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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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Christian Nigerian-American group pleads with White House to label Boko Haram a terrorist organization

By   /  January 1, 2013  /  Featured, International  /  No Comments

NEW YORK (WordNews.org) Jan. 1, 2013 – Pressure is mounting on the White House to declare the Boko Haram a foreign terrorist organization (FTO). “On Christmas day in northern Nigeria, Boko Haram was busy slashing the throats of Christians right inside their churches or at their homes,” said Laolu Akande, executive director of the Christian […]

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On a Mission: Drake Williams, Tyndale Seminary, The Netherlands

By   /  December 28, 2012  /  International, Missions  /  No Comments

THE NETHERLANDS (WordNews.org) Dec. 28, 2012 — Drake Williams became a Christian when he was a lad in Sunday school. School’s been an important part of his life ever since, from Sunday school to divinity school. Williams went back to school to receive his Master of Divinity and doctorate and now is the vice president […]

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Secret Chinese document outlines Communist Party’s planned crackdown on evangelists

By   /  December 19, 2012  /  Featured, International  /  No Comments

BEIJING, China (WordNews.org)  dec. 19, 2012  — The Communist Party Central Committee’s s secret documents detailing how to crackdown on evangelism on college and university campuses have been obtained by the Christian organization ChinaAid. The document uses war-like terms, refers to evangelists as “hostile forces” and evangelism as an effort to “infiltrate China.” The document […]

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A CEO’s extreme effort to rescue children

By   /  November 28, 2012  /  Featured, International  /  No Comments

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (WordNews.org) Nov. 28, 2012  — The CEO of Legacy Worldwide admits he wasn’t into a documentary project featuring Dikembe Mutombo, who was building the first modern hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo. “I went with the mindset that I was going to film the documentary, get in and get out,” […]

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