Air Force Academy Cadets Dismissed for Religious Beliefs

Up to 16 cadets at the Air Force Academy have just been notified they will not graduate, dismissed because of their Christian religious beliefs against abortion for refusing vaccines tested on aborted fetal stem cell lines, including seniors who will incur up to $400,000 in debt. Another 16 cadets at West Point face a religious purge.

ChinaAid Releases Report Detailing 2021 Persecution

ChinaAid released its 2021 Annual Report today, detailing persecution and key findings for the year.

Settlement Negotiated in Church Land Use Case

After nearly four long years, the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) has finally won its hard-fought battle to enable a small rural church in southern Oregon to establish living quarters for its pastor inside its house of worship.

Afghanistan Becomes No. 1 Most Dangerous Place on Earth to be Christian

For the first time ever, Afghanistan is the most dangerous place on the planet to be a Christian, according to Open Doors’ 2022 World Watch List, which was released today. The World Watch List is a definitive, comprehensive research-based report that ranks the top 50 countries where it is most dangerous to be a Christian. Afghanistan has supplanted North Korea, which now ranks #2 on the list, after spending 20 years at #1.

New Data Suggests 2021 Saw ‘Seismic Global Shift’ in Religious Persecution

There is a new top perpetrator of religious persecution, according to Open Doors’ forthcoming 2022 World Watch List. For the past 20 years, North Korea has appeared at number one on the annual list, which ranks the top 50 countries where it is most difficult and dangerous to be a Christian. However, Open Doors leadership indicates that though North Korea’s religious freedom violations have not improved, conditions have significantly worsened elsewhere in the world, causing a shift in ranking.

Arsonists Attack ‘Church of Compassion’ in Chernobyl Fallout Zone

A U.S. ministry is rushing to the aid of a one-of-a-kind “church of compassion” targeted by arsonists in Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear fallout zone.

Canadian Court Lifts Enforcement of Compelled Speech Order on Pastor

A prominent Canadian pastor is now free to criticize the government’s lockdowns and restrictions on Christian worship in response to coronavirus after an appellate court suspended the enforcement of a lower court ruling requiring him to state the government’s preferred narrative about the lockdowns every time he made public remarks.

Prayers Urged as Efforts to Rescue Missionaries in Haiti Continue

Although the news cycle has churned ahead, efforts are still underway to rescue the 17 Christian missionaries abducted last month by gang members who are now demanding a hefty ransom for their release.

Survivors Call for the End of ‘Apostasy’ Laws: When the Freedom to Believe is a Crime

Survivors who escaped torture and death sentences for their religious beliefs are calling for the end of “apostasy” laws.

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