Persecution

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Convert to Christianity in Burma? Get government permission first

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in Burma, also called Myanmar, is expected to worsen if a new religious conversion bill makes it into…

Bless those who persecute you

By Nick Eicher
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Persecution | Nagmeh Abedini’s husband, Pastor Saeed Abedini, has been imprisoned for his Christian faith in Iran for more than two years. Despite her frustration with…

Christ, Islam contrasted at D.C. prayer breakfast

By Leigh Jones
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Religion | Former race car driver Darrell Waltrip presented a clear gospel message while President Barack Obama downplayed Islam’s connection to terrorism

Nagmeh Abedini on prayer and the president

By Mary Reichard
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Persecution | The wife of Saeed Abedini, imprisoned for his faith in Iran, talks about her recent meeting with President Barack Obama

Christians in Niger return home after violent Muslim rampage

By Mary Reichard
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Persecution | Christians in Niger are beginning to return to their homes after a violent rampage by Islamic extremists. Attackers killed at least 10 people and burned 70…

Turkish PM: Istanbul will get its first new church since 1923

By Julia A. Seymour
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Turkey | The Turkish government has promised to allow Christians to build a new church in Istanbul, the first in almost 100 years. But skeptics say laying the first…

Why anti-Christian violence broke out in Niger after Charlie Hebdo

By Mary Reichard
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Africa | The brutality last weekend in the African nation of Niger garnered relatively little media attention, yet, 70 churches in the southern part of the country…

Midday Roundup: Nagmeh Abedini ‘hopeful’ after meeting with Obama

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Renewed hope. President Barack Obama assured Nagmeh Abedini in person Wednesday that returning her imprisoned husband to the United States from Iran was a top…

Midday Roundup: Obama finally agrees to meet Pastor Saeed’s family

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | In person. After trying for two years to get an audience with President Barack Obama, Nagmeh Abedini and her two children will meet with him today in their…

Christians demand Modi take a stand in India’s conversion debate

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Hindu nationalists’ attempts to convert large groups of Christians and Muslims, along with political rhetoric about making India Hindu again, continue to…

Open Doors: Worst persecution yet to come

By J.C. Derrick
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Persecution | Militant Islam poses the biggest threat to Christians in Africa and the Middle East

Argentine lawyer appeals to U.S. for help with persecution case

By Katlyn Babyak
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Persecution | The two women selling food on a street corner in the crime-ridden city of Río Tercero, Argentina, had no time to run when a van pulled up in front of them…

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