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Christian teen Leah Sharibu is still missing after three years

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“Her bold faith is an inspiration. How many of us, when confronted by killers, would do as she has done?” Those words were spoken about Christian teenager Leah Sharibu, after her abduction ...

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Ethiopia comes apart as ethnic Tigray Christians battle the government and each other

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Christians in the Tigray region of Ethiopia are reporting a campaign rape and torture at the hands of government forces with tens of thousands of civilians dead. The region is involved in ...

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6 ways to remember persecuted Christians in 2021

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As Christians around the world face rising persecution, Metro Voice regularly shares stories that highlight their plight.  As we’ve reported, persecution has increased, especially in an age of Covid as governments use ...

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The embattled Christians of Nigeria: can 2021 get worse?

It was an occasion for joy and celebration when the threat of terrorist attack and Covid could be forgotten for a little while. Christians gathered in the village of Kukum Daji in ...

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Scotland faces legal action from Christian leaders after all public worship banned

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Spiritual leaders across Scotland are suing the government after the Scottish Minister closed churches and outlawed all public worship. Christian Legal Centre represents the 27 church leaders from a wide range of ...

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Francis Chan forced by Communists to leave Hong Kong

Evangelist Francis Chan has been forced to leave Hong Kong after Communist authorities rejected his visa. Chan had moved with his family to Hong Kong last year to become missionaries in the ...

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750 Christians killed at Ethiopian church that is said to house Ark of the Covenant

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One of the largest mass killings of Christians in Africa is being reported. The massacre of 750 people occurred at the Ethiopian Maryam Tsiyon Church in Aksum. The church, which for 100 ...

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340,000,000 Christians now persecuted worldwide

Every day around the world, 13 Christians are killed for their faith; 12 are illegally arrested or imprisoned; 5 are abducted; and 12 churches or other Christian buildings are attacked worldwide. These ...

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46 villagers killed by Islamists in Congo

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Attacks on Christian have increased in the Democratic Republic of Congo as the new year begins. A senior provincial official stated on Thursday that forty-six civilians were murdered in an attack by ...

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Christian persecution up as governments, extremists leverage Covid restrictions

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Violence, discrimination and oppression surged against the world’s Christians in 2020 according to research by Open Doors USA. Their latest report on persecution lists underlying reasons including the Covid restrictions, more and ...

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Release International expects increase in persecution of Christians in 2021

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Release International, which supports persecuted Christians around the world, expects increased persecution in many nations in the coming year. The assessment comes after a review of 2020 and new policies put into ...

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Smuggling Bibles into North Korea stopped by Covid, new law

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Since Covid caused the closure of the border between South and North Korea, Christian groups are finding it impossible to smuggle bibles to the north. Now that difficulty may be enshrined in ...

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Armenian Christians displaced from war fear destruction of their medieval churches

A six-week war in Nagorno-Karabakh, a mountainous region in the South Caucasus, ended on Nov. 9 after Russia brokered a peace deal between Armenia and Azerbaijan.  Now, Armenian Christians fear their ancient ...

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Prayer needed as ISIS kills Christians in Indonesia

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ISIS, having been defeated in the Middle East, has slowly been moving into regions thousands of miles away from Syria and Iraq. The news has Christians calling for a world-wide prayer effort. ...

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Chinese communists raid house church

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Local Chinese communist authorities on Nov.15 raided a church in Taiyuan, China during its Sunday service, before detaining the preacher and six other members. According to International Christian Concern (ICC)  at around 9:20 ...

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Horrific toll as 50 Christians beheaded in Mozambique

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Islamic militants turned a village soccer field in northern Mozambique into an execution ground when they beheaded more than 50 people during three days of savage violence between Friday, November 6, and ...

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US and Poland spearhead global meeting on religious freedom

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The Trump administration has organized a virtual conference on world religious freedom which took place on Monday. Ministers of foreign affairs from various countries convened for the event hosted by Poland and ...

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Arrests are an occupational hazard for pastors in India

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Arrests of pastors in India are an everyday  occurrence  and come on the back of growing religious nationalism, warns  Christian charity  Open Doors. Mahesh, a pastor in his early 50s, is troubled with constant false ...

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Bible translator tortured, murdered in Indonesia

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A new report has revealed the horrific story of a Bible translator being tortured and murdered in Indonesia. The killing was at the hands of a military officer. On Monday, Indonesia’s human ...

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China’s crackdown on religion worst since millions murdered in Cultural Revolution of 60s

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The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is cracking down on Christians and other religious minorities at a rate not seen since the cultural revolution. That was the assessment of a panel hosted by ...

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Pakistan court acquits Christian man after 6 years

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A court in Pakistan acquitted a Christian man this week who had been sentenced to death after being charged with blasphemy more than six years ago.  The New Indian Express reports Sawan ...

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International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Churches is Nov. 3

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November 3 will be significant for more than just Election Day. Churches also are encouraged to participate in the International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Churches. To equip Christians for the annual ...

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Pompeo warns Christians forced to replace Jesus with pictures of Mao

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Christians in China are now being forced to replace paintings of Jesus in their homes with pictures of infamous Chairman Mao. The revelation came from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who is ...

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Girl abused, brother sacrificed by Muslim witchdoctor in Uganda

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An African newspaper is reporting that a 13-year-old Christian girl and her 11-year-old brother, abducted by a radical Muslim woman two years ago, were sold to a witchdoctor for ritual sacrifice. Morning ...

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Open Doors says North Korea catastrophe is near

North Korea is on the verge of a catastrophic meltdown according to according to reports reaching Open Doors from North Korean Christians. “North Korea faces a major crisis with multiple causes,” say Timothy Cho, ...

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