Persecution

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The sun rises on the evil and the good

The sun rises on the evil and the good

By La Shawn Barber
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Persecution | “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake” (Matthew 24:9, NKJV). Christians in…

Christian groups plead for mercy for pastors facing execution in Sudan

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Almost a year after international outcry pressured Sudan to release Meriam Ibrahim from prison, persecution and legal experts say the same kind of pressure is…

Southeast Asia’s migrant crisis attracts attention, not answers

By Anna K. Poole
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Persecution | Eighteen countries gathered on Friday in Bangkok to discuss the escalating humanitarian crisis in Southeast Asia. Although the conference attracted a lot of…

Militias rout ISIS from Christian area in Syria

By Mindy Belz
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ISIS | Militias recapture ancient Assyrian villages but find churches destroyed

New Myanmar law mandates three years between pregnancies

By Anna K. Poole
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Myanmar | Myanmar, a freshly forged democracy still shaking off a history of military dictatorship, enacted a highly controversial population law over the weekend…

Human rights group blames Syrian government for most church attacks

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Syria’s Christians continue to be caught in the middle of the ongoing war between various anti-government factions, Islamic State (ISIS) militants, and the…

China launches campaign to destroy church crosses

By June Cheng
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China | One year after authorities sent excavators to tear down the large Sanjiang Church in Wenzhou, China, officials have returned to remove crosses from the top of…

Gambia agrees to resettle Rohingya migrants stranded at sea

By Anna K. Poole
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Persecution | For Muslim Rohingyas, one of the most persecuted people groups in the world, today’s horizon has a flash of hope. Late Tuesday, Gambia’s government agreed…

Senate approves religious freedom measure

By J.C. Derrick
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Congress | WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate on Monday unanimously approved a measure requiring the Obama administration to take religious freedom into consideration when…

Taken by Raúl

By J.C. Derrick
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Cuba | Castro regime steps up persecution of the church in eastern Cuba

Iraqi Christians plead for help from Congress

By J.C. Derrick
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Persecution | Witnesses recount ISIS atrocities against people and historic sites

Impotent anger

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Iran | What makes you angry? Getting cut off in traffic? Ordering blueberry pie at a café famous for blueberry pie, only to be told they ran out? Hearing that your…

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