Palestine:Travel permits refused for most Gazan Christians

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Christians in Gaza request prayer that permits will be granted for them to travel to the West Bank to visit friends and relatives over the Christmas holidays. All inhabitants of Gaza, one of the most densely populated places on Earth, face severe travel restrictions and have difficulty obtaining permits from the Israeli authorities to enter Israel through the Erez border … Read More

Attack on Private Gathering in Northern India Typifies Hindu Extremist Strategy

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After being terrorized and humiliated, Christians are arrested. By Our India Correspondent NEW DELHI, December 7, 2018 (Morning Star News) – A Hindu extremist strategy for stopping the spread of Christianity by targeting pastors – and their families – was painfully evident in a recent attack on a Christmas planning meeting in northern India. As has become routine in India, … Read More

Unimaginable Loss for Christians Displaced by Violence in Nigeria

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Muslim Fulani herdsmen warned matriarch of horrific assault. By Our Nigeria Correspondent JEBBU MIANGO, Nigeria, December 5, 2018 (Morning Star News) – A grandmother in Nigeria whose 35-year-old son, 21-year-old daughter-in-law and 5-year-old granddaughter were shot dead by Muslim Fulani herdsmen is now homeless after she and other relatives fled the attack in August. “We were taken in by a family … Read More

Iran: Christian prisoner refused permission to see his mother before she died

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Prayer is requested for Iranian Christian prisoner Ebrahim Firouzi, after authorities refused to allow him to visit his dying mother. Kobra Kamrani passed away yesterday (3 December). Ebrahim, a Christian convert, has been held in detention since 2013. He was originally sentenced to one year in prison on charges related to his Christian activity, then was retried and sentenced to … Read More

Discrimination against Christians in Egypt Reflects Deeper Issues

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Attempt to do away with religious designation on ID cards fails. By Our Jerusalem Correspondent JERUSALEM, December 3, 2018 (Morning Star News) – A wan effort to do away with the religious designation on ID cards in Egypt reflects the enormity of the discrimination Christians face in a country regarded as a leader of Middle Eastern Islam, rights advocates said. … Read More

Muslim Mob Incites Police to Arrest Six Pastors in Uganda

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Protestors accuse Christian apologists of blasphemy.By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, November 30, 2018 (Morning Star News) – Officers arrested six pastors in eastern Uganda on Saturday (Nov. 24) after hundreds of Muslims, furious over a public talk comparing Christianity with Islam, descended on the local police station, sources said. Following a series of public events earlier this month at … Read More

Algeria: Update on Christians facing proselytism charges

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In recent weeks MEC has 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 hearing was postponed to 27 November. At that hearing, the court listened to both parties and a verdict is expected on 25 December 2018. These Christians … Read More

In Meeting with President, Pastors in Nigeria Say Military Complicit in Attacks on Christians

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Church leaders try to correct false narratives about violence. By Our Nigeria Correspondent JOS, Nigeria, November 28, 2018 (Morning Star News) – Christian leaders meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Nigeria this month delivered a sharp rebuke, saying the military is complicit in attacks on Christians. With the governor of Plateau state in attendance, the Rev. Dacholom Datiri, president of … Read More

Hindu Extremist Mob Tries to Burn Pastor Alive in Odisha, State, India

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Christian leader attacked while driving with family in car. By Our Southern India Correspondent HYDERABAD, India, November 26, 2018 (Morning Star News) – Pastor John Lakra was taking his 18-month-old baby to the hospital for emergency treatment in Odisha state, India when hundreds of Hindu extremists surrounded his car. The pastor, his wife and their three children were on the way … Read More

Muslims in Kenya Give Christian Family One Day to Return to Islam

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Father turns to Christ after healing prayer. By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, November 23, 2018 (Morning Star News) – After a family in southeast Kenya put their faith in Christ this month, Muslims gave them one day to return to Islam or be killed, the father said. “We were given a day to either recant the Christian faith or … Read More