Assyrian Christian Priest released on bail

CSW sources have confirmed that Assyrian Christian priest, Father Sefer Bileçen (known as Father Aho), was released on bail on 14 January,...

Christian Family Unwelcome in Homecoming

01/18/2020 India (International Christian Concern) – Jagu Purti and his family attempted to return to their home in Balandabandi village of Jajpur, Odisha...

Activist Reporting Christmas Ban Charged Over Hate-Speech Law

01/19/2020 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) – Last Christmas, an Indonesian activist reported a ban on Christmas celebrations in a conservative Muslim province. His...

Large-Scale Killings, Kidnappings Hit Christians in Kaduna State, Nigeria, Sources Say

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – More than 200 Muslim Fulani herdsmen have attacked predominantly Christian villages in southern Kaduna state, Nigeria since Jan....

Detention of Coptic activist extended by 15 days

The detention of Egyptian Coptic activist Rami Kamil, who is facing terrorism charges, has been extended by 15 days after he was interrogated...

Christian Pakistani Family Seeks Refuge in Canada

01/19/2020 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – In early 2018, a Canadian woman started raising funds to bring a Christian family from Pakistan to...

Order Issued to Close Church Building in Oran, Algeria, Christian Leaders Say

TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – An order to close a church building in the city of Oran, Algeria was issued last fall but...

Armenians Remember Dink’s Assassination

01/19/2019 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – Today marks the 13-year anniversary of the assassination of Hrant Dink, a Turkish-Armenian journalist and editor-in-chief of...

Bantul Church Moved to Another Village Amid Protests

01/18/2020 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) – Following protests from the local villagers, the Bantul administration in Yogyakarta and the Indonesia Pentecostal Church (GPdI)...

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Kill 13 Christians, Wound Three in Central Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed 13 Christians in Plateau state, Nigeria on Wednesday (Jan. 8), the same day...
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Church in Oran closed down by authorities

CSW has learned that on 23 January 2020 the House of Hope Evangelical Church in Ayoun Turk, Oran city in western Algeria...

Reverend Killed by Unknown Gunmen in Adamawa State

01/23/2020 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – In the early morning hours of Monday, January 20, still unknown gunmen attacked and killed Reverend Dennis Baguri...

WCC Faith and Order Commission proposes world conference, maps common ground among churches

The World Council of Churches (WCC) Faith and Order Commission, through its three study groups, is proposing a world conference as it...