Persecution

 
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The light of the sun in a dark basement

By Jamie Dean
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Daniel of the Year | Congressman Frank Wolf has spent more than three decades showing up in far corners of the globe to help the most vulnerable—and the ‘patron saint of…

Forgotten survivors

By Mindy Belz
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Syria | The ISIS sweep into Iraq hasn’t halted Syria’s three-year nightmare

Islamic extremism fuels increase in religiously motivated terrorism

By Julia A. Seymour
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Terrorism | Four extreme Islamist groups were responsible for two-thirds of deaths in claimed terrorist attacks in 2013. Those groups were the Islamic State of Iraq and…

Muslim militants kill 28 Christians in northern Kenya

By Moses Wasamu
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Kenya | NAIROBI, Kenya—Twenty-eight Christians were brutally murdered Saturday morning in Mandera, a town in northern Kenya, by Muslim militants belonging to the…

China detains Christian aid worker on North Korean border

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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China | The Chinese government detained an American aid worker who operates on the China-North Korea border on Tuesday, according to the Sydney Morning Herald

Religious minorities find a voice in Indonesia, Nepal

By Julia A. Seymour
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Religious Liberty | Even as persecution of Christians grows in much of the world, government officials in two countries recently spoke out in favor of religious freedom for all,

Globe Trot: Did Peter Kassig resist his ISIS executioner?

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA:Video footage confirmed the fifth beheading of a Westerner by Islamic State. Peter Kassig, a 26-year-old humanitarian aid worker from Indiana (and an…

Could an assassination attempt lead to religious liberty in Argentina?

By Katlyn Babyak
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Persecution | On the morning of Oct. 21, gunshots rang out in a crowded neighborhood in the province of Córdoba, Argentina. Several of the bullets fired by unidentified…

A small beginning

By Mindy Belz
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Persecution | Elected officials from many nations gather to combat religious persecution

Activists call for justice after Pakistani mob kills Christian couple

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Christian groups and human rights organizations are calling for justice after an angry mob killed a Christian couple in Pakistan on Nov. 4. The violent frenzy…

Kenneth Bae’s family thanks God for his freedom

By Lynde Langdon & Leigh Jones
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North Korea | UPDATE: Shortly after Kenneth Bae stepped off the plane that brought him from North Korea back to freedom in the United States, his family gathered around…

Rights group details Boko Haram’s barbaric abuses

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Although the Nigerian government recently claimed Boko Haram would release the 219 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped earlier this year, the captives have not been…

 
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