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Unsung Heroes in the Hermit Kingdom

As the United States celebrated the return of three Americans held hostage in North Korea, there was a group of heroes behind the scenes whose efforts went almost totally unnoticed – the workers at the Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang. The United States has no embassy or official diplomatic relationship with North Korea. When American missionaries are arrested in North Korea,

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Get your prayer in gear for Ramadan

In urban areas in the UK, Muslims have a strong and visable presence. This means Christians in the UK cannot ignore Ramadan as an exotic cultural expression of far-away nations. Muslims are their neighbours, their teachers, their class-mates, their collegues, their doctors and their friends. In this article, one British sister shares about her desire to make this time or

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North Korea talks, but why?

The last few months have seen some surprising developments on the Korean peninsula. ‘Rocket man’ Kim and ‘Fire and Fury’ Trump are preparing to actually talk, and so are Kim and Moon, the head of the South Korean ‘Puppet Regime’. What is going on?  Nobody can look into the head of the North Korean leader, but it is tempting to

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Social Credit to Discredit Christians

In a horrific display of persecution with online data as its primary weapon, the Chinese government has reached a sinister level of oppression. This approach is geared toward essentially paralyzing Christians who operate outside the Three-Self Movement church structure.  What are they doing?   Employing new laws.  Such new laws impose fines on anyone who would host a Christian gathering;

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White paper speaks of freedom?

“We want to protect religious freedom.” This is the premise of the latest white papers the Chinese government released in early April.  On the surface, we can all get on board with protecting religious freedom.  But further investigation of the recent papers tells a completely different story.  In fact, this “protection” includes such acts as removal of crosses from over

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Where is Jesus in Iran?

Not many days go by without Iran making the headlines in the West. Iran is pushing itself to the forefront as a major military power, defending its interests in Syria and Yemen, at the expense of millions of desperate people trapped in these war zones. Since Iran is backed by Russia, there seems little the West can do to challenge Iran’s

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