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Syria: Much Religious Persecution, but Christ is seen in the Midst of Darkness

Syria: Much Religious Persecution, but Christ is seen in the Midst of Darkness

This war is like a knife in the heart of the church. No human can stand that suffering. But there is God’s presence. I can see Christ in the midst of darkness,” said a VOM national contact from Syria.

Syria: Large Numbers of Assyrian Christians Flee the Civil War

Syria: Large Numbers of Assyrian Christians Flee the Civil War

The growing presence of fighters from radical Islamic groups battling the Syrian regime is increasing pressure on Syria’s ancient Assyrian Christians, many of whom are fleeing to neighboring Turkey.

5,000 Christians Brought to Safety in South Sudan

5,000 Christians Brought to Safety in South Sudan

The Barnabas Fund is on a mission to rescue 3,500 Christians from persecution in Sudan. Their Exodus mission started last year. Since then, Barnabas has airlifted and bussed 5,000 Christians to safety in South Sudan.

What does the Future hold for Venezuela’s Christians?

What does the Future hold for Venezuela’s Christians?

Venezuelans began seven days of public mourning on Tuesday night following the death of their president, 58-year-old Hugo Chavez, after a long battle with cancer. But what does the future hold for Venezuela’s Christians? When you start preaching the Bible in Venezuela, Christians run into difficulty.

National Council of Christian Churches held in Egypt

National Council of Christian Churches held in Egypt

Representatives of several different Christian denominations present in Egypt met this morning in St Mark’s Coptic Orthodox cathedral in the capital’s al-Abbasiy district, to sign the statutes of the country’s first National Council of Christian Churches.

Safety Concerns for Christians in Libya

Safety Concerns for Christians in Libya

Questions of safety for Christians are being raised in Libya. Three communities of Roman Catholic nuns are leaving the country because of threats from radical Islamists. And four missionaries were arrested over the weekend for distributing religious literature.

Nigeria: Is a Ceasefire Realistic with Boko Haram?

Nigeria: Is a Ceasefire Realistic with Boko Haram?

Nigeria ― After three years of incessant attacks on places of worship and other public places, Nigeria’s Boko Haram sect has called a ceasefire. The price of the truce: freedom for the arrested members of the group and the rebuilding of the destroyed mosque of its leader, Mohammed Yusuf.

Burmese Refugees Returning with the Gospel

Burmese Refugees Returning with the Gospel

By MNN, Jan. 22, 2013: There are about 50,000 refugees in the United States from Burma’s “Chin” tribes. Christian Aid Mission is helping one pastor inspire refugees for missions to their native country. The waves of liberty in Burma that began back in April, 2011 are spreading around the world. With the visit of President Obama to […]

Political Leader Takes Stand for Christians in Pakistan

Political Leader Takes Stand for Christians in Pakistan

By VOMTC, Jan. 12, 2013: While minorities, particularly Christians, are deliberately oppressed in Pakistan, an emerging political leader is bringing greater awareness of the need for positive change in this regard. (Go to the Pakistan Country Report for more about the treatment of believers.) Albert David, Chairman of the Pakistan United Christian Movement (PUCM) launched his new […]

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