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

How to unfollow, mute or ignore people on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and more


Originally posted on Gigaom:

We’ve all been there. Whether it’s a picture of your friend’s new baby or your Aunt’s incessant updates about the weather in smalltown America, there are certain people in your social-media feeds that you’d like to just tune out for a bit (even just temporarily).

Social networks seem to be listening and have been rolling out features to help users regain a little bit of control of their social feeds without ruffling the feathers of any friends. The problem is each network has its own definition of tuning out someone, not to mention its own terminology.

To help you out, I combed some of the most popular social networks and muted/blocked/ignored/unfollowed everyone and everything I could. For a quick look, see our chart below. But we also have step-by-step pictures and an easy-to-follow guide for each network to make it easy to mute away.

How-to Guides:
Facebook
Google Plus
Twitter

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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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How to go completely paperless with iOS


Originally posted on Gigaom:

There are some obvious first steps one can take to cut down on the amount of paper used on a day-to-day basis if you’re an iOS user, like switching to electronic bill pay, borrowing eBooks from the library, subscribing to electronic magazines in Newsstand, and using online loyalty programs with iOS Passbook. But choosing up front not to receive or use paper is not the challenge; the question is what do you do when someone hands you paper.

Sometimes you are handed a stack of forms to fill out, receipts to keep track of, business cards to file and other forms of paper that you have to decide what to do with. The following will offer up some options for turning that pile of paper into digital documents as well as some measures you can take to help stop the cycle of passing paper back and forth in…

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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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Sudan: Persecution News Update


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

For more visit:
http://www.persecutionblog.com/2014/06/sudan-christian-meriam-ibrahim-added-to-prisoneralert.html

Uganda: Persecution News Update


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

For more visit:
https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2014/_05/article_3150010.html/