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Amnesty International denounces North Korean cruelty

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The plight of Christian inmates in North Korea’s huge network of concentration camps has been denounced by the human rights group Amnesty International, which unveiled new satellite photos that show the camps have grown dramatically in size. Testifying about the terror of […]

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North Korea brutal to Christians

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North Korea is using Christians as guinea pigs to test chemical and biological weapons. Christians caught possessing Christian literature, conducting Bible studies or gathering for prayer meetings are subject to imprisonment – and so are their entire families, including children […]

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Husband, wife get 25 years for allegedly touching Koran without washing their hands

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A Pakistani court has convicted a Christian couple, Munir Masih and Ruqqiya Bibi, to 25 years in prison for allegedly touching the Koran without washing their hands — an incident they deny ever occurred. According to the Centre for Legal Aid Assistance and […]

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Should we ask guardian angels to protect the persecuted?

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  Is it foolish to ask God to send His angels to protect the persecuted? Back in the 1950s, an American missionary and his wife accepted an assignment where two missionaries had been killed by tribemen – not the most […]

North Korean Christians strong, but intensely persecuted

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American Christians confuse freedom of religion and freedom in Christ such that their ultimate pursuit is not fullness in Christ but the freedom to remain spiritually immature. So says Rev. Eric Foley, a Colorado Springs pastor who teaches his congregation […]

Pakistan’s Christian parents carefully teach their kids not to violate blasphemy laws

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Pakistan’s notorious “blasphemy” laws are putting Christian children at risk. Christians say they are having to carefully teach their kids diplomatic answers to protect them from accusations of blaspheming Islam, the Koran or Mohammed. “If they write anything or misspell anything to do with the […]

Wife of martyred Gaza bookstore manager chooses not to hate

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Rami Ayyad was assassinated a few years ago for his work as the head of the Bible society in the Gaza Strip. His murder left his wife, Pauline, burdened with three young children and a heart full of hatred for his […]

Ex-Muslims in Britain face violence, persecution

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The very idea of persecuted Christians in Britain seems impossible. How can it be? Thousands of British Chrisians worshipping in “underground” churches? British kids living in fear? Absurd? Watch and decide for yourself.

Chinese Catholics defy Day of Prayer ban

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Chinese underground Catholics have decided to challenge their government’s ban on the World Day of Prayer for the Church in China. The Communist government has forbidden the underground Catholic community in Shanghai from visiting the shrine of Our Lady of […]

Chinese pastors take enormous risk with public request for religious freedom

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The pastors of 17 large “underground” churches throughout China have taken a risky step in petitioning the People’s National Congress to give China freedom of religion. Todd Nettleton of the Canada-based support group Voice of the Martyrs says, “What the […]

Pakistan’s notorious blasphemy “black law” hits Christian bookstore owner

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Christian businessmen Gulzar Masih and son Suleman are in hiding after a business rival invoked Pakistan’s notorious blasphemy law to accuse them of defiling the Koran. Meanwhile, a Christian leader says “extremist elements are getting stronger” in his nation. Increasingly, […]

Pontiff foresees “systematic denial” of Christians’ freedom

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Pope Benedict XVI says that Christians’ religious freedom is coming under renewed attack and compared the attackers to Nazis and Bolsheviks. He told members of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences that religious freedom was among the rights that underwent […]

Ethiopian pastor lured to death, pregnant wife assaulted

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A trusting Ethiopian pastor who responded to a request to come pray for a sick friend was lured to his death, according to International Christian Concern. Evangelist Abraham Abera had felt the Holy Spirit’s call to minister at Kale Hiwot […]

Egyptian father and daughter safe in France

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A father and daughter who fled Egypt to Syria after spending two and a half years in hiding for becoming Christians have arrived in France and have applied for asylum there, human rights advocates said. Maher Ahmad El-Mo’otahssem Bellah El-Gohary, 58, […]

Across the world, He is risen! Allelujah!

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How can we rejoice? In Egypt, in Afghanistan, in Pakistan, in China … our Christian brothers and sisters are being tortured, imprisoned and killed because of their faith. How can we rejoice? The Disciples felt that same way that Sunday morning. Trembling […]

Christians called to light a candle for Aasia Bibi

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Will you pray for Aasia Bibi? She’s been in jail for more than a year. What is her crime? The Christian mother of five said to a fellow Pakistani co-worker, “Jesus saved me. What has Mohammed ever done for you?” Speaking against Islam, the […]

1,000-member Chinese church defies government

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More than 150 Christians were released Tuesday by Chinese authorities, but their pastor and his wife remain under house arrest after police raided a church service scheduled to take place in a public plaza. “Almost all of the more than […]

Pakistan’s only Christian cabinet member assassinated, had defended woman accused of testifying her belief in Jesus

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ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s only Christian cabinet member has been killed in a hail of bullets for his defense of a Christian mother of five condemned to death for witnessing about Jesus. Shahbaz Bhatti, the country’s minority affairs minister, was ambushed March 2 by gunmen outside his […]

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posted 2:44:38pm Aug. 27, 2012 | read full post »

Will you ask Pakistan to release this mom, condemned to death for following Jesus?
Asia Noreen Bibi is a faithful Christian whose crime is telling her Muslim co-workers about her faith in Jesus. For that, she was denounced in 2009 as having blasphemed Islam. Today, she sits in prison, awaiting an appeal of her death sentence.

posted 3:50:12pm Sep. 27, 2011 | read full post »

Despite police, defiant Beijing church sees massive, positive changes in today's China
For six months, Beijing's 1,000-member Shouwang Church has attempted to hold outdoor services after officials blocked them from taking possession of a $4 million property. Today, the church's leaders are under house arrest. Any church member who shows up at the park designated for Sunday services is

posted 2:46:10pm Sep. 21, 2011 | read full post »

Compass Direct: northern Sudan's Muslims warn Christian leaders to get out
Muslim extremists have sent text messages to at least 10 church leaders in Khartoum saying they are planning to target Christian leaders, buildings and institutions, Christian sources in Khartoum tell the Compass Direct news service. “We want this country to be purely an Islamic state, so we mu

posted 12:43:02pm Sep. 13, 2011 | read full post »

BBC: Is China facing a spiritual crisis?
Many of China's churches are overflowing, as the number of Christians in the country multiplies, reports Tim Gardam for the British Broadcasting Company. "It is impossible to say how many Christians there are in China today, but noone denies the numbers are exploding," he writes. "The government

posted 11:00:24am Sep. 13, 2011 | read full post »

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