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ISIS murders officially labeled as genocide

WASHINGTON ((BP, RNS) — The Islamic State’s (ISIS) murderous campaign against Christians and other minorities in the Middle East has officially been labeled genocide. The U.S. State Department’s declaration provides hope for help in the crisis, according to Southern Baptist … Continue reading

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Floyd decries murder of nuns, 12 others in Yemen

ADEN, Yemen (BP) — Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd is among Christian leaders decrying the murder of four nuns and 12 others at a retirement home established by the late Mother Teresa in war-torn Yemen. “It was with great … Continue reading

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Evangelist in Uganda killed after debate

NAIROBI, Kenya (BP) — Islamists upset by a Christian-Muslim debate are suspected in the killing of a longtime evangelist in eastern Uganda who led many Muslims to Christ, sources said. The body of Samson Nfunyeku was found close to his … Continue reading

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Court in Sudan rules government interfered with church

JUBA, South Sudan (MS) — A court has ruled that committees the Sudanese government imposed on a North Khartoum church in order to enable Muslim investors to take it over were illegal, sources said. A victory in the Khartoum Bahri Evangelical … Continue reading

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Two South Sudanese pastors on trial released, serious charges dropped

JUBA, South Sudan (MS) — Two South Sudanese pastors on trial in Sudan for crimes calling for the death penalty were convicted on lesser counts Aug. 5 and released on time served, sources said. Yat Michael, 49, was convicted of “inciting hatred,” … Continue reading

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Two Pastors in Bhutan Jailed without Charges

THIMPHU, Bhutan (Morning Star News, TAB) — Bhutanese authorities arrested pastors M.B. Thapa and Tandin Wangyal March 5. They have spent more than a month in jail and have not yet been formally charged with a crime. Minister of Home … Continue reading

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More than 100 Christians Slain as Herdsmen Burn Homes, Church Buildings in Nigeria

MANCHOK, Nigeria (Morning Star News) — Muslim herdsmen armed with guns and machetes launched attacks on three villages in Kaduna state March 14, killing more than 100 Christians and destroying homes, sources said. Scores of the ethnic Fulani assailants simultaneously attacked … Continue reading

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Pastor Abedini in hospital, shackled, denied care

TEHRAN, Iran (BP) — Pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen, was moved to a private hospital in Iran but was shackled and denied medical care, prompting the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which is working for his freedom, … Continue reading

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Religious hostility on the rise

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — According to a recent Pew Research poll, religious hostilities have increased around the world and in almost every region. The sharpest increase, according to the study, was in the Middle East and North Africa. Thirty-three percent of … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS — Open Doors releases 2014 World Watch List

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Open Doors released its annual list of the worst countries for Christian persecution globally Jan. 8. At the top of the list, for the 12th year in a row, is North Korea. It is ranked as the single … Continue reading

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