Tag: Religious persecution

Mozambique (image source AP)

Islamic State Claims Attacks on Christian Village

The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for a series of attacks in Mozambique’s Christian villages that left eight people dead, including beheading, and several houses burned. Mozambique (International Christian Concern) –­­ ISIS has claimed responsibility for attacks on several Christian villages in Caba Delgado, Mozambique, that happened between May 23 and May 31. Six villages were attacked, leaving […]

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Kaduna State in northern Nigeria. (photo: Courtesy photo/CSW)

Gunmen Kill 3 Worshippers, Kidnap 30 in Attacks on Baptist and Catholic Churches in Nigeria

More Christians are killed for their faith in Nigeria than in any other country worldwide — at least 4,650 in 2021 and nearly 900 in the first three months of 2022 alone. International Christian Concern: Nigeria. On Sunday, June 19, gunmen attacked two churches, Maranatha Baptist Church and St. Moses Catholic Church, in Nigeria’s northwest state of Kaduna. The gunmen […]

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College student Deborah Emmanuel Yakubu was stoned to death in Sokoto, Nigeria on May 12, 2022. (Facebook)

Rioters Attack Christian Sites over Arrests in Sokoto, Nigeria

  ABUJA, Nigeria, May 16, 2022 (Morning Star News) – Rioters upset over the arrest of two Muslims in connection with the killing of a Christian college student in Sokoto, Nigeria attacked three church buildings and looted and damaged Christian-owned shops on Saturday (May 14), sources said. Deborah Emmanuel Yakubu, a 200-level student at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, […]

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College student Deborah Emmanuel Yakubu was stoned to death in Sokoto, Nigeria on May 12, 2022. (Facebook)

Christian Student in Sokoto, Nigeria Stoned to Death

  ABUJA, Nigeria, May 13, 2022 (Morning Star News) – A Christian student stoned to death at a college in northwest Nigeria on Thursday (May 12) was falsely accused of blaspheming the prophet of Islam because she had refused to date a Muslim, sources said. Deborah Emmanuel Yakubu, a 200-level student at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, the capital […]

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Christian Law Students Punished by University of Idaho Over Religious Beliefs

The University of Idaho violated the religious liberty and free speech rights of three law students by punishing them due to their biblical beliefs about marriage, according to a new federal lawsuit filed Monday.Three Christian law students are suing the University of Idaho for being punished for the biblical belief that marriage is between one man and one woman. MOSCOW, […]

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The Cathedral of Intercession of the Virgin on the Moat (Собо́р Покрова́, что на Рву) also known as the Cathedral of Saint Basil the Blessed (Храм Васи́лия Блаже́нного) on the Red Square, Moscow. (photos by Christophe Meneboeuf)

Overview of Religion in Russia

In the 10th century Prince Vladimir I, converted by missionaries from Byzantium, adopted Christianity as the official religion for Russia, and for nearly 1,000 years thereafter the Russian Orthodoxy is the most widely professed faith. Other Christian denominations are much smaller and include the Old Believers, who separated from the Russian Orthodox church in the 17th century, and Baptist and […]

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Nigerian Christians Face Two Deadly Foes: Terrorism and COVID-19

Nigerian Christians Face Two Deadly Foes: Terrorism and COVID-19

As COVID-19 spreads across the world, millions of Christians who already endure persecution from both governments and non-state actors are in even greater danger. During this unprecedented viral outbreak, FRC continues to track both persecution and the plight of religious minorities during the pandemic. As part of our increased focus on international religious freedom, each month FRC is taking a […]

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Newsboys – Guilty – Persecuted For Christ

Newsboys – Guilty – Persecuted For Christ New single “Guilty” from the album “Love Riot” available everywhere now!

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Modern Day Persecution of Christians Around the World

Modern Day Persecution of Christians Around the World

The persecution of Christians can be historically traced from the first century of the Christian era to the present day. According to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Christians are the most persecuted group in the contemporary world. Christian missionaries as well as converts to Christianity have been the target of persecution ever since the emergence of Christianity, sometimes to the point […]

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Is it Wrong to Be a Christian Secretly in Order to Preserve Your Own Life?

Is it Wrong to Be a Christian Secretly in Order to Preserve Your Own Life?

Is it wrong to live lives as secret Christians for fear of reprisal or even death? Should Christians be willing to die for confessing the name of Jesus? Should we keep our faith secret in order to preserve our lives? This is a question that is only hypothetical for Christians in many parts of the world, with the worst persecution […]

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