Persecution
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2011 Daniel of the Year

Daniel of the Year | Alan Chambers: Change we can believe in
by Jamie Dean
Posted 12/05/11, 03:23 am

Editor’s note: WORLD named Alan Chambers its 2011 Daniel of the Year for his decade of work at Exodus International, a Christian organization founded to help men and women battling the sin of homosexuality. In the year after WORLD published this story, Chambers’ public statements about homosexuality shifted, and he led efforts to close Exodus International in 2013. Our detailed coverage of those developments can be found in the following articles: “Alan astray?” (Aug.

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Handout/Montagnard Human Rights Organization

Middle passage

Persecution | Vietnamese refugees testify to safety in America and need for Obama administration-its first international religious freedom report due this month-to stand by those who remain behind
by Jamie Dean
Posted 10/23/09, 04:18 am

On a Sunday morning at the First Montagnard Church of Raleigh, some 250 people from the Central Highlands of Vietnam read in unison a New Testament passage translated into Jarai, their native tongue: "By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going."

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Cut off

Persecution | Each year Israel denies basic rights to its own citizens-because they are not Jews
by Warren Cole Smith
Posted 6/23/07, 12:00 am

JERUSALEM- Dr. Salim Munayer is relaxed, leaning back in his small but welcoming office in South Jerusalem. He almost bumps his head on a bookcase sagging with volumes on Christian theology, history, and Israel. He is quick to offer coffee and other courtesies to guests with questions about Christians in Israel, his homeland.

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