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  • Hindu nationalists host world conference in U.S.

    September 6 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hindu nationalists host world conference in U.S.

    An international Hindu confab in the U.S. that organizers describe as a unity initiative will include radical and violent Hindu nationalists, International Christian Concern (ICC) charged Sept. 5. The second World Hindu Congress convening Sept. 7-9 in Chicago will encourage the use of Hindu philosophy, according to event organizers, to address issues of politics, education and commerce …

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  • Christian persecutors largely unchanged, Open Doors reports

    January 16 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Christian persecutors largely unchanged, Open Doors reports

    The most dangerous countries for Christians, led again by North Korea, remain largely the same, according to the 2018 list compiled by a leading advocate for the persecuted church. Open Doors USA released its annual World Watch List Jan. 10.

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  • ICE deports Indonesian Christian who fled persecution

    June 2 2017 by Onize Ohikere, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    ICE deports Indonesian Christian who fled persecution

    As the U.S. tightens immigration enforcement, officials have deported an Indonesian Christian back to a country grappling with persistent Christian persecution. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials put Arino Massie on a plane back to Indonesia. ICE detained Massie and three other Indonesian Christian men earlier this month when they came for their annual routine check-in.

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  • Christian persecution increases; North Korea still No. 1

    January 13 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Christian persecution increases; North Korea still No. 1

    North Korea ranks as the most dangerous country for Christians for the 16th consecutive time after a year in which the persecution of followers of Jesus continued to rise, according to a new report. Release of the annual World Watch List came as religious freedom advocates call for President-elect Trump to act to protect Christians overseas.

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  • N. Korea tops persecution list for 14th year

    January 20 2016 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    N. Korea tops persecution list for 14th year

    As North Korea once again held its spot for the 14th consecutive year as the most dangerous country for Christians, religious persecution on every continent has appeared to increase, according to a new report. Open Doors released its annual World Watch list of the top 50 countries …

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  • North Korea pressured on human rights

    September 10 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    North Korea pressured on human rights

    Since the Southern Baptist Convention’s adoption of a resolution this summer on “religious persecution and human rights violations in North Korea,” the country has sent thousands of Christians to its political prison camps, estimated at 50,000-70,000 by Open Doors. The SBC resolution, meanwhile, notes that …

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  • N. Korea remains atop persecution list

    January 9 2015 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    N. Korea remains atop persecution list

    While North Korea held its spot for the 13th consecutive year as the most dangerous country for Christians to live, a new report noted other countries are experiencing unprecedented levels of persecution. Open Doors, which seeks to strengthen the persecuted church overseas, released its annual World Watch List Jan 7.

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  • Eritrean Christian dies in prison

    November 1 2013 by John Evans, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Eritrean Christian dies in prison

    A Christian woman perished from pneumonia in an Eritrean prison after facing harsh conditions and denial of medical treatment – all because she would not renounce her faith.

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