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Coalition Meets With Pentagon Officials to Discuss Religious Liberty Violations in Military

WASHINGTON – Members of the Restore Military Religious Freedom Coalition (RMRF) recently met with officials at the Pentagon to discuss their concerns about the escalation of religious liberty violations in the U.S. military. During the meeting, Air Force representatives accepted over 170,000 petitions that appealed to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to protect the religious […]

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Filipino Pastor Held Hostage By Muslim Rebels

MANILA (BosNewsLife) – About 200 Muslim rebels were holding a pastor and nearly 300 other people hostage on Monday, September 9, in the southern Philippines following fierce clashes with government forces that left at least eight people dead, officials and a Christian aid group said. The latest fighting, which also injured several Christians, broke out when […]

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Indian Christian Widows Beaten for Refusing to ‘Reconvert’ to Hinduism

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – When Laxmi Sovi, a Christian widow in India’s Chhattisgarh state, heard her door opening one morning last month, she could not have guessed that by the next day she would be hospitalized and her home demolished. Three Hindu extremists identified only as Veeru, Chaytu and Mangru barged into Sovi’s house […]

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UK Street Preacher Jailed Over False ‘Hate Speech’ Charge Following Lesbian Complaint

BASILDON, England – A Christian street preacher was arrested and jailed last week in England after he was accused by a lesbian bystander of engaging in hate speech against homosexuals. The incident occurred on Thursday while evangelist Rob Hughes was preaching on the streets of Basildon, Essex. As he spoke, Hughes was approached by police, […]

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1,000-Member Mob Destroys Indian Church Building

Nearly 1,000 people rallied on August 25 to destroy the construction site of a church led by Gospel for Asia pastor Tanvir. They proceeded to beat the pastor and other believers as well. The congregation in North India had recently resumed construction on the church building after opposition halted their plans two years ago. Only […]

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North Korea Rescinds Invitation to U.S. Envoy Seeking to Secure Release of American Missionary

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of State has announced that North Korean officials have rescinded their invitation to meet with a special American envoy that sought to secure the release of a missionary that has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in the country. The government had initially announced the visit on Tuesday, outlining that […]

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UK Pastor Under Investigation After Calling Homosexual Pride Fest ‘Carnival of Perverted Carnality’

NORWICH –  A pastor in the United Kingdom was recently visited at his home by police and is now under an official criminal investigation after he sent an email to organizers of a homosexual pride event expressing his concern over what he called an “unashamed carnival of perverted carnality.” Alan Clifford of Norwich Reformed Church […]

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Armed German Officials Swarm Home, Seize Couple’s Homeschooled Children

DARMSTADT, Germany — German officials raided the home of a homeschooling family this week and seized all four children, declaring that the parents would not see them ‘anytime soon.’ The Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) reports that the incident took place on Thursday morning, as approximately 20 social workers, police officers and special agents swarmed […]

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Calls Upon Iran to Release Imprisoned American Pastor

WASHINGTON —  United States Secretary of State John Kerry issued a statement this week calling upon the Iranian government to release an imprisoned American pastor, as well as two other American citizens who are believed to be unlawfully held in the country. As previously reported, Saeed Abedini, who fled Iran in 2005 and moved to […]

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U.S. to Send Special Envoy to North Korea in Attempt to Secure Release of American Missionary

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of State has announced that it will be sending a special envoy to North Korea this weekend in an attempt to secure the release of an American missionary that has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in the country. The government announced the visit on Tuesday, outlining that […]

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