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Religion News | Apr. 12 2021

High court halts California virus rules limiting home worship

The Supreme Court, in a 5 to 4 ruling on April 9, has halted California coronavirus-related restrictions that have limited home-based religious…

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Religion News | Apr. 11 2021

‘Daunting task, but I’ll persevere’ says IMB missionary to Colombia

Travis Burkhalter and his wife, Beth, have served with the International Mission Board in Central and South America since 2010. In those years,…

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Religion News | Apr. 9 2021

Two worlds, one Savior shown with Georgia church’s new pastor

By Scott Barkley Baptist Press Winford Smith remembers when, as chairman of the pastor search team for First Baptist Church, Stockbridge, Georgia,…

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Religion News | Apr. 9 2021

Algerian pastor, coworker convicted for ‘undermining’ faith of Muslim

ORAN, Algeria — A pastor and Christian coworker were convicted in absentia, fined and sentenced to imprisonment by an Algerian court for “undermining…

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Religion News | Apr. 3 2021

February another deadly month for Christians in Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria — Muslim Fulani herdsmen continue their violence against Christians, killing 12 in north-central Nigeria in the first 17 days…

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Religion News | Mar. 31 2021

Persecution of believers in Iran ‘very high’

Less than 1% of Iranians consider themselves Christians. Islam is practiced by a majority of citizens in the country of 83.5 million, according…

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Religion News | Mar. 31 2021

UN condemns Palm Sunday terrorist act on Indonesian church

The U.N. Security Council late Tuesday (March 30) condemned a bombing at an Indonesian church on Palm Sunday as a “cowardly terrorist attack”…

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Religion News | Mar. 30 2021

ERLC again backs pro-life conscience protection

The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission again is calling for passage of a bill to protect the freedom of conscience of…

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Religion News | Mar. 28 2021

SBC relief workers in Armenia expand efforts to include refugees following recent conflict

More than 100 years ago, an 18-year-old girl staggered into an American relief camp set up along Russia’s border with Armenia. Immediately,…

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Religion News | Mar. 26 2021

Christians seriously injured in mob assault on house church

A mob armed with axes and thick wooden batons in central India disrupted a home worship service and beat and threatened Christians for leaving…

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