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DISCUSSION, REFLECTION, AND COMMENT~YEAR OF 2012~
2 years ago
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DISCUSSION, REFLECTION, AND COMMENT~
Everyone can discuss the situation with Persecuted Christians on this thread~Be polite, do not swear, keep it clean~

2 years ago

Why the U.S. Must Oppose Blasphemy Laws-Not Just Their Abuse: In a recent blog published by National Review, Nina Shea of the Hudson Institute reflects on the recent blasphemy case involving a young Christian girl in Pakistan. In discussing the U.S. response she notes, “U.S. State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland spoke in terms of 'misuse of the blasphemy law.' It is time for U.S. diplomats to recognize that this is not a problem of 'misuse.' No reform or legal tweaking can perfect this law.” Read more>> 

2 years ago
Stand Up For Religious Minorities in Middle East: Katrina Lantos Swett, who serves as chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), authored a commentary which recently appeared in The Detroit News. In this article Swett reflects that the plight of Middle East religious minorities is unmistakably grim. Although the situation is dismal she believes there is hope, “There is still time for the Arab Spring to produce pro-human-rights alternatives to authoritarian dictatorships and violent religious extremism.”  Read more>>
2 years ago

Relief Aid Finally Reaches Nuba Mountains
Heavy rains and almost impassable roads could not stop Open Doors co-workers and other partners from bringing food, mosquito nets and medicine to the destitute families living in the Nuba Mountains of South Sudan.
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2 years ago

‘One Body-Many Gifts’ Contest Offers Life-Changing Trip
Christians in America can submit written, video or other artistic material in the ‘One Body-Many Gifts’ online competition. The winner will travel and meet persecuted Christians. Submit your entry today!
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2 years ago
Update Youcef Nadarkhani

prisoner


Location: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Arrested: October 2009

Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani was released Saturday, Sept. 8, after a trial where he was found guilty of evangelizing Muslims. Youcef was not charged with apostasy, or leaving Islam. He was sentenced to three years, which he's already served. Youcef is free, praise God. More Info

2 years ago

Dramatic Turn in Case Against Rimsha Prompts Religious Leaders to Debate Blasphemy Law
The case against Rimsha Masih took an unexpected turn when a Muslim cleric was arrested on charges of allegedly planting pages of the Quran among burnt papers in her bags. The case has triggered a debate on how Pakistan’s strict blasphemy laws are being used to settle personal scores and vendettas.
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2 years ago

Hi everyone! After talking to the doctor we decided that surgery wasn't best for me, and the medication seems to be working so I have one less surgery to worry about!Still have my knee replacement to go through, but the date has changed to November 21st, so until than I will be able to post messages!  God Bless, Donna
2 years ago

Tens of Thousands in the Middle East Become Facebook Friends
"Connect with Me," a new TV program airing in the Middle East, is aimed at reaching youth who are searching for God or want to have a deeper relationship with Him, especially those who may not have access to a church or may be endangered by contacting Christians in the area. The program's Facebook page provides a unique forum for dialogue, personal follow-up and connection with other believers.
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1 year ago

Exercising Freedom of Speech as Christians: In the past week, Muslims worldwide have been protesting in front of U.S. Embassies and Consulates. These protests were allegedly sparked by the creation of a film called the “Innocence of Muslims.” More information is surfacing suggesting that these protests, at least the attack on the Libyan Consulate, were planned and were not spontaneous. Yet, we know that the creation of this offensive film provided a pretext for protests. How should a Christian view these events?  Read more>>

1 year ago

Rising Tide of Restrictions on Religion Worldwide: A rising tide of restrictions on religion spread across the world between mid-2009 and mid-2010, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life. Restrictions on religion rose in each of the five major regions of the world, including the Americas and sub-Saharan Africa. Countries with high or very high restrictions on religious beliefs and practices rose from 31% in 2009 to 37% in 2010. Read more>>  

1 year ago

Nairobi Church Resumes Activities after Grenade Kills Boy, injures Others
Last week we prayed for the traumatized congregation after a church bombing in Kenya. Sunday School teacher Sally Gatei shares about the aftermath of the attack, “I told the team I didn’t need counseling, but I’d not been back to the building for a few days. When I went back to the church, my heart was pounding. You think ‘You’re alright, you’re strong,’ but I am going to get some counseling now.”
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1 year ago

Pray for the Church in Israel and Gaza
This week as we come together to celebrate the foundation of our nation - giving thanks - lets also pray for a godly solution to the conflict in Israel. “Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let Your glory be over all the earth.” Psalm 57:5