Persecution

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Proposed Iraqi law would force some children to become Muslim

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Religious minority groups in Iraq are protesting a new law that would force some children to become Muslim. Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako of Baghdad urged…

Naghmeh Abedini regrets emails alleging abuse

By Mindy Belz
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Persecution | Wife of Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini shocked supporters with claims her jailed husband mistreated her

Justice is rare for Christian women raped in Pakistan

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Two Muslim men accused of raping Christian sisters in Pakistan were acquitted in October, an all too common outcome for rape trials in the Islamic nation. The…

Who is my neighbor?

By Jamie Dean
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Refugees | The world’s worst refugee crisis since World War II raises challenges about balancing security concerns and spiritual care for strangers in need

Globe Trot: Wave of destruction rumbles over northern Afghanistan

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: A major earthquake has killed at least 135 people in Afghanistan’s remote northeast and across the border in northern Pakistan. INTERNATIONAL…

Christian groups cheer State Department’s latest religious liberty report

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Groups focused on persecution of Christians around the world welcomed the Oct. 14 release of the U.S. State Department’s latest report on international…

Islamists detained in Bangladesh for trying to kill pastor

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Authorities in Bangladesh have arrested five militant Islamists suspected of trying to murder a Christian pastor. The five detained men are members of the…

Fallen and forsaken

By Mindy Belz
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ISIS | Assyrian Christians brutally executed by ISIS are largely ignored by U.S. and other Western officials

A sign and a witness

A sign and a witness

By Mindy Belz
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Persecution | This day of prayer, the oppressed shall have a savior, and his deliverance

Would you deny or die?

By La Shawn Barber
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Religious Liberty | While attending a faith-based conference last month, I was talking to two pastors about the redefinition of marriage. I said I’d be willing to go to jail to…

U.S. lawmakers file bills to help Iraqi, Syrian Christians

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | As the world watches an international refugee crisis driven by conflict in the Middle East and ISIS persecution, a group of U.S. lawmakers is trying to pass…

Midday Roundup: Cruz wins Values Voter straw poll

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Perennial favorite. GOP White House hopefuls gathered over the weekend to talk about the issues most important to Christian and social conservative voters.

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