Egypt & Libya: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news in Egypt and Libya.

For more visit:
http://www.persecution.org/2015/06/18/forgotten-in-libya-christians-abducted-by-islamic-extremists-still-missing/
https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/06/15/martyrs-church-islamic-state-massacre-libya-casts-sectarian-shadow-village-egypt/

India: Persecution News Update


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

For more visit:
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Radical-Hindus-want-Catholic-schools-banned-from-India-34543.html

Syria: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news in Syria.

For more visit:
http://aclj.org/persecuted-church/fate-of-syrian-christians-kidnapped-by-isis-still-unknown
http://www.mercatornet.com/articles/view/the-slow-death-of-syrian-christianity/16349

Iran: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news from Iran.

For more visit:
http://aclj.org/persecuted-church/house-of-representatives-calls-on-iran-to-release-captive-americans-including-pastor-saeed-abedini
http://mohabatnews.com/en/?p=2286

China: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news from China (the most recent are at the top).

For more visit:
http://www.chinaaid.org/2015/06/sichuan-church-member-administratively.html
http://www.chinaaid.org/2015/06/two-christians-in-shandongs-cao-county.html
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2015/0608/As-China-knocks-down-Christian-crosses-the-faithful-restore-them

Billy Graham’s Grandson Resigns From Megachurch After Affair


particularkev:

Sadly, another has fallen.

Originally posted on TIME:

A grandson of the influential evangelical pastor Billy Graham has resigned from the pulpit at a high-profile church in South Florida after church leaders discovered he was having an affair.

Tullian Tchividjian said that he returned from a trip a few months ago to find his wife having an affair, and that he in turn went on to a friend with whom he “sought comfort,” in a statement to the Washington Post. “I resigned from my position at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church today due to ongoing marital issues.”

“Both my wife and I are heartbroken over our actions,” he said.

The pastor, 42, has three children with his wife, Kim. Tchividjian was widely considered a rising star in evangelical circles and is the fourth Florida megachurch pastor to resign after having affairs, according to the Post.

Tchividjian’s grandfather, the 96-year-old Billy Graham, was an adviser to U.S. presidents…

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Iraq: Persecution News Update


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

For more visit:
http://www.bosnewslife.com/35360-christianity-doomed-in-iraq-say-experts

Sudan: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news from Sudan.

For more visit:
http://www.persecution.org/2015/06/15/south-sudanese-pastors-facing-death-penalty-for-christian-faith-scheduled-to-appear-in-court/
http://morningstarnews.org/2015/06/no-new-evidence-against-two-south-sudanese-pastors-in-sudan-relatives-say/

Indonesia: Persecution News Update


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

For more visit:
http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/news/police-investigate-burning-papua-church/