Persecution

Conversion to Christianity No Longer Punishable by Death in Sudan

"A transitional government in Sudan is taking steps toward 'achieving equality' and ending discrimination, leading to cautious optimism .... Apostasy (abandoning Islam through speech or behavior, including conversion to Christianity) and morality laws have been eliminated, and female genital mutilation is now banned." - CLeaders

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Christians in Hong Kong, under the Thumb of the Chinese Communist Party

"The national-security law in Hong Kong now prohibits secession, sedition, terrorism, and collusion with foreign forces. Those terms are so broadly defined that they can be used arbitrarily to prohibit any form of dissent. What worries religious minorities, and Catholics and other Christians in particular, are the law’s collusion and subversion and clauses." - N.Review

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Report: “More Christian refugees were welcomed from 50 worst persecutors in 2016 than in President Trump's first three years combined”

"So far in 2020, the US has resettled fewer than 950 Christians from the 50 countries where it is hardest to be a Christian, according to Open Doors’s annual World Watch List. At this rate, the US will receive 90-percent fewer Christian refugees this year than five years ago." - CToday

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In some countries, posting the wrong religious claims on Facebook can get you killed

"Junaid Hafeez, a university lecturer in Pakistan, had been imprisoned for six years when he was sentenced to death in December 2019. The charge: blasphemy, specifically insulting Prophet Muhammad on Facebook." - The Conversation

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“Police in Finland are investigating the leader of an entire denomination for publishing a booklet that disapproves of homosexuality”

"The author of that booklet,which sets forth the Biblical teachings about sexuality, is also under investigation for the crime of 'agitation against an ethnic group,' a statute which added “sexual orientation” to the list of protected classes.  The maximum punishment is two years in prison." - Gene Veith

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