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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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For the Martyrs plans march in Washington to call attention to persecuted Christians

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Christians under Taliban rule in Afghanistan are among more than 340 million people around the world suffering persecution for practicing their Christian faith. The annual March for the Martyrs will take place ...

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Sam Brownback joins Open Doors USA to combat Christian persecution

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Sam Brownback, former Ambassador for International Religious Freedom under President Donald Trump, has joined Open Doors USA as a senior fellow. “Open Doors USA is a leading global advocate for Christians and ...

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Organizations urgently call Christians to pray for Afghanistan

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International Christian Concern and Gospel for Asia are among groups calling followers of Christ to urgently pray for Afghanistan and especially its underground Christians. The plea comes as almost 300,000 Afghan refugees ...

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Afghan Christians being “hunted like animals,” urgent prayer needed

International Christian Concern, which monitors persecution around the world, is pleading with Christians to pray for Afghan believers.  They face persecution and death in the face of the Taliban’s takeover of the ...

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In Christian South Sudan, attacks rise as churches lose influence

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In July, South Sudan celebrated its 10th anniversary of independence – but it did so amid concern over violence in the young nation. Recent attacks on two Catholic priests and other Christian leaders have ...

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Media ministry SAT-7 reaches out to Christians trapped in Afghanistan

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The Middle Eastern media ministry SAT-7 is providing a lifeline for isolated Christians in Afghanistan as the resurgent Taliban go door-to-door, executing believers who refuse to renounce their faith. “We’re hearing from ...

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Court says Christian doctors can refuse to perform abortion, gender transition

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A federal judge ruled this week that the Biden administration cannot force Christian doctors and religious hospitals to perform abortions or gender transition procedures under Obamacare. The case involves a portion of ...

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Nigerian church worships in church destroyed by government

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—For years Christians in Nigeria’s Borno State have watched ISIS terrorists burn their churches, but now they say the government itself is tearing them down. Now, Nigerian Christians are asking is there ...

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Sean Feucht worship event sees Antifa terrorist get saved

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The attack by Antifa last weekend on a Portland prayer and worship gathering held by Sean Feucht made national headlines. What wasn’t reported in the secular media is that Feuecht, founder of ...

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Street preacher to sue London police after court throws out charges

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A street preacher who was wrongly accused of “hate speech” by over-zealous London police officers is now turning the tables. Hazel Lewis, 49, has been vindicated by the court after a judge ...

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Christian girl forced to convert, work as slave by Pakistani doctor

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A 13-year-old Christian girl was forced to convert to Islam to allow her to work in the family kitchen of a Muslim doctor in Pakistan. It is one of many continuing cases ...

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Kidnapped Nigerian girl receives ‘forbidden’ education

Mary, one of 276 girls abducted from their school in Chibok, Nigeria, has just graduated from college. Education is the very thing her Boko Haram kidnappers did not want her to have. ...

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International summit on religious freedom brings together diverse speakers

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Sam Brownback concluded a conference on international religious freedom in the nation’s capital on July 15, after bringing together an array of faith and political leaders with the goal of tackling discrimination ...

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In turnaround, Biden administration will appoint Ambassador of Religious Freedom

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After President Joe Biden disbanded the Commission of Unalienable Rights, many believed it was a sign that religious freedom was no longer a priority. Instituted by President Donald Trump, the commission had ...

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Christians become targets as Afghanistan collapses

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Christians in Afghanistan are being targeted for death as the nation devolves into chaos following the U.S. pullout. The news comes as Finland joins other nations halting deportations of Afghani citizens who ...

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500 Nigerian students kidnapped by Islamists in last month

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Desperate parents are holding a 24/7 prayer vigil outside a Nigerian school where 140 of students were kidnapped by Muslim extremists. In an emotional scene, the weary moms and dads can be ...

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First Christians in Iran sentenced under brutal new law

Morning Star News reports the first Christians to be punished under a newly amended law in Iran aimed at halting the growth of Christianity and other religious groups were sentenced to five years ...

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Persecuted by China, Christian Liao Qiang and his family arrive in US

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After repeated threats, terrifying interrogation and harrassment by Chinese communist authorities, Liao Qiang and his family have made it to the United States. The family, members of the Early Rain Covenant Church ...

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New documentary says Canadian church crackdown similar to China

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A new documentary claims that the crackdown on churches by the Canadian government resembles communist China. “The Government War on Worship,” which was released by the Calgary-based Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, ...

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Extremists murder another pastor in Uganda

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Extremist Muslims have murdered a 70-year-old pastor in Uganda after stopping him and his wife on their way home after grocery shopping. Bishop Francis Obo was the senior pastor of Mpingire Pentecostal ...

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