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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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Ugandan man hangs wife, children, for accepting Christ as saviour

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Ugandan police continue to search for a Muslim man accused of killing his wife and children because they received Christ as their personal Lord and Savior after attending a church service. According ...

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Why Nigeria’s Christians feel abandoned by the United States

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In late November, numerous international observers — including human rights groups, media organizations and Christians focusing on religious freedom — were shocked and stunned when the Biden administration inexplicably removed Nigeria’s “Country ...

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Release International: Persecution of Christians to increase in 2022

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West Africa is expected to be a hotspot for persecution of Christians in the coming year, according to the newly released Persecution Trends report from Release International. The organization pointed to several ...

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Report: Western nations soft-peddle China’s persecution of Christians, other minorities

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The belief that downplaying Beijing’s human rights abuses would lead to reforms in China has not only validated the Chinese Communist Party’s approach against Christians and other religious minorities but has also ...

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Nigeria’s Christians celebrate Christmas in face of terror threats

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Throughout Nigeria’s troubled northern states Christian believers headed to church on Christmas eve with brave faces. Even in the northernmost state of Sokoto, the heart of Nigeria’s Islamic region, more than 5,000 Christians ...

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Sunday, November 7, will be International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians

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Christians around the world will join in prayer for the persecuted church this Sunday. The International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians initiative is an annual event launched more than two decades ago ...

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Apple caves to Chinese Communists, bans Bible apps

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Apple is giving in to pressure from the Chinese government and removing Bible apps from its app store in the communist nation. Chinese officials claim the apps violate laws that prohibit the ...

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From New York to Pakistan, brothers fight blasphemy law

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Christians in Pakistan are often relegated to undesirable jobs such as manual sewage cleaning, but Nadeem Samson’s small business selling herbal medicines was doing so well in 2016 that he out-earned his ...

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Iraqi Christians celebrate return of church bell after ISIS silenced

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A church bell has been inaugurated to the cheers of Iraqi Christians seven years after Islamic State terrorists (ISIS) overran the northern city of Mosul. Father Pios Affas of the Syriac Christian ...

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Be part of a letter writing campaign for world’s persecuted Christians

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A letter-writing and prayer campaign that helped free a Christian dissident in Russia stamped a lasting impression on me. The late award-winning journalist Dan Wooding launched the campaign urging the release from ...

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American, British bureaucracy is killing Afghan Christians

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In his speech to the U.K. parliament on Sept. 6, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson updated the House of Commons on efforts to evacuate British nationals, British forces and Afghan colleagues from ...

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Military leader liable for Liberian church massacre

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The man who orchestrated a massacre of hundreds of Liberians in a church can be held accountable under U.S law a federal judge has ruled. Military commander Moses W. Thomas was central ...

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