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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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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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Pakistan court acquits Christian man after 6 years

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A court in Pakistan acquitted a Christian man this week who had been sentenced to death after being charged with blasphemy more than six years ago.  The New Indian Express reports Sawan ...

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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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Muslim Judge on kidnapped Christian girl: ‘Unable to treat Christians as Pakistani Citizens’

A Pakistan high court has handed down a ruling based on Islamic “sharia” law that says men in Pakistan can marry underage girls as long as they have had their first menstrual ...

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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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Qatar has emerged as a safe haven for jihadists

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If you watch any television, you’ve probably seen the commercials. Qatar Airlines touts itself as a modern, western airline with global reach offering passengers unparalleled comfort. But the airline is owned by ...

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Christian in Pakistan police custody tortured to death

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A Christian man has been tortured to death, not by terrorists, but by Pakistani police while in their custody. The shocking incident came to light this week after news emerged from the ...

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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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Pakistan acquits Christian preacher of blasphemy

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A court in Lahore, Pakistan has acquitted a Christian preacher two years after his arrest for alleged desecration of Islam’s holy book, the Quran, and insulting the Prophet Muhammad. Judge Zafar Iqbal ...

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Christian teenager raped, forced to marry Muslim attacker

A Christian teenager in Pakistan is sharing a horrific story of rape, beatings and her forced marriage to a 45-year-old man. Neha Pervaiz, a 15-year-old who lives in the Ittehad Town neighborhood ...

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Christian teen girls trafficked for marriage in China

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Muqadas Ashraf was just 16 when her parents married her off to a Chinese man who had come to Pakistan looking for a bride. Less than five months later, Muqadas is like ...

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Asia Bibi escapes Pakistan to join family in Canada

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Persecuted Christian mother Asia Bibi has joined her husband and children in Canada, months after her acquittal of false blasphemy charges and her release from Pakistan’s death row. After the acquittal, Bibi ...

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Asia Bibi’s safe house being attacked by gunmen

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Despite several failed requests for asylum, Asia Bibi still remains in Pakistan following the quashing of her conviction on blasphemy charges. Though Bibi is being held at an undisclosed location in Islamabad for ...

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‘He found us:’ TV host shares her long journey to have children

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I always knew I would adopt. As a kid I watched “The Josephine Baker Story” on television and the fact that she adopted 12 children made a big impression on me. It ...

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UK’s prime minister refused entry for Christian Asia Bibi

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As angry mobs go door-to-door searching for Asia Bibi, the United Kingdom has so far refused to offer asylum to the Pakistani Christian woman. Bibi was recently freed after serving eight years ...

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Asia Bibi may head to Canada for asylum

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Asia Bibi may be granted asylum in Canada. Canada is in discussions with Pakistan about granting asylum to Asia Bibi, recently acquitted of blasphemy, according to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, as reported by the BBC. ...

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Freed Asia Bibi on way to Netherlands

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ISLAMABAD/AMSTERDAM (ANS) – Asia Bibi, the Christian woman who spent eight years on death row in Pakistan, is reportedly on her way to The Netherlands after her release from jail following a ...

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Prayers answered as Asia Bibi escapes death sentence

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Christians around the world are celebrating answered prayers for the release this week of Asia Bibi. The Christian mother was just acquitted by a Pakistani court after eight years on death row ...

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No justice for Pakistani Christians burned alive in kiln

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They were burned alive with hundreds of witnesses. Four years later, after two court cases, there is no justice for a young Pakistani couple. A Pakistani court has now acquitted 20 people ...

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Video shows moment terrorists attack Methodist church

  After terrorists attacked a Methodist church, Pakistani Christian mourners today are burying their dead only days before they should be celebrating Christ’s birth. Dramatic video shows how terrorists launching their attack. ...

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