Illinois Eighth-Grader Prohibited From Delivering God-Centered Speech, Prayer at Graduation Heather Clark 5/20/2017 AKIN, Ill. — An eighth-grader in Illinois was recently prohibited from delivering a speech and a prayer during his graduation ceremony due to their religious content. Seth Clark, the salutatorian at Akin Grade School, instead presented his message and invocation across the street following the service. According to reports, Clark submitted his speech…

Eastern Uganda Pastor’s Farm & Church Building Destroyed

A pastor in eastern Uganda is without his home, farm and church building after Muslim extremists armed with swords and clubs rampaged through his property on March 27, he said.

The band of nine Muslims, who also carried blunt metal objects, were shouting the jihadist slogan “Allah Akbar [God is greater]” as they invaded pastor Christopher James Kalaja’s land in Nakabale village, Kaderuna Sub-County, he told Morning Star News.

Christians killed during Easter Celebration by Fulanis reports that over 200 people have died in the attacks between Fulani herdsmen and natives of Southern Kaduna since the crisis started. Attacks on Southern Kaduna communities have resulted in deaths and destruction of properties Premium Times reports the governor as saying: “The victims and their families, while affirming that security operations are being ramped to rid the forest areas of the bandits.”


CSW’s Chief Executive Mervyn Thomas said: “It is worrying to hear that Christians in the world’s most populous democracy are facing aggression from Hindu fundamentalist groups and law enforcement agencies, given that freedom of conscience and the right to freely profess, practice and propagate religion is guaranteed by the Indian Constitution. We urge the Indian government to take firm action against fundamentalist groups and law enforcement officials that intimidate and attack religious minorities.”