Sentence Upheld for Pastor in Algeria Stopped for Carrying Christian Literature

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Creative Commons 3 – CC BY-SA 3.0 Algeria (Morning Star News) – A case that began with police in Algeria stopping a Christian suspected of carrying Bibles in his car ended yesterday with a large fine for the church leader. A judge in Tiaret, 600 kilometers (372 miles) southwest…

Burkina Faso: concerns over reported rise in extremism

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A church in Burkina Faso, where over 20% of the population is Christian. (Photo: khym54 via Flickr; CC 2.0) Christian and Muslim leaders in Burkina Faso met last week to discuss interreligious dialogue amidst growing concerns about the spread of violent Islamic extremism in the country, reports Fides. The…

Hard-line Hindu Confesses to Attempted Murder of Pastor in Southern India, Police Say

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Pastor Madira Koti Reddy recovering in hospital. (Morning Star News) India (Morning Star News) – A hard-line Hindu has confessed to attempting to murder a pastor in southern India as the Christian leader was praying at night, according to police. Pastor Madira Koti Reddy, who leads a house church…

Court in Pakistan Acquits 20 Muslims Suspected in Brick-Kiln Killing of Christian Couple

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Attack victims,Shazad Masih and his wife Shama Shazad Masih were brutally beaten and senselessly murdered and thrown into a brick kiln fire by a huge mob Yet another travesty of justice and devastating blow for Christians in Pakistan. Morning Star News reports that an anti-terrorism court in Lahore, Pakistan…

Heroic Christian girl boldly refuses to deny her faith when threatened by Boko Haram

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As Holy Week begins and we prepare for Resurrection Sunday, a 15 yr. old girl from North Nigeria is standing firm while clinging to Christ in a Boko Haram terrorist camp. Leah Sharibu, Liya in the Hausa language, was among over 100 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents from a…

Christian Widow, Bereaved Father Show Reality behind Herdsmen Attacks in Nigeria

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Chanka Amos, 4, was wounded in March 8 attack. (Morning Star News) Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Crestfallen, the 48-year-old Christian sat in his house in Miango, central Nigeria, where three of his children were killed a week before. “These series of attacks have been carried out against us…

UN ‘failing’ Eritrea’s detained Christians

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“Thousands” of Christians are facing detention as “religious freedom continue[s] to be denied in Eritrea” – UN Watch (Photo: David Stanley) Eritrea’s human rights record was again in the spotlight at the UN Human Rights Council earlier this week. Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, said in…

Pray for Christians Suffering from Recent Attacks in Nigeria.

These mass killings NEVER reach world news! Muslim Fulani herdsmen have long sought to remove Christians from grazing lands, but in recent years their close ties with Boko Haram have worsened attacks. Feb. 08, 2018 | Nigeria On Jan. 16, Fulani herdsmen attacked the village of Kitibu, Taraba state, in northern Nigeria, killing more thanContinue reading “Pray for Christians Suffering from Recent Attacks in Nigeria.”

Pakistani Christians seeking refuge from persecution in crisis

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Christian child arrested with mother who holds a UNHCR asylum certificate in Bangkok. Photo: Voice of the Persecuted (Voice of the Persecuted) 2018 is here and many have started the year with resolutions to do well. We live in a society where we have the freedom to think,…

Jailed US pastor still refused ‘due process’ in Turkey

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A photo of the Rev. Andrew Brunson during his time in prison. Photo courtesy of World Witness (World Watch Monitor) As a high-level US delegation arrived in the Turkish capital [on 23 January], in an effort to resolve high-level tensions between the two NATO allies, discussions were slated…