Persecution

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Shariah law increases oppression of Brunei’s Christians

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

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
Posted

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
Posted

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…

Pregnancy buys time for pregnant Sudanese woman sentenced to die

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Sudanese Judge Abaas Al Khalifa sentenced a 27-year-old pregnant mother to death by hanging after she refused to recant her Christian faith earlier this…

Midday Roundup: More than 200 gay couples get Arkansas marriage licenses

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Awaiting a stay. More than 200 gay couples obtained Arkansas marriage licenses Monday after a judge tossed out the state’s 10-year-old same-sex marriage…

Tanzanian militants mimic Boko Haram’s terror tactics

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Christians and Muslims in the African nation of Tanzania united to call for a ban on an Islamic organization they likened to terrorist group Boko Haram.

Chinese Christians ‘Lay it bare!’

By Janie B. Cheaney
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China | Late last month, members of the Sanjiang church in Wenzhou, China, watched helplessly as bulldozers closed in on their brand-new, cross-topped,

Fighting for the world’s original Christians

By J.C. Derrick
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Persecution | Religious leaders band together to support believers in Egypt, Iraq, and Syria

U.S. government: Worldwide religious intolerance growing

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Last week, the U.S. Commission on International Freedom (USCIRF) added eight countries—Egypt, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and…

Globe Trot: Iraq goes to the polls

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: Baghdad is under lockdown, with cars banned from city streets and Iraqis today at the polls in the first election since the U.S. withdrawal in 2011. One…

Abducted Nigerian schoolgirls ‘taken abroad,’ forced to marry their captors

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Nigeria | The plight of as many as 230 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Islamist terrorists earlier this month has taken a tragic turn: Reports indicate militants have…

China begins tearing down approved churches

By Angela Lu
Posted

Persecution | The Chinese government began demolishing parts of Sanjiang Church in Wenzhou on Monday, breaking a previously made agreement that would have left the…

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