'Defenseless’ Indonesian State Caves to Islamist Pressure as Pentecostal Church Shut Down

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A controversial government decree on the construction of places of worship has led to the closure of a Pentecostal church in Indonesia.

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‘Avowed Contempt for Human Rights’ Leads Philippine Government to Scrutinize, Harass Christian Aid Workers

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Christians in the Philippines are coming under increasing pressure from the Rodrigo Duterte administration for their involvement in human rights work.

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Chinese ‘Ministry of Truth’ Begins Editing God Out of Western Classics

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China has introduced a new textbook with Western classics such as Robinson Crusoe, Vanka, and The Little Match Girl, but with every reference to God removed.

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Wycliffe Associates Partners with Persecuted Christians to Bring Momentum to Bible Translation

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Wycliffe Associates is working to accelerate Bible translation in Indonesia, the largest Muslim nation in the world. Christians there face daily persecution, and many are still without the Bible in their language.

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2 Indian Pastors Share Testimonies of Police Inaction Toward Christian Persecution

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Christians in Bihar state, India are afraid to report attacks by Hindu militant organizations to the police, according to two pastors, one who had his hand and foot fractured when extremists attacked him.

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Celebrating New Religious Freedom Law, Bolivian Evangelicals Push for More

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After 183 years as a Roman Catholic nation, Bolivia officially became a secular country in 2009, when a new constitution, promulgated by the administration of its first indigenous leader, President Evo Morales, dropped any mention of the historic faith of its Spanish colonial rulers, bolstering the position of its pre-colonial religions.

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Christian in Uganda Who Lost Family to Muslims Beaten Unconscious

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A former sheikh (Islamic teacher) in eastern Uganda has been in hiding since he lost his family for putting his faith in Christ two years ago, but last month he was tricked into a life-threatening encounter.

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China tightens its 'choke-hold' on churches, enforces ban on children worshipping

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China has tightened its 'choke-hold' on churches across the country in recent weeks, according to the rights and religious freedom group China Aid.

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Russian Anti-Missionary Law Mainly Hampers Christians

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Concerns among Russian Christians that the government’s antiterrorism legislation, adopted last year, would take away their religious freedom have been proven true.

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