Monthly Archives: January 2015

  • Bangladesh– Two pastors were arrested for “hurting religious sentiment” and face up to two years in prison. Their crime? In a crammed room in a rented house 186 miles northwest of Dhaka, they proclaimed the Gospel. They told 41 adults (plus some kids), that Jesus Christ is alive and will return, and that, as the […]

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  • Last week seventeen people died in Paris as Islamist terrorists killed twelve in an attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and five more in an attack on a Jewish market. The resulting outrage prompted a rally in the streets of Paris of over 1.3 million people including more than 40 heads of state in […]

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  • Bishoy Armia Boulous, a Muslim-background believer is waiting for his case to be brought to court in Egypt. The 31-year-old, who converted from Islam as a teenager, was arrested for taking pictures of Muslim Brotherhood demonstrations without permission and accused of “spreading false news and rumors.” That was in December of 2013. Bishoy has been […]

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  • Christians in Sudan face marginalization and discrimination; they are mistreated by Muslim co-workers and employers, denied building permits and education opportunities, and targeted by government agencies who want to see sharia law more fully implemented in Sudan. In 2013, the government announced that it would not grant any new licenses to church groups, hinting that […]

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  • In the past decade, Iraqi Christians have been specifically targeted by Islamic groups, and today, ISIS continues “purging” them from the land. In 1990, Iraq was home to an estimated two million believers. Today, fewer than a quarter million remain. Other minorities who do not ascribe to either Sunni or Shia Islam have also faced […]

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