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Beaten and Abused for their Faith in Jesus: Christian Persecution in India

By Carey Lodge, Christian Today. Hundreds of thousands of Christians across India are faced with a sobering ultimatum: hide their faith, or risk harassment, intimidation, and even death. Threats against churches, arson attacks on Christian property, and the harassment and violent abuse of new converts to Christianity are all on the rise in India, where …

Loving the Persecuted Church

This essay is a revised version of a sermon preached in several churches in the US and Europe. It calls us to consider the recent, extreme levels of discrimination, persecution, or even martyrdom currently faced by Christians in almost every continent in the light of three passages from the New Testament: Romans 13:1–7; Revelation 13:1–10; …

Christian Missionaries Describe Persecution in Syria, Seek Help from UN

By Suzette Gutierrez Cachila, The Christian Times. A Catholic nun and priest attended the #WeAreN2016 international congress on religious freedom, which was held April 28 to 30 in New York and sought protection from the United Nations against the brutalities of persecution. Sister Maria de Guadalupe and Father Rodrigo Miranda, missionaries from the Institute of …

The Fellowship of the Suffering

Authored by my friend and colleague Faith J. H. McDonnell and first published at Patheos, this is both painful and important to read. It is then important to respond not only as we pray and sing, but as we speak up, stand up and intervene that the fellowship of the suffering might be our shared burden as …

250 Muslim and evangelical leaders issue declaration calling for Christian protection from persecution

By Shianee Mamanglu-Regala, Christian Today. Around 250 Muslim and evangelical leaders recently assembled in Morocco to issue a declaration of religious freedom, calling on Muslim nations to defend Christians against persecution. The Muslim religious leaders, scholars and heads of states released the Marrakesh Declaration, a groundbreaking document that seeks to put an end to the mounting …

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