Charities Cautiously Optimistic Christians Will Return to ISIS-Cleared Areas of Iraq

Representatives of international charities operating in Britain are guardedly optimistic that Christians could soon return in numbers to some parts of Iraq from which they have been driven.

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Iraqi Christians Look to Reclaim Their Ancient Homes

It was the night of August 6, 2014. Fresh from their capture of Mosul, ISIS fighters swept through the Nineveh Plains and overnight drove more than 12,000 Christian families from their homes and ancestral lands. The families fled, quite literally, with only the clothes on their backs.

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Wycliffe Associates Poised to Launch Up to 30 Translation Projects for Persecuted Christians in the Middle East

Wycliffe Associates, an international organization involving people in the advancement of Bible translation, says that teams of mother tongue translators in the Middle East are ready to launch Bible translation projects in the face of intense persecution.

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Calling Worship ‘Unlawful Assembly,’ Police in Uttar Pradesh, India, Arrest Six Christians

Berating and slapping a pastor for reading the Bible instead of Hindu texts, police in Uttar Pradesh state, India last month detained six Christians under “unlawful assembly” laws for worshiping together, sources said.

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Church in Zanzibar, Tanzania Shaken as Court Supports Muslims’ Opposition to Building

A court on the semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania, ruled on Thursday (July 20) that a church cannot continue constructing a worship building it has tried to finish for eight years, sources said.

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