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Month: November 2014

Nov 25

World Watch List Challenge – #46 Djibouti

Djibouti has a population of approximately 900,000 people. The majority is Muslim, and an estimated 15,000 Christians are present in Djibouti, as well, including an expatriate Christian community. Islam is the religion of the state, but the constitution provides for religious freedom.

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Nov 20

Stories That Haven’t Made The News…

This has been an unprecedented year in Christian persecution. From the kidnapped girls in Nigeria, to Christians attacked by ISIS, the world has been forced to pay attention to Christian persecution in several countries. However, what the media outlets around the world aren’t covering… are the stories of persecuted men and women in countries who […]

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Nov 19

Newsflashes from the Persecuted Church

Middle East: Finding Christ during Hostility, Turmoil The Middle East is in turmoil. Civil war in Syria, a battle against the Islamic State in parts of Iraq and Syria, refugees flooding Lebanon and Jordan, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) fleeing to safer areas in Syria or Iraq.  That is the negative side, but the other side […]

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Nov 14

Act Now – Time Running Out For Religious Freedom Commission

ISIS continues to tear across Iraq and Syria, ruthlessly persecuting Christians and other religious minorities. In Nigeria, more than 200 schoolgirls remain in captivity. Just last week, a Pakistani Christian couple was burned to death in a brick kiln, targeted because of their faith. Earlier this year, Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese wife and mother, was imprisoned for her faith and sentenced to death by hanging.

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Nov 12

Newsflashes from the Persecuted Church

Isaac*, an Open Doors researcher for Nigeria, has just returned from visiting a few Christians who have fled in the wake of Boko Haram’s capture of the city of Mubi on Oct. 29. The attack on Mubi has been a huge blow to these local Christians. Witnesses told Isaac how Boko Haram ordered the Christians that were trapped in Mubi to embrace Islam or be ready to die. “The Lord gave many of them the grace to stand strong,” reports Isaac.

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