Tag : Persecution
Protesters in India title : Over A Hundred Rebels Murders Christian Pastor In India
summary : Being a pastor is not an easy task, as one has to shepherd a flock that might end up less than grateful for your efforts. However, a pastor in a hostile environment often invites persecution and sometimes, death threats -- which was what this Christian pastor in India experienced after being beaten to death.
date : Aug 04, 2016 01:10 AM EDT
China title : Chinese House Church Pastor Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison, Deprived of Political Rights for 'Subversion'
summary : A prominent Christian church leader in China has been imprisoned for his faith and forbidden to contact his family amid an ongoing crackdown on believers in the Communist country.
date : Aug 03, 2016 11:06 AM EDT
Iran title : Iran Levels Serious Charge against Noted Church Leader, Beats Another
summary : Iranian authorities charged a well-known pastor with “acts against national security” and beat another as persecution of Christians continued the past month.
date : Aug 02, 2016 01:23 PM EDT
Uganda title : Islamic Extremists Slaughter Pastor With Sword Because He Brought Muslims to Christ, Refused to Sell Land for Mosque
summary : Islamic extremists in eastern Uganda tortured a pastor before brutally murdering him with a sword because he brought a number of Muslims to Christ and refused to sell land for the building of a mosque.
date : Aug 02, 2016 12:57 PM EDT
Christian Persecution title : Chinese Officials Seal Home Church, Interrogate Members and Charge Pastor with Illegal Activity
summary : Government officials in China's southern Guangdong province seized 30 members of a house church before sealing the building and charging its pastor with "conducting activities in the name of a social organization without registration."
date : Aug 01, 2016 11:58 AM EDT
Coptic Church Icon title : Coptic Orthodox Christian Minority In Egypt Face Attacks
summary : It is very rare that the minority in any nation would be able to rule over the majority and lord it over them. In fact, the opposite tends to happen -- the minority ends up being sidelined or even persecuted, and this is what has been happening to Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Christians.
date : Jul 28, 2016 11:26 PM EDT
Doctor title : Muslim Doctor Lost Home, Medical Practice After Saving Life of Christian Patient
summary : A Muslim doctor lost his home and his practice in Pakistan and is now living as an asylum-seeker in the United States after receiving death threats for helping save the life of a Christian patient.
date : Jul 28, 2016 12:31 PM EDT
Maryam Zargaran title : Maryam Zargaran Denied Release From Iranian Prison For Medical Attention Despite Deteriorating Health
summary : Christian prisoner Maryam Zargaran remains in Iranian prison despite seeing her health plunge to new lows after a hunger strike that has lasted more than three weeks.
date : Jul 28, 2016 12:21 PM EDT
China title : Chinese Pastor Imprisoned for Faith Thanks God for Using 'Special Method' to Give Him 'Gift' of Rest
summary : A pastor imprisoned for his faith in China's central Guizhou province has revealed he is thankful for his incarceration because it has allowed him to draw closer to God and "better listen to the Lord's voice."
date : Jul 27, 2016 10:00 AM EDT
Mona Walter title : Ex-Muslim Says She Didn't Know What a 'Terrible Man' Mohammed Was Until Reading Koran
summary : Mona Walter spent her childhood and most of her teen years in the country of war-torn Somalia, which is located in the 10/40 window. She was a "cultural" Muslim and never read the Koran for herself. Then in her teen years, she immigrated to Sweden as a war refugee. At first she was excited to be able to leave a warzone. But it was in Sweden that she had the opportunity to read the Koran for herself for the first time. She said she discovered that Islam is, "about hating and killing those who disagree with Islam. It’s about conquering."
date : Jan 07, 2016 04:49 PM EST
Mexican flag title : Mexican-Catholic Persecution of Evangelical Christians 'Happening in Almost Complete Obscurity'
summary : When most people think of Mexico, they don't think of persecuted Christians. About 83 percent of the Mexican population is Catholic. So other faiths are definitely in the minority. However, Evangelical Christianity is apparently growing, which may explain in part why some Mexican states have become hostile to them.
date : Dec 28, 2015 02:04 PM EST
Albanian flag title : Christian Leaders in Albania Repent of Persecuting Other Christians
summary : In what is being touted as one of the biggest displays of Christian humility and unity, Christian leaders who met in Albania are repenting of persecuting one another. Albania is across the Adriatic Sea from Italy, and Greece is to its south. About 41 percent of the people are Christians, with the Muslim religion not very far behind at about 38 percent.
date : Dec 21, 2015 03:55 PM EST
Queen Elizabeth title : Queen Elizabeth to Use Royal Christmas Message To Discuss Personal Christian Faith, Necessity of Prayer Amid Persecution
summary : During this year's Royal Christmas message, Queen Elizabeth will reportedly discuss her personal faith and belief in the continuing role of Christianity in British life and amid the continued persecution of believers worldwide.
date : Dec 21, 2015 12:57 PM EST
Muslim Extremists title : Indonesia Deploys 1,500 Officers To Guard Christian Churches During Christmas Season Amid Increased ISIS Threat
summary : In a sobering turn of events, the government of Indonesia has announced it will deploy nearly 1,500 officers to guard Christian churches this coming Christmas season due to the increased number of ISIS terror attacks in the region.
date : Dec 17, 2015 11:46 AM EST
ISIS Terror title : GOP Lawmaker: U.S. Should Prioritize Helping Christians, Religious Minorities 'Targeted for Extinction' by ISIS
summary : Republican Congresswoman Rep. Dana Rohrabacher has suggested that the U.S. government should focus its efforts to helping Christians, ethnic groups and other religious minorities who are facing persecution and brutality from extremist groups, including Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in Syria.
date : Oct 28, 2015 11:27 AM EDT
India's Dalit Untouchable Christians title : India's Poorest Dalit Christians Target of Government Persecution and Militant Violence
summary : For many in the lowest caste system in India, a people known as the Dalit, turning to Christ has brought them increased persecution in an already oppressive society. Left to work only the most menial jobs in the country, they will now lose the government benefits once reserved for the Dalit unless they choose to renounce their Christian faith and return to Hinduism.
date : Dec 29, 2014 07:16 PM EST
Boko Haram title : Islamic Terrorist Group Boko Haram Violently Attack Nigerian Cities, Killing 77
summary : An estimated 77 people are dead following attacks on two Nigerian state capitals by the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram.
date : Dec 02, 2014 01:33 PM EST
China Christians title : China: Future Home of the World’s Largest Christian Population?
summary : Despite the best efforts of China's Communist government, Christianity is on the rise in the nation of nearly 1.4 billion people. Officials across the country have torn down churches, detained Christians, and worked to ensure that religious leaders are kept out of China. And though the Communist Party is the world's largest atheist organization, it is finding Christianity hard to contain.
date : Nov 13, 2014 02:30 PM EST
Iraq Christian Children in Arbil title : Catholic 'Knights' Fundraising $1 Million to Provide Relief for Persecuted Christians in Iraq
summary : The Knights of Columbus, the world's largest fraternal organization, has pledged $500,000 and will match an additional $500,000 towards humanitarian efforts to help Christians persecuted in Iraq. Currently, thousands of Iraqis are displaced and in need of food, shelter, and other basic comforts.
date : Aug 13, 2014 11:05 AM EDT
Christian Syrian Man Beheaded title : Islamic Militants Force Christian Man To Deny Jesus Christ, Then Behead Him
summary : A Christian man in Syria was recently captured by Islamic militants,forced to recant his faith, and then was killed. Currently, Syria is one of the most dangerous places in the world for Christians, as Muslims continue to rape, torture and kill people of faith.
date : Aug 06, 2014 03:19 PM EDT
Kenneth Bae title : U.S. Responds to Kenneth Bae's Plea for Intervention, To Sent Envoy to North Korea
summary : In response to American prisoner Kenneth Bae's plea to the United States for help with his imprisonment in North Korea, Washington has now offered to send an envoy to Pyongyang to retrieve him. The prisoner had "voluntary" addressed the media on Monday, and the United States is now awaiting a response from the North Korean government.
date : Jan 20, 2014 08:04 PM EST
Christian Martyrs title : Persecution: Number of Christian Martyrs Double in 2013
summary : The days of freedom of religion are still non-existent in many parts of the world, and the number of devoted Christians who gave their lives for their faith proves this very fact. According to the non-denominational group, Open Doors USA, the numbers of deaths reported from martyrs have almost doubled in 2013 from the year prior.
date : Jan 14, 2014 11:54 AM EST
title : Prop 8 Proponent: California Gay Marriage Ban Still Stands
summary : U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on Wednesday that part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) has been struck down and the appeal for California's Proposition 8 was dismissed. As the gay-marriage advocates celebrate, proponents of Prop 8 said that as of today California's Prop 8 still stands as the legal law of the state.
date : Jun 26, 2013 01:34 AM EDT
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