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'All-Out War Against Religious Minorities': Faith Leaders Expose China's Brutal Persecution of Christians

China is tightening its grip on the country’s Christians through repeated efforts to persecute and silence the Church. Chinese believers are being rounded up, imprisoned and some even tortured for their faith. In addition, government officials are removing crosses from churches, burning Bibles and demolishing church buildings. “Churches have been …

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Ukraine Orthodox Leaders Approve Break with Russian Church

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) – Thousands of people have gathered outside a Kiev cathedral to witness the birth of a new Ukrainian Orthodox Church as tensions between Ukraine and Russia continue to drive the two farther apart.  President Petro Poroshenko has told the crowd “the creation of our Church is another declaration …

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Faith-Based Justice Leaders Sing Joy to the World

I am honored to participate in the formation of faith-based justice leaders. I give thanks for young adults I have accompanied during the last decade who have committed themselves to serving at the intersection of faith communities and God’s love and justice in the world. For example, I watched Jenn …

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Questions follow Iranian leaders’ controversial claims

Iran (MNN) — A recent outburst from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pitting Muslims against Americans caught many by surprise. At the same time, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei requested increased military power yet downplayed intentions of war. Is this politics or something more? Iranian President Hassan Rouhani(Wikipedia) While speaking at …

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