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    • Is James Foley a martyr? A brutal death sparks a faith-based debate
      Ssome worry that Foley is being promoted as a martyr in part because he can serve as a Christian rallying cry against extremist Islam, or as a way of building momentum for a more forceful Western intervention in Iraq.
    • They Remember Their Martyrs
      Whatever Westerners choose to forget, the Pacific martyrdoms remain vividly alive for the thriving churches of those regions, now wholly under local control. Taking China and the Pacific Rim nations together -- Japan's abortive empire of the 1940s -- we count at least 220 million Christians, a tenth of the global total of believers. And they remember their martyrs. (RCR)

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