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House churches in China report on rapid growth

EAST ASIA — Liu Qiang* remembers 12 years ago bicycling past churches in the countryside. Believers there in China met behind boarded up doors and windows. “Obviously they are doing something bad if they are having to close up everything,” …

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Kerry highlights plight of American Saeed Abedini‬

Saeed Abedini

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry spoke about the plight of American Pastor Saeed Abedini on Monday as he presented the State Department’s annual report on international religious freedom “In Iran, U.S.-Iranian citizen Pastor Saeed Abedini remains imprisoned. The Iranian authorities …

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Steady destruction — and deafening silence

The Islamic State destroys Jonah’s tomb and other Judeo-Christian sites in Mosul while President Obama remains mute Islamic State militants have destroyed tombs long ascribed to the Old Testament prophets Jonah and Daniel yesterday in Mosul, according to eyewitness reports …

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Condition worsens for American missionary with ebola

The condition of Nancy Writebol, a missionary who recently contracted Ebola while serving in Liberia, has worsened, according to SIM, a Christian mission agency. Writebol, who serves with SIM, was serving alongside Dr. Kent Brantly on a joint team of …

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