Monthly Archives: June 2011

45 Million Martyrs

Reprinted from “Crossing the Bridge”, a blog from International Christian Concern: I am bewildered to think that 64% of the 70 million Christians who have been martyred in the history of our faith have died in the 20th and 21st … Continue reading

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Jesus Film Update – June 29, 2011

“I was a bad woman,” said Ndikumana in Burundi. “I was an irresponsible drunk and a prostitute before watching the JESUS Film. The film touched my heart and I decided to receive Jesus Christ in my life. Pray for me … Continue reading

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RUSSIA: “One complex of measures against religious communities”

From Forum 18 News Service Many criminal and administrative cases against religious communities “take place with violations of the right to freedom of conscience, violations of the rights of religious organisations and violations of the separation of church and state,” … Continue reading

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Uzbek Christians Suffer as Regime Tightens Noose

By Michael Ireland Senior Correspondent, ASSIST News Service – World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) Religious Liberty Commission (RLC) UZBEKISTAN (ANS) — At least four incidents of Christian persecution were reported from the former Soviet country of Uzbekistan this week. According to … Continue reading

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Iran: Death Sentence Upheld

Reposted from  The Iranian Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a pastor convicted of apostasy and accused of evangelizing Muslims. Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, 34, has been in prison since October 2009, and the appeal of his death … Continue reading

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New laws could ‘ban conversions’ in Nepal

From Persecution Update India, reprinted from International Christian Concern:  Christians have expressed alarm at a draft for a new criminal code put before parliament recently that could see the return of a ban on religious conversions. The law and justice … Continue reading

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Muslim Mobs in Egypt Attack Christian Homes, Threaten Priest

Reprinted from International Christian Concern:  Two separate anti-Christian incidents break relative calm in country. JERUSALEM, June 27 (CDN) — Enraged Muslims burned down several Christian-owned homes, surrounded a church and threatened to kill a priest last week in two unrelated … Continue reading

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Missionary Profile – Hermann & Brigitte Gschwandtner

Hermann and Brigitte Gschwandtner are global missionaries with the Church of the Nazarene on the Eurasia Region. Hermann has served for over 30 years as a missionary leader and pastor. He has studied theology at the universities of Tuebingen, Erlangen, … Continue reading

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Family laments 16-year-old son’s death

Reprinted from ICC’s blog “Out of Egypt” ( ) On March 8, sixteen-year-old Shenouda Adly heard gunfire on the road approaching his neighborhood in the Mokattam Hills of Cairo. When he asked what it was, Shenouda’s friends told him … Continue reading

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Churches Unprotected in Indonesia

From America – the National Catholic Weekly, reprinted from International Christian Concern Dozens of churches in Indonesia come under attack every year, and the country’s president is failing to take action to stop it, according to a leading Catholic peace … Continue reading

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