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Christianity rapidly growing in oppressive Iran
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Christianity rapidly growing in oppressive Iran

Originally published in CBN NEWS. Despite an Islamic government that systematically harasses and imprisons Christian converts and indoctrinates its youth into Islam, Christianity is growing at unprecedented rates in Iran. Islamic Clerics are warning against the spread of Christianity, authorities are routinely targeting house churches, and conversion to Christianity is […]

Chinese government shuts down 48 churches in two weeks
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Chinese government shuts down 48 churches in two weeks

Originally published in Christian Headlines As coronavirus restrictions lift in China, the communist government remains steadfast in its ongoing persecution of local Christians. In April, the local government in Yugan County shut down at least 48 Three-Self churches, according to Bitter Winter, a magazine on religious rights and human rights in […]

Christians are under increased persecution amid coronavirus pandemic (PHOTO: Open Doors)
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Covid-19 adds to suffering of persecuted Church

Covid-19 has considerably changed daily life for most people in most countries around the world. This worldwide crisis, however, has a devastating influence on the persecuted Church and Christians in countries closed to the Gospel. Open Doors, an international organisation, aiming to support and strengthen persecuted Christians in more than […]

Chinese Christians warn religious persecution much worse than indicated by new US report
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Chinese Christians warn religious persecution much worse than indicated by new US report

By Calvin Freiburger — Originally published in LifeSiteNews The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has released its annual report on religious persecution around the world, and while it calls attention to ongoing abuses at the hands of the Chinese government, Chinese Christians say the situation on the ground […]