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  • Pray for Aleppo, Southern Baptist leaders urge

    December 16 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pray for Aleppo, Southern Baptist leaders urge

    Southern Baptist leaders are exhorting Christians to pray for Aleppo, Syria, a city being destroyed in civil war between the Syrian government and rebels including the Islamic State. The latest call for prayer follows the desperate pleas of residents who believed their death was imminent as the Syrian government reportedly made significant progress in overtaking and evacuating rebel-held areas.

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  • Where’s the priority to help genocide victims?

    September 30 2016 by Evan Wilt, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Where’s the priority to help genocide victims?

    A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Sept. 22 bemoaned the Obama administration’s lack of action since acknowledging the ongoing genocide of religious and ethnic minorities in the Middle East. “They made the genocide declaration but now what? And the now what has been a big zero,” said Rep. Chris Smith.

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  • Study: Radical Islam looming across African Sahel

    September 16 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Study: Radical Islam looming across African Sahel

    The poverty- and drought-stricken Sahel region spanning northern Africa is becoming a breeding ground for radical Islamic groups intent on persecuting Christians, according to a study conducted by World Watch Research. Boko Haram, the Islamic State, al-Qaeda, Ansar Dine and other groups are growing in the region, the report said.

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  • Boko Haram fractured & weakened, analysis says

    August 5 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Boko Haram fractured & weakened, analysis says

    A disputed report by the Islamic State group that it has appointed a new leader for Boko Haram in Nigeria indicates Boko Haram is fractured and weakened. Abubakar Shekau released an audio message saying he is still in charge of the terrorists, hours after IS proclaimed Abu Musab al-Barnawi the new leader of Boko Haram.

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  • Islamic State group kills priest in Western church attack

    July 28 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Islamic State group kills priest in Western church attack

    Islamic State jihadists slit the throat of an elderly Catholic priest who was celebrating Mass in Normandy, France, marking the terrorist group’s first known attack on a church in the West. In the knife attack, two men forced Jacques Hamel to his knees, murdered him and filmed themselves making comments in Arabic while dancing.

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  • God’s hand at work years after Arab Spring

    January 30 2015 by Nicole Lee and Charles Braddix, IMB Media | with 0 comments
    God’s hand at work years after Arab Spring

    Though the fourth anniversary of the Arab Spring uprisings arrives with little sign of real change in the Arab world, there is reason to hope because God is at work in the midst of the chaos. Many refugees are able to hear the Good News for the first time …

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