Persecution (2012)

106 Items (Page 1 of 9)

  • January 05, 2012
    Charlie Butts

    Answered prayer in the midst of persecution

    Open Doors USA has released its "World Watch List" for 2012 to highlight the countries that enforce the worst persecution against Christians. But as one spokesman points out, prayers uttered throughout the years have not gone unanswered.
  • January 06, 2012
    Charlie Butts

    Crackdown averted ... for now

    Religion is a little freer in Hungary today because of a rush to judgment by the Hungarian Parliament.
  • January 10, 2012
    Charlie Butts

    Attacks on Christians escalate

    Christians in northern Nigeria now face the death penalty that has reportedly been imposed by a terrorist group.
  • January 13, 2012
    Charlie Butts

    Protecting Nigerian Christians near impossible

    Another religious persecution watchdog group is drawing attention to the dangerous situation in Nigeria.
  • January 17, 2012
    Charlie Butts

    Iranian pastor awaits delayed verdict

    Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani remains jailed under a possible death penalty while he awaits word on a verdict that was supposed to be delivered in mid-December.
  • January 23, 2012
    Charlie Butts

    Nigeria neglecting persecuted Christians

    A Christian leader in Nigeria believes the murder of more than 80 Christians is just the beginning of a campaign of religious cleansing in the North.
  • January 27, 2012
    Charlie Butts

    News of imprisonment delayed

    Thirty-five Christians have been jailed in Saudi Arabia for worshipping in their own homes according to a recent report. The news only surfaced this week that the Christians have been imprisoned for over a month.
  • February 03, 2012
    Charlie Butts

    Hope for believers' release from NK's prison

    While North Korea is set to grant amnesty to prisoners, Open Doors USA awaits word whether that will include any Christians.
  • February 07, 2012
    Charlie Butts

    Petitioning Pakistan

    Voice of the Martyrs has collected well over a half-million signatures on a petition calling for mercy for a Pakistani death row inmate who authorities say is guilty of "blasphemy."
  • February 10, 2012
    Charlie Butts

    Believers in Saudi prison fear violence

    Imprisoned Christians remain behind bars in Saudi Arabia, according to a recent report.
  • February 15, 2012 Staff

    Wives of jailed Chinese dissidents testify

    The wives of two Chinese human rights activists have testified at a congressional hearing about their husbands' years of imprisonment and torture.
  • February 17, 2012
    Charlie Butts

    Human rights remain poor in Burma

    Burma, for decades a harsh country for Christians to live in, has normalized relations with the United States -- although that does not necessarily improve the climate for believers.