• Christian couple arrested in India on charges of forced conversion

    A Christian couple were arrested in the Indian state of Karnataka on 17 May after allegations of illegally securing conversions to Christianity. Pastor V Kuriyachan, 62, and his wife Selenamma, 57, were accused of forcing more than 1,000 tribal people in Kadoga district to convert. The arrests took place the same day that the state […]

  • Baroness Cox raises “deep concern” about fate of Armenian churches

    Baroness Cox has shared her “deep concern” about the threat to Armenian churches from Azerbaijani forces in Nagorno-Karabakh. In an open letter, Baroness Cox – a patron of Barnabas Fund – points to the intention of Azerbaijan to remove symbols of Armenian Christian heritage. This includes, she writes, “161 churches, including the historic monastery at […]

  • Refusing marriage to Muslim suitor, Pakistani Christian woman shot dead

    A Christian maid was shot dead, reportedly by her Muslim suitor, on 30 November after refusing to convert to Islam in order to marry him. Sonia Bibi, 24, was shot in the head in a street in Rawalpindi, Punjab province, and died on her way to hospital. Her father, Allah Rakha Masih, a sanitary worker, […]

  • Court in Iran Denies Christians Custody of Adopted Daughter

    A appeals court in Iran last week denied a Christian couple custody of their adopted daughter after they faced criminal charges for their faith. Morning Star News reports that Sam Khosravi and Maryam Falahi, pictured below, converts from Islam, had adopted 3-month-old Lydia from an orphanage in February 2019. Before a welfare organization finalized the […]

  • As communist party takes over the running of churches, Christians ask ‘Where is the democracy?’

    “Where is democracy?” a Christian in China asked after two communist party-approved candidates were foisted on their church committee, amid growing evidence that the state is taking administrative control of churches. The votes of Chinese Christians in elections for church committee members have been repeatedly ignored by communist party officials as they take control away […]

  • Muslim Father in Uganda Burns Daughter for Becoming Christian

    Unable to return to her home in western Uganda due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, Rehema Kyomuhendo was in the eastern part of the country when she first heard about Christ. Morning Star News reports that in March she had accompanied her father, a sheikh (Muslim teacher) on a business trip from Mbarara District to Mbale […]

  • Nigerian children slaughtered during lockdown

    As Fulani militants murder children in Nigeria, Release International is calling on the African country to protect its Christian minority in the north. The charity reports Fulani militants continue to carry out attacks against Christians in Plateau State in Nigeria, in the midst of the coronavirus lockdown. In this latest attack, extremists murdered two five-year-old […]

  • As pastor murdered, Nigerian widow prays “killers will get to know Jesus I know”

    Rose, the 27-year-old widow of Pastor Matthew Tagwi who was killed by Fulani militants, prayed for his killers soon after hearing of her husband’s death. “My prayer is that his killers will get to know this Jesus I know. I do forgive them and will pray that the Lord saves their souls,” she said. The […]