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Libya ‘chaos’ makes it one of world’s most dangerous places to be a Christian

[ 0 ] August 14, 2016 |
Libya ‘chaos’ makes it one of world’s most dangerous places to be a Christian

Aug. 12, 2016 An anti-Gaddafi rally in Libya, 2011.Flickr / CC / Mojomogwai It’s five years this month since Muammar Gaddafi’s government in Libya was overthrown when rebels stormed his compound and he went into hiding. However, despite high hopes, the ongoing anarchy there now makes it “one of the most dangerous places in the […]

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Overcoming a century of pain

[ 1 ] April 24, 2015 |
Overcoming a century of pain

Turkish Christians take first step toward embittered Armenians   By Barbara G. Baker April 24, 2015     “We came to share your pain,” Turkish Christians declared in early April, standing before TV cameras at the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan. “We have come here to apologize for what our ancestors did, to ask for […]

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Confusion around Pakistani Christian boy’s burns death, amid communal tensions

[ 1 ] April 17, 2015 |
Confusion around Pakistani Christian boy’s burns death, amid communal tensions

Confusion around Pakistani Christian boy’s burns death, amid communal tensions Claim that teen died ‘for faith’ clashes with alleged cover-up of family dispute   By Asif Aqeel April 17, 2015     A 14-year-old Christian boy, who was first reported to have been doused with petrol and set on fire because of his faith, died […]

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India Hindu leaders turn up ‘reconversion’ rhetoric

[ 0 ] December 24, 2014 |
India Hindu leaders turn up ‘reconversion’ rhetoric

‘Planned conspiracy’ says respected journalist By Anto Akkara Dec. 23, 2014 Ignoring paralyzing opposition in Parliament and private expressions of exasperation from their own political leader, the top leaders of India’s fundamentalist Hindu movement have mounted a vigorous defense of a campaign to bring Christian converts back to Hinduism. “This is our own country, our […]

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Kenya

[ 0 ] December 3, 2014 |
Kenya

Kenya Republic of Kenya Africa Geography Area: 582,646 sq km Most people live in the fertile plateaus of the south and west. Much of the north and east is desert. Only 8.9% of the land is cultivable. Population: 40,862,900    Annual Growth: 2.67% Capital: Nairobi Urbanites: 22.2% HDI Rank: 147 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009) […]

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Nigeria’s Boko Haram strikes again in Cameroon

[ 0 ] December 4, 2013 |
Nigeria’s Boko Haram strikes again in Cameroon

Missionary killed, churches torched around time of French priest’s kidnapping Northern Cameroon is a vast, semi-desert area. Carsten Ten Brink / Flickr / Creative Commons A missionary has been killed and several churches set ablaze in attacks by Nigeria’s Islamist group Boko Haram in neighbouring Cameroon. The Nigerian missionary, David Dina Mataware, with the Christian […]

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Pakistan

[ 1 ] July 27, 2013 |
Pakistan

Islamic Republic of Pakistan Asia Geography Area: 796,095 sq km 796,095 sq km, which includes 83,700 sq km of UN-divided Kashmir controlled by Pakistan. Arid mountains in the north and west. Desert in the east and southeast. Vast irrigation schemes in the fertile Indus River valley. Population: 184,753,300 Annual Growth: 2.19% Capital: Islamabad Urbanites: 37% […]

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India

[ 1 ] July 13, 2013 |
India

India Republic of India Asia Geography Area: 3,166,000 sq km A further 121,000 sq km of Kashmir, a contested area, is administered by Pakistan and China. Geographically and politically, India dominates South Asia and the Indian Ocean. There are 28 Union States and 7 Union Territories. Population: 1,214,464,312 Annual Growth: 1.44% Capital: Delhi Urbanites: 30.1% […]

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Pakistan court throws out blasphemy charge against pastor

[ 0 ] June 28, 2013 |
Pakistan court throws out blasphemy charge against pastor

A Pakistan court has acquitted a pastor accused of insulting Islam because the pastor’s accuser has told the court he was mistaken. Karma Patras, 56, already had been released on bail from Sheikhupura District Jail in February after the man who filed the complaint, Syed Zulqarnain Shah, told court his accusation had been lodged mistakenly. […]

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Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians

[ 0 ] June 5, 2013 |
Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians

World Watch Monitor reviews Paul Marshall, Lela Gilbert & Nina Shea’s new book This is a book designed to show that “Christians are the single most widely persecuted religious group in the world today” (p4).   With that aim, three authors well known in the field of religious advocacy give the reader the ultimate global […]

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Unemployed and Christian in Egypt

[ 0 ] May 29, 2013 |
Unemployed and Christian in Egypt

At the margins of a sour economy, the odds of finding a job are even longer It’s harder than ever to find a job in Egypt, where the unemployment rate has risen to a record 13 percent. For young Egyptians, the jobless rate is much higher. For out-of-work Christians, finding a job can be especially […]

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Egypt is at a crossroads

[ 0 ] May 23, 2013 |
Egypt is at a crossroads

Summary A “big force” is pushing Egypt towards greater conservatism and religious extremism, according to Bishop Thomas of the El-Qussia and Mair Diocese in Upper Egypt. However, he said he still believes Egypt can enjoy transformation of a different kind – towards true democracy, gender equality and religious tolerance. Democracy does not mean the rule […]

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