Persecution

 
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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…

Saudi curbs on religious police aren’t a precursor for broader reforms

By Julia A. Seymour
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Saudi Arabia | Shortly before President Barack Obama’s tense visit to Saudi Arabia last week, the Sunni Islamic monarchy announced new regulations to curb the powers of…

House panel advances religious freedom bill


By J.C. Derrick
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Religious Liberty | Legislation aims to increase religious rights abroad

The final fall

By Mindy Belz
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Books | In an excerpt from her new book, senior editor Mindy Belz recounts the 2014 fall of Iraq’s Nineveh Plains, an ancient home for Christians and Jews, to…

House church on a hill

By June Cheng
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China | A Christian school. A pro-life ministry. A presbytery. One trailblazing congregation in southwest China is launching politically taboo initiatives and…

Extremism and intolerance in Pakistan begin in the classroom

By Evan Wilt
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Pakistan | WASHINGTON—Pakistani children learn to hate non-Muslims from the first day of school, according to a new report from the United States Commission on…

Malaysian court approves landmark Christian conversion case

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | A Malaysian court affirmed the right of a former Muslim to convert to Christianity in a landmark ruling handed down just before Easter. Rooney Rebit converted…

Bangladeshi court rejects bid to remove Islam as state religion

By Anna K. Poole
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Bangladesh | Bangladesh’s top court this week finally rejected an almost three-decade-old bid to remove Islam as its state religion. The trio of high court judges said…

Attack targeting Christians kills 70 in Pakistan

By Evan Wilt
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Terrorism | A suicide bomber rushed into a crowded park full of families on Easter Sunday

 
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