Persecution (2017)



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  • May 25, 2017
    Bill Bumpas

    Indonesian Christian a victim of deportation policy

    Indonesia mapA Christian who fled to the U.S. 16 years ago to escape religious persecution in Indonesia has been sent back to the Muslim-majority country due to the expanded deportation policy of the Trump administration.

  • May 22, 2017
    Bill Bumpas

    Bye-bye, blasphemy law?

    IndonesiaThere are renewed calls for the blasphemy law in Indonesia to be repealed following the conviction of Jakarta's outgoing governor.

  • May 19, 2017
    Bill Bumpas

    Finally a bit of good news for Nigerian schoolgirls

    Boko Haram in NigeriaBoko Haram's kidnapping of nearly 300 Chibok schoolgirls in Nigeria caught the world's attention in 2014. Now, three years later, as most of the world has seemingly forgotten the story, the nightmare has finally ended for some of the families.

  • May 15, 2017
    Bill Bumpas

    Will American pastors and their flocks take heed?

    cross broken shatteredWASHINGTON, DC - Now that the first World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians has concluded, attendees are hopeful that the Church in America will be awakened to the plight of suffering believers around the world.

  • May 12, 2017
    Bill Bumpas

    Senator: U.S. best hope to uphold religious freedom

    Stand Up for Religious FreedomThe world does not know or does not care about Christian persecution, which makes America a leader on the issue, says a U.S. senator. 

  • May 11, 2017
    Bill Bumpas

    Putting a global spotlight on Christian persecution

    Franklin Graham at 2017 World SummitWASHINGTON, DC - More than 600 Christian delegates from some 130 countries are gathering in America's capital for the first-ever World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians.

  • May 07, 2017
    Michael F. Haverluck

    86% spike in U.S. anti-Semitic acts in '17

    Israeli flag superimposed on U.S. flagAs the rising wave of anti-Semitism continues to circle the globe, incidents of hate against Jewish people in the United States reflects the upward trend, with an 86-percent jump in such acts recorded over the first quarter of this year – compared with the same period last year.

  • May 01, 2017
    Bill Bumpas

    Destruction in South Sudan sickening, not surprising

    cross broken shatteredThe leader of a persecution watchdog organization says his heart his sickened by the widespread devastation that is taking place with the civil war in South Sudan.

  • April 27, 2017
    Bill Bumpas

    Hope for jailed Christians: A fair investigation

    religious persecution 620x300A watchdog group says a blackmail scandal involving a prosecutor in Pakistan reveals a glimpse of the discrimination and injustice facing Christians in the predominately Muslim country.

  • April 26, 2017
    Michael F. Haverluck

    Most persecuted Christians: Evangelicals, Pentecostals

    hands on prison barsA newly released study reveals that evangelicals and Pentecostals are persecuted more than any other Christians on the face of the planet – a fact that is mainly credited to their passion to evangelize … even in regions that are hostile to Christianity.

  • April 24, 2017
    Bill Bumpas

    Sudan churches face bulldozing threat

    Sudan church serviceA persecution watchdog group is launching a new campaign to stop dozens of church demolitions in Sudan.

  • April 20, 2017
    Bill Bumpas

    Missionary takes Russian arrest to European court

    Bible study groupAn American Baptist missionary who claims his religious freedom was violated in Russia has taken his case to the European Court of Human rights.

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