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Rebel group demands trade for Syrian nuns

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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…

Eleven lawyers plead for jailed Moroccan Christian

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | The family of a Moroccan Christian on trial was shocked and touched to see 11 human rights lawyers at his appeal hearing on Oct. 10 in Fez, Morocco. The…

Islamists continue to target Christians in Central African Republic

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Last month, Central African Republic’s President Michel Djotodia “dissolved” the Seleka Islamist rebel group that helped him seize power in March.

Sri Lankan Buddhists assail Christian minority

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Persecution of evangelical and pentecostal Christians is in on the rise in Sri Lanka, an island nation off the coast of India. In early September, a mob of 30…

Secular Quebec revolts against religious symbol ban

By Julia A. Seymour
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Religion | Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Jews, and even those with no religious affiliation united in protest Sept. 14 in Montreal, Quebec, after the province’s…

Muslim extremists target Filipino Christians

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Two hundred Muslim rebels attacked a bustling port city in the Philippines last week, taking 200 to 300 people hostage in the latest standoff between the…

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