Persecution

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Displaced Mexican Protestants still waiting for justice

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Persecution | A year after extreme violence barred them from returning home, a group of Mexican Protestants is still waiting for the government to address their request for…

‘Miracle’ ruling in Pakistan jails rapists

By Les Sillars
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Pakistan | Four Muslim men who attacked a Christian girl are sentenced to 20 years in prison

Hashtag diplomacy is not enough to save Meriam Ibrahim

By Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette
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Persecution | WASHINGTON—Nearly 50 protestors gathered in front of the White House Thursday to raise awareness of a woman threatened with execution if she doesn’t give…

Sudan’s foreign minister suggests Meriam Ibrahim will be freed

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Persecution | Foreign leaders remain hopeful about the possibility of securing Meriam Ibrahim’s release from prison in Sudan. The Christian mother of two, who is married…

Globe Trot: Remembering an anniversary China's leaders would rather forget

By Mindy Belz
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International | CHINA: Here’s the scene in Hong Kong on the 25th anniversary today of the massacre at Tiananmen Square. Beijing and other cities that were part of the mass…

June crackdown

By Byline withheld
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China | On the eve of today’s Tiananmen anniversary, arrests and beatings hit house church in China

Baptist missionary sentenced to lifetime of hard labor in North Korea

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Persecution | North Korea has sentenced South Korean Baptist missionary Kim Jung Wook (or Kim Jung Uk, according to North Korean spelling) to a lifetime of hard labor for…

Chinese Christians prepare for more church demolitions

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | The Chinese government’s crackdown on Christians for building illegal churches has gone far beyond the widely publicized demolition of Sanjiang Church in…

Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to die gives birth to a baby girl in jail

By Leigh Jones
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Persecution | The Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to die for refusing to recant her faith gave birth this morning in a Khartoum prison to a baby girl she named Maya.

Shariah law increases oppression of Brunei’s Christians

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | The tiny Muslim monarchy of Brunei oppressed and restricted Christians and non-Muslims even before the ruler announced the implementation of a Shariah-based…

Globe Trot: Obama administration abandons U.S. toddler in Sudanese jail

By Mindy Belz
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International | SUDAN: The pregnant Sudanese woman sentenced to death and 100 lashes for her refusal to recant her Christian faith, awaits in a Khartoum prison as an…

Saeed Abedini taken from hospital, returned to prison

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Persecution | After spending two months recovering in an Iranian hospital, Saeed Abedini has been returned to Rajai Shahr Prison, according to a report released today by…

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