Persecution

 
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India’s Christians protest after St. Sebastian’s Church burns

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Leaders and congregants of St. Sebastian’s, a Catholic Church in India’s capital of New Delhi, blamed arson for the fire that destroyed the church last…

Cruel and unusual punishment

By Sophia Lee
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North Korea | Missionary couple laments the reported execution of two young North Korean defectors and the inhumane imprisonment of seven others

Globe Trot: Pope and patriarch unite against persecution

By Mindy Belz
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International | POPE FRANCIS: The pontiff ended a visit to Turkey with a pointed call for Muslim leaders—political, religious, and academic—to condemn Islamic…

Weekend attack targets Christians in Kabul

By Mindy Belz
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Afghanistan | Taliban boasts about attack that strikes at the heart of Afghanistan’s fragile Christian community

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…

 
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