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Iranian prison guards threaten to extend sentence for U.S. pastor, wife claims

April 22, 2015 Fox News: The wife of an American pastor locked up in Iran said prison guards have repeatedly threatened to extend the sentence for her husband, who was detained in 2012 over his Christian faith.

Ethiopians Shocked by Islamic State Killings

April 22, 2015 New York Times: Many in Ethiopia are reeling from the news that several Ethiopians were killed in Libya by the Islamic State group, which over the weekend released a video purporting to show the killings.

Christian health worker says NHS made her ‘look crazy’

April 21, 2015 BBC News: A Christian health worker has said she was made to look "a bit crazy" when an NHS trust disciplined her for allegedly trying to convert a Muslim colleague.

Anzac Day 2015: The bullet in the bible that led to salvation

April 21, 2015 Sydney Morning Herald: Many believers have found salvation in the word of God, but none so literally as Elvas Jenkins.

Conservative Anglican group backs away from split with Anglican Communion

April 21, 2015 Religion News Service: Widely viewed as a schismatic movement, the Global Anglican Future Conference, or GAFCON, a grouping of conservative Anglicans, says it is not leaving the worldwide Anglican Communion.

People who are intolerant damage their own faith, says church group after cross protest

April 21, 2015 Malay Mail Online: The protest against a church that hung a cross on its facade shows intolerance and ignorance of Christians’ constitutional right to freedom of religion, a church group said today.

Christian beliefs would be protected under Labour, says Miliband as he ‘does God’

April 20, 2015 UK Telegraph: Ed Miliband set out to woo Christian voters signalling he would consider new measures to protect their right to express their beliefs in the workplace after a series of controversial cases.

New ISIS video purportedly shows shooting, beheading of 30 Ethiopian Christians

April 20, 2015 Jerusalem Post: A video purportedly made by Islamic State and posted on social media sites on Sunday appeared to show militants shooting and beheading about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya.

Islamic State video purported to show killing of Ethiopian Christians

April 20, 2015 Sydney Morning Herald: A new Islamic State video distributed on social media apparently shows the shootings and beheadings of two groups of Ethiopian Christians in Libya.

Islamic State shoots and beheads 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya

April 20, 2015 Religion News Service: A video purportedly made by Islamic State militants and posted on social media sites on Sunday (April 19) appeared to show the shooting and beheading about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya.

ISIS destroy Christian graves and headstones with sledgehammers

April 20, 2015 Daily Mail: Terrorist group ISIS has released photographs of its militants destroying Christian graves with sledgehammers and carving out crosses in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

.Bishops back Church of England breakaway congregations

April 18, 2015 UK Telegraph: International gathering of bishops and archbishops offers public endorsement to traditionalist movement, likening new Anglican split over issues such as homosexuality to birth of Methodism

NC evangelist Graham could be immortalized inside US Capitol

April 17, 2015 Washington Times: A proposal to honor North Carolina favorite son Rev. Billy Graham with a statue in Washington won state House approval Thursday, but not without complaints from Democrats about the process and counter-claims from Republicans that critics had something against Graham.

Christians who use the language of Jesus being uprooted by Islamic State

April 17, 2015 Washington Post: Suhail Gabriel was in bed when Islamic State militants stormed his village in eastern Syria, firing machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades. Gabriel rushed his wife and daughter onto his motorcycle and sped through the early-morning darkness, he later recalled.

Muslim asylum seekers throw Christian passengers overboard in Mediterranean, killing 12

April 17, 2015 Sydney Morning Herald: Italian police have arrested a group of asylum seekers after witnesses said they threw 12 passengers overboard following a row about religion on a boat headed to Europe.

These may be the last Christians of the Middle East – unless we help

April 16, 2015 The Guardian: Islamic extremism has taken persecution to a new level, but the seeds were sown a decade ago in the US- and British-led Iraq invasion.

Christian ministry says that homosexuality is not biological

April 16, 2015 BBC News: A Christian ministry has launched a complaint against the Royal College of Psychiatrists over its stand on homosexuality.

Could Christianity be driven from Middle East?

April 16, 2015 BBC News: Can Christianity survive, in the face of persecution and conflict, in the region of its birth?

Tennessee house of representatives approves Bible as official state book

April 16, 2015 The Guardian: While some representatives argue the holy book’s importance to state history and culture, others say measure blatantly violates separation of church and state.

Muslim youths attack child in Pakistan because he is a Christian

April 15, 2015 Daily Mail: Two young Muslims have put a 14-year-old Pakistani boy in hospital with burns to 55 percent of his body after they set him on fire because he is a Christian.