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Vandals desecrate Christian church in Jerusalem

By   /  November 14, 2012  /  Featured, International, Persecution  /  No Comments

JERUSALEM (WordNews.org) Nov. 14, 2012 – The Calvary Baptist Church in Jerusalem was vandalized on Monday, according to the church’s pastor. “The sign pointing people to the church was defaced with white paint with ‘justice’ written on the wall next to the sign,” said Pastor Steven Khoury, the head of Calvary Baptist Church. He said […]

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Pastor Youcef’s attorney imprisoned in Iran

By   /  October 3, 2012  /  Featured, International, Persecution  /  No Comments

IRAN (WordNews.org) Oct. 3, 2012 – Christian Pastor Youcef Nardarkhani’s attorney has been sentenced to nine years in one of Iran’s most dangerous prisons. The attorney has been given the choice of being whipped or paying a fine. The American Center for Law and Justice is seeking to raise attention and support to the attorney’s […]

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Minn. court rules in favor of Child Evangelism Fellowship

By   /  September 3, 2012  /  Law, Persecution  /  No Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (WordNews.org) Sept. 3, 2012 – A Minneapolis public school district must reinstate the Good News Club, a federal appeal court has ruled. The U.S. District Court of Appeals ruled the Minneapolis Special School District No. 1 engaged in viewpoint discrimination when it ousted the Child Evangelism Fellowship-sponsored club from  offering “enrichment programming from […]

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Atheist group challenges churches providing lunches to high school football team

By   /  August 27, 2012  /  Featured, Law, Persecution  /  2 Comments

ROSSVILLE, Ga. (WordNews.org) Aug. 27, 2012 – An atheist activist group is threatening a Georgia school district for allowing churches to provide lunches to high school football teams. Liberty Counsel is now offering free legal defense to Walker County Public School in response to the threat from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. FFRF states in […]

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Terrorists release mission leader kidnapped at Bible school in India

By   /  July 30, 2012  /  Featured, International, Persecution  /  No Comments

ASSAM, India (WordNews.org) July 29, 2012 – A senior Gospel for Asia mission leader who was kidnapped at gunpoint last week by five armed terrorist at a Bible school campus here has been released, Gospel for Asia confirmed. The release comes after captors had threatened to kill Pastor Ponnachan George, who was kidnapped on July […]

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“Support Group” questions suicide of Chinese prisoner

By   /  July 7, 2012  /  Featured, International, Persecution  /  No Comments

By AARON CHARLES For Word News BEIJING, China (WordNew.org) July 7, 2012 — Reports of the suicide of Li Wangyang has sparked widespread protest in China. One ministry said the protests are because many believe that the man who served 22 years in prison for his role in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests did not […]

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U.S. senators petitioned to support Iranian pastor

By   /  June 18, 2012  /  Featured, Persecution  /  No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WordNews.org) June 18, 2012 – The American Center for Law and Justice has launched a petition urging U.S. Senators to call for Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani’s release. Nadarkhani received a death sentence in February for converting to Christianity, leading to an international outcry for his immediate release. It is ACLJ’s second petition on Nadarkhani’s […]

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Thousands of Christians flee Syrian city of Qusayr

By   /  June 14, 2012  /  Featured, Persecution  /  No Comments

QUSAYR, Syria (WordNews.org) June 14, 2012 – Thousands of Christians fled Qusayr after being given an ultimatum by opposition military chief as well as leaders in local mosques, according to the ministry Barnabas Aid. Most of the western city’s 10,000 Christian residents have left and mosque leadership have told the 1,000 who remain to leave. […]

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