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Learn from the Persecuted Church To Get Through The Corona Pandemic

The coronavirus is having a wide-reaching impact on all of our lives. Many will be worried. Offices are closing, and people are self-isolating. A lot has changed in a short space of time. But our God has not changed! “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). And He told us “Do not worry about your life,” but rather “seek first His kingdom and His righteousness” ...

24 Mar 2020

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The World Watch List 2020, Open Doors Global Persecution Report

The Christian persecution we read about in Scripture and history books is not a thing of the past. It still exists. Today, we are living in a time when persecution against Christian believers is the highest in modern history. According to Open Doors’ 2020 World Watch List - a global Christian persecution report - persecution is increasing at an alarming rate.

Let's look at the world’s most dan...

08 Mar 2020

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The Surprising Story About Valentine’s Day | A Martyr Inspired the Day for Love

Nowadays, Valentine’s day is associated with roses, heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, and candlelit dinners - a far cry from the Saint Valentine, an early Christian martyr.

How did a martyr become associated with a day about love, chocolates, and cherubims?

History records a couple of martyrs named Valentinus who were martyred on February 14th. One Valentinus was arrested by Emperor Gothicus ...

13 Feb 2020

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Remembering The Brave 21 Coptic Christian Martyrs | Fifth anniversary

Christians around the world are taking time this week to remember the brave 21 Coptic Christians who were martyred for their faith because they would not deny Jesus Christ.

February 2020 marks the fifth anniversary of the hearbreaking incident, what resulted however was a vision of honour and resilience demonstrated by the 21 men as they faced their final moments, they indeed did “…not fear th...

11 Feb 2020

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UK Government Landmark Pledge to Support Persecuted Christians

The UK Government has made a landmark pledge to boost support for persecuted Christians who are having their right to freedom of religion violated.

The government has promised to implement all the recommendations in “full” from a report into the global persecution of Christians. Last year the former foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, commissioned Rev. Philip Mounstephen, the Bishop of Truro, to e...

13 Jan 2020

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NIGERIA, Boko Haram jihadists kill 11 Christians in attack

An Islamic State releases a video claiming to show the killing of 11 Christians in Nigeria, persecution watchdog Release International names Nigeria as a country of special concern for 2020.

A splinter group of Boko Haram has produced a video claiming to show the beheading of 10 Christians in Nigeria and the shooting of an eleventh. The video was produced by the terrorist group, Islamic State ...

02 Jan 2020

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‘OFFENSIVE’ Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus Christmas Cards

“It is just another sad example of the kind of under the radar discrimination Christians around Europe and currently facing.”

The cards were produced by Yorkshire-based gift company Love Layla, which states on its website that it creates cards that are "realistic, hilarious and not full of bulls***." Stacey Dennis, the owner of Love Layla has said Christmas is not just about religion after pro...

18 Dec 2019

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EXCLUSIVE, Tortured for Christ Film on Revelation TV

A cinematic retelling of the testimony of Pastor Richard Wurmbrand.

We are thankful to Release International for the permission to show this incredible film which uniquely presents the story of Pastor Richard Wurmbrand. Filmed entirely in Romania, and includes the very prison where Pastor Wurmbrand endured torture and solitary confinement, it presents the true story with live action rather tha...

08 Dec 2019

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School bans girl from playing "Joy to the World"

A school tried to prevent a 13-year-old girl from performing the popular Christmas carol, "Joy to the World" because it was “too religious”.

Brooklyn Benzel chose to play “Joy to the World” for a school assignment because it’s one of her favorite Christmas songs. When she turned in her information on the assignment, the school said it was unacceptable. Her mother, Julianne Benzel, thought ther...

05 Dec 2019

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IRAQ, Christians "Close to Extinction"

A new wave of Christians are set to quit Iraq. Insecurity in Syria and Baghdad is causing the remaining Christians to "lose hope."

Growing insecurity in Iraq and on its border could lead to a fresh exodus of Christians from the country, warns Jamal Liddawi, who is supporting refugees in the country. The Turkish invasion of Syria and growing protests in Baghdad could drive even more Christians ...

05 Nov 2019

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