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Shackled to the Podium: Remembering the Victims of Chinese Persecution

April 21, 2022:

As the world gathered for the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics, audiences prepared to embrace the globally forged spirit of competition – a tradition we cherish every four years. However, not since 1980 had the Olympics been such a contentious topic…

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Policy Briefing: The Case for Afghan Christians to Receive P-2 Visas

April 04, 2022:

Afghanistan is in the midst of what the UN has called the worst humanitarian crisis in history. Even as over 30 million Afghans face acute or emergency-level food insecurity, the Taliban is going door to door enforcing its fundamentalist interpretation of Sharia law…

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The Martyr’s Compass: Understanding the Motivations & Drivers of International Religious Persecution

March 24, 2022:

By Colton Grellier, JD Why are Christians persecuted abroad? The question may sound ridiculous to some. “Because Jesus said that […]

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No Escape: The Growing Persecution of Armenian Christians in America

March 10, 2022:

Armenians have a long history as targets of persecution, hatred, and genocide. Unfortunately, this history continues to repeat itself around the world. Armenia is unique in many ways, though one particularly representative characteristic is the fact that…

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The Beijing Olympics and Chinese Human Rights Abuses

February 23, 2022:

By Linda Burkle, PhD  As the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing conclude, we reflect on the many contrasts and incongruencies […]

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Politics and Persecution: The United States and Nigeria

December 20, 2021:

By Linda Burkle, PhD Recently, International Christian Concern (ICC) designated Nigeria as one of the worst countries in the world for persecution of Christians. On December […]

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No Protest Allowed: A Profile of Nigeria’s Governor El-Rufai and How He Punishes Dissent in Kaduna State

December 02, 2021:

It was within a few minutes of sunset—slated for 6:14 that day—on Christmas Eve 2016 when Fulani militants stormed the village of Goska in central Nigeria’s Kaduna State. The assault didn’t last long, but before disappearing into…

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Crisis in Mozambique

November 08, 2021:

By Linda Burkle, PhD Not long ago I heard a Heidi Baker speak at a worship event. She was visiting […]

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Updated Report: The Voiceless Victims of Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws

October 06, 2021:

According to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom’s (USCIRF) 2018 Fact­sheet on Blasphemy, roughly one-third of the world’s nations maintain a law…

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Afghanistan Under Taliban Rule

September 30, 2021:

By Linda Burkle. PhD I recently had lunch with Hanif, an Afghan scholar and green card holder who was caught […]

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