I was only 12’—beaten and left on the streets, Indian girl refuses to leave Jesus

A 12-year-old girl in India has shared the harrowing account of how her Hindu family beat her and kicked her out of their house after she converted to Christianity — yet she refused to deny Jesus Christ.  Saree, a young girl living in India, recently shared her story with persecution watchdog Open Doors USA, beginning with...

US: Prayer opened Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign

US President Donald Trump kicked off his re-election bid for the 2020 Presidential election with powerful prayer led by his spiritual advisor Paula White, who was among several key Christian leaders who turned out for the rally. “I pray for the Spirit of the Lord to rest upon our president, and...

Pakistan: Christian women sold in marriage, then forced to prostitution in China

Natasha was one of hundreds of Pakistani girls who have been married off to Chinese men in return for cash payments to their families, most of them Christians, a community that is among the poorest of the poor in the country. At first, in her desperate calls home to...

Egypt: Coptic Christian Arrested for Allegedly Insulting Islam on Facebook.

CAIRO, Egypt (Morning Star News) – A young Coptic Christian man has been arrested near Cairo, Egypt for allegedly insulting Islam after a hacker posted material on his Facebook page, he and family members said. Fady Yousef, 25, was arrested early in the morning of June 11 in Giza, southwest of Cairo, despite having posted...

Myanmar (Burma) :Three Christians Forced to Convert to Buddhism in Rakhine State

YANGON, Burma (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 their homes in Padi Kyin village to a monastery...

India: Christian Families Going Hungry as Villagers in India Deprive Them of Work, Homes

Christians in various villages of Chhattisgarh state, India are going hungry as members of tribal religions deprive them of work and refuse to sell food to them, sources said. In the southern tip of Chhattisgarh state, villagers who practice tribal religion of ancestor and nature worship attacked the homes of three Christian families in...

India: Officials Destroy Christian School, Hostel – and Founder’s Home – in Eastern India

Authorities seized 12 tearful, fatherless children from a Christian ministry in eastern India last month after local officials demolished the ministry’s school and hostel, sources said. After Hindu extremists persuaded the district collector to demolish the hostel and school serving 250 students, child protection personnel and police on May 21 seized the six orphans...

India: Minister in Modi’s Govt.’ Religious conversion like taking advantage of a girl’

Christian leaders in India have been outraged by comments by a government minister comparing religious conversion to exchanging sex for favors. Pratap Chandra Sarangi, who serves as the Minister of State for Animal Husbandry in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new cabinet, was speaking in an interview with ThePrint. “Suppose somebody helped a...

China: From Tiananmen’s Most-Wanted to Followers of Jesus

Though Tiananmen translates as “The Gate of Heavenly Peace,” the Beijing city square is known for something utterly destructive: the June 4, 1989, massacre where Chinese troops fired on nonviolent student demonstrators, killing thousands—deaths that the government still has not publicly acknowledged. Current Issue June 2019Subscribe The historic event...

Pastor’s Son Laid Down His Life to Save Friends During Virginia Shooting

Ryan Keith Cox was a hero of the Virginia Beach mass shooting, said survivors who credit their lives to him. Cox, an account clerk at Virginia Beach Public Utilities, saved the lives of seven women who were also in building 2 of the Virginia Beach Municipal Center Friday when a suspect began “firing indiscriminately”...