Egypt Legalizes Over 1,000 Churches in Apparent Bid to Create Tolerant Islamic Society

The Egyptian government on Monday approved legalization of 127 churches, the culmination of a 2016 law by which President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi sought to make the world’s largest Arab nation more officially inclusive of Coptic Christianity.

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8 Christians Arrested in Iran, One Elderly Woman Freed

Eight Iranian Christians were arrested by Iranian intelligence officials at the beginning of July, and are currently being held at an undisclosed Intelligence Ministry site in Bushehr, a southern port city on the Persian Gulf.

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U.K. Report: Christian Persecution 'Overlooked in the West'

The final version of a UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office report was released at the beginning of July, detailing Christian persecution worldwide and citing a failure of Western governments to even recognize it.

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Pompeo: State Department Report on Non-Existence of Religious Freedom in Iran ‘Shocks the Conscience’

The thinning oxygen in the atmosphere for Iran’s religious minorities came to light Friday with the State Department’s release of its 2018 Report on International Religious Freedom, which detailed the level of suppression suffered by Christians and Baha’i under the Ayatollahs.

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Arrests of Non-Denominational Christians Continue in ‘North Korea of Africa’

Thirty Pentecostal Christians were arrested in the Eritrea Capital of Asmara recently, continuing a trend of government crackdowns on non-organized religion in the East African country that saw 141 more Christians arrested on May 10th.

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Indian Christian Man: ‘Everything Now Is Gone’ Following Government Demolition of His School for Orphans

A Christian man in Odisha State, India, who built a school for orphaned children 8 years ago, had his life’s work devastated on May 13th when local officials demolished the school and its dormitories following sabotage of his application for a land lease.

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Indian Christians Say ‘God Works for the Good of Those Who Love Him’ As Modi Rides Anti-Christian Nationalist Wave to Second Term in Office

Christians in India are bracing themselves for more of the same after Prime Minister Narendra Modi was elected to another five-year term last Thursday, having garnered a 303-seat parliamentary majority—a 31-seat gain from his initial election in 2014.

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Sudanese Christians Eye Democratic Sudan As Ticket Out of Persecution

Muslims and Christians in Sudan are unifying under the banner of democracy after a rare window of opportunity opened following the ousting of longtime military dictator Omar Al-Bashir.

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