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An app in exile

Persecution | WeDevote is China’s most popular Bible app, but Communist officials keep trying to shut it out of the country
by June Cheng
Posted 9/26/19, 05:10 pm

In July, a 6-year-old Chinese Bible app called WeDevote marked a major milestone: 10 million installations. With its slick design, respect for copyrights, and curated Bible reading plans and devotionals, WeDevote stands apart from other Bible applications for smartphones and tablets available in China.

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Pressure points

Politics | Democrats take on a heavy burden with impeachment—one that could crush them if it fails
by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/26/19, 04:57 pm

Two months after the now-infamous July phone call between the U.S. and Ukrainian presidents, the two of them met in person Wednesday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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Mixed signals

International | Christians debate whether Saudi overtures to U.S. evangelicals are made in good faith
by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/24/19, 05:12 pm

Saudi Arabia only allows Muslims to become citizens. It threatens Christian converts with the death penalty and allows officials and neighbors to persecute religious minorities. Open Doors International ranks the kingdom as the 15th most oppressive country toward Christians.

So why did Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman invite nine evangelical Christians from the United States to visit him on Sept. 10?

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