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Islamic extremism fuels increase in religiously motivated terrorism

By Julia A. Seymour
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Terrorism | Four extreme Islamist groups were responsible for two-thirds of deaths in claimed terrorist attacks in 2013. Those groups were the Islamic State of Iraq and…

Religious minorities find a voice in Indonesia, Nepal

By Julia A. Seymour
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Religious Liberty | Even as persecution of Christians grows in much of the world, government officials in two countries recently spoke out in favor of religious freedom for all,

Activists call for justice after Pakistani mob kills Christian couple

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Christian groups and human rights organizations are calling for justice after an angry mob killed a Christian couple in Pakistan on Nov. 4. The violent frenzy…

Rights group details Boko Haram’s barbaric abuses

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Although the Nigerian government recently claimed Boko Haram would release the 219 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped earlier this year, the captives have not been…

Polish priest kidnapped amid Central African Republic conflict

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | A Polish priest who has worked in Central African Republic (CAR) since 2009 was kidnapped Oct. 12 by a splinter rebel group that wants to exchange him for…

Militants in Syria free kidnapped Franciscan priest

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | A Syrian priest has been released by his abductors and is “optimistic” even though he is not allowed to leave the country until he has met with an Islamic…

Filmmakers jailed as oppression of Christians worsens in Iran

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Iranian security officials arrested three Christian converts, including a filmmaker, in the province of Isfahan on Sept. 27. Shahram Ghaedi, an actor who was…

Christianity’s growth in Nepal includes celebrity convert

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | In the former Hindu kingdom of Nepal, nine out of 10 people have never heard the name of Jesus, according to Greg Kelley of World Mission. But the gospel is…

Sudan bans Meriam Ibrahim’s lawyers from leaving the country

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Meriam Ibrahim may be safely living in the United States, but several attorneys who fought for her freedom in Sudan now face new repercussions for their work…

Boko Haram expanding from Nigeria to Cameroon

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | The terror that Boko Haram continues to inflict on Nigeria has spilled into neighboring Cameroon in the form of refugees and direct attacks from the radical…

Christians in India rally against persecution

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Christian and secular groups recently met to speak out against increased persecution of non-Hindus in India. They sought to bring attention to more than 600…

Greek lawmakers consider easing restrictions on evangelicals

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Persecution isn’t limited to totalitarian regimes or Islamic states. Some Western democracies also make it difficult for Christians, especially…

 
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