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Will you ask Pakistan to release this mom, condemned to death for following Jesus?

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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 […]

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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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Eight Somalis lose everything for Jesus

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Since January 19, members of Al-Shabaab, an Islamic Somali extremist group, have confiscated five farms from Muslims who converted to Christianity. Three other farms were confiscated from Muslims who merely showed an interest in Christ. They had attended Bible studies in the cities of […]

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Will you pray for Nigeria’s beseiged Christians?

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After the killings of more than 50 Christians and the burning of more than 80 homes in the last 90 days, the government of Nigeria has been asked to halt anti-Christian violence.          At least six Christians were killed […]

Will evangelism, fighting for women’s rights become illegal in Nepal?

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Nepal’s Christians are concerned that the Himalayan nation’s new constitution will make evangelism illegal. As currently proposed, the new constitution would make it a criminal offense for anyone to play any part in another person changing their religion – with a maximum penalty of five […]

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. […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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, […]

Mother’s Day will be lonely for Aasia Bibi

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Aasia Bibi, 45-year-old mother of five sentenced to death in Pakistan for sharing her faith in Jesus, will spend Mother’s Day in solitary confinement. However she is greatly encouraged upon hearing of prayers being offered worldwide on her behalf. On April 20, Christians […]

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 […]

Christians In Pakistan and Nigeria Fear Backlash Following bin Laden’s Killing

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As the world reacts to the news of the killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. special forces, Christians minorities in Muslim countries are fearful that they will be the targets of reprisal attacks for the killing, reports International Christian […]

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 […]

Assassinations kill chances of Muslim anti-blasphemy rule at the U.N.

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A Muslim push to get the U.N. to approve worldwide anti-blasphemy rules has been quietly dropped after the recent murders of two Pakistani politicians who opposed that country’s controversial laws. Pakistan’s strict regulations against defaming the Prophet Mohammed or speaking negatively […]

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 […]

Malaysian Christian activist asks for your prayers

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  The Muslim-dominated government of Malaysia may have called off a plan to stamp serial numbers on 35,000 impounded Bibles — but the problem is not yet resolved, says a young activist. The Christian Federation of Malaysia is praying about whether to […]

New Malaysian restrictions on Bibles: “ridiculous,” “Communist”

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An on-going battle to bring Bibles to Malaysia has taken a new twist – with a prominent Catholic bishop and the opposition political party denouncing new restrictions.   The Ministry of Home Affairs has ruled that 35,000 Bibles impounded at two […]

23-year-old faces death penalty for accepting Jesus

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Twenty-three-year-old Christian convert Shoaib Assadullah asks your prayers. Jailed in Afghanistan since last year, his crime is that he converted to Christianity, then shared his newfound faith with friends.   A letter recently smuggled out portrays a young man in […]

Gunmen on cycles kill Christian candidate

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  Motorcycle-riding gunmen shot and killed a Christian leader who was the frontrunning candidate for governor in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state. Six others died in the attack, including a 12-year-old boy. The violence came just weeks ahead of April elections that […]

Egyptian Christians pray for new government tolerance

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More than 5,000 Egyptian Christians protested outside the state-run television network headquarters on Monday – demanding army protection after a Coptic church was set on fire in a Cairo suburb.   Their protests came as Christian leaders asked fellow believers […]

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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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