Category: Religious Persecution

Mozambique (image source AP)

Islamic State Claims Attacks on Christian Village

The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for a series of attacks in Mozambique’s Christian villages that left eight people dead, including beheading, and several houses burned. Mozambique (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 […]

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Kaduna State in northern Nigeria. (photo: Courtesy photo/CSW)

Gunmen Kill 3 Worshippers, Kidnap 30 in Attacks on Baptist and Catholic Churches in Nigeria

More Christians are killed for their faith in Nigeria than in any other country worldwide — at least 4,650 in 2021 and nearly 900 in the first three months of 2022 alone. International Christian Concern: Nigeria. On Sunday, June 19, gunmen attacked two churches, Maranatha Baptist Church and St. Moses Catholic Church, in Nigeria’s northwest state of Kaduna. The gunmen […]

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College student Deborah Emmanuel Yakubu was stoned to death in Sokoto, Nigeria on May 12, 2022. (Facebook)

Rioters Attack Christian Sites over Arrests in Sokoto, Nigeria

  ABUJA, Nigeria, May 16, 2022 (Morning Star News) – Rioters upset over the arrest of two Muslims in connection with the killing of a Christian college student in Sokoto, Nigeria attacked three church buildings and looted and damaged Christian-owned shops on Saturday (May 14), sources said. Deborah Emmanuel Yakubu, a 200-level student at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, […]

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College student Deborah Emmanuel Yakubu was stoned to death in Sokoto, Nigeria on May 12, 2022. (Facebook)

Christian Student in Sokoto, Nigeria Stoned to Death

  ABUJA, Nigeria, May 13, 2022 (Morning Star News) – A Christian student stoned to death at a college in northwest Nigeria on Thursday (May 12) was falsely accused of blaspheming the prophet of Islam because she had refused to date a Muslim, sources said. Deborah Emmanuel Yakubu, a 200-level student at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, the capital […]

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University of Idaho Library Building (image Pixabay)

Christian Law Students Punished by University of Idaho Over Religious Beliefs

The University of Idaho violated the religious liberty and free speech rights of three law students by punishing them due to their biblical beliefs about marriage, according to a new federal lawsuit filed Monday.Three Christian law students are suing the University of Idaho for being punished for the biblical belief that marriage is between one man and one woman. MOSCOW, […]

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Richard Baxter 1615 To 1691 English Puritan Church Leader And Theologian

Christ Leads Me Through No Darker Rooms: Richard Baxter’s example of faithfulness in the face of persecution

Richard Baxter was born at Rowton, in Shropshire, England, on November 12, 1615. He served faithfully the flock over which God placed him in Kidderminster. Baxter suffered from a frail bodily frame much of his life and it often seemed a wonder that his life extended year after year. He once said, “Weakness and pain helped me to study how […]

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The Cathedral of Intercession of the Virgin on the Moat (Собо́р Покрова́, что на Рву) also known as the Cathedral of Saint Basil the Blessed (Храм Васи́лия Блаже́нного) on the Red Square, Moscow. (photos by Christophe Meneboeuf)

Overview of Religion in Russia

In the 10th century Prince Vladimir I, converted by missionaries from Byzantium, adopted Christianity as the official religion for Russia, and for nearly 1,000 years thereafter the Russian Orthodoxy is the most widely professed faith. Other Christian denominations are much smaller and include the Old Believers, who separated from the Russian Orthodox church in the 17th century, and Baptist and […]

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A New Dark Age of Christian Persecution: Paul, Apostle of Christ

A New Dark Age of Christian Persecution: Paul, Apostle of Christ

As darkness spreads over the Roman empire, Paul and Luke defy a ruthless emperor, risking their lives to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Watch On: Amazon Prime Video Director: Andrew Hyatt Writers: Terence Berden, Andrew Hyatt Stars: Jim Caviezel, James Faulkner, Olivier Martinez Genres: Adventure | Biography | Drama | History Motion Picture Rating (MPAA): PG-13 Country: USA Language: […]

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International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) and ECWA Global Family Prayer and Fasting for Revival

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) and ECWA Global Family Prayer and Fasting for Revival

Prayer honors God because it is a declaration of dependence upon Him, especially in a time of crisis. A typical example is demonstrated by King Jehoshaphat when he was threatened by a multi-nation coalition. In the face of perceived helplessness, he turned to God as his only recourse. He uttered what someone has called a “battle prayer” recorded in 2 […]

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Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) in Nigeria Loses Much

Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) in Nigeria Loses Much

Radical Islamic herdsmen, known as Fulani militants, wreaked havoc on a small Christian village in Katsina state in early September. Morning Star News described Fulani militants as “inspired by their desire to forcefully take over Christians’ lands and impose Islam as desertification.” On September 6, Fulani militants killed Reverend Alubara Audu of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) and three […]

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