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  • Turkey releases pastor Andrew Brunson!

    10/12/2018 7:03:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/12/2018 | by Joel Gehrke
    American pastor Andrew Brunson, who was swept up in a wave of arrests in the wake a failed coup attempt in Turkey, was released on Friday, easing a major controversy between the United States and the NATO ally. A judge ordered Brunson's release as part of a reported deal in which President Trump will “ease economic pressure” on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s country. Turkey is not dropping the case against Brunson. The prosecutor “demanded up to 10 years in prison for terror charges,” a pro-government outlet reported, but Brunson will be allowed to leave the country. “The Second High Criminal...
  • BREAKING: White House Reaches Deal With Turkey to Free Jailed US Pastor Andrew Brunson

    10/11/2018 4:39:11 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    Faithwire.com ^ | 11 Oct 2018 | Dan Andros
    Finally, after an excruciatingly long wait of almost two years, it appears the incarceration of United States pastor Andrew Brunson will finally come to an end. According to NBC News, the White House has brokered a deal to secure Brunson’s freedom: The White House expects North Carolina pastor Andrew Brunson to be released by the Turkish government and returned to the U.S. in the coming days, two years after he was detained, according to two senior administration officials and another person briefed on the matter. Under an agreement senior Trump administration officials recently reached with Turkey, Brunson is supposed to...
  • Two Christian Bus Passengers Executed After They Refuse to Recite Islamic Statement of Faith

    09/21/2018 2:22:53 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 18 replies
    Faithwire ^ | 9/18/18 | Will Maule
    Some horrific news is emerging out of Kenya after two Christians were murdered in cold blood by militants belonging to Islamic terror group Al-Shabaab. According to International Christian Concern, last Friday a group of militants stopped a bus that was headed for the North Eastern province city of Garissa. The terrorists then ordered the passengers of the bus before demanding to see their identification, in order to try and determine which of them were Christians and which were Muslims.
  • Chinese officials burn bibles, close churches, force Christian to denounce faith...

    09/10/2018 5:24:12 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    The Chinese government is destroying cross, burning bibles, closing churches and forcing Christian believers to sign papers renouncing their faith as the crackdown on religious congregations in Beijing and several provinces intensifies. The suppression of religious freedoms comes as an official government campaign to “Sinicize” religion by demanding loyalty to the atheist Communist party and removing any potential challenge to the party’s power in the country. The persecution of Christians in China is nothing new. A report by the watchdog group Freedom House found that Christians and other religious groups in China have been persecuted since 2012, Fox News reported....
  • Muslim Militants Burn Alive Christian Pastor and His Family in Nigeria

    09/02/2018 11:36:30 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Aug 2018 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, P.H.D
    Fulani Muslim militants launched raids on eight villages burning alive a Christian pastor, wife and three of their children. Islamic raiders, with machetes and AK47 rifles, looted destroying 95 houses, farmland and three churches. They killed Pastor Adamu Gyang Wurim and his family by setting fire to their house while them inside and shot his wife. Also, two villagers killed &wounding several others. Local lawyer, Dalyop Solomon Mwantiri, spoke with one of three surviving pastor's children away at University that learned of it on Facebook. "When I called a friend to find out about the situation, the report I received...
  • Religious restrictions tighten in Russia-held areas of Ukraine

    08/26/2018 8:57:26 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    The Alabama Baptist ^ | August 26, 2018
    Authorities of the self-declared Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), an unrecognized entity that declared independence from Ukraine in 2014, have halted worship meetings by a range of religious communities, seized religious literature and fined religious leaders. The most recent raid came on a Pentecostal Church in Alchevsk on Aug. 6. Earlier raids included one June 10 on a Baptist congregation in the town of Krasnodon (official Ukrainian name Sorokyne), near the eastern border with Russia. The church had gathered for its regular Sunday morning worship meeting when police arrived. State registration Officers told church members there that under Article 9 of...
  • Evangelicals in Cuba: Controlled, Repressed, but Still Multiplying

    08/18/2018 5:07:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/18/2018 | Michael Mutzner
    Like every other UN Member State, Cuba was reviewed earlier during this year in the framework of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) conducted by the UN's Human Rights Council in Geneva. At this occasion, our Geneva Liaison Office worked on a report explaining the situation of the Evangelical churches in Cuba. Following years of steady growth, Evangelicals currently amount to about 10% of the Cuban population. While a small minority of churches are protected, most still face some forms of restriction and yet hope for the government to guarantee more freedom. In this current context, it has not been possible...
  • Religious website triggers complaint against Edwards Air Force Base brigadier general

    08/15/2018 7:02:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    L A Times ^ | Aug 13, 2018 | Sarah Parvini
    On Sunday, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation made an official demand to Defense Secretary James N. Mattis to “immediately and comprehensively” investigate Air Force Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert. At issue is Teichert’s website, called “Prayer at Lunchtime for the United States,” in which the commander says he encourages “Bible-believing Americans to take time to specifically pray for our nation at lunchtime every day.” Teichert commands the 412th Test Wing and is also the installation commander, according to the Edwards website. On his religious website, Teichert goes only by “John,” and writes that he is an active duty brigadier general...
  • Christian Persecution Around the World

    08/09/2018 1:51:58 PM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    Front Page ^ | August 9, 2018 | Jack Kerwick
    Pope Francis, the Holy See of the church to which I’ve belonged my entire life and that I continue to regularly attend, has spent relatively little time during his tenure devoting much energy to underscoring the Church’s traditional, however Politically Incorrect, positions on such hotbed issues as abortion, same-sex marriage, and, say, Jesus’s unique standing in God’s economy of salvation. And even though it is the baptismal promise of every Roman Catholic to renounce Satan and all of his works, to unequivocally repudiate evil wherever it rears its hideous head, Francis scarcely speaks to the abominations of the world. He...
  • Turkey demands removal of sanctions over pastor Andrew Brunson

    08/02/2018 5:39:22 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 20 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Aug 2, 2018 | by Alastair Jamieson
    The White House said the North Carolina native is "a victim of unfair and unjust attention" and should be released. LONDON — Turkey demanded an immediate reversal from the U.S. after its NATO ally imposed sanctions over the treatment of detained American pastor Andrew Brunson. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said the Trump administration’s decision was “incompatible with the most simple diplomatic courtesy and mutual respect" and risked regional instability. Relations between the countries have plummeted after Brunson, 50, was arrested in 2016 on charges of "committing crimes on behalf of terror groups without being a member" and espionage. He...
  • BOOM: U.S. Pastor Detained In Turkey For 21 Months Released After Trump Threatens ‘Harsh Policy’

    07/29/2018 12:12:33 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 32 replies
    https://ilovemyfreedom.org ^ | July 26, 2018 Martin
    Christian pastor who has been detained in Turkey for 21 months has been released after President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence threatened to impose a new “harsh policy” and sanctions, according to Reuters. Andrew Brunson, a North Carolina native, left a Turkish prison on Wednesday and will reportedly be transferred to house arrest. Many are crediting Trump sand Pence for his release from prison, as the White House threatened to impose a new round of brutal sanctions on Turkey if the American pastor was not released. Brunson, who has worked in Turkey for more than 20 years, was...
  • Pence Denounces Nicaragua, China, North Korea, Russia and Iran For Brutalizing People Of Faith

    07/28/2018 9:48:37 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Jul 26, 2018 | Joshua Gill
    Vice President Mike Pence lambasted China, Nicaragua, North Korea, Russia and Iran Thursday for their systemic persecution of various faith groups. "Those nations that reject religious freedom breed radicalism and resentment in citizens. They sowed the seeds of violence within their borders. Violence that often spills over into their neighbors and across the world, and as history has shown too many times those who deny religious freedom for their own people have no qualms trampling upon the rights of other people undermining security and peace across the wide and world,” Pence said. Pence then called for an end to the...
  • With State Department Ministerial, Trump Administration Signals Seriousness on Religious Freedom

    07/23/2018 2:21:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2018 | Travis Weber
    Later this week, the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will host the first-ever “Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom” at the State Department headquarters in Washington, D.C. The fact that this meeting is being held is about as important as what will come out of it.True, the substance matters. It’s crucial that activists and government officials from around the world hear tales of persecution from individuals whose plight has been overlooked or who have been beyond the reach of all press coverage. It is important that organizations know how to access government funds available to help them aid the persecuted. It...
  • Nigeria to Christian Farmers: We Can’t Save You, Surrender Land to Fulani Terrorists

    07/06/2018 7:48:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 7/5/18 | Edwin Mora
    The office of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday urged the Christian-majority indigenous farmers to surrender some of their ancestral lands lest they die at the hands of the nomadic Muslim Fulani terrorists accused of genocide over cattle grazing territory and resources.“There is no doubt that the sole purpose of these attacks is aimed at ethnic cleansing, land grabbing and forceful ejection of the Christian natives from their ancestral land and heritage,” Nigerian church denominational heads and the prominent Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) declared at the end of last month, referring to the Fulani assaults that have killed thousands so...
  • Though Persecuted, Christians and Patriots Are Standing

    05/14/2018 11:34:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 14, 2018 | Lloyd Marcus
    I praise God for Wyoming GOP county chair Vicki Kissack having the courage to share my article, "Christians Deceived by the LGBTQ Movement" on her Facebook page. Folks, my article is 100% factually correct; spoken in God's love. As might be expected, leftists at the Casper Star-Tribune, distorted the truths in my article to brand Mrs. Kissack a hater -- hoping that fearful Republicans will run away from her. Please pray that God gives this patriot sister courage to stand and will build a hedge of protection around her and her family. I claim this scripture for Kissack, "No weapon formed...
  • Family of ISIS-inspired suicide bombers attack Indonesian churches, at least 13 dead

    05/13/2018 5:10:31 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 8 replies
    aol ^ | May 13th 2018 | KANUPRIYA KAPOOR
    A family of six launched suicide attacks on Christians attending Sunday services at three churches in Indonesia's second-largest city of Surabaya, killing at least 13 people and wounding 40, officials said. Police said the family who carried out Sunday's attacks were among 500 Islamic sympathizers who had returned from Syria. "The husband drove the car, an Avanza, that contained explosives and rammed it into the gate in front of that church," East Java police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera told reporters at the regional police headquarters in Surabaya. The wife and two daughters were involved in an attack on a second...
  • A MUSLIM GENOCIDE OF CHRISTIANS IN NIGERIA

    05/02/2018 4:37:35 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 2, 2018 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Two priests slaughtered while conducting morning mass are the latest victims. Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.Reprinted from Gatestone Institute. Around 30 Muslim herdsmen stormed a church during early morning mass and massacred nearly 20 parishioners and two clergymen on April 24 in Nigeria. Rev. Fathers Joseph Gor and Felix Tyolaha were slaughtered while officiating at the altar of St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Mbalom village, Benue. Worshippers were gathered in the church for the daily 5:30 a.m. service when they heard gunshots. "People started scampering and wailing," said Terhemen Angor, a local resident. Several people were "gunned...
  • Pakistan: Muslims open fire on Christians leaving Sunday worship, two dead, five injured

    04/16/2018 7:28:32 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 15 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | April 15, 2018 | Robert Spencer
    If Christians had opened fire on Muslims leaving a mosque, which they would, of course, never do, there would be insistent and ongoing international coverage. But no one will take any particular note of this. It’s just another day in Pakistan. “At least 2 dead, 5 injured in attack on Christian community near church in Quetta,” by Syed Ali Shah, Dawn, April 15, 2018 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): At least two members of the Christian community were killed and five others injured in a firing incident near a church in Quetta, DawnNewsTV reported. DIG Quetta Abdur Razzaq Cheema...
  • Bibles pulled from online stores as China increases control of religion

    04/05/2018 7:08:28 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | April 5, 2018 | James Griffiths
    The Bible appears to have been removed from online marketplaces in China, as Beijing clamps down on how its citizens practice religion. China has always controlled sales of the Bible, only allowing it to be distributed and printed by state-sanctioned churches, but in recent years it had been available to buy online. That loophole now appears to be firmly closed. Searches for "Holy Bible" did not return results on JD.com, and results on Amazon.cn did not include the main text, but did include study guides and the Koran. On Taobao, China's biggest online marketplace, a search returned results for the...
  • Bibles pulled from China's online bookstores as Beijing releases white paper on religious policy

    04/04/2018 7:52:55 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 15 replies
    Radio Australia ^ | 4/4/18 | Christina Zhou, Vicky Xiuzhong Xu and Bang Xiao
    Bible also to be reinterpreted and retranslated - my note. The removal of bibles from Chinese online bookstores sparks complaints from frustrated Christians on social media as China releases a white paper on protecting freedom of religious belief... Yesterday Chinese officials announced Beijing "has always made real efforts towards" establishing Vatican relations during a press conference to release a white paper which coincidentally outlined how religious beliefs and freedoms are protected under the country's socialist systems. The white paper — titled China's Policies and Practices on Protecting Freedom of Religious Belief — said Chinese religious communities "should adhere to the...