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‘For the sake of the gospel’

International | Hundreds of Chinese Christian leaders take a stand against government crackdown
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/14/18, 05:20 pm

CHINA: At least 279 Christian leaders across China have issued a statement decrying the government’s crackdown on Christians, calling it “an abuse of government power” that has led to conflict. “For the sake of the gospel, we are prepared to bear all losses—even the loss of our freedom and our lives,” they said. Read it all here.

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Associated Press/Photo by Ronald Zak (file)

The fourth anniversary of genocide in Iraq

International | ISIS killed and enslaved thousands, and thousands are still missing
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/03/18, 03:57 pm

IRAQ: Friday marks the fourth anniversary of the ISIS genocide of Yazidis in Iraq. Besides the thousands ISIS killed and enslaved, thousands remain missing—and a Yazidi population of 400,000 before 2014 in Iraq has been obliterated. I write about my encounter last week with Yazidi activist and survivor Nadia Murad in the latest issue of WORLD Magazine.

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Associated Press/Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets (file)

Israel and Austria to the rescue

International | Coming to the aid of White Helmets under siege in Syria and Lautenberg refugees in limbo in Vienna
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/23/18, 02:08 pm

ISRAEL: Israeli Defense Forces assisted hundreds of White Helmets—largely civilian rescue workers who have worked in rebel-held areas throughout the Syria civil war to rescue casualties—escape advancing government forces into the Israeli-controlled area of Golan Heights and on to Jordan.

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