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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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‘Lost tribe’ Bnei Menashe returns to Israel

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The Bnei Menashe has been nicknamed a “lost tribe” and is an ethnolinguistic group in India’s North-Eastern border states of Manipur and Mizoram. They can possibly date their origins back to Old ...

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Nigerians hear hope as the gospel broadcast on radio nationwide

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Nigerians are hearing the gospel in eleven languages broadcast on radio across the nation. The “good news” is welcome for a country exhausted by the killings of its Christian population. As the ...

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Church in India responds with love, compassion to Covid crisis

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Although India was able to minimize COVID deaths in 2020, a second wave hit the nation early this year, with over 300,000 cases and more than 3,000 daily deaths. India has totaled ...

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Offering love and hope to those shunned because of leprosy

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For millions around the world living with leprosy, loneliness and despair is a way of life. In an age of Covid, that despair is compounded by additional isolation brought on by the ...

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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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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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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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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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Lockdowns and mask laws hit world’s poor the hardest

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Around the world, government lockdowns have disproportionately affected the poor. One inequity that has been exposed is unequal access to a mask which, in many cases, are required with the risk of ...

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How Ravi Zacharias found Christ at Youth for Christ

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Around the world, those who  knew or were impacted by the ministry of Ravi Zacharias are mourning his loss. The Christian apologist’s death on May 19 at the age of 74, has ...

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Lockdown in India: 1 billion people on edge of starvation

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The world’s biggest coronavirus lockdown has been extended, leaving more than a billion people in India on the edge of survival amid fears of mass starvation, Gospel for Asia reported this week. ...

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Gospel for Asia changing lives with clean water

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A sobering new report released today by Gospel for Asia in the wake of World Water Day reveals that two billion people globally are struggling to find enough water to survive. MINISTRY UPDATE ...

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Providing young girls in India an alternative to prostitution

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For 500 years, one tribal group in northern India has relied on the prostitution of its oldest daughters as a key source of income. This tribe, known as the Banchara, is part ...

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India welcomes President Trump with historic crowds

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Indians were glued to their televisions and phone screens today as President Donald Trump was joined by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak before 125,000 cheering guests. The event was the ...

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Technology now powering persecution of Christians around the world

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Imagine facial recognition technology to get into a house of worship and surveillance cameras inside watching every move of the Christians there. Or a “social score” system that awards points for good ...

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Wife of American pastor arrested in India says his only crime is living for Jesus

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An American pastor from Tennessee is stranded in India after being arrested as he attempted to travel home to the United States. Bryan Nerren, leader of the International House of Prayer Ministries in ...

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Newborn girl survives being buried alive for two days

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A newborn baby girl has been discovered after being buried alive in a clay pot. The baby miraculously survived for two days before she was discovered, according to authorities in India. The ...

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Indian Americans go wild for Trump appearance at unity rally

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It appears President Donald Trump has the votes of Indian Americans if a rally in Houston is any indication, Trump joined tens of thousands of Indian Americans on Sept. 22 who were packed ...

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Why Christian women are the most persecuted group in the world

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“Christian women are the most persecuted group in the world.” The first time I heard that statement, I was sitting safely at church in Washington, D.C. David Curry, the president of Open ...

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Pompeo announces international alliance on religious freedom

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WASHINGTON—On the last day of the three-day Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, Vice President Michael Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo each addressed hundreds of ministers, religious leaders, and others from 106 nations, to celebrate ...

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4 things to know about Indian elections, persecution

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The Indian elections last week saw a landslide victory for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party. It has Indian Christians and other minority faiths fearing increased persecution. Since ...

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Toddler electrocuted putting phone charger in mouth

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Most people absentmindedly keep phone chargers plugged in, even when they are not charging a phone. That danger is now more apparent after a 2-year-old child was electrocuted after she put a phone ...

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Basic services denied to Indian moms who refuse Hinduism

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Five Christian moms in India are celebrating Mothers Day wondering if their land will be confiscated for their refusal to convert to Hinduism. The families, belonging to the Believers Eastern Church in ...

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