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Christians caught in crossfire of El Salvador’s gang war

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | In El Salvador, a tiny country plagued by gang violence, attackers shot and killed six members of an evangelical church in a rural western province on Jan.

Christians suffer violent persecution in Bangladesh

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | The secular democratic Awami League party won one of the most violent elections in Bangladesh’s history last week. Street fighting, low turnout, and a…

Arrests, attacks mar Christmas celebrations for persecuted church

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | While Christians in many countries celebrated the birth of Jesus with family vacations and gifts, believers in nations known for persecution faced bombings,

Joy and fear for Christians in Sri Lanka

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Christmas is a time of joy, but also of fear for Christians in rural areas of Sri Lanka. Yamini Ravindran, National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri…

Christmas brings Christ to Nepal

By Julia A. Seymour
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Religious Liberty | In the formerly Hindu nation of Nepal, religious tension and persecution still exist in rural areas. But Christmas is bringing interfaith celebration in the…

Rebel group demands trade for Syrian nuns

By Julia A. Seymour
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Syria | Syrian rebel group Ahrar Al-Qalamoun Brigade took responsibility for the recent abduction of 12 nuns and three civilians from the ancient Christian village of…

Muslim official stands up for persecuted Christians

By Julia A. Seymour
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The United Kingdom’s highest-ranking Muslim spoke out against the religious persecution of Christians minorities around the world earlier this month.

Counting the cost: How many Christians are actually martyred?

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Masked gunmen open fire on Coptic Christians leaving a wedding in Cairo. Unknown assailants murder two evangelical pastors in Kenya. Islamic militants bomb a…

Overseas Christians report Islamic bullying

By Julia A. Seymour
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Religious Liberty | In Pakistan, authorities recently arrested three Muslims on charges of forcible conversion to Islam. Boota Masih, a Christian, said a man “bluntly asked me…

Kenyan pastors murdered as tensions, violence escalate

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Assailants killed two evangelical pastors in Kenya late last month, following anonymous threats and a government crackdown on Islamic extremists in the…

Vietnamese Christians face arrest, violence

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Religious freedom remains a dream for Vietnamese Christians, despite recent reports touting the country’s diversity and tolerance. The communist government…

Malaysian Christians forbidden from saying Allah

By Julia A. Seymour
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Religious Liberty | A Malaysian appeals court upheld last week a government ban on the use of the word “Allah” to refer to God in non-Muslim faiths, overruling claims by…

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