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A different perspective on freedom

(Photo courtesy of Evan Cahill/CC/Wikimedia) USA (MNN) – Americans are celebrating independence and freedom on this July 4. For those living stateside, rather than a commemoration of the Declaration of Independence, the day seems to center on customs of celebration. There’s a distinct look to the holiday: stars and stripes …

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Independence Day: freedom for wounded warriors

USA (MNN) — The United States celebrates its 243rd Independence Day today. As explained here, people celebrate July 4 as a national holiday because it represents “the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.” According to government statistics, 16,652 people died protecting U.S. independence in the …

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UCC network helps Nicaraguan to freedom

Rihana Fernanda, a 21-year-old transgender woman, fled Nicaragua after being attacked by five men who beat her into a coma and slit her throat with a broken bottle. She was taken to a local hospital where she spent nine days and is still recovering from her injuries. After Rihana Fernanda was released, …

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Religious freedom issues precede Pompeo visit to India

India (MNN) — Indian officials reject recent accusations issued by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). In its annual report, the USCIRF accuses India of persecuting religious minorities and trying to force Hinduism as a national identity. Dr. David Curry leads Open Doors USA, a religious freedom watchdog …

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Should Christians Praise Partial Religious Freedom?

Imad Shehadeh’s phone would not stop ringing. His American guest, part of a delegation invited by the king of Jordan, had called his royal host a bigot. In November 2017, the president of Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary had facilitated a sit-down between local evangelicals and an American delegation bound for …

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Christians face new religious freedom threat in China

China (MNN) — Government oppression is a familiar reality for Chinese Christians, but new enforcement methods raise concern. It’s a troubling development on the heels of the Tiananmen Square Massacre’s 30-year anniversary. Between June 3 and 4, 1989, unknown thousands of Chinese citizens died at the hands of armed military …

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