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Don’t close your eyes: Iraq is torturing and purging Christians

    The Federalist: To listen to the news, one would think that the only grave problems in the world right now are Vladimir Putin, Israeli war crimes in Gaza, the humanitarian crisis on the southern U.S. border, and the possibility of Ebola reaching the West. Granted, those are all huge concerns—in part because those stories as presented are riddled with questionable assumptions and relevant omissions—but there is another story of the world in meltdown: the Christian purge in Iraq.


  • Posted: 08/01/2014
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: thefederalist.com

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Meriam Ibrahim, Sudan woman who faced death over faith, receives hero’s welcome in U.S.

Christian bakery criticized by new NI minister

Firing health professionals who refuse to abort babies is watershed moment for Europe

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China’s grim religious freedom problem

As persecution of faithful rises, so does the religious response

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Meriam Ibrahim leaves Rome for the US after escaping Sudan

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Meriam Ibrahim praised in open ‘thank you’ letter by Christian woman

    The Christian Post: Meriam Ibrahim, arrested last August in Sudan and sentenced to death after being accused by family members of apostasy and adultery, was not only pressured to recant her Christian faith and thereby nullify her marriage, but was kept in shackles while giving birth to her second child in prison. At least one Christian woman, also from Africa, was lauding the 27-year-old’s resilience, and thanking her for bearing “heroic witness to the virtues of faith, marriage, and motherhood.”


  • Posted: 07/29/2014
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.christianpost.com

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State Dept.: Syrian Christian persecution part of ‘largest displacement of religious communities in recent memory’

Why no one cares about the Christians of Mosul

State Department releases report on international religious freedom

    Acton Institute: Yesterday the State Department released its International Religious Freedom Report for 2013. A wide range of U.S. government agencies and offices use the reports for such efforts as shaping policy and conducting diplomacy. The Secretary of State also uses the reports to help determine which countries have engaged in or tolerated “particularly severe violations” of religious freedom in order to designate “countries of particular concern.”


  • Posted: 07/29/2014
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: blog.acton.org

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Religious persecution makes migrants out of millions; ‘worst in recent memory’

Nigeria militants bomb church, attack Christians; several killed

Mosul’s Christians ask, ‘Where is the conscience of the world?’