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Africa | Feb. 20 2014

Global persecution of Christians topic of congressional hearing

The global persecution of Christians has gone from bad to worse, said U.S. Rep. Chris Smith at a congressional hearing on Capitol Hill on Feb.... [READ MORE]

National News | Feb. 10 2014

Samuel W. Oliver named Union University’s 16th president

JACKSON, Tenn. — Trustees at Union University in Jackson, Tenn., have selected Samuel W. Oliver, president of East Texas Baptist University... [READ MORE]

Africa | Jan. 9 2014

8 countries on UN Human Rights Council restrict religious freedom

Eight of the 47 countries that hold seats on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) imprisoned people in 2013 under laws that restrict... [READ MORE]

Africa | Jan. 8 2014

Open Doors releases 2014 World Watch List

Open Doors released its annual list of the worst countries for Christian persecution globally Jan. 8. At the top of the list, for the 12th year... [READ MORE]

Africa | Nov. 1 2013

Gospel for Asia calls for intercession on International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

As Christians prepare to participate in the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church on Nov. 3 or Nov. 10, Gospel for Asia (GFA)... [READ MORE]

Africa | May. 1 2013

15 countries cited for religious freedom violations

It can be hard to come up with a list of countries with the most egregious records on religious freedom when some of the world's worst offenders... [READ MORE]

Administration Issues | Mar. 21 2013

New Pope Francis has ‘unprecedented’ start

ROME — Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s decision to be the first pope to take the name Francis was clearly meant to send a powerful... [READ MORE]

National News | Jan. 24 2013

Cuban government ‘attacks’ Christians, pastors

HAVANA, Cuba — Carlos Lamelas knows firsthand the diabolical nature of attempts by Cuban authorities to cripple Christianity on the Communist... [READ MORE]

Africa | Jan. 10 2013

Christians most populous, Pew research affirms

Christians are the world’s largest religious group and are nearly evenly dispersed globally, according to a new Pew study on the size,... [READ MORE]

Africa | Jan. 10 2013

Buying fair trade products can help stop forced labor, free people from bondage

A young man came to the United States to look for work because he needed to support his aging parents,” wrote Polaris Project, an... [READ MORE]