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Chinese Christians prepare for more church demolitions

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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…

Pregnancy buys time for pregnant Sudanese woman sentenced to die

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Persecution | Sudanese Judge Abaas Al Khalifa sentenced a 27-year-old pregnant mother to death by hanging after she refused to recant her Christian faith earlier this…

Tanzanian militants mimic Boko Haram’s terror tactics

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Christians and Muslims in the African nation of Tanzania united to call for a ban on an Islamic organization they likened to terrorist group Boko Haram.

U.S. government: Worldwide religious intolerance growing

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Last week, the U.S. Commission on International Freedom (USCIRF) added eight countries—Egypt, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and…

Al-Shabaab militants kill Somali legislators over ‘invasion of Christians’

By Julia A. Seymour
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Terrorism | Islamic extremists with al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for last week’s killing of two Somali legislators who had voted to accept financial support from…

Chinese Christians form human shield to protect church

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | In Wenzhou, a Chinese port city nicknamed “Jerusalem of the East,” thousands of Chinese Christians stood guard around the government-sanctioned Sanjiang…

Heroic priest assassinated in Syria

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | The Syrian government and rebel groups are pointing fingers in the assassination of Dutch Jesuit Priest Francis Van Der Lugt in his garden in Homs. No group…

Islamist mob kills Coptic Christian woman in Cairo

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | An Islamist mob beat, stabbed, and shot Mary Sameh George to death in Cairo on March 28, reportedly because of the cross hanging in her car. George, a Coptic…

Vietnam cracks down on Christians as Easter nears

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Even during Lent, Catholics imprisoned in communist Vietnam are not allowed to attend Mass or receive Bibles, and priests are not allowed to visit prisoners.

Russia targets churches in Crimean crackdown

By Julia A. Seymour
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Ukraine | Amid the turmoil between Ukraine and Russia, Crimean Catholics fear Russian oppression and say their church already is suffering great persecution. 

Canadian teachers fight government’s religious gag order

By Julia A. Seymour
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Religious Liberty | A Canadian private school wants the right to modify a curriculum that requires all religions, including Wicca and paganism, to be taught as “equally…

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