Persecution

 
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Southern Baptists plan religious liberty office in Middle East

By Onize Ohikere
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Persecution | Christians in some parts of the Middle East have three options: move elsewhere, become Muslim, or pay the expensive Christian tax known as jizya. As Nina…

Record number of refugees driven from their homes in 2015

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Political, racial, and religious persecution are driving a record number of people from their native countries. In 2015, the number of displaced people rose…

Congress demands Iran free imprisoned Americans

By Katlyn Babyak
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Iran | WASHINGTON—The House of Representatives unanimously passed a non-binding resolution Monday night demanding Iran immediately release three American…

UN report: Eritrea guilty of ‘gross’ human rights violations

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | The government of Eritrea rules its people by fear and control in a “totalitarian” state, according to a new United Nations report. Amid rampant human…

Midday Roundup: Saeed Abedini suffers another beating in prison

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Beaten. Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini was attacked and beaten by his fellow prisoners last week, lawyers with the American Center for Law and Justice…

Johnnie Moore: It’s time to stand up to ISIS

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | Author compiles an on-the-ground account of the horrors of Islamic State

Myanmar claims Rohingya are seeking better jobs, not fleeing persecution

By Anna K. Poole
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Persecution | Myanmar is sick of the Rohingya crisis. In recent weeks, members of the nation’s Muslim minority have captured international attention—including from the…

Pakistan to consider blasphemy law reforms amid worsening violence

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Lawmakers in Pakistan are considering reforms to the country’s blasphemy laws that could help curb persecution against Christians and other minorities. The…

The sun rises on the evil and the good

The sun rises on the evil and the good

By La Shawn Barber
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Persecution | “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake” (Matthew 24:9, NKJV). Christians in…

Christian groups plead for mercy for pastors facing execution in Sudan

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Almost a year after international outcry pressured Sudan to release Meriam Ibrahim from prison, persecution and legal experts say the same kind of pressure is…

Southeast Asia’s migrant crisis attracts attention, not answers

By Anna K. Poole
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Persecution | Eighteen countries gathered on Friday in Bangkok to discuss the escalating humanitarian crisis in Southeast Asia. Although the conference attracted a lot of…

Militias rout ISIS from Christian area in Syria

By Mindy Belz
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ISIS | Militias recapture ancient Assyrian villages but find churches destroyed

 
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