Police in Laos Arrest Grandmother, Three Other Christians During Worship

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Christianity considered enemy of the country, rights group says. By the Editor December 14, 2018 (Morning Star News) – Police in Laos arrested a grandmother and three other Christians while they were worshipping last month, according to an advocacy group. Raiding a church service in Keovilai village, Vilabouly District in Savannakhet Province, local police on Nov. 18 arrested the 78-year-old woman identified … Read More

China Cracks Down on Unofficial Church, Arresting Pastor and 100 Members

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Leader of prominent congregation charged with ‘subversion.’ By the Editor December 13, 2018 (Morning Star News) – Authorities in China have detained the pastor and more than 100 members of a prominent, unofficial church since Sunday (Dec. 9), according to media and advocacy agencies. Security authorities raided the 800-member Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, Sichuan Province at about 6 p.m. … Read More

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