Persecution

 
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Collateral damage: The Sudanese in Syria

By Mindy Belz
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Persecution | In 2002, WORLD went to Damascus and witnessed how Sudan’s Islamic regime created a flood of Christian refugees, with terrorism perpetuating their plight

Belarus cracks down on evangelical churches with recent raids

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Authorities in Belarus targeted multiple Christian churches with raids in recent months and may file criminal charges against one pastor for worshipping…

U.K. gives aid to countries that persecute Christians

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | British taxpayers are helping fund persecution of Christians overseas, according to a recent investigation into the country’s foreign aid…

Migrants die crossing the Mediterranean

By Mickey McLean
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Europe | At least 40 migrants died Saturday aboard a smuggling boat in the Mediterranean Sea north of Libya, while the Italian navy rescued 320 others. Tens of…

Christian captives freed in Sudan, Vietnam, and Iran

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Persecution and human rights organizations rejoiced last week as three repressive regimes released five Christians held on trumped-up charges. Sudan released…

ISIS kidnaps dozens of Christians on ‘most wanted’ list

By Leigh Jones
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ISIS | Islamic State (ISIS) militants have kidnapped dozens of Christians as part of a new offensive in a town near the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, according to…

Midday Roundup: IRS mismanagement blamed in targeting scandal

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Red tape. In a report issued lated yesterday, a Senate committee said poor management by the IRS allowed agents to mistreat conservative groups that applied…

Chinese leaders order all crosses demolished

By June Cheng
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Persecution | Christians warn compliance will lead to greater governmental control over church teaching

‘Glimmer of hope’ for Christian woman on Pakistan’s death row

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Pakistan’s Supreme Court suspended the execution of Pakistani Christian Aasiya Noreen (more often called Asia Bibi) after agreeing last week to hear her…

Constant targets

By Jamie Dean
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Nigeria | In central and northern Nigeria, defenseless Christians learn to cope with the threats and trauma from enemies visible and invisible

China tightens grip on religious minorities ahead of Xi Jinping’s U.S. visit

By J.C. Derrick
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China | 
WASHINGTON—Human rights and religious practice are increasingly eroding in China, according to several witnesses who testified Thursday before the…

Former Holocaust refugee starts fund to rescue Christians from ISIS

By Katlyn Babyak
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Persecution | Jewish Holocaust survivor Lord George Weidenfeld plans to evacuate and resettle up to 2,000 Syrian and Iraqi Christians threatened by the so-called Islamic…

 
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