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WORLD WATCH~NEWS IN THE FALL OF 2011~DCM~
3 years ago
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WORLD WATCH
~NEWS ABOUT CHRISTIANS~
 

    

Remember the prisoners as if chained with them; Hebrews 13:3
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3 years ago

Middle East Turmoil Continues Christians Fearful
On Dec. 18 the wave of revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa, called the "Arab Spring," started in Tunisia. Almost six months later the turmoil continues. Most believers are living in fear and dream of emigration. Open Doors updates the situation focusing on the Christian community
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2 years ago

 

Annual Report on International Religious Freedom Released: The United States Department of State released its Annual Report on Intl. Religious Freedom on September 13th. These reports provide valuable information about the state of religious freedom worldwide. The State Department designated the same Countries of Particular Concern (CPCs) as they have in the past which are: Burma, North Korea, Eritrea, Iran, China, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Uzbekistan. US Commission on Intl. Religious Freedom Chair, Leonard Leo, stated that the State Department’s current list of “Countries of Particular Concern” (CPCs) has some glaring omissions such as Pakistan, Vietnam, Egypt, Iraq, Nigeria and Turkmenistan. He has urged Secretary Clinton to consider adding these countries to the list. Read more at>>  

2 years ago

H.R. 2867 Passes the House:  Thank you for contacting your representative regarding this important issue (in its former version H.R. 1856) which authorizes continued funding of the International Religious Freedom Act and authorizes continued funding of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).  After passing the house, the bill was received in the Senate and sent to the Committee on Foreign Relations. We are hopeful that the Senate will vote on this bill before they recess which could happen any day now.  The funding for this important office will expire at the end of September so it is critical that this vote takes place. The USCIRF is the only such government commission of its kind in the world; it publishes annual reports on religious freedom violations and provides accountability to the State Department on this issue. To see how your representative voted on H.R. 2867 go to>>

2 years ago
Advocate for Algerian Christians: Thanks to everyone who has taken action on behalf of Christians in Algeria! Open Doors supporters have sent almost 2,900 messages to the Algerian Ambassador asking him to discuss with his government protecting religious freedom for Christians in his country.To learn more about this campaign and to take action go to>> 
2 years ago
CShouwang Churchhina: Persecution Rising

Persecution is on the rise again in China. This year alone, we have seen dozens of church leaders kidnapped, arrested, and sent to China's prisons and labor camps where they suffer physical torture, solitary confinement, heavy labor, and political re-education.

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