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By The Dispatch On Monday, July 15th, 2019
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Iran Responds to Global Outcry over Removed Cross

(International Christian Concern) –The cross of an Assyrian Presbyterian Church in the northwest city of Tabriz was replaced on July 9th following an international outcry. In May, Iranian intelligence agents 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 Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
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Supreme Court rejects ‘In God We Trust’ case to remove phrase from US money

The Supreme Court announced yesterday it will not take up a legal dispute by atheist groups which sought to remove the words “In God We Trust” from U.S. currency. Michael Newdow, an activist who filed 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...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, May 18th, 2019
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Asia Bibi reunites with family in Canada, free from years in Pakistani prison

Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi was acquitted on charges of blasphemy that kept her on death row for eight years, but she was effectively trapped in Pakistan—until now. Asia Bibi, sentenced to death in Pakistan Fox More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
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Recent Arrest of 5 Christians Spreads Worry of Religious Freedom in Nepal

(International Christian Concern) –On April 23, five Christians, including an American citizen, were arrested in Nepal’s Dang District after they were accused of attempted proselytization. These arrests, and More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
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Hindu Radical Leader, Deva Thakur Calls for Forced Sterilization of Christians and Muslims

(International Christian Concern) –As India continues to go to the polls in what is set to be the biggest democratic election in history, Deva Thakur, vice president of the radical Hindu Mahasabha Party, has called More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
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Connecticut: Caring Families ministries sues the city of Hartford for religious discrimination over ‘signage’ laws

Attorneys with Alliance Defending Freedom filed a federal lawsuit Thursday to protect a life-affirming, faith-based pregnancy care center, which helps clients with concerns about pregnancy and motherhood, against More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
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Hindu Nationalist Launch Campaign for Nepal as Hindu Nation

(International Christian Concern) –Earlier this month, the pro-Hindu Rastriya Prajatantra Party launched a campaign to reestablish Nepal as an official Hindu nation. This campaign comes at a time when religious More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, March 28th, 2019
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The Top 7 North American Countries With the Most Personal Freedom

Personal freedom comes with different definitions which even vary from one country to another. However, the most important points that personal freedom or civil liberty should cover and bestow upon all individuals More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
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House Democrats pass bill to change Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include LGBT, transgenders, make them a ‘protected class’

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill that threatens the free exercise of religion and free speech. H.R. 5, known as the Equality Act, which broadly imposes the LGBT agenda and does not More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, March 14th, 2019
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Thomas More Society defends New York pro-lifers, street protests against attorney general, ‘obstruction’

The Thomas More Society continues to defend a group of peaceful pro-life protesters as the New York Attorney General’s office persists in  prosecuting an unjust harassment lawsuit. The suit, originally brought More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Egypt legalizes 156 churches as Christians remained divided over President Sisi

(ICC): Last week, the Egyptian government legalized 156 churches, bringing the total to 783. More than 3,700 churches have sought legalization since Egypt passed a new law in 2016 which purported to streamline the More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, March 10th, 2019
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Turkey: Death of Mesrob Mutafyan mourned, leader of the Armenian Apostolic Church for 20 years

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) expressed condolences on the death of Mesrob Mutafyan, who was elected leader of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Turkey in 1998. Image/CIA The More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, March 8th, 2019
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Court dismisses Jack Phillips, Masterpiece Cakeshop case as Diann Rice’s remarks prove hostility against baker

The Colorado Civil Rights Commission announced Tuesday that it will dismiss its most recent charges against cake artist Jack Phillips in the wake of newly discovered evidence of the state’s ongoing hostility More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
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Liberty Counsel fights ACLU lawsuit to remove Indiana Nativity scene from courthouse Christmas light display

Liberty Counsel has filed a motion to dismiss in the lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana (ACLU) that seeks to remove a lighted Nativity scene from the Jackson County Courthouse Christmas More...

By Guest Author On Friday, March 1st, 2019
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Does Your Boss Have the Right to Fire You Based on Your Political or Religious Beliefs?

While most know that their bosses cannot fire them based on their religious affiliation, cases of political discrimination are less clear-cut. Since 2016’s controversial elections, the debate hasn’t subsided, More...


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