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Moroccan Christians face persecution over YouTube testimonies

Moroccan and Christian

MOROCCO — In a new series of YouTube podcasts, Moroccan Christians are stepping out of the shadows, showing their faces, and telling their stories. Speaking to their countrymen, they proclaim themselves “Moroccan and Christian.” The public testimonies counter the common …

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Violence in South Sudan forces evacuations

Fulaa Lifeline International

Funds urgently needed to help suffering children.  JUBA, SUDAN — The South Sudanese civil war has flared up again in the capital city of Juba. Fulaa Lifeline International reports that at least 300 deaths have occurred since July 8, while …

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French church attacked by ISIS, kills priest

Islamic State claims two men who killed a Catholic priest July 26 in a church northwest of Paris were its “soldiers.” The attackers, who have not been identified, stormed the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, near the town of Rouen, during morning …

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Failed coup leaves Turkey’s Christians on edge

Turkey

In the aftermath of a failed military coup, Christians in Turkey are likely to face increased scrutiny and more persecution, according to an international security expert. An estimated 50,000-60,000 people — soldiers, police, judges, prosecutors, civil servants and teachers — …

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Churches to Russia: We’re not leaving

St. Basil's Cathedral at Red Square in Moscow

Several U.S.-based religious denominations remain defiant in the face of new laws that would ban them from proselytizing in Russia. The so-called “Yarovaya laws” make it illegal to preach, proselytize or hand out religious materials outside of specially designated places. The …

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