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By The Dispatch On Monday, November 5th, 2018
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Mississippi Gov Phil Bryant attacked over message ‘to make again this One Nation, Under God’

FFRF is denouncing Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant for promoting two religious events. A concerned local FFRF member reported that while acting in his official capacity as governor, Bryant recorded a promotional More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, November 5th, 2018
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Atheists claim ‘radical’ Family Policy Council event will get West Virginia churches to violate election laws

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is drawing attention to an upcoming gathering in West Virginia that is aiming to persuade churches to break election rules. This Friday, Nov. 2, the Family Policy Council of More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, November 2nd, 2018
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China Cracks down on house Churches in Beijing

(International Christian Concern) –House churches or “family churches” have become increasingly popular in China, after China launched a nationwide campaign a little under three years ago that has been closing More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
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US Commission on International Religious Freedom condemns persecution of Baha’is in Yemen

Tenzin Dorjee, Chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), expressed increasing concern over the mounting persecution of Baha’is in Yemen by the Houthi-controlled government. “I More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, October 29th, 2018
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Freedom From Religion atheists attack New Prospect Elementary over FCA’s messages in gym, ‘See You at the Pole’ event

FFRF is calling for an end to multiple constitutional violations by a Tennessee school district. A concerned complainant reported that the New Prospect Elementary gym in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., has text painted on More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, October 27th, 2018
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Turkey forces Christian, David Byle out of Country

(International Christian Concern) –Canadian-American Christian David Byle has left Turkey after being ordered to leave the country following his arrest on October 13. He was arrested just one day after American More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, October 27th, 2018
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17 sentenced to Death over Egyptian Church Bombings

(International Christian Concern) –A military court in Egypt has sentenced 17 to death and 19 to life in prison for their involvement in several terrorist bombings against churches in the years 2016 and 2017. It More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, October 26th, 2018
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12 Sudanese Christians Released After Receiving Beatings

(International Christian Concern) –The 12 men that were arrested in Darfur, Sudan, a little over a week ago, have since been released. The men were arrested by the National Intelligence and Security Services(NISS) More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, October 26th, 2018
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Chinese Christians Live in a ‘Nightmare’

(International Christian Concern) –President Xi Jinping continues to tighten restrictions on religious freedom, causing believers to live in a “nightmare” according to a congressional commission report. The More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, October 22nd, 2018
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Pope Francis willing to meet with North Korea’s President Moon Jae-in

(International Christian Concern) –Pope Francis states he is willing to visit North Korea if given an official invite during a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. During a visit to the Vatican, the More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, October 18th, 2018
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Maryland’s Jarrettsville Elementary School concedes to atheists and takes down ‘Give us this day our daily bread’ sign from cafeteria

The atheists celebrate their “victory” as the Freedom From Religion Foundation filed an objection to a sign in a Maryland school’s cafeteria which read “Give us this day our daily bread” in More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
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Maryland Rep Jamie Raskin calls for global repeal of blasphemy, heresy, and apostasy laws

(International Christian Concern) –Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) has introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives, calling for the global repeal of blasphemy, heresy, and apostasy laws. The legislation More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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ICC advocates raising awareness of Christian persecution in Nigeria by Boko Haram, Fulani militants

(International Christian Concern) –One of the most essential, yet often over­looked, facets of ICC’s ministry is advo­cacy. ICC’s advocacy department strives to be a voice for persecuted communities around More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, October 12th, 2018
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Pastor Andrew Brunson free from Turkish prison

Along with thousands of Christians and other faith-based groups, the Save the Persecuted Christians (STPC) Coalition is celebrating the release of imprisoned North Carolina pastor Andrew Brunson from his two-year More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, October 11th, 2018
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Maspero Massacre seven years later: Aswan church victims remembered as Christians battle persecution

(International Christian Concern) –International Christian Concern (ICC) and Egypt’s Christian community are commemorating today as the seventh anniversary of the Maspero Massacre. On October 9, 2011, the Egyptian More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
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North Korea invites Pope Francis to visit

(International Christian Concern) –North Korea has officially invited Pope Francis to visit the country. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is extending the invitation through the South Korean leader Moon Jae-in More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, October 8th, 2018
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ICC works to help Afghanistan house church, small business run by Christian man, Hussain

(International Christian Concern) –Hussain is a Muslim-background believer living in Afghanistan. Seven years ago, he heard about Jesus for the first time through a friend in the UAE. At the time, Hussain had More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, October 7th, 2018
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Everlasting Hope’s Pastor Rasoul Heydari speaks out against Iran’s government, it’s a ‘fight against oppression’

(International Christian Concern) –Pastor Rasoul Heydari, who leads a Persian ministry called Everlasting Hope, wants Christianity to grow even more visible inside Iran. He has initiated an outreach campaign with More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
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Indonesia: Three Christian churches closed due to ‘administrative reasons’

(International Christian Concern) – On September 27th officials in western village of Alam Barajo district closed 3 churches for “administrative reasons.” Indonesia ensures freedom of religion to all More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 30th, 2018
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Wisconsin’s atheist Freedom From Religion group frustrated judge dismissed their lawsuit against ‘praying judge’

A federal court judge has dismissed a lawsuit by the Freedom From Religion Foundation and three local plaintiffs against a Texas justice of the peace who imposes prayer at the beginning of court sessions. FFRF and More...


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