Monthly Archives: June 2013

Petition Request: Asia Bibi


Asia Bibi is a Pakistani Christian, wife and mother of two girls, who was arrested under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws in 2009.  She has been imprisoned since that time under a death sentence.  Recently Voice of the Martyrs reported that she … Continue reading

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PAKISTAN: ASIA BIBI TRANSFERRED


There has been little news about Asia Bibi, who has now been imprisoned on a charge of blasphemy for four years, for some time now. This story, from Voice of the Martyrs, is a disturbing development: Asia Bibi, a Pakistani woman … Continue reading

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REFUGE SHELTER FOR DISPLACED SYRIAN CHRISTIANS AS ATTACKS CONTINUE


“Syria’s Christians … face a distinct peril so dire that their ability to survive in Syria is being seriously doubted by church leaders and independent secular observers alike.”   Read More

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NBCNews.com: ‘Modern-day slavery’: State Dept. says millions of human trafficking victims go unidentified


Only about 40,000 victims of human trafficking have been identified in the past year, the report said, based on information obtained from governments around the world.   Read More

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TANZANIA: TWO MORE PASTORS ATTACKED


The persecution of Christians in Tanzania continues.   Read More

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CONGREGATION ATTACKED IN RAID ON CHURCH SERVICE IN SRI LANKA


Attackers armed with clubs, knives and swords raided a church service in Sri Lanka; they beat up the pastor and worshippers and caused serious damage to the building.   Read More

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RETIRED MINISTER KILLED AND FOUR CHURCHES BOMBED IN NORTHERN NIGERIA


A retired minister was killed after refusing to convert to Islam as suspected Boko Haram militants attacked four churches in the hill country of Borno state in Northern Nigeria.  Read More

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IRAN: FARSI CHURCH CLOSED


Church members expecting to attend a church-wide meeting on the future of their Assemblies of God (AOG) church in Tehran, Iran, on May 26 encountered instead a note on the front door saying the church was closed. On May 19, … Continue reading

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Dual Approach to Disaster Response Reaches Many in Need


Tension is starting to ease in Oklahoma as the tornado season passes after multiple devastating tornadoes. At 2.6 miles wide and with winds measuring almost 300 miles per hour, the National Weather Service upgraded May 31’s tornado to an EF5, … Continue reading

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THOUSANDS OF CHRISTIANS RETURN TO SYRIAN TOWN THEY WERE FORCED TO FLEE


Thousands of Syrian Christians who were driven out of their homes in al-Qusair last year have returned after government forces recaptured the town in a fierce battle against the rebels.   Read More

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