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Belarus cracks down on evangelical churches with recent raids

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Authorities in Belarus targeted multiple Christian churches with raids in recent months and may file criminal charges against one pastor for worshipping…

U.K. gives aid to countries that persecute Christians

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | British taxpayers are helping fund persecution of Christians overseas, according to a recent investigation into the country’s foreign aid…

Christian captives freed in Sudan, Vietnam, and Iran

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Persecution and human rights organizations rejoiced last week as three repressive regimes released five Christians held on trumped-up charges. Sudan released…

Central African Republic still rife with conflict a year after ceasefire

By Julia A. Seymour
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Africa | More than a year after warring factions reached a cease-fire agreement, Central African Republic (CAR) remains divided, unstable, violent, and on the edge of…

‘Glimmer of hope’ for Christian woman on Pakistan’s death row

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Pakistan’s Supreme Court suspended the execution of Pakistani Christian Aasiya Noreen (more often called Asia Bibi) after agreeing last week to hear her…

Nepal bans religious conversion in new draft constitution

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Christians and Muslims in Nepal are criticizing the draft version of a new constitution that bans religious conversion. Spurred to action by the recent…

Children of Pakistani Christians burned to death get free education

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | The barbaric murder of Shahzad Masih and his pregnant wife Shama Bibi by a Muslim mob in Pakistan last November shocked the world. But they were not the only…

ISIS threatens Jerusalem’s Christians, stirs up extremism in Gaza

By Julia A. Seymour
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ISIS | Islamic State (ISIS) militants allegedly have threatened to “purify” Jerusalem by slaughtering Christians if they don’t leave before the end of Ramadan…

Attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait part of ISIS call for Ramadan jihad

By Julia A. Seymour
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ISIS | Just days after ISIS extremists called for a month of jihad to coincide with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, bombers claiming to be affiliated with the…

Record number of refugees driven from their homes in 2015

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Political, racial, and religious persecution are driving a record number of people from their native countries. In 2015, the number of displaced people rose…

UN report: Eritrea guilty of ‘gross’ human rights violations

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | The government of Eritrea rules its people by fear and control in a “totalitarian” state, according to a new United Nations report. Amid rampant human…

Pakistan to consider blasphemy law reforms amid worsening violence

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Lawmakers in Pakistan are considering reforms to the country’s blasphemy laws that could help curb persecution against Christians and other minorities. The…

 
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