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Suppressing religion online

Persecution | A draft law threatens the future of Christian websites in China
by June Cheng
Posted 10/18/18, 03:42 pm

I’ve written in the past about the plethora of Chinese Christian media online, providing Christians with video sermons, written testimonies, movie reviews, and in-depth theological articles. As long as these media outlets stay away from politics and breaking news, they’re allowed to publish content that enriches and informs their readers. Most post content on the ubiquitous Chinese social media app WeChat.

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Freed from captivity, pastor prays for Trump

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/13/18, 04:04 pm

UPDATE: U.S. Pastor Andrew Brunson met with and prayed for President Donald Trump in the Oval Office just one day after a court released him from detention in Izmir, Turkey, where he lived and worked for more than 20 years. Trump welcomed the pastor and members of his family and told them, “We’ve been negotiating long and hard” for his release.

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‘Exhausted and elated’

Persecution | Turkish court frees American pastor Andrew Brunson after two years’ confinement
by Mindy Belz
Posted 10/12/18, 03:27 pm

Press reports indicated top White House officials had reached a deal with Turkish authorities for the release of Andrew Brunson, but inside the courtroom on Friday the outcome was far from clear. 

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