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Mob attacks Christians as new study shows growing hostility

June 29, 2018

A recent attack on Egyptian Coptic Christians backs up the findings of a newly-released global study revealing that Christians are persecuted by governments, individuals and societies more than any other faith group The Pew Research Center found that hostility towards Christians is growing worldwide. Among the world’s 25 most populous countries, Egypt ranked high in…

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Two simple ways to help Iraqi Christians

June 8, 2018

We bought a shipping container. Next it will be filled with medical equipment and health care items, diapers and clothing. And encouraging notes from caring Christians. Then shipped to Iraq. The goods will be distributed to Christians displaced by the violence in Iraq and Syria, refugees and those seeking to return to their shattered towns.…

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Faith Whittlesey, advocate for persecuted Christians, remembered

June 5, 2018

Faith Whittlesey, former ambassador to Switzerland and the highest-ranking woman in the Reagan White House, passed away on May 21, 2018. Ambassador Whittlesey was Chairman Emeritus of the Board for Christian Freedom International (CFI) where “she applied her deep convictions and savvy to help persecuted Christians around the world,” said CFI President Wendy Wright. She…

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Egyptian Christians’ bodies, beheaded by ISIS, returned to Egypt

May 23, 2018

The bodies of 20 Egyptian Christians who were beheaded by ISIS on a Libyan beach were returned to Egypt. They were placed in coffins engraved with their names then laid to rest in a church built in their honor in Minya province. The shocking video of 20 Egyptian Christians and one Ghanian in orange jumpsuits…

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Chief Justice to hear Asia Bibi’s case

May 18, 2018

Pakistan’s Chief Justice announced in April he will personally preside over Asia Bibi’s case, and will hear it soon. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar also ordered full police protection for Asia’s lawyer, Saif-ul-Malook. “Be ready, Saif-ul-Malook. I am going to fix your case soon and I myself will preside over the bench,” Nisar said, the Catholic…

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North Korea to release U.S. Christians?

May 4, 2018

North Korea’s expected release of three American Christians comes during heightened prayer and attention on the brutal dictatorship. North Korea ranks as the world’s worst persecutor of Christians. The American Christians were charged with “hostile acts” of subversion against the country. “Having faith in God is an act of espionage,” explained a North Korean defector.…

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Myanmar: pastors freed, and others flee

April 27, 2018

Burma/Myanmar released two Christian Kachin pastors last week who were jailed for helping journalists report that a church had been destroyed by an airstrike, the Telegraph reported. They were accused of defaming the military. “Everyone is praying for them and encouraging them,” said their attorney. “Now we are free and we feel happy,” said Pastor…

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U.S. pastor jailed, tried, in Turkey for being American and Christian

April 19, 2018

“I am a Christian pastor. I did not join an Islamic movement. Their aims and mine are different,” Andrew Brunson told a Turkish court this week. The Evangelical pastor of a small church in Turkey is accused of espionage and links to terrorist organizations. But Turkey’s president let slip the motive behind the charges: Brunson…

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President Trump gives new hope to persecuted Christians

March 30, 2018

“President Trump is a hero for the Persecuted Church around the world…” Thousands of persecuted Christian women, men, and children from Pakistan are hiding in the shadows, living in the slums of Bangkok, Thailand… families who are scared, hungry, homeless, and tired. These Christian families fled persecution in Pakistan, escaping torture and death from the…

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Christian girls kidnapped in Egypt

March 22, 2018

Two more Christian teenage girls in Egypt are missing, according to CFI’s contact in that country. They are the most recent of hundreds of Christian girls reportedly kidnapped by Salafist Muslims to be forcibly converted to Islam and forcibly married. Mariam Magdy Roshdy, a 19-year old student, was last seen leaving her university after finishing…

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