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  • What American Christians can learn from the Chinese church in coronavirus crisis

    by Arielle Del Turco and Lela Gilbert

    March 29, 2020: Rarely are Christians in the United States confronted with the kinds of challenges faced by believers around the world whose governments regularly persecute the faithful. Yet, both are now facing the coronavirus. Churches around the world - even those in places where persecution abounds - have been forced to adapt to this unexpected and unnerving external pressure, meeting in new and creative ways in the era of social distancing. As churches across America begin to wrestle with new challenges, we can be inspired by the church in China, which has managed be a light to their society during the coronavirus despite continuous pressure from their own government.

  • Coronavirus, Iran, and the Persecuted Church

    by Arielle Del Turco

    March 20, 2020: For the first time in the lives of many American Christians, routine was interrupted as church services were canceled across the country to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Many churches chose to broadcast online instead. Some churches are getting creative and organizing "drive-in" worship services. Rarely are Christians in the West faced with external pressures that affect our weekly public worship gatherings. This inconvenience-and the fear that surrounds it-may give us a glimpse into what many Christians around the world face as they are forced to worship in hiding, and as their worship services are curtailed due to intense external pressure.

  • Wave Of Violence Should Prompt U.S. To Urge Religious Freedom In India

    by Arielle Del Turco

    March 06, 2020: Deadly inter-religious violence has flooded into Delhi in recent days, leaving more than 30 people dead. U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Commissioner Anurima Bhargava stated, "reports are mounting that the Delhi police have not intervened in violent attacks against Muslims, and the government is failing in its duty to protect its citizens."

  • Say a prayer for the most persecuted

    by Arielle Del Turco and Travis Weber

    November 03, 2019: "North Korea is the one country where people, the moment they are born, have no freedom." Ji Hyeon-a was born there; she should know. Ji suffered for being a Christian because the North Korean regime is determined to eradicate the Christian faith. North Korea is the single most dangerous place in the world to be Christian, according to Open Doors' World Watch List. Christians should pray for their persecuted brothers and sisters in North Korea every day, but especially on the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, November 3.

  • Congress Aims to Address China's Atrocities against Religious Minorities

    by Arielle Del Turco

    July 12, 2019: China is harvesting human organs from political prisoners, according to the independent China Tribunal, which has determined "beyond reasonable doubt" that crimes against humanity have been committed against Uyghurs and Falun Gong, two of the country's religious minorities. The world has known of China's religious-freedom abuses for decades but done little.

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