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Pastor Abel is Free

On Tuesday we received the joyful news that Pastor Abel Yang (Yang Hwa) was freed from prison. He spent two and a half years behind bars facing torture, threats to his family, and severe health issues. He is now back with his wife and son, although physically he is in bad condition. In December 2015 pastor Abel Yang was arrested

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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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China Bans Online Bible Sales

China continues to persecute Christians. On April 4, 2018, China produced White Papers, a list of new legislation that clarifies existing laws. This move is very unique. The first publication of this kind was produced in 1997, but that was more than 20 years ago, and China is a different place today than it was when these were first produced.

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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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