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Fines for worship, prison for Bible study in China

Persecuted church

President Xi Jinping’s crackdown on Christians continues under guise of protecting national security. Amid increasing attempts to suppress religious activities, Chinese authorities have detained, fined, and imprisoned Christians for public worship, buying and selling devotionals, and group Bible study. In …

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British teachers’ union pushes LGBT education for toddlers


Britain’s largest teachers’ union thinks toddlers should be included in expanded compulsory LGBT education programs. The National Union of Teachers (NUT) passed a motion Monday calling on British lawmakers to campaign for compulsory sex education classes and the “promotion of …

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Imprisoned Iranian convert in ‘urgent’ health crisis

Nasim Naghash Zargaran

Maryam Naghash Zargaran, an imprisoned Iranian convert to Christianity, is in “urgent need of special care.” An Iranian Christian media outlet, Mohabat News, reported March 24 that Zargaran’s health condition “deteriorated last week,” citing sources close to her family. Zargaran …

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200 killed in Christian areas of Nasarawa, Nigeria

Armed Fulani herdsmen

KEFFI, Nigeria — Armed attacks by Muslim Fulani herdsmen on predominantly Christian communities in Nasarawa state this year have left more than 200 people dead and destroyed homes and farms, sources said. One such attack on a worship service on …

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One year after Pakistan Easter bombing, suffering lingers

Pakistan bombing

LAHORE, Pakistan — Families are still struggling a year after a suicide bomber killed more than 70 people and injured hundreds others in an attack targeting Christians at Easter in Lahore, Pakistan, International Christian Concern (ICC) noted on the event’s …

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