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Effort Launched to Raise Funds for Schools for Christian Pakistani Refugees

By   /  March 8, 2016  /  Featured, International, Persecution  /  No Comments

PAKISTAN (WordNews.org) March 8, 2016 — As thousands of Pakistani Christian families flee from Islamic violence to Thailand a move is underfoot to provide a safe haven for these families and education for their children. Barnabas Fund  said during a joint fact-finding mission with World Evangelical alliance Religious Liberty Commission.(WEA RLC)  that authorities in Thailand […]

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U.S church leader arrested after house church raided in China

By   /  April 22, 2013  /  Church, Featured, International, Missions, Persecution  /  2 Comments

NANYANG, Henan, China (WordNews.org) April 22, 2013 – A United States church leader is under house arrest in China after police raised a house church during a revival meeting. Dennis Balcombe’s whereabouts are unknown, according to China Aid. Balcome is the head of Hong Kong Revival Chinese Ministries International. China Aid said also in the […]

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Petition launched to fight China’s force sterilizations following woman’s death

By   /  April 8, 2013  /  Featured, International, Persecution  /  No Comments

HUBEI PROVINCE, China (WordNews.org) April 8, 2013 – A women’s rights group is launching a petition against “coercive family planning” in China following the death of a mother of two who was forcibly sterilized to avoid “illegal pregnancy.” Shen Hongxia was forcibly sterilized by the local Family Planning Officers on March 19 against a doctor’s […]

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Middle East expert raises concerns about Obama’s upcoming visit to Israel

By   /  March 13, 2013  /  International  /  No Comments

NEW YORK (WordNews.org) March 13, 2013 – Author and Middle East expert David Rubin says President Barack Obama is expected to demand a timetable for unilateral Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria during is March 20 trip to Israel. Rubin acknowledges the White House has denied the claim. Rubin is the author of “Peace for […]

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SHOCKWAVE: Thousands of youth to join together to pray for persecuted Christians

By   /  February 28, 2013  /  Church, Events, International, Missions, Persecution  /  No Comments

SANTA ANA, Calif. (WordNews.org) Feb. 28, 2013 – Thousands of young people are gathering around the world beginning tomorrow for three days of prayer for Christians being persecuted globally. The program, launched by Open Doors USA 12 years ago, is known as SHOCKWAVE. The theme this year is “Prayer and Unity,” with a focus on […]

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Imprisoned Iranian pastor details abuse in letter to wife; ACLJ heats up release efforts

By   /  February 23, 2013  /  Featured, Persecution  /  No Comments

IRAN (WordNews.org) Feb. 23, 2013 – Iranian Pastor Saeed Abedini, imprisoned in Evin, considered one of the worst prisons in Iran, says he has been physically and psychologically abused. Abedini, a U.S. citizen, is in prison for not denouncing his faith. The 32-year-old details in his letter “the psychological warfare, a year of not seeing […]

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Persecution of Christians on rise in Africa according to latest World Watch List; North Korea tops list as most severe

By   /  January 8, 2013  /  International, Persecution  /  No Comments

SANTA ANA, Calif. (WordNews.org) Jan. 8, 2013 – Persecution of Christians is on the rise worldwide and North Korea is the top perpetrator, according to the latest Open Doors 2013 World Watch List. The list tracks 50 countries where Christians face the most severe persecution for their faith, North Korea has topped that list for […]

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PEW: Christians make up third of global population

By   /  January 3, 2013  /  Church, International  /  No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WordNews.org) Jan. 3, 2013 – There are 2.2 billion Christians in the world, according to the latest Pew study. That’s 32 percent of the world’s population. There are 1.6 million Muslims (23 percent of the world’s population; 1 billion Hindus (15 percent of the world’s population), 500 million Buddhists (7 percent) and 14 […]

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