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Travel ban likely will survive Supreme Court review

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 4/25/18, 02:28 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday concerning President Donald Trump’s executive order to block travel from terror-prone countries. The case will determine whether the U.S. government can keep people out of the country indefinitely based on nationality. Opponents contend the ban—which blocks travel from seven countries, five of which have majority Muslim populations—is designed to exclude Muslims from the United States.

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Hundreds of thousands to help

Myanmar | Christian missionaries offer assistance to Rohingya Muslims amid a state-driven humanitarian crisis
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/08/17, 07:38 pm

In Shamlapur, a fishing village in Bangladesh, 52 Rohingya Muslim families pitched their tents in the backyard of a local fisherman’s home. A communal well and latrine stood in a corner. Smoke from burning firewood wafted through the air. They all had terrible stories to tell: how Myanmar’s military killed their villagers and family members, how families had to separate to escape, how they struggled to pay for an expensive and risky boat ride across the Bay of Bengal into neighboring Bangladesh.

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Indian Christians charged with kidnapping, forced conversion

Persecution | Advocates say persecution of religious minorities is rising in India
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 8/01/17, 12:31 pm

As persecution intensifies in India, government officials in the state of Madhya Pradesh have charged six Christians, including some pastors, with kidnapping and forced conversion for chaperoning children on the way to church camp.

Local police arrested the group in May along with more than 70 children en route to a summer Bible camp, according to International Christian Concern (ICC).

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