India: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on persecution news from India>

For more visit:
https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2014/07/article_3222907.html/

Kenya: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on persecution news from Kenya>

For more visit:
http://christiannews.net/2014/07/12/christians-killed-in-attacks-on-coastal-region-of-kenya/

Sudan: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on persecution news from Sudan.

For more visit:
http://www.christiantelegraph.com/issue24100.html

The Lofty Status of Peons


Originally posted on The Gospel in China:

I’ve just got one more post I want to share about our getting the boot. The drama continues there in northeast China, of course. The Chinese pastors occasionally get phone calls from the police. About a week ago, the police wanted them to turn over my bank card number so that they could check to see if I was a cult leader or not. Not sure what my bank card was going to tell them about my orthodoxy! This whole experience has certainly taught us much, and I hope that some of those lessons will serve others, as well.

My missionary mentor had to lend me some perspective in the days after Easter, when we discovered that I was going to be expelled. He could tell that I was sort of reeling from the blow, and he wanted to speak some establishing words. And the establishing words he spoke were also…

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Myanmar: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article that reports on persecution news from Myanmar.

For more visit:
http://blog.opendoorsusa.org/world-watch-list-challenge-23-myanmar/

Egypt: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article that looks at persecution news from Egypt.

For more visit:
http://blog.opendoorsusa.org/world-watch-list-challenge-22-egypt/

The worst places in the world to be religious


Originally posted on CNN Belief Blog:

By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Editor

(CNN) — Since 1999, the U.S. State Department has tracked the world’s worst abusers of religious rights. 

As the most recent report notes, it has never lacked for material. Persecutions of people of faith are rising across the globe.

Among the most worrying trends, according to the State Department, are “authoritarian governments that restrict their citizens’ ability to practice their religion.”

In typically bland bureaucratic language, the State Department calls these “countries of particular concern.” But the designation can come with some teeth.

Sudan, for example, where a Christian woman was sentenced to death this week for leaving Islam, is ineligible for some types of foreign aid.

In addition to Sudan, here are the State Department’s “countries of particular concern.” You might call them “The Worst Places in the World to Be Religious.”

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