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Pakistani Pastor Threatened by Muslims for Sharing Christ with Neighbors

(Voice of the Martyrs) — After evangelizing Muslims and baptizing a former Islamic religious leader, a Pakistani pastor is receiving death threats from radical Islamists – even through his cell phone. “Azhar”, who became a pastor at a village church more than 20 years ago in Pakistan, regularly shares the gospel with his Muslim neighbors […]

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Persecuted Pakistani Christians Suffer While Seeking Asylum in Thailand

(Pukaar News) — When most people think of Thailand, they imagine an exotic and luxurious holiday destination, but little is known about the harsh reality of the lives of the Pakistani Christian asylum seekers, who are being treated like criminals in Thailand’s capital Bangkok. Many of these Pakistani Christians moved to Thailand for a better […]

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Chinese Authorities Monitor House Church Pastor’s Phone Calls, Issue Threats

Suqian, Anhui (China Aid) — Authorities in China’s eastern Anhui province threatened a house church pastor on Friday after learning through monitored phone calls that the president of the Chinese House Church Alliance planned to deliver a sermon at the house church. “I called Pastor Wu Changle, and the police listened to the phone call,” […]

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Jailed South Sudanese Church Leaders Could Face Death Penalty

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Sudanese authorities have charged two South Sudanese pastors under laws that call for the death penalty, their attorney said. National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) officials have charged Yat Michael and the Peter Yein Reith (also transliterated as Peter Yen Reith, pictured) with undermining the constitutional system (Article 50 […]

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U.S. Religious Freedom Panel Finds ‘Alarming’ Increase in Global Persecution Over Past Year

WASHINGTON — A federal religious freedom panel has released its annual report, finding an “alarming” increase in global persecution over the past year. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) scrutinizes religious freedom in countries around the world each year and reports back to the White House on the state of affairs, as well […]

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U.S. Senate Urges Obama to Do More to Free American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate has voted unanimously to pass a resolution urging the Obama administration to do more to free an American pastor imprisoned in Iran, as well as all Americans incarcerated in the country. The resolution was presented by Sen. Jim Risch of Idaho, the home state of Saeed Abedini, who has been behind […]

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Young Sudanese Refugee Cast Out of Home for Leaving Islam

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – First an 18-year-old Sudanese Muslim became a refugee from Sudan’s war-torn South Kordofan state, then he received Christ and became a refugee from his family. Kuku (full name withheld) and his family, ethnic Nuba from the Kauda area, arrived at Yida refugee camp in South Sudan in 2011, shortly […]

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Hindu Attack in Assam State, India Depletes Village of Christians

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Church members have fled a village in northeast India after a vicious attack that seriously injured at least three Christians, including a 7-year-old girl. A mob of about 100 Hindu extremists armed with swords, bamboo sticks and stones attacked Christians who were eating after a service at 8 p.m. on April 17 […]

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Report: Over 200 Nigerian Women, Girls Recently Rescued from Boko Haram Found Pregnant from Rape

ABUJA, Nigeria — A report out of Africa states that over 200 of the nearly 700 women and girls that were recently rescued from the Islamic terror group Boko Haram are pregnant, indicating mass rape. Last week, the Nigerian army rescued hundreds of captured women and children that were found in the Sambisa Forest. On Monday, […]

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U.S. Court Orders North Korea to Pay $330 Million to Kidnapped Pastor’s Family

WASHINGTON (Korea Times) — A U.S. court has ordered North Korea to pay $330 million in compensation to the family of a late Korean American pastor abducted by the North in 2000 while trying to help North Korean defectors in China. The Washington D.C. District Court delivered the verdict earlier this month, bringing the total […]

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