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Extremists launch Easter attack on hotels, churches in Sri Lanka

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Two more explosions claiming at least two lives have been reported in Sri Lanka, bringing the Easter Day attack tally to eight blasts and at least 207 dead. Police told Reuters that ...

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Churches raided by police in rebel held areas of Ukraine

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Reports have emerged that officials of the unrecognized Luhansk People’s Republic raided at least two Protestant worship meetings on March 24. Courts chose not to punish the two pastors. On April 4 ...

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Whole Christian villages wiped out, media silent

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Another week. Hundreds more dead and wounded Christians lay in villages in Nigeria while the world sleeps. Brothers and sisters in Christ were the target of yet more bloody attacks in the ...

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300 Nigerian Christians killed, world silent

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The news regarding Nigerian Christians is getting progressively worse as it is being reported that more than 300 believers were killed in at least seven predominantly Christian villages across Nigeria from mid ...

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Christianity in Europe is strongest where it was banned; survey shows differences between countries

Research over the past couple of years reveals that Christianity in Europe is the strongest where it was banned. “The Iron Curtain that once divided Europe may be long gone, but the ...

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Nigerian Muslim militants kill 120 Christians in three weeks – where is the outrage?

While the media is focused on the New Zealand shootings, the recent death toll of Christians in Nigeria has reached 120 with this week’s slaughter of more than 50 by Fulani Muslim ...

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Ex-Muslim mom beaten, raped, threatened with death for converting to Christianity

A former Muslim and mother of four was recently beaten, raped, and threatened with death for her conversion to Christianity. The Somali native moved to Kenya’s Ifo refugee camp after being sent ...

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China uses dynamite to destroy well-known megachurch

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Chinese authorities have blown up with dynanmite a well-known Christian megachurch, inflaming . Witnesses and overseas activists said the paramilitary People’s Armed Police used dynamite and excavators to destroy the Golden Lampstand ...

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President and Congress join to target China over religious persecution

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For the first time, persecuted faith groups in China and human rights organizations are forming a coalition to advance religious freedom in China, with the backing of the Trump administration and members ...

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40 years after the birth of Islamic Iran

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This month marks the 4oth anniversary of the Islamic Republic of Iran. In late February and March 1979, a recently returned-from-exile Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini led an uprising that eventually ousted the Shah of ...

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Video catches London police arresting preacher, taking his Bible

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A street preacher has been arrested in London, sparking outrage online. In a video of the incident posted to Twitter, officers can be seen forcefully asking the African man to stop, before ...

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North Korean survivor shares horrific testimony of torture

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A Christian survivor of a North Korean prison camp has escaped and now describes the horrific torture she endured for her faith and how God stayed with her through the brutality. In ...

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Judge sides with Christian campus groups: They can choose own leadership

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Christian college campus organizations have the right to choose their own leaders. That’s the just released ruling form a federal judge who said the University of Iowa can’t selectively enforce its non-discrimination ...

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The amazing ways North Koreans secretly share the Gospel

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A pastor and two North Korean Christians who defected from the hermit kingdom without being captured have revealed the creative ways they continue to share the Gospel with those back home. Peter ...

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Imprisoned Iranian Christians refuse to renounce faith

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Two Iranian Christians at their final appeal hearing were ordered by a court to renounce their Christian faith to gain their freedom but they refused to do so. Christian Solidarity Worldwide said the ...

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Country that persecuted Christians makes dramatic turnaround

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A list released each year by Open Doors USA ranks persecution of Christians by country around the world. It has had a profound impact on one Middle East Country. The organization has ...

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Christians under attack by Communist Vietnam

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Vietnam’s communist government is continuing its assault on Christians as  more are arrested for refusing to renounce their faith in Christ. This according to the persecution watchdog group, International Christian Concern (ICC). ...

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10 Commandments altered by Chinese Communist authorities

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Chinese communist authorities forced a church in China’s Henan Province to take down the first of the Ten Commandments given to Moses, as it was deemed offensive. The move comes as China’s ...

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Egypt opens largest Coptic church in Middle East

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CAIRO – Christians in Egypt are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.  Christmas 2019 is particularly special because it will be remembered for the dedication of the Middle East’s largest church for ...

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Libyans discover mass grave of Christians murdered by ISIS

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Last month Libyan officials uncovered dozens of bodies from a mass grave used by the Islamic State, Catholic News Agency reported. The bodies of 34 Ethiopian Christians killed by the terrorist group in 2015 ...

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Iraq Christians face bias in school curriculum

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After $1 trillion spent and thousands of lost American service members, is anything really changing in Iraq? Archbishop Louis Raphael Sako, leader of Iraq’s Chaldean ancient Christian community, has asked the Ministry ...

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China creates quota for police to arrest Christians

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Chinese authorities are setting quotas on the number of Christians that must be arrested and are threatening police officers with dismissal if they don’t meet the minimum standards, according to a magazine ...

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Religion only thing blocking total totalitarianism in China

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It was 40 years ago this week that China opened its doors to the world and launched a series of ambitious reforms that would create one of the world’s largest economic engines. ...

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North Korea uses kids to catch and arrest their Christian parents

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People often ask me, “Why do you send Bibles to North Korea when they could get people arrested or even killed?” The answer is simple: We send them because our persecuted brothers and sisters ...

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China arrests pastor and his 100 church members

China is tightening its grip on the country’s Christians through repeated efforts to persecute and silence the Church including arrests and imprisonment. The latest example happened Sunday when Communist party officials detained ...

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