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2008 (By Year)
Tension Mounting for Indonesian Christian Minority
Christians in the world's most populous Muslim nation did not let the threat of violence keep them from church this week.
More Persecution in 2006, but Christians Stood Strong
Christians throughout the world continue to stand strong for Christ as persecution increases.
Christians are persecuted 'second class' in Syria
Persecution against Christians on the rise in Uzbekistan
Communist officials raid Christmas gathering in Inner Mongolia house church
The president of the China Aid Association says authorities in Inner Mongolia stepped up their attacks against Christians during the Christmas holidays.
Cuban pastor loses equipment after 'criminal conviction'
Voice of the Martyrs says the case of a Cuban pastor is proof that radical reform is needed in that communist nation's legal system.
Persecution against Christians on the rise throughout India
Hindu extremists and government officials continue to target Indian Christians in response to the rapid growth of Christianity in the mostly Hindu nation. Six Indian states have enacted legislation to punish new believers for converting to Christianity.
Expert predicts more persecution in China as Olympics near
An expert on Christian persecution within communist China says believers in that country will face closer scrutiny from authorities as the world's attention turns to the 2008 Summer Olympics. Bob Fu, president of the China Aid Association, says the Chinese government is determined to crack down on believers.
VOM initiative getting Bibles into hostile lands, hungry hands
Voice of the Martyrs is making it possible for American Christians -- without leaving their homes -- to get the Word of God into the hands of fellow believers in persecuted nations. Just a few "mouse clicks" and a few dollars a month make it all possible.
The "World Watch List," compiled annually by Open Doors USA, ranks countries according to the intensity of persecution Christians face for pursuing their faith. For five years running, North Korea has topped that list. In six of the top ten persecuting countries, the predominate religion is Islam.
Christian doctors seek federal help to find slavery victims
Open Doors official: China's human rights record showing some improvement
An official with Open Doors, an international ministry that serves the persecuted Church, says it's surprising that Communist China is no longer ranked in the top 10 among nations where Christians face the most severe treatment. But while China has fallen a little further down the list, he says life is still difficult for believers in many parts of China.
North Korean Christians sit out dictator's birthday celebrations
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