Three Christians Forced to Convert to Buddhism in Rakhine State, Burma

Chin people in unidentified area of Burma in 2007. (Wikipedia, Corto Maltese)

YANGONBurma (Morning Star News) – Local authorities in western Burma (Myanmar) last month forced three Christians to convert to Buddhism, area sources said.

In Ann Township in southern Rakhine state, five local officials led by U Tin Shwe Maung took two ethnic Chin Christians from... Read More | Share it now!

Officials in Cuba Forbid Church Leaders to Attend Religious Freedom Event

Cuban officials blocked the departure from Cuba of the Rev. Alain Toledano Valiente. (Facebook)

MEXICO CITY (Morning Star News) – Authorities in Cuba on Sunday (July 14) refused to allow the national presidents of two Christian denominations to board their flight to Washington, D.C., to attend a religious freedom event, sources said.

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Christian Widow Driven from Home in Central Uganda

Islamist threats compelled Sharifa Kasozi Nakamate to flee her native Kirinda in central Uganda. (Morning Star News)

NAIROBIKenya (Morning Star News) – A widow in central Uganda has fled her homestead after receiving Islamist threats when she arranged for a pastor to bury the body of her husband, sources said.

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Pregnant Mother among Five Christians Slain in North-Central Nigeria

National Mosque in Abuja, Nigeria. (Wikipedia)

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A pregnant mother of two children was among three Christians killed by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in north-central Nigeria the night of July 14 and morning of July 15, sources said.

Margaret Wakili, a 27-year-old member of the Baptist Church in Ancha village, Plateau state, was slain on her farm at about 10 a.m.... Read More | Share it now!

Son of sheriff’s deputy arrested in connection with historically black church fires: report

Son of sheriff's deputy reportedly arrested in connection with fires at historically black churchesCops on Thursday were investigating if hate was the motive in the case of a man arrested Wednesday in connection with several intentionally set fires that burned down three historically black churches in the past two weeks, police said.

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Chinese Authorities Blow Up Popular Megachurch

China Aid footage of the destruction

Crackdown in 2009 that ended with the arrest of church leaders.

Those church leaders were given prison sentences of up to seven years for charges of illegally occupying farmland and disturbing traffic order, according to state media.

There are an estimated 60 million Christians in China, many of whom worship in independent congregations like the Golden Lampstand. Millions of... Read More | Share it now!

Hamas TV Station Calls for ‘Death to Israel,’ Israel Declares it a ‘Terrorist Organization’

Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister and defense minister, signed a declaration this week that calls a Hamas TV channel a “terrorist organization.”

The Israel Security Apparatus and the Defense Ministry said the Hamas TV channel, “Al Aqsa,” was using the station “to recruit militants to its ranks.”

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California May Evict 84-Year-Old for Bible Study in Veterans Home

The California Department of Veterans Affairs is threatening to evict an 84-year-old widow from her California Veterans Home if she continues to hold Bible studies, according to her attorney.

The woman, Artis Breau, has volunteered as a chaplain and led Bible studies over the past decade.

The controversy began last September when one of the residents said he had trouble sleeping after having a conversation with her about... Read More | Share it now!