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Human rights group blames Syrian government for most church attacks

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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…

Coptic teens, teacher await charges in Egypt over anti-ISIS video

By Julia A. Seymour
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Free Speech | Egyptian authorities continue to detain a Coptic Christian teacher and four teenagers in Al-Nasriyah, for “insulting Islam.” During a May 7 hearing,

Limited supplies of weapons, fuel, food crippling Boko Haram

By Julia A. Seymour
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Nigeria | A multi-national offensive against Boko Haram in Nigeria has freed hundreds of captives in recent weeks. Some former hostages say the Islamic extremist group…

Archeologists denounce ISIS attempt to erase history at Nimrud

By Julia A. Seymour
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ISIS | ISIS continued its destruction of archaeological treasures and historic sites last week by obliterating a city that dates back to Genesis. A propaganda video…

Debate over Islamic courts fuels religious tension in Tanzania

By Julia A. Seymour
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North Africa | Tanzania’s outgoing president has warned rising religious tension in his country could derail an upcoming constitutional referendum on April 30 and…

Egyptian church honoring slain Copts attacked by Muslim extremists

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Groups of Muslims attacked a Coptic Christian community in Egypt multiple times last week to protest a new church being built to honor several Christians…

Boko Haram uses human shields after another mass abduction

By Julia A. Seymour
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Nigeria | Almost one year after Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls in Chibok, Nigeria, the Islamic terror group abducted as many as 500 women and children to use as human…

Persecution grows in rebel-held regions of Ukraine

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | In parts of Ukraine taken over by separatist, pro-Russian rebels, persecution continues to escalate against anyone who does not belong to the Russian Orthodox…

Pakistan reinstates death penalty, Christians fear blasphemy charges

By Julia A. Seymour
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Pakistan | Pakistan recently reinstated the death penalty for all eligible offenses after a seven-year moratorium on capital punishment. A government official said the…

U.S. lawmakers urge new Saudi king to embrace human rights reforms

By Julia A. Seymour
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Religious Liberty | Saudi Arabia has a new king, and a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers took the opportunity during his transition to power to petition him to expand freedom…

Joy in India as Taliban frees Jesuit priest

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | A Jesuit priest and his family in India rejoiced over his release last week after eight months as a Taliban hostage. The Islamic militants in Afghanistan…

Turkey gets first Christian TV station

By Julia A. Seymour
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Turkey | For the first time, millions of people in Turkey watching government-regulated satellite television will be able to find Christian programming. Shows created…

 
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