Persecution

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New scorecard will grade lawmakers on support for persecuted minorities

By Evan Wilt
Posted

Persecution | WASHINGTON—Members of Congress will soon be graded on how much they value religious freedom, as terrorism eviscerates minority faith groups around the…

Prisoner release puts Iran’s human rights abuses, persecution in spotlight

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

Iran | Although Iran freed Pastor Saeed Abedini and three other Americans in a recent prisoner swap, Christians and religious minorities in the Islamic republic…

Saeed Abedini speaks out about marital strife

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Persecution | Pastor Saeed Abedini responded to questions about his marital problems Saturday, calling his wife, Naghmeh Abedini, a hero and saying he prayed for…

China detains pastor of largest state-sanctioned church

By June Cheng
Posted

Persecution | Chinese officials detained the pastor of the country’s largest state-sanctioned church last week, likely as a punishment for speaking out against the…

Immigrants are meeting God in Thai jails

Immigrants are meeting God in Thai jails

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Immigration | Christians seeking refuge in Bangkok find opportunities to share their faith with fellow detainees

Pakistani refugees lose all but find Jesus

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Persecution | Amid extreme persecution, two brothers praise God for his faithfulness and provision


Midday Roundup: Naghmeh Abedini files ‘domestic relations case’ in Idaho

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Rocky reunion. Pastor Saeed Abedini returned to his hometown of Boise, Idaho, Tuesday and reunited with his children as marital problems persisted between him…

Former Soviet republics are Central Asia’s persecution hotspot

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

Persecution | Worsening persecution in the Middle East and Africa commanded headlines in 2015, but Christians in many other countries also saw a deterioration of religious…

Life in the shadows

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Persecution | Radical Islam has forced thousands of Pakistani Christians to flee to Thailand, a place of hidden refuge but also one of little hope or opportunity

At least one American remains in Iranian prison

By Leigh Jones & Jamie Dean
Posted

Iran | Seven Iranians cleared as part of the prisoner swap are free to remain in U.S.

New report: Unprecedented rise in violence against Christians

By Evan Wilt
Posted

Persecution | WASHINGTON—Last year saw the most prevalent and sustained attack on the Christian faith in modern history, according to Open Doors USA’s annual World…

Kenyan government unveils tough new rules for religious organizations

By Moses Wasamu
Posted

Kenya | NAIROBI, Kenya—The Kenyan government has proposed a raft of tough new measures that will radically affect the way religious organizations operate. According…

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