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Children of American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Ask Obama to ‘Help Bring Daddy Home’

The children of an American pastor imprisoned in Iran have appeared in an online video plea to President Obama, asking that he ‘help bring [their] daddy home.’ As previously reported, Saeed Abedini, a former Muslim turned Christian, left Iran in 2005 and moved to the United States with his wife and children to find religious […]

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Nigerian Christians Killed by Muslims in First Half of 2014 Nearly Equals 2013 Total

(Morning Star News) – Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and others killed 1,631 Christians in Nigeria for their faith in the first six months of 2014 – a figure that is 91 percent of the total Christians killed in the country in all of last year, according to advocacy group Jubilee Campaign. Last year 1,783 Nigerian […]

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China Removes Crosses from Two More Churches in Crackdown

BEIJING — In another sign of the authorities’ efforts to contain one of China’s fastest-growing religions, a government demolition campaign against public symbols of the Christian faith has toppled crosses at two more churches in the coastal province of Zhejiang, according to residents there. On Monday, public security officials in the city of Wenzhou used […]

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Muslim Militants Blow Up Tombs of Biblical Jonah, Daniel in Iraq

MOSUL, Iraq – Members of a militant Muslim group have blown up what are said to be the tombs of the biblical prophets Jonah and Daniel, according to reports. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, is said to be responsible for the explosions, which took place on Thursday. The tomb of Jonah was […]

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Editor Fired for Criticizing ‘Queen James Bible’ on Personal Blog Files Federal Complaint

DES MOINES, Iowa – A newspaper editor who was fired earlier this year for opining on his personal blog that the Queen James Bible is an attempt by homosexuals “to make their sinful nature ‘right with God’” has filed a complaint with the federal government. As previously reported, Bob Eschliman has worked as the editor of the Newton […]

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Woman Who Faced Hanging for Rejecting Islam Flees to Rome Into ‘Blessing’ of Pope

ROME – A Catholic woman who has been receiving international attention for rejecting Islam despite facing a death sentence fled to Rome on Thursday and met with the Roman Catholic pontiff–a development that has raised concerns about the continued acceptance of Catholicism as Christianity. As previously reported, Meriam Ibrahim, 27, was officially sentenced on May 15th after she […]

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Congress Ponders Plight of Sudanese Woman Who Faced Hanging for Rejecting Islam

WASHINGTON – The plight of a Sudanese woman who was sentenced to hang for refusing to convert to Islam but later freed was the focus of discussion during a Congressional hearing on Wednesday. As previously reported, Meriam Ibrahim, 27, was officially sentenced on May 15th after she was convicted of apostasy against Islam after she refused […]

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Non-Hindu Religious Activity Banned in Some Indian Villages

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Church leaders in India have asked national and Chhattisgarh state officials to reverse a ban on non-Hindu religious activity that more than 50 villages have reportedly adopted. The head of the Religious Liberty Commission of the Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) wrote to Union and Chhattisgarh officials on July 10 […]

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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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