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Street preacher beaten, robbed by Muslim men but he refused to convert to Islam

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Authorities in Norway are investigating the brutal beating, robbery and attempted forced conversion to Islam of a preacher whom four muslim men kidnapped while he was preaching and praying for the sick. ...

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Religious Freedom Index takes pulse of Americans on church-state issues

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The proper role of faith in a pluralistic society has long been debated and always comes up in conversation as a presidential election approaches. The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty recently conducted ...

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Leading pastors join Open Doors in prayer for persecuted church

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Open Doors ministry has launched a major prayer campaign for the persecuted church featuring more than 20 of America’s most influential pastors, teachers and ministry leaders. Each leader appears on video offering ...

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Muslim bus driver saves Christians from terrorist ambush

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Eight Christians owe their lives to a muslim bus driver who sped away from Islamic extremist group who were demanding he stop so they could execute his passengers. The amazing example of ...

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Ammar chose Christ, then his Muslim wife turned him in to be tortured

Ammar had the perfect life. He had a beautiful wife, two loving children, a successful career as a teacher, and he lived in a prominent city in Iraq. I’ve changed Ammar’s name ...

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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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Communist officials remove Chinese worshippers then destroy church

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While NBA players like LeBron James defend China’s crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, authorities in China have forcibly removed Christians then bulldozed their church. The atrocity also included the arrest of ...

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Muslim Algerian government shocked as Muslims organize to reopen closed Christian churches

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Algerian Christians are dealing with the shock of their country’s largest churches being closed by the Muslim government that continues a brutal crackdown on a number of Christian communities. But one thing ...

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Wives of pastors kidnapped, murdered by Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria

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Muslim Fulani herdsmen have attacked a Baptist church, kidnapping another pastor’s wife along with three other members and killing a fifth church member. The wives of pastors are now targets for islamic ...

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Mennonite Brethren churches in Missouri and Kansas reaching out to immigrants from the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Mennonite Brethren congregations in Missouri in Kansas are among those in several states that are helping Christians fleeing persecution in the Democratic Republic of Congo. “These leaders self-identify as ambassadors of Christ, ...

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President makes history talking about religious freedom at UN

President Donald Trump has made history becoming the first US President to ever host a meeting at the United Nations on religious freedom. “As President, protecting religious freedom is one of my ...

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Join a 40 day journey with martyrs of the faith

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Are you ready to experience radical transformation in your walk with Christ? Do you want to inject hope into the dark corners of your life with spiritual truth? A  40-day devotional has ...

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President Trump to focus on religious freedom at UN

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President Donald Trump is set to make the protection of religious freedom a key focus at next week’s United Nations meetings in New York. “The President will highlight American values and underscore that America is a positive ...

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Iranian official: mass conversions ‘are happening right under our eyes’

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As persecution against Christians intensifies in Iran, the church is standing strong. In fact, it’s growing! In this Middle Eastern country where both conversion from Islam and sharing your faith are illegal, ...

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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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Small girl beaten into coma after Christian parents refuse ancestor worship

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Vietnam is usually not on the radar of the top countries for persecution of Christians. But for believers in the communist country, they are paying a high price for their faith in ...

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Afghanistan: 48,000 mosques; no churches

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KABUL – That is one way to describe Afghanistan: 48,000 mosques; no churches. Our mental picture of Afghanistan is a country torn by Taliban tribal warfare and a haven of ISIS. That ...

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Wycliffe Bible translator murdered, wife’s hand cut off by Muslim attackers

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Cameroon continues to see an alarming increase in attacks on Christians by the hands of muslims. Now news comes that a Wycliffe Bible translator in the nation has been murdered in a ...

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Last remaining Jews in Sudan move to Israel with emotional greeting

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The last remaining Jews of South Sudan finally arrived in Israel this week after being separated from their relatives for more than 10 years. Suzi Makoriel and her three children made the ...

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Prayer Concern: The silent suppression of Christians in Turkey

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ISTANBUL – A recent report published by the Middle East Forum noted that “There is an atmosphere in Turkey right now that anyone who isn’t Sunni (Muslim) is a threat to 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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United Nations acknowledges persecuted Christians

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For the first time since its inception, the United Nations is remembering persecuted Christians around the world. The commemoration is called the UN International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence ...

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Pastor shot dead, congregation takes down killer

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Another Mexican pastor has been killed in his church after a gunman stormed into the middle of the service and shot him at point-blank range. According to persecution watchdog Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), ...

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Nigerians cry foul after policemen felled by Nigerian Army

Nigerians are recoiling in shock about the killing of three Nigerian cops last week at the hands of Nigerian army. This week U.S. critics of the Nigerian government and human rights advocates ...

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Islamists attack village, cut off ears of Christian women

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Christians across Africa continue to suffer while, for the most part, American media remains silent. The barbarism of Boko Haram, an Islamist militant group, has reached new heights with verified reports emerging ...

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