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Persecuted Family of Imprisoned Chinese Pastor Escapes to U.S.

DALLAS – The family of a Chinese pastor that is imprisoned in the country has escaped to the United States and will be cared for by a local church while they wait to hear whether they will be granted asylum in the nation. Pastor Shaojie Zhang of Nanle County Christian Church in Henan Province, China was […]

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Christians Killed in Attacks on Coastal Region of Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Two Christians near Kenya’s coast were killed Monday night (July 7) following attacks by suspected Islamic extremists over the weekend on two predominantly Christian villages that left more than 30 people dead, sources said. In the attack Monday night, the assailants arrived at Covenant Church, three kilometers north of […]

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Christian Bakery May Face Legal Action for Refusing to Bake ‘Gay’ Bert and Ernie Cake

NEWTONABBEY, North Ireland – A Christian bakery in Northern Ireland may face legal action after it recently refused to bake a Bert and Ernie cake bearing the phrase “Support gay marriage.” In May of this year, Ashers Baking Company in Newtonabbey—founded by Christians and named after Genesis 49:20—was approached by a same-sex “marriage” supporter to bake the […]

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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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