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By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 8th, 2019
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Pope Francis endorses UAE high committee to promote ‘all persons who have faith’

On August 26th, the Pope expressed his appreciation of the new creation of a high committee, fulfilling goals from the Declaration of Human Fraternity, of which he was a signatory in February 2019. At the interfaith More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
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Tampa same-sex counseling ban challenged by Robert Vazzo, New Hearts Outreach

Liberty Counsel filed a motion for summary judgment asking a federal court to permanently block the city of Tampa’s ordinance which violates the First Amendment by prohibiting licensed counselors from providing More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, August 31st, 2019
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Myanmar military sues Rev Hkalam Samson for his sanctions remarks to President Trump

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on August 26, a Myanmar military (Tatmadaw) officer filed a lawsuit against an ethnic Kachin pastor for the comments he made during a meeting with President More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
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Police in Inhil Regency Disband Church During Service

(International Christian Concern) –On August 25, the Inhil District Civil Service Police Unit stopped the worship activities at the GPdI (Indonesian Pentecostal Church) Efata Church in Sari Agung Hamlet, Petalongan More...

By Laura Jones On Friday, August 23rd, 2019
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Judge rules Wisconsin cannot exclude transgender surgeries, hormone treatments from Medicaid coverage

A federal judge ruled Friday that Wisconsin cannot exclude so-called gender-reassignment treatments, including both surgery and hormones, from coverage under the Medicaid program, striking down a rule that’s been More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 9th, 2019
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Court rules Lehigh County seal with cross can stay, doesn’t violate the first amendment

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the official seal of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania can remain on government property, despite efforts from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) to have it More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 2nd, 2019
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Grant Strobl, Jacob Chludzinski and ThinkRight Strategies sues Ann Arbor over free speech laws, political speech

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing a political consulting firm and its owners filed suit against the city of Ann Arbor in federal court Monday. The lawsuit challenges a city law that forces Grant More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, July 28th, 2019
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Christian, Illyong Ju Relatives of North Korean Defector Killed for Sharing Gospel

(International Christian Concern) –At the State Department’s religious freedom ministerial last week, a North Korean defector shared what it’s like to live as a Christian in North Korea, telling President More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, July 28th, 2019
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Indias Unregistered Churches Caught in the Crosshairs

(International Christian Concern) –“For the first time in 45 years, I feel like I don’t have the right to live as a Christian in my own country,” Pastor Sheeja Thomas, a house church leader in Hyderabad, More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
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Christians Brutally Attacked in Jharkhand by Hindu Radicals

(International Christian Concern) –Last Sunday, on 14 July 2019, Christians were seriously injured in an attack in Belchori Village in the North Indian State of Jharkhand by Hindu radicals on 14th July 2019. More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
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Son of Slain Governor, Shaan Taseer Claims ‘There are 200 More Asia Bibis’ in Pakistan

(International Christian Concern) –Shaan Taseer, son of the assassinated Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, claimed that there are more than 200 people imprisoned in Pakistan under blasphemy charges. Taseer made More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
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Florida church sues Sarasota County over $10K fees to start Christian school for at-risk kids

A federal lawsuit that Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed on behalf of a Sarasota County church and religious school has prompted the county to reverse course and approve the church’s use of its property More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
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ADF files motion to dismiss latest lawsuit against Jack Phillips, Masterpiece Cakeshop over transgender cake

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing Colorado cake artist Jack Phillips and his Masterpiece Cakeshop filed a motion in state court Monday to dismiss the latest legal attack against him for declining More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
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Iran Christian woman Fatemeh Mohammadi assaulted for how she wore her headscarf

A 19-year-old Christian woman was arrested yesterday after going to a police station to file a complaint. Fatemeh Mohammadi was assaulted by a woman dressed in a chador, a long black robe worn by conservative Muslim More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, July 14th, 2019
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Supreme Court secures Pensacola World War II cross, dismissing the ‘Lemon Test’

The U.S. Supreme Court ordered a lower court to reconsider its earlier ruling that a World War II-era memorial cross in Pensacola must be removed. In Kondrat’yev v. City of Pensacola, a federal appeals court had More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, July 7th, 2019
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Iran Violently Arrests 8 Christians

(International Christian Concern) –Eight Iranian Christians living in the Persian Gulf city of Bushehr were arrested after Ministry of Intelligence agents raided their homes and confiscated all Christian items. More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
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SCOTUS rejects Oregon baker gay marriage case due to Jack Phillips ruling

In a victory for Sweet Cakes Bakery and Melissa and Aaron Klein, today the U.S. Supreme Court sent their case back to the Oregon Court of Appeals in light of the June 2018 decision in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. “Lesbian” More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, May 30th, 2019
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Police in turkey raid baptism ceremony, ‘church is not authorized’

Turkish police interrupted a baptism ceremony in the city of Bolu while conducting a raid against a church composed of Iranian Christian asylum seekers. The incident was verified by Hristiyan Haber on May 28th, More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
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Ohio: Catholic school, The Lyceum exempted from city ordinance forcing social justice practices

After months of refusing to say whether an ordinance would force a Catholic classical school to operate contrary to its religious beliefs in employment, admissions, and other policies, the city of South Euclid, More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
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Pakistan: Mob attacks Christian family, Naveed Masih, now facing blasphemy charges

On May 15, a Christian family living in the Arif Wala Tehsil District of Punjab was attacked by a mob after they were falsely accused of committing blasphemy against Islam. False accusations of blasphemy are common More...


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