Persecution (2017)



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  • July 20, 2017
    Bill Bumpas

    Middle East carnage gives State Dept. amnesia

    Yazidi victim site (Iraq)In the latest example of the need to drain the D.C. swamp, the U.S. State Department is refusing to use the word "genocide" to describe the Islamic State's barbaric march across the Middle East.

  • July 19, 2017
    Bill Bumpas

    Are senators too busy to bother with the persecuted?

    U.S. Senate shieldNearly three dozen non-governmental organizations have signed a letter to U.S. Senate leaders urging them to prioritize a measure that provides critical humanitarian aid to religious minorities. 

  • July 17, 2017
    Bill Bumpas

    An upside to the president's postponement

    SudanA spokesman for a persecution watchdog organization sees both good and bad in President Trump's postponing for another three months a decision on whether to lift U.S. sanctions on Sudan.

  • June 28, 2017
    Bill Bumpas

    Homeless, and now hungry, in Nigeria

    Somalia Islamic militantsA spokeswoman for ministry Open Doors USA says Christians in Nigeria are facing a "horrific situation" at the hands of Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram and other Muslims. 

  • June 26, 2017
    Bill Bumpas

    Pastor to Trump: Hold India responsible

    India PM Narendra ModiA Kansas pastor has urged President Trump to hold the country of India accountable for the widespread persecution taking place there against Christians and other religious minorities.

  • June 20, 2017
    Bill Bumpas

    Pastor: Punish wrongdoers here - they face death back in Iraq

    ICE arrestsThe pastor of the Arabic Church of Dallas is lobbying to stop the federal government from deporting scores of Iraqi nationals rounded up by U.S. immigration officials in recent weeks.

  • June 12, 2017
    Bill Bumpas

    Iraq and Syria Relief and Accountability Act 'long overdue'

    Syria and surrounding countriesAn organization committed to achieving broad acceptance of religious liberty as a fundamental human right is applauding a bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives as a crucial step to aid victims of ISIS.

  • June 07, 2017
    Charlie Butts

    Christian flees persecution; courts downplay it

    China (PRC)A legal immigrant from China is making a final plea in court to be allowed to stay in the U.S. rather than face persecution for his Christian faith.

  • 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.

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