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Wade Morris, a popular US Baptist youth speaker, dies after COVID-19 hospitalisation

US Wade Morris

RNS Wade Morris, a popular Southern Baptist youth speaker who was hospitalised with COVID-19, has died. He was 51. “We are heartbroken to learn of Wade Morris’ passing,” the Oklahoma Baptist Convention posted on Twitter. “His speaking ministry in Oklahoma and across the country has forever impacted countless young people. Wade’s a faithful minister of […]

Christian woman killed in kidnapping of four Baptists in Nigeria

Jos, NigeriaMorning Star News Less than a week after Muslim Fulani herdsmen kidnapped six teenage girls from a Christian-run high school in north-central Nigeria, another attack in the same county led to the killing of a Baptist woman and the kidnapping of four others from the same church, sources said. Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed Ezra Haruna, […]

Kidnapped – and tortured, Baptist pastor in Nigeria freed after 17 days

Morning Star News A Baptist pastor kidnapped last month in Nigeria was released over the weekend after his family and Christian leaders paid a ransom, sources said. Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Kaduna state, who abducted Rev Elisha Noma on 14th August, received three million naira ($US8,181) before freeing him on Saturday (31st August), the chairman […]

Veteran cleric and Hong Kong democrat keeps up quest for “historical truth” of Tiananmen

Chu Yiu ming

ReutersHong Kong Veteran Hong Kong democracy campaigner and Baptist cleric Chu Yiu-ming was in his mid-40s when he joined demonstrators around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989, just before a bloody crackdown that roiled China. Thirty years later, the political landscape appears even bleaker to Chu, who helped smuggle out dissidents after the bloodshed, and helped […]