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40 Years Later, Iran’s Islamic Revolution Feels Threatened by House Churches
Mass crowds celebrate 1979 uprising as Christian watchdogs lament surge in arrests.
Will Trump Sanctions Help Andrew Brunson More Than They Hurt Turkish Christians?
Religious freedom advocates consider if the need of the one outweighs the needs of the many.
Free at Last: Andrew Brunson Released by Turkey After Two Years
American pastor was imprisoned on false charges of terrorism.
From Russia, Without Love: Ukraine Marks Orthodox Christmas with Biggest Schism Since 1054
Eastern Orthodox experts and Protestant neighbors explain impact of Constantinople freeing Kiev from Moscow.
Turkey Keeps American Pastor Behind Bars—At Least for Three More Months
Andrew Brunson has spent most of the last two years in prison based on wild—or absent—accusations.
Global Religious Freedom Takes Its Biggest Hit in Over a Decade
Christianity is the biggest religion in the world. It's also still the most restricted.
laws restricting Christian evangelism in 2016, and Turkey, where “anti 11 on Open Doors International's World Watch List, up In Europe and the Americas, too, hostility toward Muslims
Pence and Pompeo Make Big Religious Freedom Pledges
Potomac Declaration and action plan hope to persuade more nations by the second US religious freedom ministerial next year.
thus becoming an even more attractive destination for international investment.”. Turkey was not the only country Pence named. who have been subject to intense persecution in recent
Turkey Offers to Free Jailed American Pastor in Clergy Swap
Andrew Brunson used as leverage to get US to extradite exiled Muslim leader Fethullah Gülen.
State Department's Unusually Short Religious Freedom Update: ISIS Is Bad
Months late, new Secretary of State highlights ongoing genocide in Middle East.
of government restrictions: This spring, Compassion International was finally Turkey and Saudi Arabia were two of just six correctly observed that growing religious persecution not only
Germans Are Welcoming Refugees as a Way to Honor Luther’s LegacySubscriber Access Only
Asylum seekers and immigrants are big part of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary in Germany.
dropped to around 200,000 a year because Turkey has tightened its If a person is facing persecution, then the German of Muslims already—4.7 million according to current figures—and
Courts Split on US Christians Caught Up in Turkey's CrackdownSubscriber Access Only
Deportation of evangelist David Byle blocked, while pastor Andrew Brunson still imprisoned without evidence.
Finally: Killers of Malatya Martyrs Sentenced to Life in Turkish PrisonSubscriber Access Only
But Turkish Christians are still 'infuriated.' Here's why.
Turkey Releases US Street Evangelist Facing DeportationSubscriber Access Only
Missionary David Byle works with successful Bible correspondence course in Muslim-majority nation.
Court: Turkey Failed Malatya Martyrs and Must Pay Back Their FamiliesSubscriber Access Only
But it's not quite the good news Turkish Christians have been waiting for since 2007.
Gleanings: June 2016Subscriber Access Only
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our June issue).
Foreign affairs minister Stéphane Dion said his party believes religious freedom In one of Turkey's largest cities, six churches—one of them Christian women face double persecution.
Refugees on the Roma RoadSubscriber Access Only
In Europe, Christian ‘gypsies’ best understand those fleeing Syria and Iraq.
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Accounts of Roma expulsion and persecution date back to the building a fence on its border with Turkey last year. are parasites, dishonest, or helplessly poor—the current refugee crisis
Hope on the Refugee Highway: A Special Report on Christians in Iraq and GreeceSubscriber Access Only
CT visited eight refugee camps to learn how Christians on the front lines would advise American churches to engage the refugee crisis.
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If their current visitors are not there to increase food Christians have faced significant and well-publicized persecution (notably in by crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey into Greece
Christians Debate State Bans on Syrian Refugees after Paris AttacksSubscriber Access Only
World Relief disagrees with half of US governors and Franklin Graham.
Turkish High Council Removes Third Prosecutor from Christian Murder Trials Subscriber Access Only
Latest shuffle occurs after November hearings for 19 suspects accused of brutal 2007 murders.
Open Doors News| December 11, 2012. Image: Serkan Senturk / AP Turkey. Turkish High Council Removes Third Prosecutor from Christian Murder Trials. Jesus in Turkey.
Exit Visa: Iraqi Christians Look for Safe HavenSubscriber Access Only
Iraqis struggle to find refuge in Europe.
to Thomas Schirrmacher, director of the International Institute for of the surrounding countries, only Egypt and Turkey have signed Previous stories related to Iraq and persecution include
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Love That Will Not Let Go
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