A Global Calamity: 340,000,000 Christians Persecuted

Jan 17, 2021 by

by Raymond Ibrahim, Gatestone Institute: Every day around the world, 13 Christians are killed for their faith; 12 are illegally arrested or imprisoned; 5 are abducted; and 12 churches or other Christian buildings are attacked. These are among some of the disturbing findings of the recently released Open Doors’ 2021 World Watch List (WWL-2021). This annual report ranks the top 50 nations in which Christians are most persecuted for their religion. All in all, “More than 340 million...

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Huawei’s patent for technology identifying Uighurs by facial recognition uncovered

Jan 15, 2021 by

from Barnabas Fund: A patent filed by technology giant Huawei for a system that identifies the faces of ethnic Uighurs, a severely persecuted group in China, has been uncovered by US researchers. Huawei’s patent, originally filed in July 2018 in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, describes advanced artificial-intelligence techniques that identify various features of pedestrians photographed or filmed in the street. It is mainly concerned with how different body postures,...

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Persecution of Christians in the curfew of Covid

Jan 14, 2021 by

A report on 2020 from the Religious Liberty Commission of the Evangelical Fellowship of India: […]  The EFI Religious Liberty Commission and other Christian agencies including a national Helpline co-founded by the EFI five years ago, documented 327 cases, in which at least five people lost their lives, at least six Churches were burnt or demolished, and 26 incidents of social boycott were recorded. This is by no means an exhaustive list of incidents, many of which remain mostly unreported and...

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Huge jump in worldwide Christian persecution exacerbated by Covid-19, World Watch List 2021 reveals

Jan 13, 2021 by

By Kelly Valencia, Premier: The persecution of Christians worldwide has continued to rise, with the coronavirus pandemic intensifying the levels of persecution. Open Doors has released its yearly list, which records levels of persecution and discrimination around the world. This year more than 340 million Christians faced persecution for their faith – that is up from 260 million in 2020. An average of one in eight Christians in the world suffers persecution. The pandemic has made it easier for...

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Early Christianity, Persecution, and Lessons for Today

Jan 10, 2021 by

by Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch: What can we learn from persecution in the early church? Only those with spiritual myopia or who are living in a fantasy world can not see what is happening all around the West: a flood of anti-Christian bigotry and persecution is being unleashed, and we have yet to see just how much worse it will get in the coming days. As such, I have been writing a lot lately on this issue of persecution, and how believers might respond. A number of those recent articles...

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Christians: No More Playing Games

Jan 6, 2021 by

by Bill Muehlenberg, CulureWatch: Real persecution IS coming for believers in the West: Those with spiritual eyes to see and ears to hear realise that so much of what passes for Christianity today in the West is merely superficial, vaporous cotton candy, lacking in any real substance and significance. So much of it is, as the saying goes, a mile wide and an inch deep. The trouble is, as Jesus warned about in the parable of the tares (Matthew 13:24-30), the real deal Christians and the fake...

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