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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 […]

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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 […]

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India tells 63-year-old nun to leave; pressure from extremists blamed

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A 63-year-old British nun caring for leprosy patients for three decades in Bangalore, India, was preparing to leave the country Monday after the Indian government refused to extend her resident permit without giving any reason. “I’m leaving with a heavy […]

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Couple’s 12th anniversary spent in jail defying campaign against Beijing church

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      Chinese Christians Chu Xiaodong and Yu Xingmei spent their 12th wedding anniversary in jail. Their crime? They showed up for church in China’s capital of Beijing. They were promptly arrested as the Chinese government’s campaign against the 1,000-member Shouwang […]

China pressures employers to fire members of Beijing’s defiant Shouwang Church

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In a disturbing new development in the 12-week long clash between the Chinese Communist Party and members of Beijing’s 1,000-member Shouwang Church, the Chinese government is pressuring employers to fire church members from their jobs. “In the 12 weeks since Shouwang […]

Egyptian Muslims torch 8 Christian homes on rumors of church construction

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A mob of nearly 200 Muslims torched eight Christian homes on Saturday morning in the Egyptian village of Awlad Khalaf, according to the Assyrian International News Agency. The attack was initiated by a rumor that a house being built by a […]

Sudan Christians facing genocide, bishop pleads for worldwide prayer

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“We are facing the nightmare of genocide of our people in a final attempt to erase our culture and society from the face of the earth.” That’s the warning of African Episcopal Bishop Andudu Adam Elnail in northern Sudan’s Nuba Mountains. […]

Raid on church misses New Testaments … police didn’t know what they were!

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Police raiding a 100-member Baptist church in Sumgait in the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan, confiscated members’ Christian literature and Bibles, but left behind New Testaments — apparently because they didn’t recognize what they were. A frightening aspect to the raid, […]

Do you dare to get involved?

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Congress is discussing the end of a 20-year humanitarian program allowing persecuted Christians in Iran access to the American Embassy — so that they can apply for refugee status and protection, according to International Christian Concern. Without this program,  says ICC, persecuted […]

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 […]

Christian gets 5 years in prison for witnessing to neighbor

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  A recent Christian convert in Algeria has received a five-year sentence for witnessing his new faith in Jesus to a neighbor. Throughout Algeria, “unregistered” churches are being ordered closed – but the government refuses to accept any applications for […]

One girl’s heartbreaking story … and victory!

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It is difficult for you and me to even imagine being persecuted like this for our faith. Yet, it happens constantly. Here is one girl’s story … and her victory!

Nigerian Muslim mobs furious over election, burn churches, kill believers

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  While many in Nigeria are still celebrating the victory of Christian presidential candidate Goodluck Jonathan, Christians in northern Nigeria are grieving over mass graves filled with the bodies of their loved ones. The death toll is estimated to exceed 500 — […]

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 […]

Iraqi Christian dad of three tortured, murdered

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In the ongoing violence against Christians in Iraq, a 29-year-old father of three was kidnapped for ransom, then when his family did not have the $100,000 demanded, he was tortured, his eyes gouged out and he was beheaded. The horrific death of […]

UN “disturbed” by Indonesian religious violence

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The United Nations has written to the Indonesian government expressing its “concern” about the increasing number of reports about violence committed against religious minorities, reports the Jakarta Globe newspaper. The Indonesian government denies any such violence — or having received […]

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 […]

1 million Christian kids persecuted, according to Brother Andrew’s Open Doors

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More than 1 million Christian children are victims of persecution worldwide, according to the international support group Open Doors. “Children often pay a high price for their own faith or for the fact that their parents are faithfully following Jesus,” […]

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 […]

Russian parliament considers new restrictions on Christian literature

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Claiming to be afraid that too many religious groups are “actively propagandizing their religious views,” a committee of the Russian parliament is considering a bill that would restrict who can pass out religious literature. Supporters of the law claim that […]

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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