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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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Islamists Suspected of Setting Off Bombs in Mainly Christian Area of Jos, Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Islamic extremists set off two bombs in a mainly Christian area of the central Nigerian city of Jos today, causing massive destruction of human lives and property, sources said. Two days after a suicide bombing in northern Nigeria killed an estimated 20 people, Islamic extremist Boko Haram rebels […]

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Sudanese Woman Sentenced to Hang for Refusing to Convert to Islam Will Not Recant

KHARTOUM, Sudan – A pregnant woman in Sudan is refusing to convert to Islam in the face of being sentenced to death by hanging. Meriam Ibrahim, 27, was officially sentenced on Thursday after she was convicted of apostasy against Islam for professing to be an Orthodox Christian. Ibrahim was born to a Muslim father, but was […]

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Teen Whose Father Was Slain by Islamists for Refusing to Deny Christ Denied U.S. Visa

WASHINGTON – A Christian teenager from Nigeria who was denied a visa to the United States ‘multiple times’ is sharing her story of strength in the midst of persecution after her father was murdered by the Muslim terrorist group Boko Haram for refusing to deny his faith in Christ. Deborah Peters, 15, spoke on Tuesday during a panel […]

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Western Embassies have expressed deep concern for a Sudanese woman pregnant with her second child, who has been sentenced to death in Khartoum, for ‘apostasy’ [converting to Christianity] as well as to 100 lashes for committing adultery. Meriam Yahia Ibrahim, who is 27-years-old and 8-months pregnant with her second child, received her death sentence on […]

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Egyptian Christian Teacher in Exile Awaiting Appeal of Blasphemy Case

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – One year after Muslim extremists in Egypt accused her of committing blasphemy during class, a Christian teacher who suspected she would not get a fair trial remains trapped in exile. Demyana Abd Al-Nour, 25, a first-year social studies teacher at Sheikh Sultan Primary School in a village in Upper […]

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