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Thanks for encouraging the body to pray and stand up for persecuted Christians. I just started a petition to free Behnam Irani. I would appreciate any help in promoting it.
Former Muslim Faces His Persecutors
Muzein was an esteemed witchdoctor in his Ethiopian village but, after befriending Christians and accepting Christ, he was pronounced "dead" by his father. Earlier this year many sent Muzein letters of encouragement. Although Open Doors is no longer receiving letters for him, Muzein now shares about his life in Christ, his recent visit back to his village and his hopes for the future.
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September 1st, 2011
While our children set off for school to meet their new teachers and reunite with friends, many other children around the globe face a much different reality. In some parts ofgirls are required to wear a hijab (head-covering) in public schools, if they refuse they risk being blocked from passing final exams. In children of Christian parents who are former Muslims are often victims of discrimination, receiving lower grades than they deserve and come under verbal and physical abuse from schoolmates. Join in prayer this week for persecuted children worldwide who are often denied medical care, education and other opportunities simply because they are Christian.
Christian Women in Central Asia Earns a Livelihood While Spreading the Gospel
With a smile, Dana sets out her handmade wares and proudly points out new designs and new color combinations. Dana, once rejected by her family because of her faith, has been able to stand on her own because of a microcredit loan from Open Doors. "This is not just a business," she says. "This is also my ministry."
Ramadan is a season of spiritual severity. The Muslim community around the world refrains from food and other pleasures in order to cleanse the soul and renew their devotion to Allah.
Though violence against Christians intensifies during Ramadan, many have visions of Jesus and put their trust in Him.
Can you think of a more urgent time for the unite in prayer for the Muslim World?here in the US to
"The things we are now hearing is that some of the attackers were dressed in a new military uniform that was issued specifically so that you could distinguish fake soldiers from real soldiers. And this uniform should really not be available generally. Or so everybody was informed. Yet, according to the survivors of last night's attack, some of those attackers were wearing that very uniform."
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U.N. DEFAMATION OF RELIGIONS RESOLUTION: In October, Open Doors launched a grassroots campaign called the Free to Believe Campaign to help combat the UN Defamation of Religions Resolution. Nearly 5,000 Open Doors supporters signed the "Free to Believe" petition to Say NO to the Defamation of Religions Resolution. Using the support shown by our petition, the advocacy department joined with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Heritage Foundation, and Jubilee Campaign to lobby UN country missions in NYC to vote against the resolution. In positive response, five countries changed their votes in the November 3rd Committee vote. Open Doors staff returned to NYC prior to the General Assembly (GA) vote to meet with more country missions. In the December General Assembly vote, 19 countries made positive moves in changing their votes on the Defamation of Religions Resolution. Full Story>>
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Americans United for Separation of Church and State threatened to sue the cash-strapped county if they did not remove the displays. Rather than try to fight a lawsuit that would have cost the debt-ridden county's taxpayers upwards of $175,000, County Solicitor Vito DeLuca chose to remove the display.
Officials stress the county didn't just "roll over on this issue" but economics were a big factor considering everything the county has on its plate right now. It is millions of dollars in debt and trying to pass a budget.
County leaders said there was no way it could have pulled off a new display in the time frame it had.
"That's one of the things we went back and forth with the ACLU on and they wouldn't say. Well if you put a Santa hat on one of the nativity scenes. That would be acceptable," said county solicitor Vito DeLuca.
DeLuca also said he felt it would have been an insult to the people in the region to try to try to throw a display together with sights like Joseph and Mary wearing Santa hats in order to fill the scene with religious and nonreligious symbols.
"I think it's ridiculous. I don't think anyone has the right to take it. It's been around for a long time," said Katrina Gentner of Swoyersville.
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