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Iraq’s Vulnerable Christians Further Imperiled by Jihadist Advance


…“It is feared that this latest exodus could be the final death knell for the Christians of Iraq,” said Barnabas international director Patrick Sookdheo.” “Having previously sought refuge in Syria, this is no longer an option, and as ISIS violence … Continue reading

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Under threat, Syria’s Christians sign accord with Islamists


“…This is a model that the radical organizations seek to impose on all of Syria – a concept that strikes fear not just among Syrian Christians, but even among Sunni Muslim organizations not known for their ideological moderation…” Read More

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Pakistan: Young Believers Killed


Sometimes children are able to see truth in unencumbered, refreshing ways. Jesus loved children, and even challenged his followers to “receive the kingdom of God as a little child.”  Read More

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China: Three Prisoners Released


“Three of the 12 Nanle County Christian Church members who have been imprisoned since mid-November 2013 have been released, but their pastor still faces a criminal trial on Feb. 12. The three women, Zhao Xiping, 47; Yang Miling, 40; and … Continue reading

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Damascus Nazarenes reach out to community


Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? – Romans 8:35 NIV   Read More

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Editorial: British MP calls for Asia Bibi’s release; repeal of blasphemy laws


This is the fifth Christmas that Aasia Bibi, a Christian mother condemned to death on a trumped-up blasphemy charge, will spend behind bars in Pakistan.   Read More

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‘I will lose everything’


Born and raised in another religion, Hamadi* was so passionate about his beliefs that he was willing to kill to defend them. He was devoted to the religious text of his faith system.  Read More

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Thousands seek refuge at Central African airport


BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Thousands of Christian civilians sought refuge at an airport guarded by French soldiers Friday, fleeing from the mostly Muslim ex-rebels with machetes and guns who rule the country a day after the worst violence … Continue reading

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Children killed in almost “daily” attacks on Christians in Nigeria


Attacks on Christians by ethnic Fulani Muslims in Northern and Middle Belt Nigeria are being carried “almost on a daily basis”; four children have been killed in recent incidents.   Read More

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Persecution of Christians “a global crisis” says UK govt minister


“…Two weeks ago, I wrote about how moderate Muslims have been risking their safety in speaking out against Islamic extremism and condemning acts of violence against Christians and other non-Muslims…”   Read More

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