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Tillerson: Religious Persecution Far Too Prevalent
Tillerson: Religious Persecution Far Too Prevalent

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Religious freedom restrictions lead to "instability, human rights abuses and violent extremism," says the State Department's annual religious freedom report. Nearly 200 nations were listed in the report.

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India: When Government Fails to Protect Minorities
India: When Government Fails to Protect Minorities

By: Vinoth Ramachandra
While hate crimes committed by and against Muslims in Europe receive increasing attention in the global media, the rise of Hindu vigilantism in India has received scant coverage.

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How Should Arab Christians React to Persecution?
How Should Arab Christians React to Persecution?

By: Martin Accad
The exodus of Christians from the Middle East and North Africa region has become a well-documented tragedy. Amid all of it, Christians struggle to find the appropriate response to their suffering.

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Report: Religious Freedom 'Worsening' Globally
Report: Religious Freedom 'Worsening' Globally

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Religious freedom globally "is worsening in both the depth and breadth of violations," says the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom's annual religious freedom report.

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Report: Christians 'Most Widely Targeted Religious Community'
Report: Christians 'Most Widely Targeted Religious Community'

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Christians are "the most widely targeted religious community" and commonly respond in one of three ways: survival, association or confrontation, a report from Under Caesar's Sword says.

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Preventing Genocide Will Benefit from Christian, Jewish Teamwork
Preventing Genocide Will Benefit from Christian, Jewish Teamwork

By: Robert Parham
Genocide is painfully frequent, but few churches address it. By collaborating with the Jewish community, Baptists and evangelicals may perhaps make progress preventing future genocides.

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Think You're Persecuted Like the Prophets? Think Again.
Think You're Persecuted Like the Prophets? Think Again.

By: Larry Eubanks
The presence of persecution doesn't mean a Christian is being prophetic. Sometimes it means that, on any particular issue, people who are Christians can be less righteous than those who aren't.

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Are U.S. Christians Being Persecuted - Or Just Whiny?
Are U.S. Christians Being Persecuted - Or Just Whiny?

By: Larry Eubanks
In some circles, it's a common belief that U.S. Christians are under attack. Some folks may criticize us, others may disagree with our positions. But that's not persecution. Are we really that soft?

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Burma's Religious Leaders Emphasize Religious Freedom as Election Nears
Burma's Religious Leaders Emphasize Religious Freedom as Election Nears

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Leaders from four faith traditions in Burma have called for a fuller embrace of religious freedom and increased respect between traditions.

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Report: 4 Areas Where Religious Freedom Falling Short
Report: 4 Areas Where Religious Freedom Falling Short

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Persecution of Christians and other religious minorities by non-state actors, such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, was a primary emphasis in a new U.S. State Department report.

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Stopping Terrorist Recruitment of Stranded Minority
Stopping Terrorist Recruitment of Stranded Minority

By: Joe LaGuardia
The Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar are one of the most persecuted minority groups in the world. A reported 6,000 are stranded at sea, and they're prime candidates for terrorist recruitment.

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Is Christianity Dead in Iraq? 4 Signs of Hope
Is Christianity Dead in Iraq? 4 Signs of Hope
By: Chris Hall
Thousands of Christians have fled and been displace in Iraq in the wake of IS. Is Christianity breathing its last breath in Iraq. A Baghdad pastor shares four signs of hope.
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Following God's Dream Often Leads to Persecution
Following God's Dream Often Leads to Persecution
By: Zach Dawes
Jesus paints a portrait of God's dream for the world and calls us to shape our lives accordingly. When we follow this not-yet-materialized dream, we are often persecuted by those who don't understand it.
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Don't Be Afraid to Do the Right Thing
Because of the occasional deaths of Christians in the world today, Peter’s letter speaks painfully across the centuries to those of us who live seemingly protected lives about how we are to be ready for our time of suffering if it should come our way. [ ]Peter’s letter reminds us that following Jesus is the right thing to do. In following Jesus, we are expected to live right. We can’t revert to our old ways of living. We are to live courageously and faithfully doing the right thing day in and day out.
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An Imperishable Love
The lesson that persecution had to teach the early church was a radical realignment of their values. Those things they had previously thought were important turned out to be worthless and empty. And those things they had overlooked because they weren’t considered of worth turned out to be the very things needed. Our problem is that we place more emphasis on our things than on the people in our lives. The value of persecution is that we are forced to see them both in a new light.
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Failing Governments Lead to Increased Christian Persecution
Failing Governments Lead to Increased Christian Persecution
By: Baptist Times Staff
Persecution against Christians intensified in 2013, especially in nations whose governments have little or no control, Open Doors said. The top offenders: North Korea, Somalia and Syria.
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Let's Remember Those Persecuted for Christ's Sake
Let's Remember Those Persecuted for Christ's Sake
U.S. Christians typically don't appreciate the religious freedom we enjoy. While we celebrated Christmas openly, many Christians around the world had to observe the day in secret.
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Called Alongside
There are places where religious liberty does not exist and the freedom to practice your faith is not allowed. Could you suffer for your faith? Could you lose your life in those places because of your faith?
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What U.S. Christians Can Learn from India, Sri Lanka
What U.S. Christians Can Learn from India, Sri Lanka
U.S. Christians betray their faith by their strident cries of "persecution" and lobbing grenades at people. The histories and politics of India and Sri Lanka could teach them something.
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Why Your Worship Doesn't Hinge on Your Freedom
Why Your Worship Doesn't Hinge on Your Freedom
After three years in prison in Iran, a pastor convicted of evangelizing to Muslims has been released. His persecution reminds us that worshipping Jesus is not contingent on our freedoms.
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Activists Bemoan Low Priority Given to Religious Freedom
WASHINGTON (RNS) Religious freedom advocates lamented America’s failure to protect the faithful abroad, saying things have gotten worse.
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Conservative Christian Panelists: U.S. Christians Persecuted
Conservative Christian Panelists: U.S. Christians Persecuted
At a conservative Christian conference designed to flex political muscle, a Southern Baptist leader and other conservative Christian activists claimed that U.S. evangelicals are the main victims of religious bigotry.
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Cuban Pastor Resigns Under Government Pressure
Cuban Pastor Resigns Under Government Pressure
A Baptist pastor in Cuba said he is stepping down from his church position because of prolonged government pressure and threats made against the church. Other Baptist pastors face similar situations, he warned.
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Egypt's President Needs to Ensure Egyptian Christians' Safety
Egypt's President Needs to Ensure Egyptian Christians' Safety
As Coptic Christian worshipers left a New Year's Eve service in a church in Alexandria in northern Egypt, a bomb exploded outside the church killing at least 21 Christians and injuring 97.
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Hold On To Faith
It takes character and backbone to stand firm when under pressure. When push comes to shove, and one has no place to hide, one stands. When one must know who they are, they can stand. When one holds a truth deep in their hearts and believing means standing, one can muster the strength to endure.
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Imagine
The promise of a New Jerusalem was never meant to distract us from the call of God to share God’s love with the world. It was meant to give us the courage and power to endure while we do that work.
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Indian Baptists Fear Fresh Wave of Violence
Indian Baptists Fear Fresh Wave of Violence
An attack on Christians is brewing in the southern part of India, local Baptists say. Christians have often faced attacks in India, but their number and severity have increased in recent years.
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Who’s Persecuted? American Christians Have It Easy
Who’s Persecuted? American Christians Have It Easy
American Christians may claim to be persecuted, but the truth is we have more religious liberty in one day than what many of our brothers and sisters experience in a lifetime.
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When We Condone Torture, Be Prepared for What We'll Harvest
When We Condone Torture, Be Prepared for What We'll Harvest
Torture happens in the New Testament, but its something that the bad guys do to the good guys. It is not something the good guys do to the bad guys. Why do so many of Christ's followers condone torture? And what will we reap?
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