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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Ugandan Muslims Wield Influence Against Police to Shut Down Open-Air Evangelism

Bwera, a city on Uganda’s Western border with Democratic Republic of Congo, has banned open-air evangelistic preaching due to threats from Muslim clerics following the conversions of 35 Muslims.

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Protests Over Death of Nigerian Christian Man Lead to More Reprisals by Muslim Fulani Herdsmen

Another spate of violence against Christians by Muslim Fulani Herdsmen occurred in Nigeria's Plateau State last week, following the discovery of a Christian man’s body that led to protests by Christians against repeated Muslim aggression.

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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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Christians Abducted from Choir Practice as Nigerian Herdsmen Violence Continues Unabated

Seventeen people were abducted by Islamic Herdsmen militias in Dankande Village of Nigeria’s Kaduna State Sunday in a perpetuation of violence against Christians that has seen five similar incursions in the last few months.

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U.K. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt ‘Appalled’ By Global Persecution of Christians

U.K. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt pledged support from his country for war-torn Nigeria on Wednesday, where the Boko Haram arm of the Islamic State has massacred countless scores of Christians.

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USCIRF Annual Report Highlights China’s ‘Tragedy’ of Religious Freedom

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released its annual report Monday, detailing religious rights abuses around the world and recommending state actors for the U.S. State Department to earmark as “Countries of Particular Concern” (CPCs).

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