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Time Running Out for Condemned Christian Woman After Giving Birth in Sudanese Prison

May 30, 2014

Now that Ibrahim has given birth, the clock is ticking towards her execution for her refusal to renounce her faith in Jesus Christ…

Daniel Wani and Mariem Yahya Ibrahim (Photo credit: Gabriel Wani)

Senators Call for Asylum for Imprisoned Christian as State Dept. Demands DNA Test

May 28, 2014

Sudan is making an example of Meriam Yahya Ibrahim. Now it is up to the United States government and concerned citizens to make their response to Sudan’s treatment of Ibrahim an example – an example of effective, aggressive advocacy.

Nigerian Christians traumatized by the slaughter of friends and families, and made homeless refugees because of jihadist attacks.  (Photo credit: Barnabas Fund)

Nigeria Christians Mourn Deaths in Massive Killings

March 22, 2014

Our friends at BosNewsLife write about the most recent killings of northern Nigerian Christians. Although the U.S. State Department has finally designated Boko Haram as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) (after four years of intense pressure from the Nigeria Task Force of which IRD’s Religious Liberty Program is a founding member), they continue to deny the specific targeting of Christians by both Boko Haram and by the Fulani “herdsmen” who were killing Christians in northern Nigeria long before Boko Haram was even founded!

Lord Alton at the Parliamentary launch for the e-book "Taken." (Photo credit: Antislaveryday.com)

Lord Alton Challenges West: Respond to Persecution!

March 20, 2014

Speaking at Brentwood Cathedral, Essex for Lent, Lord Alton of Liverpool criticized the response of the West to global Christian persecution. “Secular society has got its priorities wrong but so have western churches which too easily become intoxicated with their own introspective navel-gazing,” Alton declared. He challenged Western Christians to more courageously decide “what to do with the time that is given us.”

Christ Church Anglican Cathedral, Stone Town, Zanzibar (Photo credit: Anton Zelenov)

Bomb Blast Today at Zanzibar Anglican Cathedral – Just the Latest Jihadi Attack in Tanzania

February 24, 2014

The bombing of beautiful Christ Church Cathedral is just the latest in a series of attacks by Islamist supremacists in a jihad against Christians in Tanzania.

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Going Global: House Hearing Documents Worldwide Persecution of Christians

February 18, 2014

Persecution of Christians is the “premier human rights issue of the early 21st century, as well as the most untold story about global Christianity in our time,” Boston Globe reporter John Allen stated in prepared remarks on February 11, 2014. Addressing a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing, Allen and other panelists ominously delineated Christianity’s threatened state around the world.

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Indonesians Concerned Over Proposed Mandatory Prayer Law

January 28, 2014

A province in Indonesia may pass a bylaw requiring residents to take part in Islamic prayers several times a day. A bylaw is a law or regulation that is made by a local government and applies only to that local area.

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Christians in Turkey fear Increased Persecution

January 27, 2014

Christian leaders in Turkey are concerned that recent attacks over Christmas and the New Year could be a sign of more severe persecution.

In an image tweeted by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Rouhani meets with Iranian Christians  on Christmas. (Source: @HassanRouhani)

Persians Bearing Gifts: The Iranian Christmas Charm Offensive

December 27, 2013

While Iranian leaders tweet their cheery Christmas blessings to the world, Christians within the Islamic Republic face persecution for their beliefs, especially during the Christmas season.

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Pastor Saeed’s Life in Danger, Wife Urges Congress

December 18, 2013

A curtain is all that separates U.S. citizen Saeed Abedini from the murderers and rapists in Iran’s deplorable Rajai Shahr prison. Robbed, tortured, and promised release if he denounces his Christian faith, Abedini continues to be deprived of basic human and religious rights.

Twenty-six year old Adnan Prince (Adnan Masih), falsely accused of blasphemy and imprisoned in Pakistan. (Photo credit: The Voice Society via World Watch Monitor)

Falsely Accused of Blasphemy, Source of Islamist Outrage: Just Another Pakistani Christian’s Story

December 17, 2013

Adnan Prince, aged 26, was arrested under the dreaded charge of blasphemy in Pakistan for allegedly outraging religious feelings, defiling the Koran and defaming Mohammed. This easily-manipulated charge, under which so many Pakistani Christians (not to mention many Muslims) have suffered, carries a sentence of either life imprisonment or execution.

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Christians: The Ignored Malalas

October 19, 2013

Editor’s note: A version of this article was published by the Christian Post. Click here to read it. Malala Yousafzai survived the Taliban’s attack on her life. She rallies for the rights of girl’s…