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New Myanmar law mandates three years between pregnancies

By Anna K. Poole
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Myanmar | Myanmar, a freshly forged democracy still shaking off a history of military dictatorship, enacted a highly controversial population law over the weekend…

Human rights group blames Syrian government for most church attacks

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Syria’s Christians continue to be caught in the middle of the ongoing war between various anti-government factions, Islamic State (ISIS) militants, and the…

China launches campaign to destroy church crosses

By June Cheng
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China | One year after authorities sent excavators to tear down the large Sanjiang Church in Wenzhou, China, officials have returned to remove crosses from the top of…

Gambia agrees to resettle Rohingya migrants stranded at sea

By Anna K. Poole
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Persecution | For Muslim Rohingyas, one of the most persecuted people groups in the world, today’s horizon has a flash of hope. Late Tuesday, Gambia’s government agreed…

Senate approves religious freedom measure

By J.C. Derrick
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Congress | WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate on Monday unanimously approved a measure requiring the Obama administration to take religious freedom into consideration when…

Taken by Raúl

By J.C. Derrick
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Cuba | Castro regime steps up persecution of the church in eastern Cuba

Iraqi Christians plead for help from Congress

By J.C. Derrick
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Persecution | Witnesses recount ISIS atrocities against people and historic sites

Impotent anger

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Iran | What makes you angry? Getting cut off in traffic? Ordering blueberry pie at a café famous for blueberry pie, only to be told they ran out? Hearing that your…

Religious freedom panel: Terror, violence spreading worldwide

By J.C. Derrick
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Religious Liberty | WASHINGTON—The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) this week urged the Obama administration to increase public pressure on…

Globe Trot: Foreign aid piling up at Nepalese ports, borders

By Mindy Belz
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International | NEPAL: Local churches representing Nepal’s tiny Christian minority are pooling resources to assist in relief efforts following Saturday’s earthquake. But…

Remembering the forgotten

By Mindy Belz
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History | The 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide revives old wounds and new fears of ethnic—and religious—cleansing

Myanmar’s marginalized Muslims earn country UN rebuke

By Anna K. Poole
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Myanmar | With a half-century of military dictatorial skin to shed, Myanmar is only just beginning to emerge a democracy. As presidential elections approach,

 
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