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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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Iran changes laws to target online Christians, seekers

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Iran is changing its laws to target virtual churches and online ministries. According to Article18, new amendments to an existing law expand Iranian authorities’ ability to persecute religious minorities. “Iran’s latest legislative ...

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President Trump encourages Coptic Christians amid Egyptian persecution

On June 1, 2020, President Trump issued a statement titled “Presidential Message on Global Coptic Day, 2020.” (Copts are Egypt’s indigenous Christians, now a minority.) After sending his “best wishes” to the ...

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Pompeo, Brownback focus on China and ‘decades-long war on faith’

Religious persecution in China has intensified over the past year as the regime continues with its “decades-long war on faith,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on June 10 while presenting his ...

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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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Kenyan man loses all after refusing Muslim demands to renounce Jesus

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After converting to Christianity, Yasin Bakari, a father of two living in coastal Kenya, fears that he will be killed. He heard the Gospel in March and was moved enough to abandon ...

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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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Quarantine and isolation can draw us closer to the Creator and family

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There is solidarity in hardship and isolation – even for a family. This is a lesson that has become clear to Americans over the past few weeks as communities form “militias of ...

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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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Has Europe left Christianity for paganism?

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Like countless churches across Europe, Martyr’s Free Church in Edinburgh is part of the rich history of Christianity in Scotland. Today it’s “Frankenstein,” a bar that describes itself as a family-friendly venue ...

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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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Clampdown on Iranian Christians grows during pro-democracy protests

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Growing protests inside Iran have the Islamic regime stepping up pressure against Christians. The fear of Iranian officials, say experts, is that calls for democracy will lead to the expansion of the ...

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Chinese communists now banning Christian funerals

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Even in death, Chinese Christians are being humiliated as Communist authorities ban Christian funerals. According to a report in the Chinese watchdog organization Bitter Winter, communist officials are arresting family members and ...

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New Communist rules in effect Feb. 1 further strangle Chinese religious minorities

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Christians and other religious groups will face “harsh” new rules Feb. 1 in China.  The regulations were announced in late 2019 and religious freedom advocates say they’ll further endanger followers of many ...

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Holocaust Remembrance Day is a call to action

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Millions around the world are remembering the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. That liberation, seared into the history of humankind, took place Jan. ...

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Violence against Christians increasing around the world, Open Doors reports

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Worldwide violence against Christians is on the rise, according to the Open Doors World Watch List released this week. Among the most shocking violence-related data disclosed was a report citing that more ...

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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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Thirteen Nigerians murdered in latest attack on Christians

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Thirteen Nigerian Christians are dead after a group of Fulani Muslim terrorists targeted their Christian village. The attack took place last week and news of the atrocity is just now making it ...

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World Evangelical Alliance equates US with Iran, gets pushback from Christians

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Is the US the same as the rogue regime of Iran which kills thousands of its citizens each year? That’s seems to be the message from the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA). The ...

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New ‘loyalty’ crackdown on Chinese Christians

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The new year rang in yet more new worries for Chinese Christians after the Chinese regime announced it will soon require all religious personnel of any faith to support total submission to ...

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2019 a sad year for Nigerian Christians as killings continue

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Though the year’s not over, Nigerian Christians continue to die for their faith. A new report puts the number at over 1,000 followers of Christ having been killed by Islamic militants during ...

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Some good news about Bibles reaching Chinese Christians

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Every week there is disturbing and sad news coming from China. From the destruction of churches, imprisonment of Christians and suppression of Christian thought across all parts of that Chinese society, Christians ...

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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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