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Don’t Let Biden Off the Hook for the Disaster He Left in Afghanistan

The media has largely moved on from the Afghanistan debacle, and many are all too eager to sweep the consequences of President Biden’s botched withdrawal under the rug. Yet, the repercussions will last lifetimes. Currently, hundreds of parents and family members are seeking help for their starving children. Last year, the United Nations warned that one million Afghan children were…

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Senator Rubio Takes a Stand Against Uyghur Forced Labor

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is hitting a new snag in the Senate. This time over an amendment from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) that would block products made with the forced labor of Uyghurs in China from entering the United States. It’s a common-sense provision that would protect American consumers from unknowingly taking part in Communist China’s human rights…

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As Christian Cold War Heats Up, The Faithful Are Equipping For Battle

Along with the rest of the country, American Christianity is in the middle of a cold war. As this war heats up, it will mean church splits, takeovers, fights over denominational resources, and other power struggles as the Donald Trump era has increasingly brought clarity and pushed people to choose sides on existential questions. The Southern Baptist Convention, the United…

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If Christians Around The World Can Face Death For Their Faith, Americans Can Go To Church

Christians in the United States and around the world are experiencing intensified challenges to the free exercise of our Christian faith. Communities of believers from Kentucky to Minnesota and Virginia to California have faced open and unapologetic hostility from state and local government leaders for the past year and a half. Radical anti-Christian, anti-family ideology is crammed down children’s throats…

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China Must Stop Sending North Korean Defectors Back into Grave Danger

North Korea is infamous for having one of the worst human rights records on earth. In recognition of this fact, some human rights advocates dubbed September 24, 2021, as “Save North Korean Refugees Day.” Crossing the border into China is the only option for most North Koreans trying to escape from North Korea. Yet, when they arrive in China, they…

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IRF 101: Perils for Christians in India

This blog is part of an International Religious Freedom 101 series providing an overview of religious freedom challenges in countries around the world. Read our previous installments on Turkey, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Uzbekistan, and Nigeria.  In May 2021, a mob of radical Hindus attacked Pastor Ramesh Bumbariya’s family after they refused to renounce their Christian faith. One of the armed assailants shot Bhima Bumbariya, the father…

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Explainer: What the Taliban Takeover Means for Afghan Believers

Open Doors, a ministry that supports persecuted Christians around the world, considers Afghanistan to be only slightly less hostile to Christianity than North Korea. Now, following the Taliban takeover, the Christian community in Afghanistan (estimated to be comprised of a few thousand believers) is under heightened pressure. The last few priests remaining in the country are hoping to flee, and…

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Southern Baptists Stand With Uyghur Muslims Against Atrocities

This is part one of a three-part series highlighting significant resolutions passed by the Southern Baptist Convention this year that apply a biblical worldview to critical cultural and political issues. At the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) largest gathering in over two decades, a resolution was passed condemning atrocities the Chinese Communist Party is currently committing against Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang.…

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