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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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Good news: Study finds deaths from Omicron are 91% less than Delta

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A new study provides some good news in the pandemic. Omicron has a 91% lower chance of causing death than the Delta variant of COVID-19 with few deaths worldwide. The study, which ...

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Peacemaker Desmond Tutu dies, described as “larger than life”

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South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu who has died at the age of 90, is being remembered for his work for peace, racial reconciliation and his laughter. One of the primary leaders of ...

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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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Zero deaths reported worldwide from Omicron variant: World Health Organization

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Covid-19 appears to be mutating into much less dangerous variants. The World Health Organization has reported that there have been zero deaths anywhere in the world from the Omicron variant. The data ...

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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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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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Islamists attack church baptism, kill 15 in Burkina Faso

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Muslim terrorists are suspected in the murder of 15 Christians during a baptism ceremony in the African nation of Burkina Faso. Violent acts linked to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State have multiplied ...

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Study: Christianity grows fastest without governmental support

As governmental support for Christianity increases, the number of Christians declines significantly, according to a new study. The research was published this month in the journal Sociology of Religion. This relationship holds even when accounting ...

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Christians gathered to pray arrested in Eritrea

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Christians gathering to pray in Eritrea are being arrested. Two prayer meetings were recently raided by soldiers in the African nation leading to the arrest of 35 individuals – many of them ...

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Christian agencies: Starvation at doorstep of seven million in East Africa

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Seven million people across six countries in East Africa are on the brink of starvation. The disturbing news comes from numerous Christian agencies on the ground, including World Vision. This figure is ...

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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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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?

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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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PBS’s ‘The Black Church’ celebrates stories of worship & struggle

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Just in time for Black History month PBS is airing a two-part series about the rich 400-year history of the black church in America. “The Black Church: This is our Story, This ...

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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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Parents pray and protest in Nigeria after Islamists abduct more than 300 boys from school

Governments around the world are still expressing shock after the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram abducted more than 300 boys from one secondary school in Nigeria. It brings the number of kidnapped ...

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Helping African journalists share the saga of Christian persecution

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Dr. Tamara J. Welter is on the front lines to empower others with the knowledge and skills to tell their own stories. With persecution of Christians rising around the world, there’s a ...

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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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Trump heralds peace deal between Israel and and Sudan

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After months of negotiations lead by the United States, Sudan has agreed to normalize ties with Israel and “agreed to make peace,” announced U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday. The move follows ...

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Churches in Burkina Faso abandoned as Christians flee jihadists

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Churches across the North of Burkina Faso are being left deserted as Christians flee escalating violence from armed Jihadist groups, according to Open Doors UK & Ireland. The charity reports more than one ...

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One Hope has reached an amazing 1.6 billion children

According to the One Hope Ministry website, the Lord burdened founder Bob Hoskins’ heart to understand that “Satan targets children in horrible ways to destroy the potential of the next generation.” He ...

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Standing with a church under siege

For at least a decade, Christians in several African nations have endured extreme persecution and violence from militants and extremists seeking political control. Current reports note renewed attacks in Mali, Nigeria and ...

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BLM protestors confront Catholic priest who tries to protect Saint Louis statue

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The namesake of the city of St. Louis is now under attack. Black Lives Matter protestors recently shouted down a Catholic priest who tried to defend a statue of French King Louis ...

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