• U.N. accuses Myanmar military of Rohingya genocide

    August 29 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    U.N. accuses Myanmar military of Rohingya genocide

    Murder, rape, enslavement and other crimes against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims necessitate the country’s military leaders be charged with genocide, the United Nations said Aug. 27. “Criminal investigation and prosecution is warranted, focusing on the top Tatmadaw generals, in relation to the three categories of crimes under international law,” the U.N. said in a special report …

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  • Christians killed after laws limit Fulani herdsmen

    February 12 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Christians killed after laws limit Fulani herdsmen

    At least 170 Christian farmers and Muslim Fulani herdsmen have died this year in Nigeria’s Middle Belt in a centuries-old feud driven by Muslims seeking to graze their cattle on farmland, Christian advocacy groups have reported. Advocacy group Amnesty International counted 170 killings through Jan. 30.

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  • Pew: Muslims on pace to outnumber Jews in U.S.

    January 15 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pew: Muslims on pace to outnumber Jews in U.S.

    Muslims will likely surpass Jews as the second largest religious group behind Christians in the U.S. by 2040, elevated by a high birth rate and immigration, the Pew Research Center said in its latest analysis. The 3.45 million Muslims here will more than double to 8.1 million by 2050.

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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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  • Glimmers of gospel hope for South Asia's 1.6 billion

    May 9 2017 by Polly Maclean, IMB | with 0 comments
    Glimmers of gospel hope for South Asia's 1.6 billion

    Mosques and temples clamor daily for the souls of 1.6 billion people in Nepal, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Maldives and Sri Lanka – the countries of South Asia that make up the world's greatest concentration of people with no access to the gospel.

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  • Muslims outpacing Christians in births, Pew says

    April 10 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Muslims outpacing Christians in births, Pew says

    Muslims are so outpacing Christians in births that the two population groups will be nearly equal by 2060, with Christians holding only a slight majority, according to newly released Pew Research data. An increase in Muslim births compounded by an aging Christian population will put the Muslim share of the global population at 31 percent.

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  • Imprisoned Iranian believer in ‘urgent’ health crisis

    March 29 2017 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Imprisoned Iranian believer in ‘urgent’ health crisis

    Maryam Naghash Zargaran, an imprisoned Iranian convert to Christianity, is in “urgent need of special care.” Mohabat News reported that Zargaran’s health condition “deteriorated last week,” citing sources close to her family. Zargaran suffers from multiple health issues, including ASD hole-in-the heart disease, “drastic” weight loss, weakness, depression and trauma.

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  • 200 killed in Christian areas of Nasarawa, Nigeria

    March 29 2017 by Morning Star News, Nigeria Correspondent | with 0 comments
    200 killed in Christian areas of Nasarawa, Nigeria

    Armed attacks by Muslim Fulani herdsmen on predominantly Christian communities in Nasarawa state this year have left more than 200 people dead and destroyed homes and farms, sources said. One such attack on a worship service in the central Nigerian state’s Oshugu village killed two Christians and displaced hundreds, a survivor told Morning Star News.

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  • Dearborn’s Arab-Americans receptive, seminarians say

    March 24 2017 by Andrew J.W. Smith, SBTS | with 0 comments
    Dearborn’s Arab-Americans receptive, seminarians say

    In Dearborn, Mich., home of the largest concentration of Arab-Americans in the United States, students from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary learned about praying for and sharing the gospel with local Muslims during a three-day visit to the city. The team interacted with Arab Americans who comprise at least 45 percent of Dearborn’s population.

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  • What’s driving Muslim refugees to Christianity?

    March 24 2017 by Julia A. Seymour | with 0 comments
    What’s driving Muslim refugees to Christianity?

    Hundreds of Muslim refugees have converted to Christianity across Europe in recent years but motives vary. In Austria, the rolls of Catholic churches swelled with Muslim immigrants, leading to new guidelines for baptism to ensure sincere faith. Churches in Lebanon, Germany and England also report growing numbers of Muslim refugee converts.

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  • Christians in Egypt flee after killings in Northern Sinai

    March 2 2017 by Middle East Correspondent, Morning Star News | with 0 comments
    Christians in Egypt flee after killings in Northern Sinai

    Hundreds of Christians continue to flood out of the Egyptian town of Al-Arish in northern Sinai after the third Coptic Christian in a week was gunned down on Feb. 23, reportedly by Islamic State-linked militants. The latest slaying was the seventh killing of a Copt on the Sinai Peninsula in a month.

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  • Platt apologizes for ‘divisive’ IMB amicus brief

    February 17 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Platt apologizes for ‘divisive’ IMB amicus brief

    International Mission Board (IMB) President David Platt has apologized to Southern Baptists for the divisive nature of an amicus brief the IMB joined last May in support of a New Jersey’s Islamic society’s right to build a mosque. “I apologize to Southern Baptists for how distracting and divisive this has been,” Platt said.

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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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  • Sheik sent to kill pastor professes faith in Christ

    January 13 2017 by Morning Star News, East Africa Correspondent | with 0 comments
    Sheik sent to kill pastor professes faith in Christ

    Islamic extremists ambushed a church leader in eastern Uganda this month after a sheikh sent to assassinate him during worship instead accepted Christ. News of the former sheikh’s conversion shocked the community, and the newly converted Christian went into hiding. He, his wife and two children took refuge at an undisclosed location.

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  • Danger follows Christian refugees to Germany

    November 7 2016 by Jill Nelson, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Danger follows Christian refugees to Germany

    The situation of Christian refugees in German shelters is “unbearable” according to a report released in October and co-authored by Open Doors Germany. The report documents 743 cases of discrimination, death threats and physical assaults against Christians by Muslim refugees between February and May of this year.

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