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Four months after guerrillas of the National Liberation Army (ELN) sent a murdered evangelist's wife their first demand to abandon her home in northeast Colombia's volatile Arauca department, the militants made good on their threats, report sources ....
The wife and children of pastor William Reyes, who was kidnapped last September in Colombia and is still missing, have moved from their home to another city due to threatening strangers presumably linked to his kidnappers. Compass learned that ....
Family of Kidnapped Pastor Flee Home    Published in 2009
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, June 24 (Compass Direct News) – The wife and children of pastor William Reyes, who was kidnapped last September in Colombia and is still missing, have moved from their home to another city due to threatening strangers ....
Six Months Later, Pastor Still Missing    Published in 2009
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, March 23 (Compass Direct News) – Six months after the disappearance in Colombia of the Rev. William Reyes of Maicao, La Guajira, no one knows what happened to him. This week marks six months of agonizing uncertainty for the ....
Six Months Later, Pastor Still Missing    Published in 2009
Six months after the disappearance in Colombia of the Rev. William Reyes of Maicao, La Guajira, no one knows what happened to him. This week marks six months of agonizing uncertainty for the family of Rev. Reyes. On Sept. 25, 2008, the pastor of ....
Having been sentenced to die by leftist rebels for holding Christian worship services in 2006, a pastor in Colombia’s northern department of Arauca took seriously the death threats that guerrillas issued on Friday (March 13), according to Christian ....
LOS ANGELES, March 18 (Compass Direct News) – Having been sentenced to die by leftist rebels for holding Christian worship services in 2006, a pastor in Colombia’s northern department of Arauca took seriously the death threats that guerrillas issued ....
Church Leaders under Fire    Published in 2008
COCHABAMBA, Bolivia, November 4 – Christians in Colombia are anxious to learn the fate of pastor William Reyes, missing since Sept. 25, even as three other pastors have gone missing. Reyes, a minister of the Light and Truth Inter-American Church and ....
Luis Vera September 7 (Compass) -- After nine months entangled in Colombia’s complicated, often sloppy judicial system for an armed mugging he didn’t commit, Medellín seminary student Luis Vera is a free man. A Bucaramanga judge yesterday released ....
January 26 (Compass) -- Luis Alberto Vera was released last month from Bellavista National Jail, a maximum security prison in Medellín, Colombia, in time to spend Christmas with his young family. Vera, however, remains under house arrest at the ....
January 26 (Compass) -- Luis Alberto Vera was released last month from Bellavista National Jail in Medellín, Colombia. However, the evangelical seminary student faces a complex legal tangle to prove he is innocent of the crime for which he was ....
January 19 (Compass) -- Guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) operating in Colombia’s northwestern department (state) of Chocó remain firm in their refusal to hand over the body of a beloved Roman Catholic priest they ....
December 3 (Compass) — Luis Alberto Vera, first-year student at the Biblical Seminary of Colombia, finished teaching a theology class at a private school in Medellín on November 26 and went to buy his family bus tickets to their home city, ....
Pastor Dies in Bomb Explosion    Published in 2004
December 2 (Compass) -- Javier Segura, the 31-year-old pastor of a Mennonite church located in the La Victoria neighborhood of Bogotá, Colombia, died instantly Sunday night, November 28, when a bomb detonated outside a public building near downtown ....
September 6 (Compass) — Masked gunmen burst into an evening worship service at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Puerto Asis, Colombia, on Saturday and opened fire with automatic weapons, killing three worshippers and injuring 13 ....
September 6 (Compass) — Masked gunmen burst into an evening worship service at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Puerto Asis, Colombia, on Saturday and opened fire with automatic weapons, killing three worshippers and injuring 13 more. ....
Rebels Release Kidnapped Bishop    Published in 2004
July 28 (Compass) — Colombia’s second-largest guerrilla group snatched a Roman Catholic bishop on July 24, but freed him three days later. Operatives of the National Liberation Army (ELN) kidnapped 48-year-old Misael Vacca Ramírez, bishop of Yopal ....
June 30 (Compass) — The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) freed evangelical government worker Luis Carlos Herrera on June 23, more than three months after they snatched him from a community center near the town of Caicedo. Herrera, 56, ....
Church Leaders Face Extortion Threats    Published in 2004
June 18 (Compass) — After a pause in threats by illegal armed groups against evangelical pastors, Bogotá church leaders are once again receiving “vaccination” extortion demands. Two armed groups fighting in Colombia’s civil conflict, the National ....
Insurgents Release Christian Agronomist    Published in 2004
Ahimer Velasquez and familyMay 1 (Compass) -- The Christian agronomist kidnapped March 17 by rebels of the 34th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) was suddenly freed on April 29 in what the agronomist’s brother said was the ....
Insurgents Release Christian Agronomist    Published in 2004
May 1 (Compass) — The Christian agronomist Ahimer Velasquez, kidnapped March 17 by rebels of the 34th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), was suddenly freed on April 29 in what the agronomist’s brother said was the answer to ....
Insurgents Kidnap Christian Agronomist    Published in 2004
Ahimer Velasquez with his famiyApril 27 (Compass) -- A Roman Catholic priest who mediates hostage crises has confirmed that Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels are holding hostage the brother of a well-known Medellin pastor after ....
Insurgents Kidnap Christian Agronomist    Published in 2004
April 27 (Compass) — Insurgents of the 34th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) confirmed that they are holding Christian agronomist Ahimer Velasquez, the youngest brother of Medellin pastor and Prison Fellowship evangelist ....
Church Endures in War-Torn Choco    Published in 2004
April 12 (Compass) — Fighting between paramilitaries and guerrillas in Colombia abated during Holy Week, but war-weary Christians in the department (state) of Choco near the border with Panama know they cannot count on even a few days of peace. ....
(Compass) -- Two evangelical aid workers kidnapped on December 17 were released unharmed last Tuesday after negotiators met ransom demands from the armed group holding them. Sources in Colombia announced yesterday that attorney Juan Castilla Urueta, ....
(Compass) -- On Wednesday, December 17, a band of armed assailants entered a community farm operated by evangelical Christians in Sincelejo, Colombia, and kidnapped attorney Juan Castilla Urueta, 31, and Jhony Jose Rios Anaya, 39, a local ....
Another Priest Assassinated In Arauca    Published in 2003
(Compass) — The bullet-riddled body of the second priest murdered in less than three weeks in Colombia’s volatile Arauca department (state) was found November 21 on a street near the community where he ministered. Jose Rubin Rodriguez, 51, was ....
Lessons from a Hostage Pastor    Published in 2003
(Compass) — Juan Carlos Villegas, 28, the assistant pastor at Family Christian Church in the Medellin suburb of Bello, was leaving a Sunday afternoon church retreat 24 miles from the city in his pickup truck on April 28, 2002. A few yards down the ....
(Compass) — The Association of Christian Lawyers in Colombia is defending a pastor and several church leaders arrested by security forces near the city of Sincelejo and jailed on terrorism charges. Deivis Manuel Carrascal, pastor of the AIEC ....
Peacemaker Presents the Jesus Option    Published in 2003
(Compass) — Ricardo Esquivia, 57, heads the Mennonite peace group Justapaz, which he founded with Mennonite missionaries Peter and Paul Stucky in 1989 to promote non-violent solutions to Colombia’s decades-old war. In addition, he directs the ....
Two Priests Assassinated    Published in 2003
(Compass) — Two Roman Catholic priests were slain in apparently unrelated incidents on November 4 in Colombia. Rev. Saulo Carreño, parish priest of Christ the King Church in the town of Saravena, in eastern Colombia’s violent Arauca department ....
Christians Consider Prospects for Peace    Published in 2003
(Compass) -- Many Colombians credit President Álvaro Uribe with notable success in the war on drugs and the campaign against rebel insurgents during his first year in office. Some evangelical leaders say their lives have changed for the better. “The ....
(Compass) -- Prison is the best thing that ever happened to former guerrilla fighter Mateo (not his real name). There he accepted Christ through prisoners who themselves became Christians while incarcerated. Like thousands of other guerrilla ....
Grenade Attack Targets Archbishop    Published in 2003
(Compass) — On August 22, two men on motorcycles tossed a grenade at the home of Medellín’s archbishop, a mediator in peace talks between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Monsignor Alberto Giraldo was not at home ....
(Compass) — An evangelical Christian on his way to work died instantly when a bomb exploded May 21 on a highway in Colombia’s violent eastern border region with Venezuela. Eliseo Camelo Ramirez, 35, of Arauquita, leaves behind a widow and four ....
(Compass) — According to a military report released in April, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) pose the most serious threat to Christians in Colombia. Despite the findings, Roman Catholic and Protestant evangelical church leaders ....
Four Christians Murdered    Published in 2003
(Compass) — Twenty-five armed men entered a rural church in northern Colombia the evening of May 6 and murdered its 80-year-old evangelical pastor and three other believers, confirmed the head of CEDECOL, the nation’s evangelical alliance. The Cali ....
(Compass) -- February 20 marked one year since the breakdown of peace talks between the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The anniversary also marked the expulsion of the FARC from a special “demilitarized ....
Insurgents Assassinate Pastor    Published in 2003
(Compass) -- On January 27, unidentified gunmen in Colombia assassinated Rev. Jose Juan Lozada Corteza, pastor of the Evangelical Christian Church of San Antonio. According to the Evangelical Council of Colombia (CEDECOL), uniformed men stopped the ....
Armed Group Offers Truce    Published in 2002
(Compass) — Colombians greeted a new prospect for peace when the 11,000-strong paramilitary army known as the Auto Defense Union of Colombia (AUC) offered to cease attacks against enemy armed groups. A document entitled «Declaration for the Peace of ....
Churches Weather Urban Offensive    Published in 2002
(Compass) — Evangelical churches in Medellin caught in heavy fighting between urban guerrillas and government forces reported no casualties or damage to property during a four-day military operation that left at least 18 people dead and 29 injured. ....
Churches Face Money Laundering Inquiry    Published in 2002
(Compass) — Evangelical Christians braced for attack when the national media reported that Interior Minister Fernando Londoño was about to launch an inquiry to determine if Protestant congregations in the country are fronts for laundering drug ....
Veteran Priests Gunned Down    Published in 2002
(Compass) — A Roman Catholic priest in Medellín, Colombia, was murdered by a hooded gunman on September 20 while passing out flyers for a church parish. José Luis Arroyave, 49, was in a pickup truck in the borough of Comuna 13 when two men ....
Evangelicals Document Civil War Martyrs    Published in 2002
(Compass) -- Human rights workers in Colombia have documented an alarming increase in assassinations of evangelical pastors and lay leaders in recent weeks. Statistics compiled by Justapaz, a non-profit Christian organization that assists violence ....
(Compass) -- Colombia’s new president is battling rebel armies. Alvaro Uribe has decreed a national state of emergency, limited individual liberties and raised taxes to finance a military buildup. Uribe hopes to enlist up to one million civilians to ....
(Compass) — On August 3, unidentified assassins from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) ambushed and killed Rev. Adelmo Cabrera Polanco and his adult son, Luis Carlos, as the two were returning to their home. Pastor of the Christian ....
Priest Gunned Down    Published in 2002
(Compass) — A gunman shot Father José Hilario Arango to death at close range in front of the Santa Teresa church in Cali on June 27, just after the priest had celebrated evening Mass. Arango became the third Roman Catholic priest to die at the hands ....
Weary Christians Look to the Future    Published in 2002
(Compass) — Colombia’s president-elect Alvaro Uribe campaigned with the slogan, “Firm hand, big heart,” and promised a hard line against rebels who have waged war on the country for 38 years. Colombians frustrated with war and death voted him into ....
Bucking the Terrorism Trend    Published in 2002
(Compass) - Terrorist incidents declined worldwide in 2001 by nearly one-fifth, but more than half of the terrorist attacks occurred in Colombia. Some 2,800 people were abducted and 3,500 were murdered in this violent country. The annual report on ....
Kidnapped Pastor Freed    Published in 2002
(Compass) - Five guerrillas with machine guns singled out Rev. Juan Carlos Villegas and a fellow church leader from a small group of Christians returning from an April 28 baptismal service at a ranch in Barbosa, 24 miles from Medellin in northwest ....
The Good News    Published in 2002
(Compass) - Working amidst the violence, Christians who have stayed to reach out to the suffering country say the rewards are great. «A lot of people are coming to the Lord,» said Pedro Hernandez, head of the Medellin Association of Evangelical ....
Pastor Kidnapped Near Medellin    Published in 2002
(Compass) - Juan Carlos Villegas was kidnapped as he returned from a baptismal service with a group of church members on Sunday, April 28. Guerrillas of an unidentified armed group took the associate church pastor at a roadblock 20 miles from ....
(Compass) - Guillermo Gaviria, the governor of Antioquia, set out on April 19 with 1,000 supporters on a \"March of Non-Violence\" from Medellin to the mountain village of Caicedo, a stronghold of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), ....
(Compass) - In his 14 years as pastor of the Church of God in Puerto Asis, Angel Pinto has had to walk a dangerous line between outlaw armies at war with one another. Marxist guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) battle ....
A Deadly Easter Season    Published in 2002
(Compass) - Attacks during the weeks surrounding Easter claimed several lives among Colombia’s Christian community. In the worst atrocity, militants exploded a powerful car bomb on April 7 in Villavicencio, killing 12 persons. Two young persons from ....
Christian Missionaries Weigh The Costs    Published in 2002
(Compass) - After missionaries Don and Elizabeth Sendek left Colombia last year on furlough, the Colombian government broke off talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels. Terrorism, violence and kidnapping are increasing. ....
(Compass) - On Saturday, March 16, professional gunmen - allegedly working for Cali drug traffickers - assassinated Roman Catholic Archbishop Isaías Duarte. The archbishop was at the door of a church greeting the last of the guests of a communal ....
(Compass) - Brother Andrew, author of the bestselling book, “God’s Smuggler,” and representatives of the SALT Foundation (Serving and Learning Together) based in Holland, visited Colombia during the week of February 10-17 to support the peace ....
Christian Lawyer Faces Difficult Choice    Published in 2002
(Compass) - Oved Pérez Palacio, an evangelical lawyer from Cereté, about 600 miles northwest of Bogota, has given up his law practice to support human rights among Colombia’s evangelical pastors and church leaders. He was forced to abandon his law ....
(Compass) - For decades, evangelical Christians in Colombia, along with many of their countrymen, have suffered assassination, kidnapping, displacement and poverty due to incessant guerrilla warfare. President Andrés Pastrana, apparently frustrated ....
(Compass) - Two evangelical Christians died in late February in the “de-militarized zone” occupied by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The government’s military recently initiated an offensive aimed at driving the guerrilla army ....
Peace or Consequences    Published in 2002
(Compass) - On January 20, the Colombian Army was poised to invade the “demilitarized zone” in the southern department (state) of Caquetá, an enclave of fifteen thousand square miles occupied for the past four years by guerrillas of the ....
«Please Forgive the Sin of Colombia»    Published in 2001
(Compass) - Lácides Hernández, a member of Prison Fellowship in Medellín, Colombia, brought greetings to the families and friends of David Mankins, Richard Tenenoff and Mark Rich, assembled in Orlando, Florida, on October 6 to pay tribute to the ....
(Compass) - Just a month after Colombian rebels in 1985 kidnapped pilot Paul Dye and three others with New Tribes Mission (NTM), Dye escaped at night from the rebels’ camp. Dan Germann, NTM vice chairman, said that the happy ending gave the mission ....
New Tribes Missionaries Declared Dead    Published in 2001
(Compass) - New Tribes Mission (NTM) has concluded, based on multiple guerrilla testimonies, that three American missionaries kidnapped in 1993 in Panama were shot by their captors three years later as Colombian troops closed in. While the remains ....
Pastor Killed As Drug Past Catches Up    Published in 2001
(Compass) - Two men on a motorcycle approached a Christian pastor - also a former narco-trafficker - as he was leaving a meeting at his Cali, Colombia, church on August 25 and shot him dead. The deceased, Guillermo León Hernández Gutiérrez, 52, ....
(Compass) - A Colombian lawyer has temporarily abandoned his plan to unite the country’s Christian attorneys in a national legal society after a sicario, or killer for hire, apparently attempted to kill him and his brother, also a lawyer. David ....
Hostage Pastor Released Unharmed    Published in 2001
(Compass) - Colombian pastor Enrique Gomez was released unharmed on August 11 after being held hostage for six months by Colombian guerrillas. Melida Gomez, the pastor’s wife, said that the family has no plans to leave their homeland now that her ....
Churches Build a New Kind of Sanctuary    Published in 2001
(Compass) - The Sanctuary of Peace movement has emerged from several years of work carried out by the Commission on Human Rights and Peace of the Evangelical Council of Colombia (CEDECOL) and Justapaz, a peace-building ministry of the Mennonite ....
In Pursuit of Peace    Published in 2001
(Compass) - On June 5, guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) released four officers of the country’s security forces they had been holding as prisoners of war. The captives were the first freed under a humanitarian accord ....
When Justice Fails    Published in 2001
(Compass) - Emiro Francisco Gordon, a pastor in Medellín, nearly lost his life last January. A lone assailant shot him at close range and left him lying in a pool of blood on the street. The man who tried to murder Gordon is still at large, even ....
No Place to Call Home    Published in 2001
(Compass) - Two million Colombians - one of every 16 - are now displaced by war. Colombia ranks second in the world behind Sudan in the number of internal refugees. According to government figures, 65 percent are agricultural workers who leave their ....
Serving God under the Gun    Published in 2001
(Compass) - Colombia’s guerrilla leaders say they do not specifically target pastors and church leaders, but the insurgents have become increasingly bold in imposing their brand of morality upon community institutions, churches included. Guerrilla ....
Christians Face Increasing Danger    Published in 2001
(Compass) - On Sunday, March 12, Onofre Hernández Benitez, pastor of the Panamericana Evangelical Church in Arauca, Colombia, was shot by gunmen as he was standing on the sidewalk after morning worship chatting with members of his congregation. He ....
(Compass) - March 25 marked the fortieth day of captivity for Jorge Enrique Gómez, the pastor of 18,000 evangelical Christians who attend the Bethesda Missionary Center church in Bogotá, Colombia. He was kidnapped on Valentine’s Day by a band of ....
(Compass) - Battered with paramilitary violence and leftist guerrilla threats, almost all of the 60 members of Good Shepherd Church fled their homes in the northern Colombian town of Colosó by late January and settled in Corozal, the nearest city. ....
Fate of Kidnapped Pastor Still Unknown    Published in 2001
(Compass) - Jorge Enrique Gómez Montealegre has prayed for years for Colombia’s guerrillas to lay down their arms and surrender to Christ. Gómez is the prominent pastor of Bogota’s Bethesda Missionary Center and operates a chain of evangelical radio ....
(Compass) - The captured Colombian guerrilla leader believed to have knowledge of missionaries kidnapped in 1993 says he knows nothing about the crime, Colombian authorities and United States FBI officials have told New Tribes Mission (NTM). ....
(Compass) - Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas who kidnapped a priest seven months ago from a country estate are asking the Catholic Church to pay one billion Colombian pesos ($500,000) for his safe return. Fr. Guillermo Correa ....
(Compass) - If there’s a silver lining to the black cloud of danger that threatens Colombia, missionary Kelly Green believes he knows what it is. \"I think it’s the perfect environment to prepare missionaries, the kind of missionaries we want to ....
Pastors Pay ‘War Tax’ to Guerrillas    Published in 2001
(Compass) - Colombia’s violent groups are demanding money from churches and pastors in the form of \"war taxes\" to support their activities. Failure to comply invites kidnapping or death for the pastor or his family. Extortion has become a booming ....
(Compass) - Amid the rising tide of violence between rebels, paramilitaries and the nation’s army, Colombia’s people need help and encouragement more than ever. But the danger has forced many international ministries working in the country to ....
(Compass) - On November 30, Bogota police arrested José Milcíades Urrego Medina, commander of the 57th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), for aggravated homicide, extortionate kidnapping and aggravated terrorism. In 1993, ....
Guerrilla Group Denies Murder Policy    Published in 2000
(Compass) - Ricardo Esquivia of CEDECOL, Colombia’s evangelical alliance, said he and other evangelicals met with leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) for three hours during a workshop held November 23-26 in San Vicente de ....
(Compass) - In mid November, Colombian television broadcast footage of Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia’s (FARC) military commander Mono Jojoy ordering his troops to kill pastors as enemies of the revolution. But FARC has assured church ....
(Compass) - The November 23-26 evangelical workshop for pastors who live and minister in the FARC guerrillas’ demilitarized zone was attended by 55 evangelical leaders. They are seeking unity with each other and with Christians who aren’t ....
Australian Missionary Released    Published in 2000
(Compass) - Australian missionary Edward Walter Smith, 51, was released unharmed on May 24 almost two weeks after being kidnapped by Colombian guerrillas. Australian Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Matt Francis said Smith appeared to have ....
(Compass) - Political violence has claimed the life of yet another evangelical minister in Colombia. Jorge Aldana, 28, was shot to death in the early morning hours of the day after Easter, presumably at the hands of left-wing terrorists. Aldana ....
(Compass) - Resolution as to the fate of three American missionaries kidnapped in Panama in 1993 by Colombian guerrillas continues to evade family and friends. The latest incident involved the discovery of bone fragments in northwestern Colombia, ....
Christian Exodus    Published in 2000
(Compass) - There are one to two million refugees in Colombia because of the civil war between the government, rebel guerrillas, and right wing death squads. The drug trade finances all sides. Overall, an estimated 10 percent of the refugees are ....
Violence Against Pastors Continues    Published in 2000
(Compass) - Two pastors of the Pentecostal Church in Colombia were killed January 23 by presumed guerrillas for their alleged assistance to the Colombian army. In addition, a pastor of the Nazarene Church in Bogotá was reported kidnapped the same ....
Living Hope in the Darkest Place    Published in 2000
(Compass) - Following a list of safety tips is a way of life for Jeannine Brabon, who was born in Colombia and grew up during La Violencia, the bloody civil war of the late 1940s through the early 1960s that has never truly ended. The OMS ....
Living with Death Threats    Published in 2000
(Compass) - Anonymous callers have phoned death threats to the Medellin, Colombia, homes of prison ministry leaders Jeannine Brabon and Lácides Hernandez. One caller demanded that they leave Medellin, said Brabon, who had left for the United States ....
Pastor Murdered    Published in 2000
(Compass) - Sisinio Bernal knew that to hold a crusade in Medellin, Colombia, he needed the support of pastor and evangelical leader Basilio Patiño. So U.S.-based Bernal flew to Medellin to see him. When Patiño was delayed in Venezuela, Patiño’s

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    Abu*IDIOT*Antar -- WHICH "peace" on earth and AS "goodwill to all men" could never exist if you do not respect the basic human rights, freedom of religion, ecc..? You also want to be the accomplice of innocent blood?
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    CHINA --- Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man. Authorities Plan to Eradicate House Churches Published in 2012 DUBLIN, April 25 (World Watch Monitor) — China's government is engaged in a three-phase campaign to eradicate Protestant house churches, according to a statement released Friday (April 20) by the China Aid Association (CAA). The government's strategy was clearly outlined in a .... Drive to Release Rights Attorney in China Pushes Forward Published in 2012 LOS ANGELES, March 30 (World Watch Monitor) — Confirmation this week of China's assertion in December that human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng is alive and serving out a prison sentence is key as efforts continue for his release, a human rights attorney said. Gao, a Christian whose ..
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    "peace on earth and goodwill to all men" <--that christmas message is in stark contrast to lorenzo damning every nation in christ's name -_-
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    Burma .. Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) Burma Reforms Offer No Respite for Ethnic Christians Published in 2012. KAREN STATE, Burma, May 4 (World Watch Monitor) — Amid global euphoria over reforms in Burman-majority parts of Burma, life has changed little for more than 3 million Christians and other minorities left to suffer from one of the world's longest running civil wars. Headlines around the world .... Burma's Christian Civilians Attacked During Christmas Published in 2012 NEW DELHI, January 9 (World Watch Monitor) — Attacks on Christians in Burma continued into the Christmas season in Kachin state as Burmese Army troops killed a civilian and destroyed church property despite President Thein Sein's order to stop the war against insurgents. A Baptist
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    Saudi Arabia.. Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man. Authorities Release Christian Blogger. in 2009. LOS ANGELES, April 15 (World Watch Monitor) — In a surprise move, a Saudi Christian arrested in January for describing his conversion from Islam and criticizing the kingdom's judiciary on his blog site was released on March 28 with the stipulation that he not travel outside of Saudi Arabia or .. pastor Flees Death Threats. in 2009 January 30 (World Watch Monitor) — LOS ANGELES, January 30 (Compass Direct News) -- A prominent foreign pastor in Saudi Arabia has fled Riyadh after a member of the mutawwa'in, or religious police, and others threatened him three times in one week. Two of the incidents included
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    Afghanistan .. Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man. Christian Jailed in Afghanistan to Face Judge on Sunday, 2010. ISTANBUL, November 16 (World Watch Monitor) — An Afghani amputee in prison for his Christian faith since May will face a judge this Sunday (Nov. 21) without legal representation or knowledge of the charges against him, according to local sources. Authorities arrested Said Musa, 45, on May 31, Motive for Aid Worker Killings in Afghanistan Still Uncertain. in 2010. ISTANBUL, August 12 (World Watch Monitor) — The killing of a team of eye medics, including eight Christian aid workers, in a remote area of Afghanistan last week was likely the work of opportunistic gunmen whose motives are not yet clear, the head of the medical organization said today.
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    Bolivia.. Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) .. Villagers Observe Truce Following Church Demolition Published in 2004 April 23 (World Watch Monitor) — April 23 (Compass) — Quechua-speaking villagers in Bolivia are living under an uneasy truce two months after an irate mob destroyed the sole evangelical church in their remote Andean community. On March 9, town officials in Chucarasi signed an .... Angry Mob Destroys Church in Bolivian Andes Published in 2004 March 8 (World Watch Monitor) — Similar Quechua church in Chiru-KassaAn angry mob of Quechua-speaking Indians destroyed the only evangelical church in the remote village of Chucarasi in the Bolivian Andes on February 28 after beating a congregational elder unconscious.
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    Bhutan.. Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man... Christians in Bhutan Seek to Dispel Regime's Mistrust 2011. THIMPHU, Bhutan, September 9 (World Watch Monitor) — Christians in this Buddhist nation have been awaiting a decision on whether they will receive official recognition, but it appears they will first see a measure against fraudulent conversion that the prime minister acknowledges is essentially .... Religious Conversion Worst Form of 'Intolerance,' Bhutan PM Says. 2011 THIMPHU, Bhutan, April 13 (World Watch Monitor) — In the Kingdom of Bhutan, where Christianity is still awaiting legal recognition, Christians have the right to proclaim their faith but must not use coercion or claim religious superiority to seek conversions, the country's prime minister told
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    Bangladesh --- Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) Bangladesh Church Leaders Beaten at Police Station. 2011. LOS ANGELES, August 29 (World Watch Monitor) Hundreds of Christians this month protested the hitting of two church leaders at a police station in southern Bangladesh after a Christian reported a local ruling party activist had occupied his house. Bablu Biswas of Christianpara village in . Christians in Bangladesh Cleared of Charge of Offending Muslims. 2011. LOS ANGELES, August 15 (World Watch Monitor) — A court in Bangladesh on Thursday (Aug. 11) exonerated two Christians along with four Muslim friends accused of "hurting religious sensibility." Nurul Islam, another Christian and their Muslim friends were cleared of the charge after police failed
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    Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man. Algeria Algerian faces 5 years in prison for sharing Christian faith Published in 2012 Istanbul, December 2 (World Watch Monitor) — Accusers who say an Algerian Christian insulted Islam provided no evidence to a judge hearing the Christian's appeal of his original sentence. Karim Siaghi, a convert to Christianity, was sentenced in May 2011 to five years in prison and .... Algeria Stalls Appeal of Convicted Christian Published in 2011 ISTANBUL, December 15 (World Watch Monitor) — A judge's decision this month to indefinitely postpone the appeal of a Christian sentenced under Algeria's defamation and anti-proselytizing laws shows how the judicial system keeps Christians in limbo without officially punishing or acquitting
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    Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) Iran Jailed Iranian pastor, once facing death, walks free Published in 2012 September 10 (World Watch Monitor) — An Iranian pastor who faced a death sentence because of accusations he abandoned Islam for Christianity walked out jail a free man Saturday, according to a Christian human-rights organization. After 2 years, 11 months behind bars, .... Iranian Authorities Shut Church in Tehran Published in 2012 ISTANBUL, June 8 (World Watch Monitor) — Authorities in Iran this week ordered the closure of a church in the capital, Tehran, amid a government campaign to crack down on the few recognized churches offering Farsi-speaking services, according to a human rights group. The order came from
  • lorenzoAllah Mahdì Palestina
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    Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) North Korea 'Pinpricks' of Truth Making Way into North Korea Published in 2010 DUBLIN, April 26 (World Watch Monitor) — As refugees from North Korea and activists from Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) gather in Seoul, South Korea this week to highlight human rights violations in the hermit kingdom, there are signs that North Korean citizens are accessing more .... Christian Refugees Question Regime's Claims Published in 2009 April 24 (World Watch Monitor) — DUBLIN, April 24 (Compass Direct News) -- Eom Myong-Heui of North Korea was a loyal communist in the Workers' Party of Korea before she became a Christian under the influence of her business partner -- a missionary who was later arrested and tortured ....