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Faith – Unable to Stop Believing

Abd Elmalak and Om Wael lost their 19-year-old son Bishoy on Palm Sunday while he attended the church service at Alexandria. Bishoy worked as a plumber to help support his parents. His father Abd Elmalak who is 55 years of age, had fallen from a

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PAKISTAN: Death Threats Against Teenager

Five Christian families in rural Pakistan have gone into hiding after death threats were made against an 18-year-old because of his alleged blasphemy against Islam. Sonu Arshad, who lives in the remote village of Sukheki, 200km north of Lahore, belongs to one of the families

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PAKISTAN: Claims that Police are Ignoring Bullying

The father of Sharoon Masih, a 17-year-old Christian student that was murdered by a Muslim classmate in August, claims that police are ignoring the anti-Christian bullying taking place at Sharoon’s school. Following the murder, police claim they interviewed other Christian students at MC Model Boys

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PAKISTAN: Police Fail to Protect Christian Girl

Pakistani authorities have been accused of failing to protect a 17-year-old Christian girl who for years has been sexually harassed and stalked by a Muslim man who threatened to throw acid on her. The British Pakistani Christian Association said Tuesday that the girl, Samina Iqbal from

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INDONESIA: Extreme Sacrifice

They huddled inside the room while hearing the screams of fellow Christians being butchered outside. Pastor Hendrick Pattiwael and his wife were helping to lead the Indonesian youth camp, and they felt responsible for the young people in their care. The camp had been a

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NIGER: Pastor’s Daughter Kidnapped

The teenage daughter of a pastor was kidnapped on 16 October in Diffa, south-eastern Niger, in what appears to be the first targeted kidnapping of a Christian by Boko Haram-affiliated militants in the West African nation. Aphodiya Garba Maida, 17, daughter of a pastor with

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UGANDA: 20-year-old Christian Beaten by his Father

The young man did not answer after his father asked him if he had ditched Islam to become a Christian. Magale (also called Mabala) Hamidu, 20, of Nanoko village in eastern Uganda, had become a Christian seven months before. He had been failing to attend

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EGYPT: Coptic Girl Rescued

A 16-year-old Coptic Christian girl kidnapped on 28 June to be “converted to Islam, then married off or sold,” was released and returned to her family on 30 September after police found her and arrested her kidnappers in a city just outside Cairo. Her village

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PAKISTAN: Death Penalty for Alleged Blasphemous Message

A Pakistani Christian man has been sentenced to death after he was accused of sending a Muslim friend a blasphemous WhatsApp message. On 10 July last year, Yasir Bashir accused Nadeem James of sending him a poem that included derogatory remarks against the Prophet Mohammed

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Anchor Bay Student Testimonies

Mindanao is a scary place to be a Christian. But for Joshua, Elijah and Esther, students at the Philippines’ Anchor Bay Bible College, having the confidence of God’s presence means they don’t need to fear persecution.

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EGYPT: Extreme Step of Faith

“Here is the plan,” said the young Christian leader to the youth group. “At 8:30 you must begin to distribute the meeting invitations at the university. You must give them all out quickly before the secret police come and ask what you are doing. If

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SUDAN: Extreme Pain

“Say it with us,” the soldiers screamed, kicking and punching the boys’ faces and abdomens. “Allah is God, and Mohammed is his prophet. Say it!” The four young Sudanese boys cried and screamed out for their mothers but they refused to repeat the words that

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CHINA: Banned for ‘Brainwashing’ Children

Officials in China’s central Henan province closed down a Christian-run institution dedicated to bringing children up with good morals, saying its religious component “brainwashed” its students. Ms Zhu, a Christian woman, told a China Aid reporter on 14 September that national security officers arrived at

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TANZANIA: Christians Possessions Taken

A pastor and several church members in a south-eastern Tanzanian village had all of their belongings and cash confiscated after they refused to contribute to a ceremony involving witchcraft. Village leaders had called witch doctors to remove “curses” on their village, and everyone in the

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CHINA: Pray for Children Barred from Attending Church

Government officials in China’s Zhejiang province are currently monitoring churches to ensure that children aren’t attending. In addition, more than 100 area churches received verbal warnings against teenagers attending church services, Sunday school or other church-related activities. Many Christians are standing up for the religious

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PAKISTAN: Christian Teenager Killed at School

A highly academic Christian teenager has been killed in his classroom in Pakistan. Sharoon Masih from the Vehari District in the Punjab is said to have suffered years of institutional peer bullying and discrimination because of his faith. Coming from a poor background, his parents

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CAMEROON: Eight Children Killed, Six Kidnapped

After a period of relative calm, the Far North region of Cameroon, along the Nigerian border, has witnessed an upsurge of attacks by Boko Haram. On 17 August, a church elder was killed in a night raid carried out by the radical Islamist group on

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PAKISTAN: Forced to Confess ‘Blasphemy’

An angry Pakistani mob almost killed a 16­-year-old Christian boy – who is completely illiterate and also slightly mentally challenged – for allegedly burning the pages of a Koran. He was then apparently forced to confess to the alleged crime, and is now in custody

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Syrian Refugees – Raised from the Dead

The country of Jordan has taken in nearly 1.5 million refugees as a result of the civil war in Syria. Rent and food prices have doubled or trebled, and there aren’t enough jobs for those who need them. Families survive on handouts and live crammed

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ISIS – Pushing Muslims Toward Christ

Islamic State (ISIS) is now believed to have fully operational branches in 18 countries across the world, not only persecuting Christians, but also pushing Muslims toward Christ. Its efforts to create a ‘pure’ Islamic nation are causing a growing number of Muslims to examine their

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