Persecution

 
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Globe Trot: Ceasefire brings no relief to Syria’s persecuted Christians

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: Reports from a town near the city of Hama indicate ISIS brutally killed all the Christians and Alawites living there, an unspecified number who made up…

A great speech by Armando Valladares

By Marvin Olasky
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Religious Liberty | We reported a week ago that Cuban poet and artist Armando Valladares was receiving at an award ceremony in New York City The Becket Fund for Religious…

House passes religious freedom reform bill


By J.C. Derrick
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Religious Liberty | Measure would strengthen U.S. State Department emphasis on the importance of religious liberty issues around the world

EU appoints special envoy for religious freedom

By Julia A. Seymour
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Religious Liberty | Due to mounting abuses of religious minorities, especially by ISIS, the European Commission created a new position to promote freedom of religion. The move by…

Author in exile

By June Cheng
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China | Writer and political activist Yu Jie has discovered Chinese censorship reaching even outside the mainland

Wang Yi: The long road

By June Cheng
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Q&A | A pastor’s perspective on Chinese house church obstacles and opportunities

Nearly 50 dead in attacks on Congolese Christian community

By Onize Ohikere
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Persecution | Local authorities suspect a Ugandan Islamic terror group has killed nearly 50 people within the past week in the predominantly Christian eastern region of the…

China denies accusations of religious freedom violations

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Chinese officials are defending their human rights record and lashing out at a U.S. commission that accused the country’s communist government of continuing…

Report: Persecution causing global suffering

By Evan Wilt
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Persecution | U.S. commission’s annual report highlights ongoing deterioration of religious freedom

U.S. spotlights human rights in Vietnam ahead of Obama’s visit

By Julia A. Seymour
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Human Rights | The U.S. State Department has urged Vietnam to release all prisoners of conscience ahead of President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit. “The promotion of…

Globe Trot: Rome honors Christian martyrs with blood-red fountain

By Mindy Belz
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International | ITALY: Tonight in Rome the waters of the Trevi Fountain, the city’s largest, will turn red to honor Christian martyrs. Organized by Aid to the Church in…

Rubio files international religious freedom bill

By J.C. Derrick
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Religious Liberty | WASHINGTON—Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., today introduced legislation that would make international religious freedom (IRF) a more integral part of U.S. foreign…

 
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