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Asia | Feb. 22 2021

Uzbek authorities deny Protestant church applications, incite fear

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan — The Uzbekistan government reportedly has denied Protestant churches’ applications to exist, with some leaders saying…

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Asia | Feb. 16 2021

Judson graduate fears Myanmar could become ‘like North Korea’ following military coup

A Judson College graduate who now lives in her native Myanmar fears the country is in danger of becoming “like North Korea” if the country’s…

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Asia | Feb. 1 2021

Christian sisters slain in Pakistan after refusing to convert to Islam

LAHORE, Pakistan — Two Christian sisters whose supervisors tried to pressure them to convert to Islam and marry them were found slain Jan.…

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Asia | Jan. 21 2021

Christian girl, 12, kidnapped, forced to marry

FAISALABAD, Pakistan — A 12-year-old Christian girl kidnapped last year and forced to marry a 45-year-old Muslim man was found chained…

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Asia | Jan. 15 2021

Cease-fire holds but Armenian refugees feel effects of conflict

Desperation and a sense of deep sadness continue. Since the Azerbaijani military launched air raids and artillery attacks Sept. 27 on the region…

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Asia | Jan. 14 2021

Each year 1,000 Pakistani girls forcibly converted to Islam

Neha loved the hymns that filled her church with music. But she lost the chance to sing them last year when, at the age of 14, she was forcibly…

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Asia | Dec. 7 2020

Christian father in Pakistan acquitted of blasphemy charges

LAHORE, Pakistan — A Christian sentenced to death for a blasphemy conviction was acquitted Oct. 5 by a Pakistani high court. Sawan Masih, a…

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Asia | Dec. 6 2020

Refugees in Southeast Asia find home in Christian community

They left their world behind in search of a safer one. On their journey, they found the Creator of the world. Fourteen thousand refugees in Southeast…

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Asia | Nov. 30 2020

Chinese government seizes, converts churches

The Chinese government has seized numerous churches and converted them to centers for promoting the Communist Party. According to Bitter Winter,…

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Asia | Nov. 29 2020

Week of Prayer for International Missions

Here’s a preview of missionary stories highlighted in this year’s Week of Prayer for International Missions, set for Nov. 29–Dec. 6: Day…

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