Persecution

 
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Wenzhou pastor sentenced to a year in prison

By June Cheng
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China | A Chinese court convicted Huang Yizi of ‘gathering crowds to disturb social order’

Persecution grows in rebel-held regions of Ukraine

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | In parts of Ukraine taken over by separatist, pro-Russian rebels, persecution continues to escalate against anyone who does not belong to the Russian Orthodox…

Pakistani Christians protest after Taliban church bombings

By Anna K. Poole
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Pakistan | Attacks and counterattacks are roiling the streets of Lahore, Pakistan. Suicide bombers attacked two churches in the Christian neighborhood of Youhanabad on…

Pakistan reinstates death penalty, Christians fear blasphemy charges

By Julia A. Seymour
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Pakistan | Pakistan recently reinstated the death penalty for all eligible offenses after a seven-year moratorium on capital punishment. A government official said the…

A broader definition of religious freedom

By J.C. Derrick
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Religious Liberty | Ambassador David Saperstein believes religious liberty protections should go far beyond freedom of worship

U.S. lawmakers urge new Saudi king to embrace human rights reforms

By Julia A. Seymour
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Religious Liberty | Saudi Arabia has a new king, and a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers took the opportunity during his transition to power to petition him to expand freedom…

Obama’s terror talk

By D.C. Innes
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Terrorism | President Obama has always been particular about the language he uses to describe jihadists. He renamed President Bush’s “Global War on Terror” the…

Canadian pastor detained in North Korea

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Persecution | A Canadian church is asking the world to pray for its pastor’s quick release from North Korea, where he was detained last month while on a humanitarian…

Danger zone

By Jamie Dean
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Terrorism | Nigeria’s presidential election poses tough questions for Christians needing protection in one of the world’s top spots for terrorist violence

The church’s reply

The church’s reply

By Mindy Belz
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Persecution | May prayer for the persecuted and for those who persecute increase

Joy in India as Taliban frees Jesuit priest

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | A Jesuit priest and his family in India rejoiced over his release last week after eight months as a Taliban hostage. The Islamic militants in Afghanistan…

ISIS sweep

By Mindy Belz
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Syria | Number of Assyrian Christians kidnapped in Syria mounts, may top 250

 
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