Religious Liberties/Persecution

20/20 Baby Body Parts Investigation Shown in Court

Religious Liberties / Persecution10/23/2019 9:29:01 AM
Oct 23, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO, CA During the civil trial in the San Francisco Federal District Court yesterday, the judge finally allowed Liberty Counsel, after being denied for four weeks, to show the video of the ABC News 20/20 Report: Parts for Sale in court. Published in 2000, the video features Chris Wallace revealing that a hidden camera investigation has found a thriving industry, in which aborted fetuses women donate to help medical research are being marketed for hundreds & Source: Liberty Counsel

Megachurch in China Demolished -- Pastors Detained

Religious Liberties / Persecution10/19/2019 4:03:05 PM
The church being demolished. Credit: ChinaAid NEWS PROVIDED BY Oct. 19, 2019   FUNAN, Anhui, Oct. 19, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- Authorities destroyed a church in China and detained its pastors over the weekend.   No legal papers ordering the church's demolition were provided, but the officials tore it down on Friday. It could seat more than 3,000 people and was part of the country's officially-recognized church network.   Today, officials detained the church's pa Source: China Aid Association, Inc.

Stephen E. Strang Releasing 'God, Trump, and the 2020 Election' -- What's at Stake?

Religious Liberties / Persecution10/21/2019 2:01:00 AM
NEWS PROVIDED BY Hamilton Strategies Oct. 21, 2019 ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 21, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- Stephen E. Strang believes God has usedand will continue to usePresident Donald Trump to make a difference for America. Now, the author is preparing to debut his newest book, "God, Trump, and the 2020 Election," which will be released by FrontLine, an imprint of Charisma House, on Jan. 14, 2020. Throughout the new book, Strang touches upon breaking presidential news, including inte Source: Hamilton Strategies

Senior Pentagon Analyst Separates from Some Trump Supporters Asks: 'Why Should the U.S. Remain in the Syria War'

Religious Liberties / Persecution10/18/2019 3:33:00 AM
NEWS PROVIDED BY Defender Publishing Oct. 18, 2019 MEDIA ADVISORY, Oct. 18, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- Lieutenant Colonel Robert L. Maginnis (U.S. Army, Retired) submits the following and is available for comment: Listen to the mass media, some of the political class and too many of our political generals (active and retired) and you'll hear why they want our sons, daughters and treasure to remain in Syria. They are all mistaken. Source: Defender Publishing

Alliance for Israel Advocacy Condemns Malaysia Prime Minister's Virulent Anti-Semitic Remarks

Religious Liberties / Persecution10/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
Calls for Public Condemnation of Dr. Mahathir's Comments NEWS PROVIDED BY Alliance for Israel Advocacy Oct. 18, 2019 BROOMALL, Penn., Oct. 18, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Alliance for Israel Advocacy (AIA) (www.israeladvocates.org) responded to Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad's recent and well publicized speech at Columbia University, which was laced with anti-Semitic comments. Joel Chernoff, Executive Director of AIA said, "Dr. Mahathir's comments were appalling, Source: Alliance for Isrsael Advocacy

Districts Deceiving Parents: Parents CAN Opt Out of Comprehensive Sexual Education

Religious Liberties / Persecution10/17/2019 9:10:03 AM
NEWS PROVIDED BYCapitol Resource InstituteOct. 17, 2019 SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 17, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- Many of California's school districts are currently deceiving parents about their rights under the law. Contrary to what school districts have been telling them, the California Education Code allows a parent to "opt out" their children from ALL portions of the California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA). The law allows opt out for any and all portions of Health, inc Source: Capitol Resource Institute

Press Invited to Hear About Uyghur Persecution in China

Religious Liberties / Persecution10/16/2019 9:56:02 AM
NEWS PROVIDED BYChinaAid Oct. 16, 2019 WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- An event spotlighting China's persecution of Uyghurs, will take place in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 23.The event will feature Uyghur American Ferkat Jawdat, ChinaAid Chairman of the Board Doug Robison, and Uyghur Human Rights Project Director Omer Kanat. Annie Boyajian, the Director of Advocacy at Freedom House, will serve as the moderator.It will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 10:30 a.m.-1 Source: China Aid Association, Inc.

Sex Abuse Law Engulfs California Schools

Religious Liberties / Persecution10/16/2019 7:56:04 AM
NEWS PROVIDED BY Catholic League Oct. 16, 2019   NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the reaction of California public school officials to a new law on sexual abuse: On October 13, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a bill that allows for the suspension of the statute of limitations for crimes involving the sexual abuse of minors. It provides a three-year window to make a claim, regardless of when t Source: Catholic League

Christian Medical Association Responds to Its Federal Court Victory Upholding Medical Judgment and Conscience Freedom

Religious Liberties / Persecution10/15/2019 12:00:00 PM
NEWS PROVIDED BY Christian Medical Association Oct. 15, 2019   WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Christian Medical Association, the nation's largest faith-based professional medical organization, responded today to their victory in federal court for the conscience rights of medical professionals. The case, Franciscan Alliance v. Azar, sought relief from a 2016 federal regulation that threatened to drive religious doctors out of practice if they would not perform gen Source: Christian Medical & Dental Associations

Responding to Increasing Persecution, Millennials are Mobilizing to Support More than 150 Ministries in the Middle East and North Africa

Religious Liberties / Persecution10/15/2019 10:39:00 AM
NEWS PROVIDED BY The MENA Collective Oct. 15, 2019 WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- In a recent national survey, the MENA Collective, a new organization publicly launching November 1, 2019, asked active, church-going millennials their thoughts regarding giving and the Middle East. Their findings show that almost half of those surveyed did not trust their local church when it comes to giving their money. Equally surprising was that only 3 percent of the Christians s Source: The MENA Collective

Man Who Threatened to Rape and Murder Operation Rescue Staff and Families Gets 12 Months in Federal Prison

Religious Liberties / Persecution10/15/2019 9:23:03 AM
NEWS PROVIDED BY Operation Rescue Oct. 15, 2019   WICHITA, Kan., Oct. 15, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- Christopher M. Thompson, 22, was sentenced today by Federal District Judge John W. Broomes to twelve months plus one day in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons to be followed by two years of supervised release in a plea bargain deal that allowed him to plead to one felony count of threatening communications. Three other counts were dismissed upon sentencing.   Judg Source: Operation Rescue

New Documentary Captures the Remarkable Mission Work of the Eubank Family

Religious Liberties / Persecution10/15/2019 8:32:05 AM
LifeWay Films and Deidox Films Premiere Free Burma Rangers at the Justice Film Festival Nov. 16 Before a Two-Day Nationwide Release in 2020   NEWS PROVIDED BY A. Larry Ross Communications Oct. 15, 2019   NASHVILLE, Oct. 15, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- LifeWay Films and Deidox Films announced today the forthcoming release of Free Burma Rangers, the remarkable true story of one American family that has dedicated their lives to training and leading dangerous rescue missions with pe Source: A. Larry Ross Communications

Open Doors Responds with Aid for Persecuted Christians as Violence Intensifies in Northern Syria

Religious Liberties / Persecution10/15/2019 8:09:00 AM
NEWS PROVIDED BY Open Doors Oct. 15, 2019 SANTA ANA, Calif., Oct. 15, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- Open Doors is responding to immediate and urgent needs in northern Syria after Turkish troops invaded last week. David Curry, CEO of Open Doors, says Christians in the region are especially vulnerable during the chaos of war; the organization is assessing the situation on the ground and providing needed assistance. "Open Doors partners are on the ground in Northern Syria, providing relie Source: Open Doors USA

Gospel for Asia Challenges Every Person to Help Save Just One Impoverished Person

Religious Liberties / Persecution10/15/2019 6:31:00 AM
Campaign coincides with International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Oct. 17; focuses on millions living on less than $2 per day   SAVE JUST ONE: Everyone can help save just one person from extreme poverty, says faith-based mission agency Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org), marking International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17.   NEWS PROVIDED BY Gospel for Asia Oct. 15, 2019   WILLS POINT, Texas, Oct. 15, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- Faith-based mi Source: InChrist Communicatinos

Coptic Solidarity Hosts Fourth Annual Modern Coptic Martyrs Remembrance Day with UN Special Rapporteur, Dr. Ahmed Shaheed

Religious Liberties / Persecution10/14/2019 2:30:00 AM
NEWS PROVIDED BY Coptic Solidarity Oct. 14, 2019 WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity will be hosting the 4th Annual Modern Coptic Martyrs Remembrance Day on October 22, at the Watterson House (224 2nd ST. SE, Washington, DC 20003) from 1:00 3:00 p.m. with keynote speaker, Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB). This event commemorates and seeks justice for the many modern Coptic martyrs who have paid the ultim Source: Coptic Solidarity