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Chinese Christians Tearfully Sing Hymn as Church Cross Removed: Video

Wenzhou City, China – Christians are vowing to stand firm for Christ amid much persecution by officials in a Chinese province where church buildings continue to be demolished, and where believers in a recent video can be seen bursting into tearful song about the cross and how their sins were washed away by the blood of Jesus […]

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Christians Targeted in Iraq’s New Civil War

The civil war that erupted in Iraq last week has placed Christians in great peril and forced the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of civilians. The group known as ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) seized Mosul, a city of two million people, and Tikrit, the hometown of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. […]

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North Korea Sentences Baptist Missionary to Hard Labor for Life

North Korean officials have sentenced a Baptist missionary from South Korea to hard labor for life for allegedly attempting to establish underground churches in the nation. Kim Jong-uk was convicted of spying and other “anti-state” violatons on Friday during his trial. According to reports, he admitted to the court that he had founded a church […]

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North Korea Holding American Tourist for Leaving Bible in Hotel Room

An American tourist is being detained in North Korea after he was discovered to have left a copy of the Bible in a hotel room, reports state. According to reports, the tourist, identified in English as Jeffrey Fowle, has been held since mid-May, but North and South Korean news outlets first released the information today. “The […]

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Christian Group Urges Obama to Provide Safe Haven to Persecuted Sudanese Woman

WASHINGTON – A nationally-recognized Christian organization is urging the Obama administration to provide a safe haven to a Sudanese woman who was recently sentenced to death for refusing to convert to Islam, but is reportedly expected to be freed. As previously reported, Meriam Ibrahim, 27, was officially sentenced on May 15th after she was convicted of apostasy […]

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Sudanese Woman Sentenced to Hang for Refusing to Convert to Islam to be Freed

KHARTOUM, Sudan – A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death by hanging for refusing to convert to Islam will soon be freed, reports state. As previously reported, Meriam Ibrahim, 27, was officially sentenced on May 15th after she was convicted of apostasy against Islam for professing to be an Orthodox Christian. Ibrahim was born to a Muslim […]

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Sudanese Woman Sentenced to Hang for Refusing to Convert to Islam Gives Birth

KHARTOUM, Sudan – A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death by hanging for refusing to convert to Islam has given birth in prison, reports state. As previously reported, Meriam Ibrahim, 27, was officially sentenced on May 15th after she was convicted of apostasy against Islam for professing to be an Orthodox Christian. Ibrahim was born to […]

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Zhejiang House Churches Ordered to Stop Gathering

Authorities in China’s coastal Zhejiang province ordered Wenzhou-area house churches to stop gathering on Sunday. Meanwhile, more than 10 additional church buildings have been demolished or had their cross demolished. Local Christians also told China Aid that pastors in the area have been threatened with financial measures should they attempt to defend their church’s building. […]

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American Pastor Incarcerated in Iran Beaten at Hospital, Returned to Prison

An American pastor incarcerated in Iran was recently beaten at a local hospital and returned to prison, according to reports. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) issued an update on Tuesday that the family members of Saeed Abedini confirmed that the pastor had been “severely beaten” at an Iranian hospital and “forcibly returned […]

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Persecuted Christians Fleeing Iran for Germany

Iranian-born Muslims who converted to Christianity are breathing new spiritual life into communities across Germany, where they are fleeing to in increasing numbers to escape persecution back home. Men and women, who have been sentenced to the lash or worse for apostasy – converting from Islam – are forming a thriving community of Christian ex-pats […]

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