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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 Sunday, July 28th, 2019
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India: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi attacked over denial of lynchings

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, India’s Minister for Minority Affairs and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), recently claimed that the majority of mob lynchings reported in India were “concocted and fake.” More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, July 27th, 2019
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Chinese Court Upholds Pastor John Caos Prison Sentence

(International Christian Concern) –International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on July 25, a court in China’s Yunnan province announced its decision to uphold Pastor John Cao’s seven-year prison 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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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 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...



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