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Africa | Jul. 31 2014

Religious violence declines wherever religious liberty ‘has been preached and practiced’

Rising death tolls in Iraq and Syria, where Muslim extremists are killing in the name of their faith, represent a stark contrast to the relative... [READ MORE]

International News | Jul. 3 2014

Alabama students use soccer symbol as witnessing tool at World Cup

Sixty-four soccer matches contested by 736 players on 32 teams in 12 cities. Without argument, the month-long 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil is... [READ MORE]

Africa | Jun. 12 2014

Refugee family finds solace during time of grief

Farzam fled Afghanistan with his wife and two adult sons, looking for safety and peace. They stopped in a European country hoping for temporary... [READ MORE]

Alabama | Mar. 20 2014

Ministry spreads amid unrest in Venezuela

As tensions escalate amid anti-government protests across Venezuela, Southern Baptist representatives and their Venezuelan Baptist partners are... [READ MORE]

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]

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]

International News | Jan. 2 2014

Worship services banned by guerrilla army in Colombia

PUTUMAYO, Colombia — Christians in southern Colombia are living in constant danger from a guerrilla army that has banned worship services... [READ MORE]

International News | Nov. 28 2013

Leader in Mexico orders mob to attack Christians

OAXACA, Mexico — Traditionalist Catholics abducted, jailed and beat a group of evangelical Christians in Oaxaca, Mexico, in early November... [READ MORE]

International News | Nov. 7 2013

Brazil’s police take Bible classes to reduce stress

BRASILIA, Brazil — Amid concerns about police brutality, Brazilian military police officers are taking Bible study classes during their... [READ MORE]

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