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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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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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Gold medal Olympian wrestler loves representing USA

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U.S. wrestler Tamyra Mensah-Stock has destroyed the media narrative that Black Americans hate their country. After winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics in the 68kg final over Blessing Oborududu of Nigeria Mensah-Stock was asked, ...

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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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10-year-old Nigerian Christian refugee becomes National Chess Master

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A 10-year-old Christian refugee has come a long way from fleeing Islamist terrorists Boko Haram in Nigeria. Tani Adewumi just earned the title of National Chess Master, an elite ranking in the ...

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Christian children ‘butchered to death’ during attacks in Nigeria

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Dozens of Christians, including children, have been brutally murdered by Islamist Fulani herdsmen in several villages across northern Nigeria. The carnage in the country’s Plateau State follows increasing attacks by extremists on ...

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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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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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Three reasons your church should be praying for Africa and Mozambique

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Metro Voice is launching a new “Watch and Pray” column. The goal is to live out the biblical imperative. This week we focus on Africa and Mozambique. 1. We underestimate the power ...

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House votes to limit travel bans on terrorist-prone nations

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Prioritized by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrats passed a bill limiting a president’s authority to issue travel bans on individuals entering the U.S. The action was in response to President Donald Trump ...

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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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Ethiopia comes apart as ethnic Tigray Christians battle the government and each other

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Christians in the Tigray region of Ethiopia are reporting a campaign rape and torture at the hands of government forces with tens of thousands of civilians dead. The region is involved in ...

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The embattled Christians of Nigeria: can 2021 get worse?

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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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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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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Genocide in Nigeria: Calling it what it Is, calling for it to end

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In terms of lives lost, families separated, people imprisoned, and churches shut down, the 21st century has, so far, been the worst period of persecution against Christians in recorded history. Among the hottest ...

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Latest Nigerian bloodshed claims pastor, pregnant wife

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A Nigerian pastor and his pregnant wife were laid to rest on Friday, leaving behind eight children between the ages of one and 19 years old. It’s the latest in a barrage of ...

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Christians in Nigeria: Almost 700 slaughtered by Fulani militias this year

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Christian women, children, the elderly, disabled and men continue to die by the hundreds across northern Nigeria at the hands of Muslim Fulani terrorists. A new report from Nigeria details the latest ...

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Fulani Islamists slaughter Nigerian children at home from lockdown

As Fulani militants murder children in Nigeria, Release International is calling on the African country to protect its Christian minority in the north. The charity reports Fulani Islamists continue to carry out attacks against ...

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Every day, at least 4 Nigerian Christians die for following Christ

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“It has been so difficult. I am suffering with my children … you can’t stop remembering and feeling the pain,” states Victoria, a Nigerian Christian. For Victoria, that pain began the day ...

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Nigerians mourn 350 Christians killed since January 1

Christian Nigerians have buried 350 of their fellow church-goers just in the first two months of 2020. The Nigerian Civil Society Organization reports that’s how many Christian believers have been murdered across ...

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Travel ban extended to six new nations over poor security

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After weighing growing security concerns, the Trump administration has extended a travel ban for six additional nations. President Donald Trump signed the authorization for the countries who have failed to comply with ...

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Nigerian Christian bride and bridesmaids killed on way to wedding

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One of the cruelest and most horrific incidents of Nigerian Christians being attacked and murdered by Muslim extremists is coming to light. The latest news reveals the brutal murder of a woman ...

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