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A South Sudanese girl living in the North reacts during Christmas day celebrations at a Catholic church in the Umbada locality of Omdurman December 25, 2013. (PHOTO: REUTERS/MOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAH)

Samaritan’s Purse, ERLC Urge President Trump to Tackle Severe Persecution of Sudanese Christians

Several leading evangelical organizations in America have urged U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to stand up to the destruction of churches and severe forms of persecution Christians and others face in Sudan. (more…)

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Christian Communities in Syria and Iraq Have Been Decimated by 50-80% Since 2011

According to a new report, more than half the Christians living in Syria and Iraq have been killed or fled the country since 2011, mostly because of targeted persecution from the Islamic State terror group. (more…)

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U.S. Court Dismisses LGBT Group’s Lawsuit Against Pastor Who Advocated Against Homosexuality in Uganda

A federal court has dismissed an LGBT group's lawsuit against pastor and activist Scott Lively, who was accused of engaging in a "decade-long campaign" of persecution against LGBT people in Uganda because he voiced his biblical opposition to homosexuality. (more…)

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Christians Are Fair Game When It Comes to Media Assaults

On May 12, Vice President Mike Pence spoke on the global persecution of Christians at a conference sponsored by the Billy Graham Association. The genocide, murder, rape, kidnapping, church burning and torture playing out around the world against followers of Jesus was supported with dramatic statistics and anecdotes. The reality

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Christian Man Describes ‘Sadistic Torture’ He Suffered In Chinese Prison; Faith Saved Him From Committing Suicide

A persecution watchdog group monitoring the human rights abuses suffered by Christians and others under the regime of Chinese President Xi Jinping has shared details about some of the atrocities a Christian lawyer suffered in prison. (more…)

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Sudanese Woman Persecuted for her Christian Faith, Mariam Ibraheem, Shares with Sen. Ted Cruz the Reason Why she Refused To Renounce Christ Even While on Death Row

Speaking in front of human rights and religious freedom advocates last week, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz recounted an encounter he had with a Sudanese Christian mother of two who was imprisoned and put on death row simply because she wouldn't renounce her faith in Christ. (more…)

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WATCH: Michael Youssef on What American Christians Just Don’t Understand About Persecution

On Friday morning, the media exploded with news of the fourth major ISIS attack against the Coptic community in a span of six months. But Egyptian-American preacher Michael Youssef says Coptic Christians are more passionate than ever about their faith. And that's something the networks aren't talking about. (more…)

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North Korea’s Persecution of Christians ‘On Par With Nero’s Rome,’ Human Rights Activist Tells Congressmen

Christians in North Korea are facing persecution that is likely "on par" with the level of persecution that the early Christian Church faced under Roman emperor Nero, a prominent human rights activist said during a Capitol Hill briefing Wednesday. (more…)

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Trump Calls on Arab Leaders to Step Up in Fight Against ‘Islamist Extremism’

U.S. President Donald Trump called on Arab leaders to do their share to fight "Islamist extremism" on Sunday in a speech that put the burden on the region to combat militant groups while urging unity among religions. (more…)

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Christian Foreign Policy Experts Warn Putin Can’t Be Trusted as Russia’s Persecution of Christians Intensifies

Some Christian foreign policy experts are warning that despite Russian President Vladimir Putin's stated mutual interest in combating radical Islamic extremism, he cannot be regarded as a defender of Christians amid his country's crackdown on non-Russian Orthodox denominations. (more…)

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Defector Says Christianity Is Growing In North Korea Despite Persecution

North Korea is the number one country for most severe persecution of Christians, according to Open Doors 2017 World Watch List, but despite the extreme persecution Christians there face, the church is growing, reports a North Korean defector. (more…)

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Ravi Zacharias Says Millennials Have ‘Burned Themselves Out’ Sexually, Are Hungering for Real Jesus

Millennials are rejecting what they think Christ is — a religious form devoid of the power to touch the soul, according to acclaimed Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias. Unfettered sexual expression has filled the void but has left them empty, he said. (more…)

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More than 600 victims and advocates attended the World Summit in Defense of Christians. (Image: Billy Graham Evangelistic Association)

Number of Actual Christians Martyred is Debatable, but the World’s Persecution Problem is Not

Franklin Graham condemned the “Christian genocide” that’s killing “over 100,000 a year because of their faith in Christ” at a Washington, D.C., gathering of 600 persecuted believers and their advocates from 130 countries. (more…)

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Mike Pence Says Both He and Trump Pray for Persecuted Christians and That ISIS Will be Destroyed ‘at Its Source’

Vice President Mike Pence reiterated the support of President Donald Trump for persecuted Christians around the world, noting that both he and the president pray for them and that the Islamic State terror group will be destroyed "at its source." (more…)

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