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  • Asia Bibi freed, conviction overturned

    November 1 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Asia Bibi freed, conviction overturned

    Christian mother Asia Bibi was released Oct. 31 from Pakistan’s death row after the nation’s Supreme Court reversed her 2010 conviction of blasphemy. Religious liberty advocates globally expressed jubilation and pleas that Pakistan’s military protect Bibi. Meanwhile, Muslim extremists reportedly began burning tires in the streets. Pakistan issued a heightened security alert hours in advance of the announcement …

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  • ‘Security’ only reason for Asia Bibi verdict delay

    October 24 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Security’ only reason for Asia Bibi verdict delay

    Security is the only reason Pakistan’s Supreme Court is delaying its ruling in an Oct. 8 appeal of Christian mother Asia Bibi’s blasphemy conviction, a religious liberty expert told Baptist Press. “There’s only one reason, security,” said Shaheryar Gill, senior litigation counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).

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  • Christian mother’s life in hands of Pakistani court

    October 10 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Christian mother’s life in hands of Pakistani court

    Christian mother Asia Bibi only offered a Muslim coworker a drink of water. Subsequently convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to death in 2010, Bibi awaits the result of her final court appeal heard Oct. 8. The coworker said Bibi’s Christianity made the water ceremonially unclean, setting off a chain of false accusations …

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  • ‘100 percent world-aware’: goal of Korean church

    July 10 2018 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘100 percent world-aware’: goal of Korean church

    The world is the common denominator – and the focus of prayer – for an array of ministries of Semihan Church in Carrollton, Texas, site of the 2018 annual meeting of the Southern Baptist fellowship known informally as the “Korean Council.” Even Semihan’s name reflects the link: “Se” is part of a Korean word for world; “mi” …

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  • Persecuted in Pakistan, now pastoring in Vancouver

    January 30 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Persecuted in Pakistan, now pastoring in Vancouver

    Pastor Gavaha* received the alarming news while he was visiting South Korea for a leadership conference. A group of men, claiming to have come to deliver a magazine at his family’s home in Pakistan, had forced their way past an armed security guard and taken Gavaha’s wife and four children hostage.

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  • World’s worst religious freedom violators evaluated

    January 8 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    World’s worst religious freedom violators evaluated

    The Trump administration’s first designation of the world’s worst violators of religious freedom received the same evaluation as the last list under President Obama – good but not good enough. The State Department announced Jan. 4 the re-designation of the same “countries of particular concern” announced in April 2016 by the Obama administration.

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  • Pakistan: ISIS claims attack on church

    December 19 2017 by Morning Star News, Pakistan correspondent | with 0 comments
    Pakistan: ISIS claims attack on church

    Terror struck Christians in Pakistan’s Balochistan Province Dec. 17 as four terrorists allegedly linked with the Islamic State group attacked a church, killing at least nine worshipers and injuring more than 50 others. Police and church officials said that four suicide attackers stormed the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church in the provincial capital, Quetta.

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  • Pakistani death sentences show blasphemy laws’ threat

    November 9 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pakistani death sentences show blasphemy laws’ threat

    The October death sentences for three Pakistani men demonstrate the threat of blasphemy laws in many countries to the life and liberty of Christians and other religious minorities. The judgments for the Pakistanis came two months after the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom issued a report that showed more than one-third of the world’s countries have blasphemy laws.

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  • 3rd Pakistani Christian teenager killed since August

    October 13 2017 by Morning Star News, Pakistan Correspondent | with 0 comments
    3rd Pakistani Christian teenager killed since August

    Police in Pakistan beat a 14-year-old Christian boy to death on Oct. 9, because he had gotten into a fight with a Muslim classmate who tried to bully him into renouncing his faith, Morning Star News reported. Arsalan Masih is the third Christian teenager to be killed in Pakistan since August.

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  • Pakistani refugees lost everything but Jesus

    September 5 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Pakistani refugees lost everything but Jesus

    A Pakistani asylum seeker said he is grateful for his family’s safety, even though they have lived in hiding for more than six years. Religious violence forced the family from their country and now, due to an unsuccessful resettlement application to the United Nations, they feel trapped in a foreign land.

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  • Refugee ministry: Finding God in grief

    August 22 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Refugee ministry: Finding God in grief

    Kim Amihan, a Filipina special education teacher who lives in Thailand, said witnessing the faith of Pakistani Christian refugees as they endure difficulty has taught her unexpected lessons about the Christian life. Amihan moved to Bangkok shortly before Calvary Baptist Church, an international congregation led by Southern Baptist missionaries, launched a refugee ministry.

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  • Baptists serve Bangkok’s ‘Little Lahore’

    August 7 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Baptists serve Bangkok’s ‘Little Lahore’

    “I don’t want to go back,” Naomi* said, her voice thick with emotion. The middle-aged woman wiped away tears with the tail of her headscarf as she recounted how a Muslim group beat her husband near death over an alleged blasphemy charge. Naomi’s youngest two sons sat quietly on the concrete floor. ...

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  • ‘Unclean’ Christian denied treatment dies at Ramadan

    June 7 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Unclean’ Christian denied treatment dies at Ramadan

    A Christian sanitation worker whom Muslim doctors declared “unclean” and refused to treat during Ramadan has died from injuries suffered on his job in Pakistan, Morning Star News reported. Irfan Masih died June 1 of exposure to poisonous gas while trying to clear a sewage line.

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  • Year after Pakistan Easter bombing, suffering lingers

    March 28 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Year after Pakistan Easter bombing, suffering lingers

    Families are still struggling a year after a suicide bomber killed more than 70 people and injured hundreds others in an attack targeting Christians at Easter in Lahore, Pakistan, International Christian Concern noted. “The Easter day bombing left me alone,” Tariq, a bombing survivor who was injured and lost his brother in the blast.

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  • Christian charged with blasphemy, 106 Muslims acquitted

    February 8 2017 by Morning Star News staff | with 0 comments
    Christian charged with blasphemy, 106 Muslims acquitted

    A 70-year-old Christian in Pakistan was jailed on blasphemy charges on the same day 106 Muslims accused in a 2013 attack on a Christian colony were acquitted. A mosque leader accused Mukhtar Masih of writing two letters containing derogatory remarks about the Koran and Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, police records show.

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