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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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China removes word ‘bible’ from Robinson Crusoe

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Authorities in China have continued to crack down on the Christian faith, this time by erasing faith-based words from children’s stories contained within school workbooks. According to persecution watchdog The Barnabus Fund, the ...

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The not-so golden silence of the Nigerian diaspora

In my comfy suburb of Washington, D.C. where I take care of my three beautiful girls, build my web-based media company and live my dream, there are no wild elephants as there ...

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Christian construction workers in Kenya saved by Muslim neighbors

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A recent incident where Muslims helped Christians avoid being murdered by a jihadist group is finally being told. The Christians, who were working at a government hospital construction site in Kutulo, Kenya, escaped ...

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US moves to prevent Turkey from invading Syria

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In response to pleas from Syrian Christians and other religious minorities, the Trump administration has now acted to stop Turkey from invading the area.  US officials from the Department of Defense are ...

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Fulani terrorists kill priest, kidnap pentecostal pastors

A priest in Southern Nigeria was killed Thursday by suspected Fulani terrorists while five pastors from a Pentecostal denomination were abducted in a separate incident just outside of Lagos. The Catholic Diocese ...

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Prayer network lets you personally connect with African believers under persecution

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A new effort connecting American church congregations with African believers in Christ and their churches is underway. Prayer News Network was launched by Douglas Burton and Magna Faith Krimi, both advisory board ...

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Chinese pastor from North Carolina sentenced to 7 years in Chinese prison

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A Chinese pastor who is a permanent resident of the United States, has received a seven year prison sentence after a ruling for court in China. The American Center for Law and ...

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British police pay preacher over wrongful arrest

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A Christian preacher named Oluwole Ilesanmi has just been awarded £2,500 (about $3,100) by Scotland Yard for his wrongful arrest in the UK in February when he was falsely accused of ‘Islamophobia.’ ...

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65 Christian Nigerians slaughtered after funeral

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Over 65 Christians returning from a funeral in Nigeria have been slaughtered by Muslim extremists over the weekend. Nigerian state television is reporting it is one of the deadliest attacks on civilians ...

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‘Christianity is an evil cult’: What Chinese students are taught

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This week the Trump administration announced plans to punish Chinese officials involved in persecution by preventing their entry into the United States. The moves comes as more evidence that the Chinese government ...

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‘His cemetery was full of victims’: group helps Americans ‘adopt’ Nigerian Christians

Leaders with “Save the Persecuted Christians” are on a mission to help Americans “adopt” persecuted Christians in war-torn Nigeria – by praying for them and bringing awareness to their struggles. STPC is ...

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Pregnant mom of two killed by jihadists in Nigeria

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A pregnant mother-of-two was among the Christians murdered by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria as attacks targeting followers of Christ continue to escalate. Margaret Wakili, a 27-year-old member of the Baptist Church ...

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In Sri Lanka, Christians told convert or leave

Many Tamil Christians and Hindus in Sri Lanka are being ordered by new Muslim residents to convert to Islam or leave the villages where their families have lived for generations. BarnabasAid reports ...

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Iranian intelligence agents arrest 8 Christians

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News has emerged from Iran that Eight Iranian converts to Christianity, including five from one family, were arrested at their homes. The coordinated operation was carried out by Ministry of Intelligence agents ...

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Moving moments as President Trump hears stories of religious persecution

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Victims of religious persecution are rarely heard, but Wednesday dozens of them met with the most powerful leader in the world, inside the White House to share their stories. It was an ...

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Pompeo announces international alliance on religious freedom

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WASHINGTON—On the last day of the three-day Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, Vice President Michael Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo each addressed hundreds of ministers, religious leaders, and others from 106 nations, to celebrate ...

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Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom makes history

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Day one of the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom conference saw many emotional moments as victims of religious persecution shared their testimonies.  This is the first time that such a meeting has ...

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Cuba ramps up crackdown on evangelical pastors

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Authorities in Cuba on Sunday (July 14) refused to allow the national presidents of two Christian denominations to board their flight to Washington, D.C., for a religious freedom event, sources said, according ...

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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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Average of 10 Nigerian Christians killed each day

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What’s persecution like in the rest of the world and especially for Nigerian believers? David Curry, CEO of Open Doors USA, wants American Christians to understand their Christian brothers around the globe ...

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Largest gathering ever on religious freedom this week

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What is described as history’s largest officially sponsored gathering to support religious liberty will take place in Washington, D.C. next week. The historic “Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom” meeting will be convened ...

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At Asbury Seminary, Nigerian pastor warns against passivity

Pastor Samuel Odubena recently gave a sermon at Asbury Seminary Chapel in which he spoke about how Christians in the West ought to react to persecution. Odubena is an Anglican priest from ...

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National rallies July 10 on behalf of persecuted Christians

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A dozen religious freedom rallies are being organized nationwide Wednesday, July 10, to bring awareness to the suffering of persecuted Christians worldwide. The effort is being spearheaded by Save the Persecuted Christians (STPC) ...

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