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Banned in Beijing

Persecution | Chinese authorities shut down a church they’ve spent years harassing
by June Cheng
Posted 3/29/19, 11:12 am

Last weekend, Chinese Communist authorities formally shut down Shouwang Church. The influential house church in Beijing made international headlines in 2011 when officials kicked the Christian believers out of their building and arrested them as they worshipped outdoors.

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Left behind

Politics | The Trump campaign promised to champion persecuted Christians, but the numbers tell a different story
by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/28/19, 02:53 pm

When Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, Christians had good reason to believe the United States had turned a corner when it came to prioritizing persecuted believers overseas. But under his administration refugee admissions have plunged to historic lows, with persecuted Christians in the Middle East suffering from the fallout.

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Anniversary of an uprising

International | Remembering Tibet’s history under authoritarian Chinese rule
by June Cheng
Posted 3/15/19, 09:36 am

March 10 marked the 60th anniversary of the failed Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule that forced the Dalai Lama to flee to India. Around the world, Tibetan supporters held rallies on Sunday with calls to “free Tibet.” Supporters also gathered in Dharmsala, India, home to the Dalai Lama and his government-in-exile.

“Tibet belongs to Tibetans,” exiled Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay said to the gathering. “Sixty years of the occupation of Tibet and the repression of Tibetans is too long.”

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