Christians Slain, Wounded, Kidnapped in Plateau State, Nigeria

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Woman abducted in South Jos. By Our Nigeria Correspondent JOS, Nigeria, January 27, 2020 (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed two Christians in separate attacks in Plateau state this month, in addition to the 13 Christians from the same denomination killed on Jan. 8, sources said. Herdsmen invaded Torok village in Riyom County on Jan. 20, killing Reuben Bulus, … Read More

Severe Attack in Northern India Devastates Families, Church

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Pastor, house-church homeowner lose their means of earning a living. By Our Southern India Correspondent HYDERABAD, India, January 24, 2020 (Morning Star News) – Before Pastor Jai Singh appeared before a judge in northern India and was jailed on false charges of luring people to convert, Hindu extremists had dragged him from house worship to a school where groups of six … Read More

Algeria: Court Orders Another Church to Close

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Christians request prayer for a church in Ain Turk, near Oran, ordered to close by the administrative court of Oran on 20 January 2020. The church of “The House of Hope” was sealed by an executive order from the Governor of Oran in October 2017. On 10 June 2018 the church was allowed to reopen. However, in August 2019 the … Read More

Iran: Concerns about arrested Christian convert

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Iranian Christians request prayer for Christian convert and activist Fatemeh (Mary) Mohammadi, who remains unaccounted for since her arrest in Tehran on 12 January. Fatemeh, or Mary as she likes to be known, was near Azadi Square in Tehran while protests were underway following the downing of the Ukrainian passenger jet by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran. The … Read More

Church Buildings Burned Down in Southeastern Sudan

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Islamists suspected in setting fire to temporary structures that replaced worship halls. By Our Sudan Correspondent JUBA, South Sudan, January 23, 2020 (Morning Star News) – Temporary worship structures in southeastern Sudan were set ablaze on Jan. 16, three weeks after the buildings they had replaced were burned down, sources said. In southeastern Sudan’s Blue Nile state, Islamists in Bout, Tadamon … Read More

Kidnapped Christian Student Executed by Islamic Extremists in Northeast Nigeria

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Lutheran pastor shot to death in Adamawa state. By Our Nigeria Correspondent JOS, Nigeria, January 23, 2020 (Morning Star News ) – Islamic State-affiliated terrorists have executed a Christian university student kidnapped earlier this month in northeast Nigeria, sources said. In a video that Site Intelligence Group reported was released on the Islamic State’s Amaq news website, a boy of indeterminate age … Read More

Iran: Christian convert receives three year prison sentence

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Iranian Christians request prayer after Christian convert Ismaeil Maghrebinejad received a three-year prison sentence for “insulting Islamic sacred beliefs.” Ismaeil (65) was arrested in Shiraz on 25 January 2019 and charged initially with “propaganda against the state and insulting the sacred Iranian establishment.” At a hearing on 22 October, the judge further accused Ismaeil of apostasy and increased bail demands … Read More

Boko Haram Executes Brethren Pastor in Northeast Nigeria

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Christian leader in Adamawa state sought rescue but entrusted his fate to God. By Our Nigeria Correspondent JOS, Nigeria, January 21, 2020 (Morning Star News) – The Rev. Lawan Andimi had a treasured life – loving family, an affectionate congregation, respect from his colleagues. The kidnapped district chairman of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN) in Michika County, in northeast … Read More

Two Young Christian Women Killed in Kaduna State, Nigeria

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Five kidnapped aid workers released. By Our Nigeria Correspondent JOS, Nigeria, January 20, 2020 (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed two young Christian women in southern Kaduna state, Nigeria, on Friday (Jan. 17), sources said. The herdsmen on motorbikes rode into Gora-Gan village in Zango Kataf County at about 5 p.m. shooting villagers on sight, according to a local … Read More

Order Issued to Close Church Building in Oran, Algeria, Christian Leaders Say

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Former provincial governor maintained pressure to seal building. By Our Algeria Correspondent TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria, January 17, 2020 (Morning Star News) – An order to close a church building in the city of Oran, Algeria was issued last fall but was not conveyed to the pastor until last weekend, sources said. Pastor Rachid Seighir did not receive the Nov. 10, 2019 closure … Read More