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Motive Sought for Slaying of Church Worker in Bangladesh

| September 25, 2009 | 1 Comment

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Authorities are investigating possible motives for the vicious killing of a church worker by students at Dhaka University. A management student at the university and his friends are accused of torturing and killing Swapan Mondol, 35, on Sept. 12 in Suhrawardy Park, adjacent to the university. Mondol, a convert from Hinduism, was supervisor […]

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SKorea seeks to curb missionary travel to Mideast

| August 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is considering restricting Christian missionaries' travel to the Middle East, where their evangelical work makes them vulnerable to terrorist attack. Foreign Ministry officials said Thursday that the government may impose restrictions because missionary work in some Middle Eastern nations threatens the safety of not only the missionaries themselves but […]

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Church institutions threatened with bomb attack

| June 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

LAHORE, Pakistan : A Church center in Pakistan's cosmopolitan eastern city of Lahore has been threatened with a suicide bomb attack, one of a series of intimidating messages given to Christians as the country's security crisis worsens. The threat was delivered on June 10 to a Christian woman who lives next to Rabita Manzil, the […]

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Church-based Projects in Chad Continue Amidst Security Threats

| June 8, 2009 | 0 Comments

Defying the ongoing security threats, Church-based aid agency continues its good work in eastern Chad amidst ‘banditry,’ and fears the arrival of rain may further “hampered” the task. “While calm has returned to the eastern part of Chad after heavy fighting between Chadian soldiers and rebel militias in early May, our emergency operations are still […]

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Mexico violence curtails Dallas-area churches’ mission trips

| May 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

For Rita Thomas, nothing beats working in the hot sun in Juárez, Mexico, helping to build cinderblock homes for people used to living in dirt-floor shacks. "My heart is full when I'm there," said Thomas, who first went to Juárez 5 ½ years ago with a team from Suncreek United Methodist Church of Allen, and […]

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India’s political parties told to make Christian security a priority

| February 3, 2009 | 0 Comments

The safety and security of minorities must be the top priority of India's political parties in the forthcoming elections, says the All India Christian Council. AICC secretary general John Dayal said on Monday that there was a need to "reassure minorities…that India continues to be the secular country envisaged by its founding fathers and guaranteed […]

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