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Cuba cracks down on Christians

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Cuba’s communist government has increased its oppression of religious institutions, according to a Christian watchdog group, with reports of religious…

Southeast Asia fears ISIS recruits will bring Shariah terror home

By Julia A. Seymour
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Terrorism | Indonesia and Malaysia are no strangers to radical Islam, but ISIS recruiting in southeast Asia has caused a growing concern about the threat of terrorism in…

Female suicide bombers in Nigeria fuel speculation about kidnapped girls

By Julia A. Seymour
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Nigeria | A string of suicide bombings by young women in northern Nigeria are stoking fear and prompting speculation that Boko Haram may be indoctrinating or coercing…

Is the U.S. religious freedom report all bark and no bite?

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | While the Obama administration made two big moves on persecution this week—appointing an ambassador for international religious freedom and releasing the…

Is Hindu nationalism behind crackdown on India’s Christians?

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Christian minorities in central India face a new threat as Hindu extremists in more than a dozen village councils have passed restrictions on religions other…

In Sweden, pro-life nurses need not apply

In Sweden, pro-life nurses need not apply

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | A Swedish nurse is suing after a women’s center rescinded its job offer to her because she said her faith prevented her from performing abortions. In Spring…

Crimean church leaders: Pro-Russian officials are trying to ‘liquidate’ us

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | The Russian annexation of Crimea in March has restricted religious freedom for Christians, Jews, and Muslims on the peninsula, according to persecution…

Priest leads effort to bring peace, stability to Central African Republic

By Julia A. Seymour
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Africa | An Italian priest in northern Central African Republic (CAR) has helped restore order and mediate peace in the city of Bozoum as the country continues to…

Egyptian Christian sentenced to six years in prison for Facebook ‘like’

Egyptian Christian sentenced to six years in prison for Facebook ‘like’

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Coptic Christian Kerolos Shouky Attallah will spend six years in an Egyptian prison and must pay the equivalent of an $840 fine for liking a Facebook page for…

Myanmar wants converts to get government permission

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Myanmar, also known as Burma, has taken steps in recent years toward freedom and democracy from the iron-fisted military regime that ruled until 2011. But…

Chinese Christians prepare for more church demolitions

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | The Chinese government’s crackdown on Christians for building illegal churches has gone far beyond the widely publicized demolition of Sanjiang Church in…

Shariah law increases oppression of Brunei’s Christians

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | The tiny Muslim monarchy of Brunei oppressed and restricted Christians and non-Muslims even before the ruler announced the implementation of a Shariah-based…

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