Reports from Somalia, Cuba, and India with an update from Belarus

Reports from Somalia, Cuba, and India with an update from Belarus 1. Somali convert murdered by militantsA convert from Islam to Christianity was shot dead in Bulahawa, Somalia on August 18 by members of al-Shabaab, an Islamic militant group, according to an August 22 report from Compass Direct. In early 2009, Ahmed Matan (41) began facing harassment from Muslim militants who demanded to know why he had expanded his trading…
View article…

China Bans Church, Christians Detained

Two members of the Laojie Christian Church in the village of Sangdong in China’s Henan province have been detained, just days after authorities officially banned their church for a second time, Worthy News learned Tuesday, August 18.
View article…

Cuban Pastor’s Wife Receives High Fine For “Disturbing Order”
A pastor’s wife who lost her baby after a neighbour attacked her on the street, is being fined the equivalent of over two months salary on charges of “disturbing the public order” on that day, Christian trial observers said Friday, August 21.
View article…

Indian Christians Pray And Fast A Year After Orissa Massacre
Indian Christians and churches prepared to fast and pray this weekend for peace, a year after anti-Christian violence killed over 100 people in India’s troubled state of Orissa and left tens of thousands displaced.
View article…

2,000 Evicted Pakistani Christians Fear Death And Infection, aid workers say
Some 2,000 Christians in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, many of whom were evicted from their homes, face the prospect of “dying from dehydration, infection or the cumulative effects of poverty” Christian aid workers told Worthy News Thursday, August 20.
View article…