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Iranian president, foreign minister dead in helicopter crash

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Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi was killed in a helicopter crash in the country’s northwestern East Azerbaijan province on Sunday, Iranian state media confirmed on Monday morning. Raisi was a fanatical hardliner responsible for ...

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How Bibles are secretly distributed by Voice of the Martyrs

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Since its founding by Richard Wurmbrand, Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) has used “creative means to get Bibles into restricted nations.” In a recent fundraising email, VOM asked potential donors to join ...

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Persecution of Christians in West on the rise, watchdog leader says

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Persecution of Christians in the United States and throughout the West is on the rise, according to Jeff King, president of International Christian Concern in Washington. “Basically, we are frogs in the ...

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Faith leaders want Congress to tackle religious persecution

More than 100 religious freedom advocates are encouraging the U.S. Senate to pass bipartisan resolution SR-569, which would integrate religious freedom into U.S. foreign policy and address worldwide violations of faith. The ...

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Kansas City mayor welcomes illegal immigrants drawing fire from Missouri AG

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Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey has blasted Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas for saying immigrants who enter the country illegally through the southern border are welcome to come to the city. Lucas ...

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Five years after Notre Dame fire, Europe’s cathedrals still burn

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Today marks the anniversary of the fire that nearly destroyed Notre Dame – the iconic 850-year-old cathedral that has become the symbol of Christianity in France. The fire was ruled an accident ...

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FBI details Idaho man’s ISIS plot against churches

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An 18-year-old Idaho man is awaiting a court hearing for planning a “violent plot” for ISIS against 21 churches. In a release, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said Alexander Mercurio was plotting ...

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Watchdog group condemns Nicaraguan religious persecution

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International Christian Concern (ICC) is condemning the Nicaraguan government under the leadership of Daniel Ortega, accusing it of extreme religious intolerance and an escalating trend of tyranny. “The regime has exhibited hostility ...

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“They’re attacking churches in America,” says pastor after 200 Bibles burned on Easter

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Police in Tennessee continue to investigate a hate crime in which 200 Bibles were burned outside a small church on Easter morning. Greg Locke, pastor of Global Vision Bible Church in Mt. ...

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Christian Armenians want to return to Azerbaijan homeland

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A Christian human rights organization is emphasizing the “absolute right” of Christian Armenians to return to their homeland in Azerbaijan. Six months ago 120,000 Armenians were attacked and driven out by armed ...

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Valentine’s Day: from Christian martyrs to chocolate

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Valentine’s Day is one of the most celebrated, yet least understood holidays in the Western World. It’s also quite popular in countries like India and Iran, where its celebration could still land ...

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Police arrest 47 people connected to Istanbul church attack

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The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a church attack in Istanbul that left one person dead Sunday. Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya made a statement on Twitter stating that the armed attackers ...

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New database tracks violent religious persecution worldwide

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Global Christian Relief, a U.S. group that monitors persecution of Christians, has launched the Violent Incidents Database to track worldwide religious persecution. The database, which is accessible to the public, catalogs more ...

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Up to 300 million Christians face persecution: report

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Despite dire statistics about rising persecution, Christians are facing down terrorists and moving ahead with Christmas celebrations. After multiple attacks on a village in northcentral Nigeria’s Plateau state from Fulani militants, a ...

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Global Christian Relief: Chinese church not in decline

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Contrary to a recent report, the number of Christians in China is not declining, despite a government crackdown, the leader of Global Christian Relief said. “A recent Pew Research Report measuring religion ...

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Bethlehem cancels Christmas in honor of Hamas “martyrs”

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The Arab rulers of Bethlehem are canceling Christmas. The city was once 86% Christian majority but after Israel turned over control to the Palestinian Authority, most Christians fled. As recently as 1995, ...

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Details emerge of mass slaughter in Sudan by Hamas-linked jihadis

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Reports are emerging from Sudan of the mass murder of African Christians by Islamic Jihadis. Governmental aid agencies and non-profits have shared social media videos from the jihadi accounts showing residents of ...

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Voice of the Martyrs encourages churches to pray for persecuted Christians this Sunday

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The International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians, sponsored by Voice of the Martyrs, is scheduled for this Sunday. “This special day is set aside as a global prayer meeting for persecuted ...

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I promised these Korean women I would share their plea

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As my wife Anita and I were taking photos outside the White House on Monday, we noticed several Korean women among the protesters.  Our eyes met and we exchanged pleasant smiles but ...

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Group may sue after Missouri senior living center stopped Bible study

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The American Center for Law and Justice is considering legal action against a Missouri senior living center after it allegedly banned residents from holding Bible studies. The organization’s Abigail Southerland said that ...

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Taliban celebrates two years since U.S. withdrawal

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Today is a national holiday in Afghanistan as the Taliban terrorist organization celebrates the second anniversary of a disastrous U.S. retreat from the country.  The commemoration marks their return to Kabul and ...

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India officially targeting Christian believers, ministries

According to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, conditions for Christians and Christian ministries in India have worsened over the last several years. It recommends the United States designate India ...

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Dictator Daniel Ortega ramps up attacks on Catholic Church

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In a new attack against the Catholic Church in Nicaragua, socialist dictator and President Daniel Ortega with his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, have frozen the Church’s retirement fund for priests. The ...

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Iran arrests more than 50 new Christian converts

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More than 50 Christian converts have been arrested over the past week in a series of raids by Iranian state security services. This wave of arrests and arbitrary detentions within the Christian ...

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You won’t believe how Communist China is rewriting the Bible

Metro Voice has previously reported how the Communist Chinese government is rewriting the Bible as they continue to persecute Christians. Now, a U.S. Congressman has written an op-ed outlining what’s happening as ...

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