April 5, 2017
Church leader defended women after police arrested men at embattled institution. By Our Sudan Correspondent JUBA, South Sudan, April 5,...
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Christians Accused in Killings in Pakistan Tortured, Pressured to Recant Faith

April 3, 2017
42 suspects in lynching of Muslims offered freedom if they convert to Islam. By Our Middle East Correspondent By Our...
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Christians Imprisoned in Iran Pine under Biased Justice System, Advocates Say

April 1, 2017
Converts from Islam said to face delays, denial and deceit.By Our Middle East Correspondent ISTANBUL, Turkey, March 31, 2017(Morning Star...
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Police in Sudan Arrest Christians at School, Prevent Others from Leaving

March 31, 2017
Take-over of evangelical institution leads to obstruction accusations.By Our Sudan Correspondent JUBA, South Sudan, March 30, 2017 (Morning Star News)...
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Young Christian Shot Dead in Streets of Sheikhupura, Pakistan

March 31, 2017
Muslim threatened him after sweeper refused his order.By Our Pakistan Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan, March 29, 2017 (Morning Star News) –...
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More than 200 People Killed in Christian Areas of Nasarawa, Nigeria this Year, Group Says

March 31, 2017
Muslim Fulani herdsmen mount 'incessant' attacks.By Our Nigeria Correspondent KEFFI, Nigeria, March 28, 2017 (Morning Star News) – Armed attacks...
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Police Compliant in Hindu Extremist Attacks in Bihar State, India

March 31, 2017
Radicals order officer not to interfere with assault.By Our India Correspondent NEW DEHLI, March 27, 2017 (Morning Star News) –...
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Court Drops Charges of Kidnapping, ‘Human Sacrifice’ against Evangelist in Uganda

March 20, 2017
Complainant fails to appear at hearings.By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, March 20, 2017 (Morning Star News) – A...
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More Christian Teachers in Sudan Arrested in Take-Over of School

March 18, 2017
Authorities colluding with Muslim businessman, pastor says.By Our Sudan Correspondent JUBA, South Sudan, March 17, 2017 (Morning Star News) –...
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Nigeria Orders Christian Leaders to Cancel Day of Mourning, Prayer for Killed Christians

March 18, 2017
Journalists, clergymen theatened for speaking out on violence.By Our Nigeria Correspondent JOS, Nigeria, March 17, 2017 (Morning Star News) –...
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One Year after Agatu Massacre, Christians Continue To Be Killed in Benue, Nigeria

March 17, 2017
Muslim Fulani herdsmen kill at least 29 church members this year.By Our Nigeria Correspondent MAKURDI, Nigeria, March 15, 2017 (Morning...
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China’s New Policy Expected to Lead to More Religious Persecution

March 17, 2017
'Sinicization' a catalyst for attack faith. By China Aid March 13, 2017 (Morning Star News) – China Aid’s 2016 Annual...
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Islamic Extremists in Somalia Kill Secret Christian, Her Son, Wound Husband, Sources Say

March 8, 2017
Assailants identified as Al Shabaab militants.By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, March 6, 2017 (Morning Star News) – Islamic...
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Sheikh in Uganda Incites Muslim Villagers against Evangelist Released on Bail

March 4, 2017
Christian accused of kidnapping woman who left Islam.By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, March 3, 2017(Morning Star News) –...
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Evangelist in Uganda Arrested on False Kidnapping, ‘Human Sacrifice’ Claims, He Says

March 4, 2017
Muslim father of woman who left Islam accuses noted lay leader.By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, March 1, 2017...
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Christians in Al-Arish, Egypt Flee after Killings in Northern Sinai

March 4, 2017
Seven Copts on peninsula slain in one month.By Our Middle East Correspondent ISTANBUL, Turkey, February 28, 2017 (Morning Star News)...
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Sudan Releases Czech Aid Worker Imprisoned for ‘Espiongage’

February 27, 2017
Two Sudanese Christians remain behind bars.By Our Sudan Correspondent JUBA, South Sudan, February 27, 2017 (Morning Star News) – Sudan...
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Christians in Sudan Arrested in Tussle over Evangelical School in Omdurman

February 25, 2017
Muslim trying to take over another property from beleagured SPEC.By Our Sudan Correspondent JUBA, South Sudan, February 24, 2017 (Morning...
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Christian Teenager Charged with Blasphemy in Pakistan Waits in Jail

February 24, 2017
Image posted on Facebook without his consent, attorney says.By Our Pakistan Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan, February 22, 2017 (Morning Star News)...
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Turkey: Court blocks deportation order for Christian worker

February 22, 2017
Christians in Turkey are delighted that the deportation order and entry ban against Christian worker David Byle have been blocked...
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Sudan Orders Demolition of at Least 25 Church Buildings, Christian Leaders Say

February 20, 2017
Wider crack-down by Islamist government cited.By Our Sudan Correspondent JUBA, South Sudan, February 20, 2017(Morning Star News) – State officials...
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US CONGRESS MEMBERS APPEAL FOR RELEASE OF AMERICAN PASTOR UNJUSTLY DETAINED IN TURKEY

February 17, 2017
PRESS RELEASE - February 17, 2017 US CONGRESS MEMBERS APPEAL FOR RELEASE OF AMERICAN PASTOR UNJUSTLY DETAINED IN TURKEY On...
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Church Leader in Eastern Uganda Refutes News Story on Church Attack

February 17, 2017
Report sows confusion over Muslim mob's attack on prayer meeting, he says.By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, February 16,...
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Christian in India Dies after Tribal Villagers Immerse Him, Wife in Cold Pond, Son Says

February 14, 2017
Head of family refused to deny Christ.By Our India Correspondent NEW DELHI, February 10, 2017 (Morning Star News) – A...
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Christian, 70, Charged with Blasphemy in Pakistan as 106 Muslims Are Acquitted in 2013 Attack

February 6, 2017
Separately, Christian on death row freed on bail.By Our Pakistan Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan, February 6, 2017(Morning Star News) – A...
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Pastor in India Assaulted by Hindu Extremists

February 5, 2017
Police remove reference to Hindu extremist group from his statement.By Our Southern India Correspondent HYDERABAD, India, Feb. 3, 2017 (Morning...
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Christian Jailed in Chiapas, Mexico Told to Leave Area in Exchange for Freedom

February 2, 2017
Christian Jailed in Chiapas, Mexico Told to Leave Area in Exchange for FreedomTemporarily released due to illness, his wife serves...
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Czech Aid Worker, Sudanese Pastor and Darfur Christian Sentenced to Prison in Sudan

January 31, 2017
Court convicts Christians on charges related to 'espionage.'By Our Sudan Correspondent JUBA, South Sudan, January 30, 2017 (Morning Star News)...
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Pastor, Eight Others Missing in Uganda after Muslims Beat, Rape Congregation

January 31, 2017
Throng of about 90 attacks prayer meeting of 80.By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, January 29, 2017 (Morning Star...
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Two Assistant Pastors in Burma Charged with Unlawful Association

January 27, 2017
Kachin Baptist Convention church leaders deny charges. By Our Burma Correspondent MAE SOT, Thailand, January 27, 2017 (Morning Star News)...
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Pastor in India in Hiding after Police, Hindu Extremists Assault Him

January 27, 2017
Once-thriving church shuttered.By Our India Correspondent NEW DELHI, January 26, 2017 (Morning Star News) – Months after Hindu extremists and...
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Christian in India Suffers Hemorrhage from Hypertension after Bullying, Sources Say

January 27, 2017
Doctor, police suspect high blood pressure led to bleeding in brain.By Our Southern India Correspondent HYDERABAD, India, January 24, 2017...
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Burma Army Admits Detaining Two Catholic Church Leaders

January 24, 2017
Assistant priests accused of aiding armed ethnic groups.By Our Burma Correspondent YANGON, Burma, January 23, 2017 (Morning Star News) –...
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Sudan Deports South Sudanese Pastor for Evangelistic Activities, Sources Say

January 19, 2017
Church leader who planted three congregations given 72 hours to leave.By Our Sudan Correspondent JUBA, South Sudan, January 17, 2017...
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Pastor in Uganda Attacked after Sheikh Sent to Kill Him Becomes Christian

January 13, 2017
Church, former Islamic extremist fear another assault.By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, January 12, 2017 (Morning Star News) –...
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Christian in Algeria Sentenced to Prison for Cartoons on Facebook

January 13, 2017
Term reduced to one year, but attorney plans to appeal to Supreme Court.By Our Algeria Correspondent TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria, January 11,...
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Concerns Mount that Clergyman in Burma Have Been Killed

January 10, 2017
By Our Burma Correspondent YANGON, Burma, January 9, 2017 (Morning Star News) – Villagers in Shan state, Burma (Myanmar) are...
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Top 10 Persecution Stories of 2016

January 7, 2017
Jihadists fight under the radar in Africa.By the Editor January 6, 2017 (Morning Star News) – While war in the...
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Christian Woman in Eastern Uganda Coerced into Taking Poison

January 7, 2017
One week after she receives Christ, Muslim relatives leave her to die.By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, January 5,...
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Christian in Pakistan Jailed under Vindictive Blasphemy Charge, Sources Say

January 5, 2017
Separately, son of slain Punjab governor threatened.By Our Pakistan Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan, January 4, 2017 (Morning Star News) – Muslims...
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Sudan Acquits Pastor in Trial of Christians Charged with Capital Crimes

January 2, 2017
Three others remain in jail.By Our Sudan Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, January 2, 2017(Morning Star News) – A court in Khartoum,...
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Sudan Officials Ignore Order to Remove Government-Imposed Church Leaders

January 2, 2017
Offices have been closed for more than three years.By Our Sudan Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, January 1, 2017 (Morning Star News)...
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Kidnapped Priest in Yemen Appeals for Help in Video

January 2, 2017
Islamist terrorists killed 16 at nursing home.By Our Middle East Correspondent ISTANBUL, Turkey, December 30, 2016 (Morning Star News) – A...
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Clergymen Missing after Helping Reporters Cover Bombing of Church Building in Burma

December 29, 2016
Area Christians suspect government forces arrested them.By Our Burma Correspondent YANGON, Burma, December 29, 2016 (Morning Star News) – Two...
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Christi Christians Flee, Single Mother Homeless after Christmas Attacks in Eastern Ugandaans Flee, Single Mother Homeless after Christmas Attacks in Eastern Uganda

December 27, 2016
Area Muslims beat members of congregation. By Our East Africa CorrespondentNAIROBI, Kenya, December 27, 2016(Morning Star News) – Muslims in...
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Authorities Foil Suspected Islamist Terror Attack in Melbourne, Australia

December 26, 2016
Anglican cathedral among targets.By Our Australia Correspondent MELBOURNE, Australia, December 23, 2016 (Morning Star News) – Police in Australia today...
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Sudan Delaying Case against Pastors to Avoid Releasing Them, Sources Say

December 21, 2016
Evidence remains flimsy, attorney says.By Our Sudan Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, December 20, 2016 (Morning Star News) – Officials in Sudan...
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Burma Armed Forces Bomb Church Building Previously Seized as Base

December 21, 2016
Such occupation, destruction 'routine,' USCIRF report says.By Our Burma Correspondent YANGON, Burma, December 19, 2016 (Morning Star News) – Burmese...
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Emotions Swirl as Blasphemy Trial Begins in Indonesia

December 15, 2016
Jakarta governor in tears inside courtroom as protestors chant outside.By Our Indonesia Correspondent VICTORIA, Australia, December 13, 2016 (Morning Star...
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Coptic Christians in Egypt Mourn after Worst Church Bombing in Country’s History

December 13, 2016
Government claims suicide bomber was responsible.By Our Middle East Correspondent ISTANBUL, Turkey, December 12, 2016(Morning Star News) – As government...
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Former Muslim’s 60-Year-Old Mother Attacked in Uganda for Putting Faith in Christ

December 13, 2016
Islamist relatives threatened to kill 30-year-old convert son.By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, December 12, 2016(Morning Star News) –...
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Crack-Down on Christians in Nepal Hits Snag as Eight Are Acquittted

December 9, 2016
Court drops proselytism case against grief counselors.By the Editor December 7, 2016 (Morning Star News) – A court in Nepal...
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Indonesia Faces Defining Moment in ‘Blasphemy’ Protests against Christian Governor Ahok

December 2, 2016
Islamic-majority 'model democracy' challenged by religious-based political furor.By Elizabeth Kendal December 1, 2016 (Morning Star News) – Having concluded their...
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Muslim Extremists in Egypt Torch Coptic Christian Homes, Businesses

December 2, 2016
Assailants suspect Copts of turning center into church building.By Our Middle East Correspondent ISTANBUL, Turkey, November 30, 2016 (Morning Star...
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Former Muslim Sheikh in Eastern Uganda Attacked for Embracing Christianity

December 2, 2016
Christian family told they will be killed if they return to their home.By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, November...
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Life of Christian Imprisoned in Algeria for Blasphemy in Danger, Family Fears

December 1, 2016
Health deteriorating; Muslim inmates threaten to attack him.By Our Middle East Correspondent ISTANBUL, Turkey, November 29, 2016 (Morning Star News) –...
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Ethnic-Religious Cleansing Cited as Herdsmen Kill More Christians in Nigeria

November 29, 2016
Well-armed Muslim Fulani attack comes 10 days after onslaught in Kaura LGA.By Our Nigeria Correspondent GIDAN WAYA, Nigeria, November 28,...
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Five Muslims Sentenced to Death in Pakistan for Brick Kiln Murders

November 28, 2016
Eight others given two years in prison.By Our Pakistan Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan, November 26, 2016 (Morning Star News) – A...
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Pastor in China Upholds Faith after Nearly Year in Prison

November 23, 2016
Authorities strip another church leader of his position.By the Editor November 21, 2016 (Morning Star News) – A pastor in...
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Christian School Closed in Sudan Ordered to Re-Open

November 15, 2016
Muslim appointed by government to run school relinquishes control.By Our Sudan Correspondent JUBA, South Sudan, November 14, 2016(Morning Star News)...
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Fulani Herdsmen Increasingly Militant in Killing 22 Christians in Kaduna, Nigeria

November 15, 2016
Muslim assailants in military fatigues carry sophisticated arms.By Our Nigeria Correspondent KAFANCHAN, Nigeria, November 10, 2016 (Morning Star News) –...
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Kidnapped Woman’s Fate Still Unknown Two Years after Herdsmen Kill Husband

November 10, 2016
Four children left in uncle's care.By Our Nigeria Correspondent ANGWAN MALLAM CHUNG, Nigeria, November 9, 2016 (Morning Star News) –...
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Muslims in Uganda Burn Home Where Boys Threatened with Violence Took Refuge

November 7, 2016
Separately, 27 Christians injured in attack on food project.By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov. 3, 2016 (Morning Star...
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Anti-Christian Motives for Pastor’s Death in Andhra Pradesh, India Surface

November 3, 2016
Killers had long threatened slain Christian's brother for thriving ministry.By Our New Delhi Correspondent NEW DELHI, November 2, 2016(Morning Star...
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Emergency Order Broadens Turkey’s Power to Deport Foreigners

November 1, 2016
After deportation of two U.S. Christians, expatriate Christians further unsettled.Special to Morning Star News October 31, 2016 (Morning Star News)...
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Christian School in Sudan Closed Down after Police, Civilians Seize Property

November 1, 2016
Al Jazirah state to run institution.By Our Sudan Correspondent JUBA, South Sudan, October 30, 2016 (Morning Star News) – The...
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Christians in Iran Appeal Sentence of 80 Lashes for Drinking Communion Wine

November 1, 2016
Pastor Behnam Irani released.By Our Middle East Correspondent ISTANBUL, October 29, 2016 (Morning Star News) – Three Iranian Christians sentenced...
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Pastor’s Faith Steadfast as Hindu Extremists Abuse Him in Maharashtra, India

October 28, 2016
Assailants beat, urinate on and threaten to kill church leader.By Our New Delhi Correspondent NEW DELHI, October 28, 2016 (Morning...
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Church Buildings in Khartoum, Sudan at Risk of Demolition

October 28, 2016
Authorities continue crack-down on minority Christians. By Our Sudan Correspondent JUBA, South Sudan, October 28, 2016(Morning Star News) – A...
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Pastor in Cuba Sentenced to One Year of House Arrest

October 27, 2016
Pastor in Cuba Sentenced to One Year of House ArrestPenalty for high volume worship services excessive, house church leader says.By...
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Dangerous Area in Kaduna, Nigeria a Virtual Ghost Town; 13 More Deaths Discovered

October 26, 2016
Shocked survivors of attacks say they had no conflicts with herdsmen.By Our Nigeria Correspondent DOGON FILI, Nigeria, October 26, 2016(Morning...
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Islamic Extremists Kill 12 More People in Mandera, Kenya

October 26, 2016
Christians targeted in bomb-and-gun assault.By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, October 25, 2016 (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists...
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Pastor, Family in Pakistan Evicted from Home with Police Help after Muslims Attack

October 26, 2016
Islamists threaten to stir up religious tensions in property dispute.By Our Pakistan Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan, October 22, 2016 (Morning Star...
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Extended Family Expelled from Village in Chiapas, Mexico

October 21, 2016
In two other states, three more Catholic priests shot dead.By the Editor October 21, 2016 (Morning Star News) – A...
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More than 48 Christians Killed in Kaduna, Nigeria Massacres

October 21, 2016
Muslim Fulani herdsmen attack over the weekend and in late September.By Our Nigeria Correspondent GODOGODO, Nigeria, October 19, 2016 (Morning...
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Persecution of Church in China to Escalate as Zhejiang Experiment Goes National

October 17, 2016
Draft regulations on religion portend broader clamp-down.By Elizabeth Kendal October 14, 2016 (Morning Star News) – In October 2012, the...
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Pakistan Supreme Court Delays Ruling on Asia Bibi Case as Islamist Pressures Mount

October 14, 2016
Justice recuses himself in appeal of death sentence for Christian mother.By Our Pakistan Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, October 13, 2016 (Morning...
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Authorities in Sudan Arrest More Christians in Takeover of School

October 14, 2016
Two pastors, seven others detained for four days. By Our Sudan Correspondent JUBA, South Sudan, October 13, 2016(Morning Star News)...
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Church in Northern Kenya Fearful after Gruesome Attack on Christians

October 11, 2016
At least six dead in grenade and gun assault on 'infidels.'By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, October 7, 2016...
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Burning of Pastor’s House in Zanzibar, Tanzania Leaves Family of 11 Homeless

October 6, 2016
Muslim extremists suspected in attack on church leader's home.By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, October 5, 2016(Morning Star News)...
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Authorities in Turkey Arrest Killers in Malatya Slayings

October 1, 2016
Five nationalists had been freed after conviction, sentencing.By Our Middle East Correspondent ISTANBUL, Turkey, September 30, 2016 (Morning Star News)...
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Arrest of Christian Workers in Sudan Serves Islamist Regime as Warning to Others

October 1, 2016
International community takes note of repressive measures. By Our Sudan Correspondent JUBA, South Sudan, September 29, 2016 (Morning Star News) –...
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After Nine Years, Killers in Malatya, Turkey Slayings Are Convicted, Sentenced

September 29, 2016
Five nationalists remain free while life sentences are appealed.By Our Middle East Correspondent ISTANBUL, Turkey, September 28, 2016(Morning Star News)...
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Woman in Uganda Beaten Unconscious for Attending Church Service

September 29, 2016
Neighbors restrain Muslim husband.By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, September 26, 2016 (Morning Star News) – A Muslim in...
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Muslim in Ethiopia Attacks Wife for Leaving Islam

September 22, 2016
Mother of three hospitalized for three days.By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, September 21, 2016 (Morning Star News) –...
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Muslim Rebels Massacre Christians in Central African Republic

September 20, 2016
Seleka militants attack civilians. By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, September 19, 2016 (Morning Star News) – Muslim militants...
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Authorities Arrest Christian Leader in Al Jazirah State, Sudan, in School Takeover

September 13, 2016
A dozen teachers also detained, released on bail.By Our Sudan Correspondent JUBA, South Sudan, September 13, 2016(Morning Star News) –...
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Persecution in Eastern Uganda Persists as Christian Convert Is Killed in Western Area

September 11, 2016
Muslim relatives poison woman, she says.By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, September 8, 2016 (Morning Star News) – While...
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Muslims Shoot Father of Kidnapped Christian Woman in Pakistan, Sources Say

September 7, 2016
Catholic wounded three days after police defied court order to arrest assailants.By Our Pakistan Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan, September 7, 2016(Morning...
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Christian Security Guard Killed in Islamic Extremist Terrorist Attack in Pakistan

September 7, 2016
Security forces prevent greater harm in assault on Christian community.By Our Pakistan Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan, September 4, 2016 (Morning Star...
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Coptic Teenagers Sentenced in Egypt for ‘Defaming Islam’ in Video Flee to Switzerland

September 7, 2016
In exclusive interview, they debunk story of mocking Islamic state beheadings.By Our Middle East Correspondent ISTANBUL, Turkey, September 3, 2016...
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60-Year-Old Christian Killed as Violence Ruins Homes, Churches in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

September 7, 2016
Muslim herdsmen attacks on Christian farmers continue unabated.By Our Nigeria Correspondent LAFIA, Nigeria, Sept. 2, 2016 (Morning Star News) –...
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Herdsmen in Nigeria Kill Pastor, Others, as Policy to Settle Cattlemen Decried

September 1, 2016
Farmers protest violence, Kaduna government land plans.By Our Nigeria Correspondent JOS, Nigeria, September 1, 2016 (Morning Star News) – As...
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Student Counters Official Version of Eight Christians Killed in Zamfara State, Nigeria

August 30, 2016
Muslim students had long sought to kill Christian student, he says.By Our Nigeria Correspondent JOS, Nigeria, August 30, 2016 (Morning...
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Iran Suspected of ‘Forcing Confessions’ to Obtain ‘Evidence’ against Church Leader

August 30, 2016
Five Christians illegally arrested at picnic.By Our Nigeria Correspondent ISTANBUL, Turkey, August 29, 2016 (Morning Star News) – Five members...
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Charges against Pastors in Sudan Could Lead to Death Penalty

August 23, 2016
Trial begins for two church leaders, two others.By Our Sudan Correspondent JUBA, South Sudan, August 22, 2016(Morning Star News) –...
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Persecution of Christians in India Increases Dramatically in First Half of 2016

August 23, 2016
Violence on track to far exceed cases in 2014 and 2015.By Our Northern India Correspondent UDAIPUR, India, August 21, 2016...
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Seven Christians Killed in North-Central Nigeria by Muslim Fulani Cattle Herders

August 18, 2016
Faction of Boko Haram, said to be arming herdsmen, releases Chibok girls video.By Our Nigeria Correspondent JOS, Nigeria, August 17,...
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At Least 13 Christians Killed in Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Attacks in Kaduna State, Nigeria

August 11, 2016
Three churches scattered as hundreds flee violence.By Our Nigeria Correspondent JOS, Nigeria, August 10, 2016 (Morning Star News) – Muslim...
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3 AZERBAIJANI CHRISTIANS ARRESTED IN IRAN, DETAINED WITHOUT CHARGE

August 9, 2016
Three Azerbaijani Christians have been arrested in Iran and are being detained without charge. On Friday 24th June Iranian security...
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House-Church Leader among Four Pro-Democracy Activists Sentenced in China

August 9, 2016
Hu Shigen given seven and a half years in prison.By the Editor August 8, 2016 (Morning Star News) – Two...
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Youths in Eastern Uganda Pay Heavy Price for Turning to Christ

August 5, 2016
Children lose families; high school student suffers serious head injury. By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug. 5, 2016 (Morning...
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Key Figure in Fight for Religious Freedom in Egypt Freed, Declares Return to Islam

August 4, 2016
Mohammed Hegazy endured abuse in prison for more than two and a half years. By Our Middle East Correspondent ISTANBUL, Turkey,...
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Pastor in Eastern Uganda Killed for Evangelizing Muslims, Refusing to Sell Land

July 30, 2016
Church leader had received several threats.By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, July 29, 2016 (Morning Star News) – Upset...
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Baptist Pastor Loses Hand to Muslim Fulani Herdsman in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

July 22, 2016
Second pastor in the state attacked on his farm in one week.By Our Nigeria Correspondent KEFFI, Nigeria, July 22, 2016(Morning...
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Government Fires Teacher from Christian School in North Khartoum, Sudan

July 21, 2016
Police physically remove headmistress from her office.By Our Sudan Correspondent JUBA, South Sudan, July 21, 2016(Morning Star News) – Police...
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Former Imam in Eastern Uganda Loses Home, Family, Work after Turning to Christ

July 21, 2016
Muslim relatives take wife, children, damage his plantation.By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, July 21, 2016 (Morning Star News)...
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One Dead, Several Injured in Islamist Attacks on Copts in Egypt

July 21, 2016
Weekend of violence abetted by impunity.By Our Middle East Correspondent ISTANBUL, Turkey, July 19, 2016 (Morning Star News) – One...
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Authorities in Sudan Jail Christians Defending School on Property of Embattled Church

July 16, 2016
Government helping Muslim business interest to seize facilities.By Our Sudan Correspondent JUBA, South Sudan, July 15, 2016 (Morning Star News)...
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Deep Love, Indescribable Pain for Family of Slain Evangelist in Nigeria

July 16, 2016
Pastor husband says she had premonition of being in heaven.By Our Nigeria Correspondent ABUJA, Nigeria, July 15, 2016 (Morning Star...
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Converts from Islam in Malaysia Detained in ‘Faith Purification Centers’

July 15, 2016
Violators of sharia sentenced -- or arbitrarily sent -- to re-education camps.By Our Southeast Asia Correspondent July 14, 2016 (Morning Star...
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Christian in Pakistan Charged with ‘Blasphemy’ after Argument with Muslim

July 13, 2016
Two female relatives taken into custody are released after his arrest.By Our Pakistan Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan, July 13, 2016 (Morning...
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Imprisoned Christian in Iran Hopes for Appeal; Inmate Returns after Medical Leave

July 7, 2016
Woman suffering various illnesses ordered back to prison.By Our Middle East Correspondent ISTANBUL, Turkey, July 7, 2016 (Morning Star News)...
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Copt Stabbed to Death in Egypt Less Than Week after Islamic State Kills Priest

July 7, 2016
Islamic month of Ramadan marked by violence.By Our Middle East Correspondent ISTANBUL, Turkey, July 6, 2016 (Morning Star News) – A...
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Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Kill Pastor in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

July 7, 2016
ECWA leader attacked with machete blows.By Our Nigeria Correspondent JOS, Nigeria, July 5, 2016 (Morning Star News) – A pastor...
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Muslim Villagers in Eastern Uganda Kill Christian Woman, Infant Girl, Sources Say

July 1, 2016
Widow refused mosque on her land; mother accused of violating Ramadan.By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, June 30, 2016...
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Blasphemy Law in Pakistan Claims another Victim — and His Accusers

July 1, 2016
Death sentences meted out to Christians, Muslim under draconian statute.By Our Pakistan Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan, June 29, 2016 (Morning Star...
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Police in India Threaten to Fine Christians Attacked by Hindu Extremists

July 1, 2016
Villagers deprive impoverished Dalits of state benefits.By Our New Delhi Correspondent NEW DELHI, June 29, 2016 (Morning Star News) –...
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Muslim in Eastern Uganda Burns 9-Year-Old Son for Accepting Christ, Sources Say

June 24, 2016
Boy tied to tree with dry leaves that catch fire.By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, June 24, 2016 (Morning...
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Hindu Extremists in India Beat 66-Year-Old Pastor Unconscious

June 24, 2016
Christians should be tried for 'sedition,' official says.By Our New Delhi Correspondent NEW DELHI, June 23, 2016 (Morning Star News)...
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Jailed Advocate for Religious Rights in Egypt Released on Bail

June 24, 2016
Accusations remain against activist working against persecution.By Our Middle East Correspondent ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 22, 2016 (Morning Star News) – A...
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Catholic Priest Kidnapped in Nigeria Found Dead

June 24, 2016
Gunmen demanded huge ransom.By Our Nigeria Correspondent JOS, Nigeria, June 22, 2016 (Morning Star News) – The body of a...
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Government in Egypt Fights Efforts to Repeal Controversial ‘Blasphemy Law’

June 20, 2016
Justice Ministry says any change would be 'unconstitutional.'By Our Middle East Correspondent ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 20, 2016 (Morning Star News) –...
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Christian Killed in Eastern Uganda after Religious Discussion with Muslims

June 16, 2016
Elsewhere, mother and children flee violent husband after leaving Islam.By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, June 16, 2016 (Morning...
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Persecuted Rights Advocates in Vietnam Seek Help from World’s Democracies

June 16, 2016
Beatings, Prison constitute attack on liberty. By Elizabeth Kendal June 13, 2016 (Morning Star News) – In 2006, the U.S. State...
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Muslim Gang in Nigeria Stabs Non-Muslim for Eating on Ramadan

June 12, 2016
Carpenter sustains multiple wounds.By Our Nigeria Correspondent JOS, Nigeria, June 10, 2016 (Morning Star News) – Young Muslim men stabbed...
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Muslim Mob in Northern Nigeria Kills Pastor’s Wife on ‘Blasphemy’ Accusation

June 7, 2016
President, governor, police strive to calm religious tensions.By Our Nigeria Correspondent JOS, Nigeria, June  5, 2016 (Morning Star News) –...
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Muslim Fulani Herdsmen in Nigeria Kill Three Christians, Attack Another with Machetes

June 2, 2016
Pastor's house among several set ablaze.By Our Nigeria Correspondent JOS, Nigeria, June 2, 2016 (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani...
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Christian Prisoner in Iran Begins Hunger Strike over Denial of Medical Treatment

June 2, 2016
Woman with heart condition incarcerated for role in house-church movement.By Our Middle East Correspondent ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 1, 2016 (Morning...
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Egyptian Crack-Down on Human Rights Defenders Reaches Key Christian Activist

June 2, 2016
Threatened three times before arrest, he faces life in prison.By Our Middle East Correspondent ISTANBUL, Turkey, May 31, 2016 (Morning...
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Muslim in Eastern Uganda Kills Wife for Leaving Islam, Relatives Say

June 2, 2016
Five children narrowly escape death.By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, May 30, 2016 (Morning Star News) – A Muslim...
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No Anti-Christian Motive Seen in Killing of Pastor in India

June 2, 2016
Questions remain in murder of ministry leader in Jharkhand state.By Our Northern India Correspondent UDAIPUR, India, May 30, 2016 (Morning...
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Police in Pakistan Arrest Christian Victim of Beating, Blasphemy Accusation

June 2, 2016
Muslims use law as revenge for attempt to stop them from teasing girls, sources say.By Our Pakistan Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan,...
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Pastor Re-Arrested in Sudan Could Face Capital Crime Charges, Sources Say

June 2, 2016
Sudanese Church of Christ leader could join colleague in trial.By Our Sudan Correspondent JUBA, South Sudan, May 26, 2016 (Morning...
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‘Accident’ Kills Evangelical Pastor, New Christian in Vietnam

June 2, 2016
Wife of pastor, church elder critically injured. By Our Vietnam Correspondent VINH, Vietnam, May 26, 2016 (Morning Star News) – On...
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Muslim Mob Kills Christian in Niger State, Nigeria for ‘Blasphemous’ Facebook Post

June 1, 2016
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – At least one Christian was killed, several injured and two church buildings attacked in...
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Hard-line Hindus in India Burn Christian, Set Fire to Houses of Others in Chhattisgarh

May 26, 2016
Assailants twice drive families out of village. By Our New Delhi Correspondent NEW DELHI, May 25, 2016 (Morning Star News)...
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Baptist Pastor Poisoned to Death in Eastern Uganda

May 20, 2016
NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A Muslim villager in eastern Uganda is suspected in the poisoning death of a...
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Muslims in Pakistan Threaten Christians after Fatwa Issued against ‘Blasphemer’

May 13, 2016
LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Muslims in Pakistan have told 300 impoverished villagers they must either produce a Christian...
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Sudan Releases One of Two Church Leaders Arrested in December

May 10, 2016
Member of embattled church in north Khartoum freed. Telahoon Nogose Kassa JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Sudan today...
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Hindu Extremists in Uttar Pradesh, India Torture Christian Convert

May 6, 2016
NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Police in India initially declined to take action after Hindu extremists tortured one Christian...
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Bill in Kaduna State, Nigeria Would Criminalize Street Evangelism, ‘Offensive’ Preaching, Clergy Say

May 5, 2016
KADUNA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Street evangelists would be fined and “offensive” preaching at church services would send pastors...
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Christians in Burma Patiently Endure Building of Pagodas on Church Lands

May 3, 2016
Buddhist monk said to be using structures for religious, political aims. YANGON, Burma – (Morning Star News) Striving for a...
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