Persecution

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Pakistan’s blasphemy laws create open season for Christian persecution

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | False accusations of blasphemy, forced marriages, and social hostility face Christians in Pakistan, where many view non-Muslims as a lower class and not even…

Obama finally urges freedom for Bae, Abedini

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Religion | President uses National Prayer Breakfast to highlight religious liberty abroad but not at home

Christians, Sikhs lobby U.S. Congress to defend India’s persecuted

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Indian Christians and Sikhs united last month to urge California Congressmen to support a House resolution that would make human rights and justice for…

Troubling priorities in Nigeria

By Jamie Dean
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Nigeria | U.S. government focuses on gay issues instead of terrorist attacks on Christians and other Nigerians

Christians caught in crossfire of El Salvador’s gang war

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | In El Salvador, a tiny country plagued by gang violence, attackers shot and killed six members of an evangelical church in a rural western province on Jan.

Web Reads: Literary hatchet jobs and telling the good news

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Poison pens. The snarky book review has been around for a long time. One group honors “literary criticism's most poisonous pens” with “The Hatchet Job…

Christians suffer violent persecution in Bangladesh

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | The secular democratic Awami League party won one of the most violent elections in Bangladesh’s history last week. Street fighting, low turnout, and a…

‘The Worm’ turns on Kenneth Bae comments

By Tiffany Owens
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Persecution | Former pro basketball star Dennis Rodman apologized today for his comments about Christian missionary Kenneth Bae, an American citizen currently imprisoned in…

Christianity’s worst enemies

By J.C. Derrick
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Persecution | Opens Doors releases its annual list of persecutors

Arrests, attacks mar Christmas celebrations for persecuted church

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | While Christians in many countries celebrated the birth of Jesus with family vacations and gifts, believers in nations known for persecution faced bombings,

Post-traumatic stress

By Mindy Belz
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Iraq | Death threats continue for Iraq’s Christians after Christmas Day bombings

Joy and fear for Christians in Sri Lanka

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Christmas is a time of joy, but also of fear for Christians in rural areas of Sri Lanka. Yamini Ravindran, National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri…

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