Persecution

 
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Risking genocide

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Persecution | As the Islamic State has raged from Syria to Iraq, it threatens to wipe out Christians and other religious groups with singular roots in ancient Mesopotamia

Family pleads for detained American’s release from North Korea

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted

Persecution | The family of an American man detained in North Korea for “anti-state” crimes apologized to the country yesterday and pleaded with officials to show mercy…

Female suicide bombers in Nigeria fuel speculation about kidnapped girls

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

Nigeria | A string of suicide bombings by young women in northern Nigeria are stoking fear and prompting speculation that Boko Haram may be indoctrinating or coercing…

A ‘ruthless campaign’

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Iraq | President Obama steps into Iraq’s deadly turmoil

Do the Left Behind books and others fetishize suffering?

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Persecution | You’d think from the headline of an Aug. 4 Atlantic article, “The Evangelical Persecution Complex,” that it’s one more piece on how fearful evangelicals…

Is the U.S. religious freedom report all bark and no bite?

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

Persecution | While the Obama administration made two big moves on persecution this week—appointing an ambassador for international religious freedom and releasing the…

China’s crackdown on the cross spreads

By June Cheng
Posted

Persecution | Three months after Chinese officials ripped down the gigantic Sanjiang Church in Wenzhou, the number of churches facing persecution—whether that means…

Meriam Ibrahim arrives in the U.S.

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Persecution | Long-awaited homecoming still leaves questions about U.S. efforts to help persecuted Christian woman

Conservatives cheer Obama nominee for religious liberty post

By Andrew Branch
Posted

Persecution | President Barack Obama got rare commendations from conservatives on Monday when he announced his nominee for a long-vacant State Department post charged with…

Is Hindu nationalism behind crackdown on India’s Christians?

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

Persecution | Christian minorities in central India face a new threat as Hindu extremists in more than a dozen village councils have passed restrictions on religions other…

Meriam Ibrahim released from Sudan

By J.C. Derrick & Jamie Dean
Posted

Persecution | After diplomatic efforts by the Italian government, the family arrived safely this morning in Rome

Congress to Sudan: Release Ibrahim family

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Persecution | Hearing held to pressure Sudan and the White House to do more for detained Christians

 
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