Christians Fear Crackdown on Religion Under Evangelism Ban in Nepal

While attacks against the Christian minority has increased in Nepal, the Himalayan country's parliament passed a bill criminalizing religious conversion and the "hurting of religious sentiment," aiming to restrict evangelism. The move is likely to further escalate Christian persecution.

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Egypt Closes One Church, Blocks Worship at Another

Authorities have closed a church that serves three villages in Upper Egypt on the pretext that area Muslims object to it – one of at least 15 Christian worship sites shuttered in the bishopric of Minya, sources said.

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Armenian Turks Convert back to Christianity

Twelve Armenians who were baptized last month in Istanbul were among the many former Muslims who are now openly embracing Christ after their ancestors were forced to follow Islam during the Armenian and Assyrian genocides that killed millions of Christians one century ago.

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BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan's Christian Minister Bhatti Assassinated

Gunmen have shot and killed Pakistan's Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti, a Christian, who publicly challenged the country's controversial blasphemy laws and demanded more rights for minority Christians in the mainly Islamic nation.

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