Turkey backs down on closing Bursa’s only church

Turkey backs down on closing Bursa’s only church

Local Christians were given only 8 days to leave The local government of the northwestern Turkish city of Bursa ordered that its only church, which serves four congregations, be vacated by Friday (26 Feb.) before rescinding the order on Tuesday. Ismail Kulakcioglu,...
Turkey’s Protestants ‘anxious and distressed’

Turkey’s Protestants ‘anxious and distressed’

After a year filled with repeated threats and attacks against Protestant churches and their leaders in Turkey, the leader of their tiny Christian community has admitted that they remain “anxious and distressed”. In an interview with Al-Monitor, Pastor Ihsan Ozbek of...
Humiliating Attack in India Tests Young Pastor’s Faith

Humiliating Attack in India Tests Young Pastor’s Faith

Hindu extremists accused of beating, shaving, parading him through streets. NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A pastor in northern India who was beaten and paraded through streets with his head half-shaved as crowds called for him to be cut to pieces said he is thankful...
The war on Christianity in the Congo

The war on Christianity in the Congo

While the brutality of the so-called Islamic State has concentrated world attention on Iraq and Syria, lesser-noticed movements inspired by IS are taking root far from the Middle East. In central Africa, a brutal militant Islamic group has embedded itself in the...