Three Christian Men, Facing 35 Years in Prison for Their Faith, Flee Iran After Court Rejects Appeal

Three Iranian Christian converts, who were facing a combined 35 years in prison because of their faith, have fled the country after a court rejected their appeal, according to a Christian persecution watchdog group. The three converts, identified as Kvian Fallah-Mohammadi, Hadi Asgari and Amin Afshar-Naderi, were charged due to their connection to a December... Continue Reading →

Sudanese Official Says Removing Christian Education from List of School Subjects Was an ‘Error’, but Church Leaders Don’t Believe It

The top official of Sudan’s education regulatory body claims he erroneously omitted Christian education on a list he sent to all public schools in August directing them to teach only the subjects on the list. Christian leaders have raised concerns that Christianity won't be taught in schools, despite the admission, because educators qualified to teach... Continue Reading →

Police Threaten to File False Charges Against Pastor and His Son in Northern India if He Doesn’t Stop Sharing the Gospel

A Christian pastor in northern India was forced to sign papers renouncing all religious activity — including sharing the Gospel or holding worship in his home — after a police officer threatened to file false charges against him and his teenage son. A house church pastor identified only as Pastor Sugriv told Morning Star News that the... Continue Reading →

India Bans Six Christian Organizations from Receiving Donations from Foreign Countries

Amid another crackdown on foreign aid, India has canceled six Christian organizations’ licenses to receive donations from outside the country in a move some say is little more than a “shakedown” by the Hindu nationalist party. According to a report from UCA News, New Life Fellowship Association, Evangelical Churches Association of Manipur, Ecreosoculis North Western Gossner... Continue Reading →

Sudan Agrees With Rebels to Remove Islam as State Religion

In signing successive peace deals with entrenched rebel movements last week, Sudan drew upon the legacy of Thomas Jefferson. “The constitution should be based on the principle of ‘separation of religion and state,’” read the text of an agreement between the North African nation’s joint military-civilian transitional council and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement–North (SPLM–N). “The state shall not... Continue Reading →

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