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Sudan tracking down converts from Islam in purge of Christianity

A Sudanese Christian has fled the country after authorities in Khartoum threatened to kill him for refusing to divulge names of converts from Islam, sources said.

The Christian, a native of Sudan’s Juba Mountains area, left the country last month after officials from the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) forced him to report to their offices nearly every day since …

Wave of kidnappings plagues Egyptian Christians

Hundreds of Egyptian Christians have been caught up in a wave of kidnappings since the fall of the Mubarak government in 2011.

Precise figures are elusive, partly because of the general breakdown of law enforcement across Egypt since the 2011 revolution, and partly because some kidnappings are never reported.

Mob of hundreds of Muslims attack Christians in Bangladesh

                                                                                                                                                                                  

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that a group of radical Islamists have targeted and attacked Christians in Bangladesh. Two incidents in the last week left priests and seminary students among those severely beaten. In both incidents the attackers have operated with impunity.

On June 5, 2013, Muslim extremists went to the Tumilia mission, a Catholic compound, and physically harmed Fr. Abel …

New book documents persecution of Christians worldwide

 

Review by World Watch Monitor 

This is a book designed to show that “Christians are the single most widely persecuted religious group in the world today”

With that aim, three authors well known in the field of religious advocacy give the reader the ultimate global briefing on the causes, patterns and trends in the persecution of Christians.

Young Christians trafficked into forced labor and sex slavery in Bangladesh

By Corey Bailey                                               

More than 140 children have been rescued from Islamic training centers (madrassas) in Bangladesh in the last nine months, with a majority of the children targeted because of their Christian faith. The females, accounting for nearly half of those rescued, report that they were used for forced labor and sex slavery.

Why is Turkey building a tent city for thousands of Syrian Christians?

By Nuri Kino                                                         

Hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing the violence in Syria live in camps just inside Turkey. So, the April 10 news item from Reuters, announcing the creation of two more camps in Turkish town of Midyat, just beyond Syria’s northeastern border, didn’t seem like much.

But something caught my eye: A camp specifically for Syrian Christians? This was new. …