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Death Sentence Upheld for Two Christians in Pakistan

Death Sentence Upheld for Two Christians in Pakistan

This post was originally published on this siteBadshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan. (Romero Maia, Creative Commons) LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Hopes for freedom of two Christian brothers on death row under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws were dashed this month when a court upheld their death sentence despite lack of evidence against them, their lawyers said….

4 churches harassed in Russian-occupied Ukraine

4 churches harassed in Russian-occupied Ukraine

This post was originally published on this sitePhoto Credit: Tim Mossholder/Pexels Ukraine (Mission Network News) — Soldiers and officials have harassed four Protestant churches in Russian-occupied Eastern Ukraine. They conducted searches, demanded to see documents, and stole equipment. In one case, they even forced church members out of their building. All these incidents took place…

Nury Turkel Unanimously Elected as Chair of USCIRF

Nury Turkel Unanimously Elected as Chair of USCIRF

This post was originally published on this siteOSLO, NORWAY – 27 May 2019: Oslo Freedom Forum – Portraits. (Photo by Dan Taylor – ©Dan Taylor). 06/22/2022 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Nury Turkel will serve as the next Chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Fellow USCIRF Commissioners unanimously elected……

At least 10 Christians killed in DRC attack

At least 10 Christians killed in DRC attack

This post was originally published on this siteDRC (International Christian Concern) – More than 10 Christians were killed on Tuesday, June 21, when an Islamist extremist group ambushed their three vehicles in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The attack occurred near the village of Makisabo, Beni. The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an Islamist…

Police in Sudan arrest church leaders from Bible study

Police in Sudan arrest church leaders from Bible study

This post was originally published on this siteJUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Police in Sudan walked into a church Bible class on Tuesday (June 14) and arrested two Christian leaders for “violating public order,” their attorney said. Officers in Omdurman, across the Nile River from Khartoum, took Pastor Kabashi Idris of the African Inland…

ISIS claims attacks on Christian village

ISIS claims attacks on Christian village

This post was originally published on this siteMozambique (International Christian Concern) –­­ ISIS has claimed responsibility for attacks on several Christian villages in Caba Delgado, Mozambique, that happened between May 23 and May 31. Six villages were attacked, leaving 8 people dead. Four of those who were murdered were Christians. Following the attacks, ISIS released…

Police in India Assault, Charge Pastor for Family Devotional

Police in India Assault, Charge Pastor for Family Devotional

This post was originally published on this siteAzamgarh Railway Station, Uttar Pradesh state, India (Durgesh angel98, Creative Commons) NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Nearly two months after police arrested a pastor in India from his grandmother’s home, tied him to a tree and beat him, threats from officers and others have kept him from filing…

Christian family targeted by mob in Turkey

Christian family targeted by mob in Turkey

This post was originally published on this siteTurkey (International Christian Concern) – CCTV video footage shows several Muslims attacking an Assyrian Christian family in Turkey’s Mardin village. After the attackers beat the family with sticks, they set their wheat fields on fire. The Yilmaz family members are the only remaining Christians living in the area, and…

Assistant pastor and Sunday school teacher abducted in Ogun State, Nigeria

Assistant pastor and Sunday school teacher abducted in Ogun State, Nigeria

This post was originally published on this sitePhoto Credit: Ovinuchi Ejiohuo/Unsplash (Barnabas Aid) — Gunmen abducted an assistant pastor and a Sunday school teacher in a raid on a church service in Ogun State, southwestern Nigeria. Assistant pastor Oluwaseun Ajose and Dagunro Ayobami were taken from the church building in Wasimi, a rural area of…

Christian in Pakistan Wrongly Jailed without Trial, Lawyer Says

Christian in Pakistan Wrongly Jailed without Trial, Lawyer Says

This post was originally published on this sitePatras Masih in police custody in 2018. (Morning Star News) LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A young Christian in Pakistan has spent more than four years in jail on a false blasphemy charge as courts have delayed processes due to Islamist bias and discrimination against him, his attorney…