RELEASE – Save the Persecuted Christians Receives Word That Christian Association of Nigeria Chairman Lawan Andimi Has Been Executed

For Immediate Release | Jan. 21, 2020 STPC Circulating Letter to President Trump About Urgent Needs for Nigeria, Including U.S. Special Envoy to Nigeria and Lake Chad Region WASHINGTON—Save the…

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NIGERIA – Nigerian pastor who praised God in ransom video beheaded after refusing to deny Christ

Christian Post | Samuel Smith | Jan. 21, 2020 the Rev. Lawan Andimi | YouTube/Melodyinter World/Screengrab A pastor who made headlines earlier this month for praising God in a ransom…

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NIGERIA – Leah Sharibu alive, doing well in Boko Haram custody— Freed aid worker

News Express Nigeria | Gyang Bere, Jos | Jan. 20, 2020 Leah Sharibu, ISWAP captive from Dapchi A 26-year-old medical aid worker working with Alliance For International Medical Action, Jennifer…

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AFRICA/NIGERIA – “We are under siege” says the Archbishop of Kaduna where 4 seminarians were kidnapped

Agency Fides | Jan. 20, 2020 Abuja (Agenzia Fides) - "No other Country will tolerate this type of insecurity without calling for mass protests. Definitely our country is under siege",…

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RELEASE – 2020 Open Doors World Watch List Heightens Urgency of Persecuted Christians Worldwide

For Immediate Release | January 17, 2020 Save the Persecuted Christians Points to Nigeria’s Unchanged Ranking, Even Amid Especially Violent Year in African Nation WASHINGTON—Open Doors USA, a community of…

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CHINA – Christians see ‘alarming’ trend worldwide as China builds ‘blueprint of persecution’

Fox News | Caleb Parke | Jan. 16, 2020 Shortly before President Trump signed phase one of the historic trade deal with China, a Chinese pastor described the fear and…

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TURKEY – Family of Priest Abducted by ‘Unidentified Men’ in Turkey

Faithwire | Will Maule | Jan. 16, 2020 The parents of a Chaldean Catholic priest have disappeared in southeastern Turkey. According to Washington D.C.-based persecution watchdog, International Christian Concern, the…

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WORLDWIDE / CHINA – ‘Rise of Surveillance State’ Against Christians the Focus of 2020 World Watch List

Faithwire | Tré Goins-Phillips | Jan. 15, 2020 For a moment, imagine knowing you are being watched; imagine passing through facial recognition technology or fingerprint scanning to enter your church.…

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WORLDWIDE – The 50 Countries Where It’s Hardest to Follow Jesus

Christianity Today | Jayson Casper | Jan.15, 2020 Every day, 8 Christians worldwide are killed because of their faith. Every week, 182 churches or Christian buildings are attacked. And every…

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NIGERIA – Kukah describes FG as fundamentalists without bombs

Vanguard Nigeria | Chidi Nkwopara | Urowayino Jeremiah | Jan. 8, 2020 The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah, has described the Nigerian government as “Islamic…

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