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North Korea again leads world in persecution of Christians

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North Korea once again is the world’s worst persecutor of Christians,  according to the latest World Watch List report prepared by the religious persecution watchdog Open Doors US. The document, released annually since 1993, ...

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Persecution of Christians around the world will surge in 2023

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The 2022 report from the Open Doors organization says “persecution of Christians has reached the highest levels” since it began accumulating data for its annual “World Watch List” three decades ago. Hostile ...

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ISIS bomb kills 14 in church service

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The atmosphere at the Pentecostal church in the city of Kasindi in eastern Congo was upbeat on Sunday as hundreds gathered for a series of baptisms. The congregation swelled beyond capacity, forcing organizers ...

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Christian organization raising funds for families of Egyptian martyrs to visit Israel

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Islamic militants murdered 21 Egyptian Christians on a beach in Libya in 2015. The gruesome video of the beheadings elicited outrage around the world. Now a Christian organization wants to fulfill the ...

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Christian author donating Bibles to persecuted church for each book sold

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If your New Year resolution includes reading more books, you can purchase one and help believers around the world in the process. A Christian author is putting his own books and digital ...

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Ukrainian protestant Christians being tortured, killed by Russia

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Russia is kidnapping and torturing Ukrainian protestant Christians much the way it persecuted believers under Soviet Communism. The charge is being made by a Christian persecution watchdog group that revealed an investigation ...

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University of Idaho must pay Christian students over censored speech

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Christian students and a faculty member have settled a lawsuit against the University of Idaho that limited their freedom of religious speech. The lawsuit, filed by the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) attorneys in April, ...

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U.S. criticized for leaving Nigeria, India off religious persecution list

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A government watchdog group is disappointed that the U.S. State Department left Nigeria and India off its annual list of countries where religious freedom violations are most concerning, despite pleas from advocacy ...

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Persecuted Christians In Nigeria long for return of Donald Trump

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Donald Trump may be facing headwinds within the Republican Party after the midterm elections, but in the killing fields of Nigeria, embattled Christians long for his return. “Since [Trump] left office, there is ...

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Daring new program disciples Afghan Christians

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A new program aims to reach Afghan Christians who are forced to conceal their faith. In November SAT-7’s Persian-language channel launched a new social media initiative, Church4Afghanistan, comprised of a new brand ...

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Christians remember persecuted believers around the world

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Lost in the attention on the elections, a day to pray for persecuted believers around the world took place last Sunday. The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church was observed ...

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Healthcare worker called “evil” then fired for Christian beliefs on gender

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Physician Assistant Valerie Kloosterman wants her job back after she was called “evil” by a diversity director and then fired when she expressed biblical views on gender identity. Her lawyers say she ...

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This weekend’s March for the Martyrs highlights persecuted Christians

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Christians from across the United States will gather at the National Mall in Washington on Saturday for the third annual March for the Martyrs, sponsored by the organization For the Martyrs. The ...

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Entire church congregation remains in limbo after fleeing Hong Kong

A congregation of Christians continues to seek asylum after fleeing Hong Kong.  The group remains in Thailand asking the United Nations refugee agency for protection from religious persecution at the hand of ...

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Remaining Christians in Afghanistan persecuted by government, family members

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Christians who remain in Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover last summer routinely face persecution and torture from the Taliban government. “There are still Christians in Afghanistan,” said Todd Nettleton, an author and ...

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Free app facilitates prayer for persecuted Christians around the world

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A new mobile prayer app developed by Christian persecution watchdog Open Doors USA gives users the ability to connect with persecuted Christians suffering for their faith. Available for free in the Apple ...

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Taliban denies Christians exist in Afghanistan. Here’s why it matters

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Husain Andaryas was a religious fighter in the war against the invading Soviet army in Afghanistan in the early 1980s, but almost a year after the Soviets left, he converted to Christianity. ...

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800 African Islamic terrorists killed in multi-national operation

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Just a week after over 50 Churchgoers were murdered in one attack, it is being reported that 800 Boko Haram and ISIS terrorists have been killed in a coordinated multi-nation offensive. The ...

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Government prosecutor said use of word ‘sin’ could be harmful

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It’s still legal to utter the word “sin” in Finland. At least for now. A Finnish court has upheld the right to free speech by dismissing all charges against Finnish MP Päivi ...

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Iranian Christian explains the plight of women

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Iranians have recently been shocked by the news of two “honor killings” of women, including one woman believed to have been killed for her faith in Christ. Iranian Christian Omeed Jouyandé discusses ...

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China forcing churches to spout communist propaganda

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Churches and other religious bodies in China are being forced to spout communist propaganda as the country has become “increasingly hostile to faith, said a bipartisan U.S. federal government commission. According to ...

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While all eyes are on Ukraine, remember the slaughter of Christians in Nigeria

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Metro Voice regularly reports on the genocide against Christians in Nigeria. While the news rarely makes the nightly news, it is nonetheless as important as the war against Ukraine. We ...

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Chinese government rewriting Bible to fit communist agenda

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The Chinese government is rewriting the Bible in accordance with communist values, The Voice of the Martyrs warned. “This is a project that the Chinese Communist Party announced in 2019,” Todd Nettleton ...

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INTERVIEW: The ‘silent genocide’ against Christians in Nigeria

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“A silent genocide is going on against Christian communities in Southern Kaduna.” That’s the assessment Jonathan Asake, President of the Southern Kaduna People’s Union in Nigeria. For seven years, Christian communities in the ...

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World regions where persecution will increase this year

If Covid taught us one thing, it was that both governments and religious majorities around the world used the pandemic as cover to persecute Christians.  In many countries, believers in Christ faced ...

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