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More Martyrs: ISIS Executes Dozens of Ethiopian Christians in Libya

Propaganda video released the same day Justin Welby arrives in Cairo to honor the previous 21 victims.
More Martyrs: ISIS Executes Dozens of Ethiopian Christians in Libya
Mosa'ab Elshamy / AP Images

Once again, ISIS has orchestrated and filmed the dramatic mass killing of African Christians who refuse to deny their faith.

This time, the approximately 28 men targeted by the Libya affiliate of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (also known as Daesh) were Ethiopian Christians. ...

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Muslim Migrants Throw Christians Overboard into Mediterranean

Religion involved for first time in common yet deadly sea crossings from Africa to Italy.
Muslim Migrants Throw Christians Overboard into Mediterranean
Noborder Network / Flickr

Fifteen Muslim migrants face charges of murder fueled by religious hatred after allegedly throwing a dozen Christian migrants overboard this week during a sea crossing from northern Africa to Italy.

Refugees who survived the crossing “burst into tears” as they ...

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Europe’s ‘Unlikely Bible Belt’ Officially Disappears

Few Crimean religious groups recognized under Russian rule.
Europe’s ‘Unlikely Bible Belt’ Officially Disappears
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There were 1,546 official religious groups in Crimea when citizens of that region voted overwhelmingly last year to leave Ukraine and join Russia.

Today only about 14 remain, according to the religious liberty watchdog group Forum 18.

Under rules imposed last fall, all ...

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NY Cardinal, 'AD' Producers Step Up Campaign against Mideast Persecution

80 leaders sign letter. Pope Francis critical of weak response to ‘unacceptable crimes.’
NY Cardinal, 'AD' Producers Step Up Campaign against Mideast Persecution
Courtesy, AINA

New York Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan and AD: The Bible Continues miniseries producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett have assembled a diverse group of mostly US church and ministry leaders to intensify their advocacy on behalf of the persecuted church in the Middle ...

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Holy Smartphones, and Five Other Things You May Have Missed from Easter 2015

Americans say Jesus was real, but they're less sure he's God.
Holy Smartphones, and Five Other Things You May Have Missed from Easter 2015
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Sandwiched between March Madness and the start of the baseball season was Easter, the most important day of the Christian calendar. Here are a few surprising things you may have missed this weekend while searching for Easter eggs, watching the big game, or celebrating the ...

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Terrorists Target Christians at Kenyan College; Nearly 150 Dead

Al-Shabaab takes hostages, wounds 65 more in latest attack.
Terrorists Target Christians at Kenyan College; Nearly 150 Dead
AP

Christians were the primary targets of a terrorist attack on a Kenyan university that has left as many as 150 people dead.

A spokesperson for Al-Shabaab confirmed that the Somali militants had deliberately gone after Christians.

"There are many dead bodies of Christians ...

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Here’s the Best Prediction Yet of How Christianity and Islam Will Change Worldwide by 2050

Pew Research examines influence of births vs. conversions, and how China could change everything.
Here’s the Best Prediction Yet of How Christianity and Islam Will Change Worldwide by 2050
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Christianity will gain three times more converts than any other world religion in the coming decades. Yet it will also lose 11 times more members than any other.

If fertility rates, the size of youth populations, and rates of religion switching remain the same, Christianity ...

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The Christian Case for Nigeria's New Muslim President

Christians were concerned about corruption, Boko Haram, and the last election's retaliatory violence.
The Christian Case for Nigeria's New Muslim President
Ben Curtis / AP

Nigeria’s newest president is Muhammadu Buhari, a Muslim endorsed by Christian leaders who hope he can combat corruption and sectarian terrorism.

A former general who ruled Nigeria for a short time after a military coup in the 1980s, Buhari beat out incumbent Goodluck ...

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One-Child Policy Tweak Fails in China

There are 116 boys to 100 girls nationwide. Forced abortions, sterilizations are still widespread.
One-Child Policy Tweak Fails in China
Courtesy, K.Belletje

Two years ago, China relaxed its controversial one-child policy, allowing up to 11 million couples have a second child. But only 470,000 babies were born as a result, representing just 10 percent of eligible couples.

In mid-March, Premier Li Keqiang in a once-per-year meeting ...

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New Evidence of War Crimes, Genocide against Iraqi Christians, Yazidis

More than 100 witnesses come forward detailing 'unspeakable brutality.'
New Evidence of War Crimes, Genocide against Iraqi Christians, Yazidis
Courtesy, AINA

“ISIL systematically separated the men from the women and young children. The men were subsequently taken away to nearby ditches and summarily executed. The mission obtained credible reports about the rape of young girls, including nine and six year-olds. Thirteen teenage ...

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Terrorism Charge Snares Prominent American Missionary

If Christian broadcaster Stendal goes on trial in Colombia, missions work nationwide may be at risk.
Terrorism Charge Snares Prominent American Missionary
Deann Alford

Is Russ Stendal, the famed missionary to FARC terrorists in South America, actually El Gringo, a terrorist leader seeking the overthrow of Colombia’s government?

That question is before a three-judge panel, based on allegations from Carlos Manuel Silva, chief sectional ...

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Forgiving ISIS: Christian ‘Resistance’ Videos Go Viral in Arab World

Ten-year-old girl from Mosul becomes Christian broadcaster SAT-7’s most-watched interview ever.
Forgiving ISIS: Christian ‘Resistance’ Videos Go Viral in Arab World
SAT-7

Muhga Ghalab paused carefully as she spoke on the role of mothers in maintaining social cohesion.

“We must teach our children to love, but we are not doing so,” said the dean of Islamic Studies at al-Azhar University, one of the Muslim world's most respected ...

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Suicide Bombers Attack Sunday Services in Pakistan's Largest Christian Neighborhood

Taliban-linked killings provoke unusually violent reaction by Christian minority.
Suicide Bombers Attack Sunday Services in Pakistan's Largest Christian Neighborhood
Fareed Khan / AP

Update (Mar. 19): Christian leaders in Lahore have publicly asked for forgiveness for the retailiatory violence, as well as safety as Muslims gather for worship this Friday.

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Christian protesters turned unusually violent after suicide bombers attacked Sunday services ...

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$1.7 Million Templeton Prize Awarded to L’Arche Disability Ministry Founder, Jean Vanier

Inspired by Vanier, Henri Nouwen wrote his last book about Toronto’s L’Arche community.
$1.7 Million Templeton Prize Awarded to L’Arche Disability Ministry Founder, Jean Vanier
Templeton Foundation

Jean Vanier, who in 1964 founded the first L’Arche community for people with and without intellectual disabilities, has been awarded the Templeton Prize, valued at $1.7 million.

The prize, one of the world’s largest, is given annually to a living individual ...

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Prominent Advocate for Persecuted Christians Resigns After Sex Assault Conviction

Barnabas Aid defends its work as 'much bigger than one man' after jury rules Patrick Sookhdeo groped employee and intimidated witnesses.
Prominent Advocate for Persecuted Christians Resigns After Sex Assault Conviction

The founder and director of one of the world’s largest advocates for persecuted Christians has resigned after being convicted of sexually assaulting a woman in his office on Valentine’s Day last year.

Trustees of Barnabas Aid International were "saddened" ...

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