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Judge rules in favor of Canadian pastor jailed for holding services during lockdown

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Artur Pawlowski, the Canadian pastor who was jailed for holding church services during Alberta’s pandemic lockdown, has won a major victory in court. An Alberta appeals court panel ruled that the health ...

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Taliban denies Christians exist in Afghanistan. Here’s why it matters

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Husain Andaryas was a religious fighter in the war against the invading Soviet army in Afghanistan in the early 1980s, but almost a year after the Soviets left, he converted to Christianity. ...

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800 African Islamic terrorists killed in multi-national operation

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Just a week after over 50 Churchgoers were murdered in one attack, it is being reported that 800 Boko Haram and ISIS terrorists have been killed in a coordinated multi-nation offensive. The ...

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“Vile and satanic attack” leaves dozens of Nigerian churchgoers dead

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Victims are still being identified after dozens of churchgoers are dead after a terrorist attack in Nigeria on Sunday morning. Terrorists rode up on motorcycles and began shooting those who showed up ...

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Iranian Christian explains the plight of women

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Iranians have recently been shocked by the news of two “honor killings” of women, including one woman believed to have been killed for her faith in Christ. Iranian Christian Omeed Jouyandé discusses ...

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INTERVIEW: The ‘silent genocide’ against Christians in Nigeria

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“A silent genocide is going on against Christian communities in Southern Kaduna.” That’s the assessment Jonathan Asake, President of the Southern Kaduna People’s Union in Nigeria. For seven years, Christian communities in the ...

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7 encouraging trends in Christianity for 2022

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The news for persecuted Christians looks grim this year with an increase in persecution expected. But there are encouraging trends that bode well for the church. As we go about our daily ...

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World regions where persecution will increase this year

If Covid taught us one thing, it was that both governments and religious majorities around the world used the pandemic as cover to persecute Christians.  In many countries, believers in Christ faced ...

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Ugandan man hangs wife, children, for accepting Christ as saviour

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Ugandan police continue to search for a Muslim man accused of killing his wife and children because they received Christ as their personal Lord and Savior after attending a church service. According ...

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Marking Christmas, Israeli Christians are ‘thriving’ while Middle Eastern brethren face persecution

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While Christians are facing persecution and shrinking numbers throughout the Middle East, Israeli Christians are facing a different reality with growing numbers and high quality of life. The number of Christians in ...

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Nigeria’s Christians celebrate Christmas in face of terror threats

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Throughout Nigeria’s troubled northern states Christian believers headed to church on Christmas eve with brave faces. Even in the northernmost state of Sokoto, the heart of Nigeria’s Islamic region, more than 5,000 Christians ...

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International Christian Concern ranks top Christian persecutors for 2021

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The Taliban, Kim Jong un and Nigeria are the top persecutors of Christians as ranked by International Christian Concern. The organization ranked Nigeria as the worst country for religious freedom in 2021. ...

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Sunday, November 7, will be International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians

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Christians around the world will join in prayer for the persecuted church this Sunday. The International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians initiative is an annual event launched more than two decades ago ...

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From New York to Pakistan, brothers fight blasphemy law

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Christians in Pakistan are often relegated to undesirable jobs such as manual sewage cleaning, but Nadeem Samson’s small business selling herbal medicines was doing so well in 2016 that he out-earned his ...

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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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Glenn Beck helps evacuate more than 5,000 people from Afghanistan

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Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck is putting his money where his mouth is. His organization the Nazarene Fund has rescued 5,100 Christians and other at-risk people from Afghanistan after the Taliban ...

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Media ministry SAT-7 reaches out to Christians trapped in Afghanistan

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The Middle Eastern media ministry SAT-7 is providing a lifeline for isolated Christians in Afghanistan as the resurgent Taliban go door-to-door, executing believers who refuse to renounce their faith. “We’re hearing from ...

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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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Open Doors USA encourages approval of religious ambassador nominee

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Open Doors USA is urging fast approval of Rashad Hussein as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom in the Biden administration. “Hussain is a well-qualified nominee with a deep understanding of the factors ...

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Christian girl forced to convert, work as slave by Pakistani doctor

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A 13-year-old Christian girl was forced to convert to Islam to allow her to work in the family kitchen of a Muslim doctor in Pakistan. It is one of many continuing cases ...

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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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In turnaround, Biden administration will appoint Ambassador of Religious Freedom

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After President Joe Biden disbanded the Commission of Unalienable Rights, many believed it was a sign that religious freedom was no longer a priority. Instituted by President Donald Trump, the commission had ...

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Christians become targets as Afghanistan collapses

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Christians in Afghanistan are being targeted for death as the nation devolves into chaos following the U.S. pullout. The news comes as Finland joins other nations halting deportations of Afghani citizens who ...

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500 Nigerian students kidnapped by Islamists in last month

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Desperate parents are holding a 24/7 prayer vigil outside a Nigerian school where 140 of students were kidnapped by Muslim extremists. In an emotional scene, the weary moms and dads can be ...

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First Christians in Iran sentenced under brutal new law

Morning Star News reports the first Christians to be punished under a newly amended law in Iran aimed at halting the growth of Christianity and other religious groups were sentenced to five years ...

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