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Newsflashes from the Persecuted Church

Posted on October 29, 2014 by

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Nigeria: Many More Kidnappings Reported Between October 23-25, suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked various villages east of the Borno State capital of Maiduguri. The group abducted approximately 30 young people from the village of Mafa about 35 miles east of…
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World Watch List Challenge – #42 Comoros

Posted on October 27, 2014 by

There really are two church stories to be told: one of the International Evangelical Church (in the capital city) and the other of the underground church of local believers that meets regularly in local homes. In brief, the International Evangelical…
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Being A Voice For The Voiceless: A Congressional Briefing On Iraq And Syria

Posted on October 23, 2014 by

Last Thursday I was honored to participate as a panelist in a Congressional briefing titled, “The Ongoing Threat to Vulnerable Communities in Iraq and Syria – Challenges & Solutions.” This event, hosted by the International Religious Freedom Congressional Caucus, featured…
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Newsflashes from the Persecuted Church: Cameroon, Syria & Tanzania

Posted on October 22, 2014 by

Cameroon: Boko Haram Kills 30, Torches Two Churches Boko Haram militants killed more than 30 civilians and burned two churches in two attacks on the border towns of Amchide and Limani in northern Cameroon on Oct. 15-16. The Cameroon Minister…
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10 Things You Should Know About Asia Bibi: Christian Woman Sentenced To Death in Pakistan

Posted on October 21, 2014 by

Ashiq Masih, husband of Asia , and their two daughters in a 2010 photo By now, you have surely heard of the Pakistani Christian woman who is the first to be sentenced to death under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. You may…
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World Watch List Challenge – #41 Bahrain

Posted on October 20, 2014 by

In the fourth and fifth century, many people in Bahrain became Christians. There are still a few islands whose names refer to Bahrain’s Christian heritage, such as ‘Al Dair’ meaning ‘the parish’ or ‘the monastery’. At that time, the historic…
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Newsflashes from the Persecuted Church

Posted on October 15, 2014 by

Iraq: Despair, Hope in Refugee Camps Just over two months since the first influx of refugees, Open Doors worker Sara (her real name protected for security reasons) visited the Kurdish Iraqi city of Erbil. The area has been flooded with…
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Want To Support Persecuted Believers While Christmas Shopping?

Posted on October 14, 2014 by

Colder weather, gift giving, sentimental feelings, Christmas ‘cheer’ and decadent food are just a few of the things we all look forward to around Christmastime each year. Life feels more exciting and fun with the hustle and bustle of the…
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World Watch List Challenge – #40 Malaysia

Posted on October 13, 2014 by

The Christian community remains adamant that the use of ‘Allah’ is their right, despite a ruling by the Court of Appeal last October that ‘Allah’ was exclusive to Malay Muslims. The word predates the birth of Islam, and the ruling has…
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Advocating For Refugees In Beirut, Lebanon

Posted on October 10, 2014 by

by Kristin Wright, Director of Advocacy at Open Doors USA I recently had the opportunity to work together with several Open Doors colleagues from offices around the world to arrange a series of advocacy meetings in Beirut, Lebanon. Our goal…
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