Persecution

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China tightens grip on religious minorities ahead of Xi Jinping’s U.S. visit

By J.C. Derrick
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China | 
WASHINGTON—Human rights and religious practice are increasingly eroding in China, according to several witnesses who testified Thursday before the…

Former Holocaust refugee starts fund to rescue Christians from ISIS

By Katlyn Babyak
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Persecution | Jewish Holocaust survivor Lord George Weidenfeld plans to evacuate and resettle up to 2,000 Syrian and Iraqi Christians threatened by the so-called Islamic…

Nepal bans religious conversion in new draft constitution

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Christians and Muslims in Nepal are criticizing the draft version of a new constitution that bans religious conversion. Spurred to action by the recent…

The Iran deal: A moral failure

By Nate Madden
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Iran | Now that diplomats from around the world have reached a deal regarding Iran’s continuation of its nuclear enrichment efforts, many will lament the missed…

New Myanmar law regulates interfaith marriage

By Anna K. Poole
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Myanmar | Human rights groups are blasting a new law adopted last week in Myanmar, also known as Burma, requiring women to register their intent to marry outside their…

Children of Pakistani Christians burned to death get free education

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | The barbaric murder of Shahzad Masih and his pregnant wife Shama Bibi by a Muslim mob in Pakistan last November shocked the world. But they were not the only…

ISIS threatens Jerusalem’s Christians, stirs up extremism in Gaza

By Julia A. Seymour
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ISIS | Islamic State (ISIS) militants allegedly have threatened to “purify” Jerusalem by slaughtering Christians if they don’t leave before the end of Ramadan…

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…

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