Posts Tagged ‘ Persecuted Christians ’

Diapers for Refugees Program Expands in Small But Important Way

Apr 21st, 2017 | By
Young Christian mothers stand in line to receive diapers in northern Iraq.

March diaper distribution marks start of year two: In March more than $18,000 was transferred to our ministry partner in Iraq to begin year two of the Diapers for Refugees program. The first distribution of 160,000 diapers was conducted last year in March. The cost has remained stable over the last year and our cost

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Christian Man Burned To Death In Pakistan

Apr 20th, 2017 | By

By BosNewsLife Asia Service ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)– A Christian man has been burned to death in north-eastern Pakistan amid growing violence against minority Christians in the Islamic Asian nation, rights activists confirmed. The Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS), a Christian charity, told BosNewsLife that 45-year-old Ameen Masih “was locked in his house”

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Christians Celebrate Palm Sunday in Qaraqosh

Apr 11th, 2017 | By

Hundreds of Christians came together in Qaraqosh, Iraq to celebrate Palm Sunday for the first time in three years. They worshiped in a church that had been torched by Islamic State militants. In October, Iraqi forces and the Christian militia pushed Islamic State militants out of Qaraqosh as part of a campaign to retake Mosul

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Iran Christian Converts Facing Prison Amid Health Concerns

Apr 7th, 2017 | By

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)– Iranian Christians are concerned about Maryam Naghash Zargaran after she was reportedly denied urgent medical treatment and fellow believer Ebrahim Firouzi who was told by an Iranian court that his five-year sentence has been upheld. The two Christians both converted from Islam, a move

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ISIS Militants Disguised as Iraqi Police Slaughter 31 People

Apr 6th, 2017 | By

Islamic State militants posed as Iraqi police officers, slaughtering 31 people and wounded 40 in an attack in Tikrit in northern Iraq. According to Ireland’s Independent.ie, the militants first targeted a police checkpoint and then the house of a police colonel who was the head of the counter-terrorism services. They later turned their fire on

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Tillerson Meets With Wife of Jailed Pastor in Turkey

Mar 31st, 2017 | By

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Norine Brunson, the wife of the American pastor currently imprisoned in Turkey. Andrew Brunson, the pastor, has been held by Turkish authorities since October after being accused of being a member of a terrorist organization. According to the Daily Star, “Tillerson met Norine Brunson, who has lived

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ISIS Uses Children As Human Shields in Mosul

Mar 30th, 2017 | By

According to the Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights website, the Islamic State seized 197 children and is using them as human shields. The children are being held near the Large Mosque on the east bank of Mosul to stop the advancement of coalition forces currently trying to retake eastern Mosul from the Islamic State. Lt.-

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Imprisoned Pastor in Turkey Asks Trump to “Please Help Me”

Mar 29th, 2017 | By

American Pastor Andrew Brunson, who is wrongfully imprisoned in Turkey because of his Christian faith, is pleading with President Trump, “please help me.” Brunson is facing false charges in Turkey of “membership in an armed terrorist organization.” Brunson delivered a statement to U.S. embassy officials who were able to meet with him in prison: Will

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The Continuing Syrian Crisis and America’s Conundrums

Mar 27th, 2017 | By

Let’s drop the notion that defeating ISIS is our grand strategic goal in the region. Our grand strategic goal in the region is to build a new order in the region. To build a new order in the region we need partners. So says Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Michael Doran concerning conflict-wracked Iraq and Syria during a Washington. DC conference

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Christian Czech Missionary Shares Story of His Time in Sudanese Prison

Mar 21st, 2017 | By

The Czech Republic’s Foreign Ministry said Petr Jašek, a Christian missionary and film maker, was released from a Sudanese prison where he was held since December 2015. He was freed in late February during Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek’s visit to Sudan. Jašek, who also works for the Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) as the

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