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2011 (By Year)
Another Christmas brings persecution for Nigerians
With the attacks on Nigerian Christians on Christmas, the USCIRF is urging the U.S. to take action in curbing the spread of extremist ideology in 2012.
Human rights violations continue in Sudan
Sudan, a nation weary from war, continues to experience violence that targets Christians and certain ethnic and political groups.
Intercessory prayer crucial in foreign intervention's absence
Though a Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death remains behind bars, she was recently allowed a visit with her family.
No safe haven for believers in Saudi Arabia
Saudi officials are cracking down on Christians again, and a spokesman for an international human rights organization says Ethiopians are the target this time.
Arab Spring brings persecution to Christians
One year after the start of "Arab Spring," Christians in those countries find themselves in a difficult position as they face intolerance and persecution.
Religious freedom commission should expect turnover
The House of Representatives has concurred with the Senate to extend the life of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom for three years.
Clinton: Free speech mustn't be squelched to protect religion
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says hateful anti-religious speech should be denounced, but not outlawed as it is in nations that make blasphemy or conversion to another religion a crime.
Gov't investigation urged in church attack
Ethiopia's national government is being asked to investigate an attack on a church.
Another Iranian pastor persecuted, imprisoned
Present Truth Ministries is calling for prayer for another Iranian pastor who is in trouble.
Religious persecution on the rise in Syria
As Syria continues to be embroiled in violence challenging the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, Christians are being attacked.
Report: Chinese pro-lifer still alive
International pressure on China continues on behalf of Chen Guangcheng, an imprisoned, blind attorney and human rights activist.
Candidate pledge: Protect religious freedom
An advocacy group for the persecuted church is urging the 2012 presidential candidates to sign a pledge protecting religious freedom.
Jesus' name 'obscene'?
An international human rights organization for religious freedom fears that Pakistan's new law that censors text messages may hinder the spread of the gospel.
Democracy in Indonesia 'a lie'
Human rights groups say Indonesia continues to violate human rights and allows the targeting of religious minorities despite its movement toward democracy.
Bombs, mass graves in South Sudan
Sudan is again bombing predominantly Christian South Sudan, which became an independent nation July 9 after decades of deadly civil conflict.
Nigerian Christians 'deliberately targeted'
Despite previous reports, a human rights organization for religious freedom says a recent bloody attack in Nigeria was not directed at the government.
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