Persecution

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Does Christmas still matter?

Does Christmas still matter?

By John S. Dickerson
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Faith & Inspiration | In a world where ISIS is spreading and where racial hatred is resurging, one 10-year-old girl is proving that Christmas still matters. Myriam is a refugee…

Globe Trot: Iran releases Pastor Farshid Fathi in time for Christmas

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | IRAN: Pastor Farshid Fathi has been released after five years in an Iranian jail. The Christian convert was detained as part of Supreme Leader Seyyed Ali…

Upside-down gospel

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Outrageous love confounds a lawless, angry world

Indonesia deploys 150,000 police to protect churches for Christmas

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Concerned about the threat of Islamic terrorism, Indonesian authorities dispatched 150,000 police officers to protect churches in North Sumatra province…

Canadian pastor sentenced to life of hard labor in North Korea

By Leigh Jones
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Persecution | North Korea’s highest court has sentenced a Canadian pastor to a lifetime of hard labor after convicting him of crimes against the state. Hyeon Soo Lim, who…

Christianity growing in northern India despite Hindu hostility

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Missionaries in northern India say Hindu extremists are increasingly trying to entrap them with trumped-up accusations of forced conversions. But the rise in…

Iraqi Christians evacuated to Eastern Europe

By Mindy Belz
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Persecution | First planeload of refugees arrives in Slovakia to begin new lives in safety

Unconquered

By Jamie Dean
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Daniel of the Year | As Islamic terrorists cut down victims from Palmyra to Paris, 21 Christians on a Libyan beach bravely represented WORLD’s 2015 Daniels of the Year:

When heroes betray us

By Mindy Belz
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Daniel of the Year | We need Daniels for the King David who lurks within

Proposed Iraqi law would force some children to become Muslim

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Religious minority groups in Iraq are protesting a new law that would force some children to become Muslim. Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako of Baghdad urged…

Naghmeh Abedini regrets emails alleging abuse

By Mindy Belz
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Persecution | Wife of Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini shocked supporters with claims her jailed husband mistreated her

Justice is rare for Christian women raped in Pakistan

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Two Muslim men accused of raping Christian sisters in Pakistan were acquitted in October, an all too common outcome for rape trials in the Islamic nation. The…

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