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North Korea

‘Unprecedented’ Number of Missionaries Aiding North Korean Refugees Kicked Out of China

Pastor Kim believes at least 40 refugees from North Korea have been sent back across the border as a result of the raids.
Middle East

First Female Pastor Ordained in the Middle East

“Christ’s justice has been finally fulfilled,” Rola Sleiman says.
Tel Aviv Hillsong

Hillsong Announces Plans to Launch Church in Israel

"From Jerusalem to the ends of the earth and from the ends of the earth back to Israel." - Brian Houston
Russia

Russia’s Anti-Missionary Law Under Review Thanks to Public Pushback

After consistent public outcry, the Russian ruling body is revisiting laws it passed in 2016 which severely restrict the work of Protestant missionaries.
refugees

Evangelicals Push Back on Trump’s Ban on Refugees

“The question for the American Christian is: Will we speak out on behalf of those who are running from the very terror that we are rightly trying to put an end to?”

What Every American Needs to Know About France and the Burkini Battle

This summer 15 French beach towns officially banned the “burkini,” a full-body swimsuit designed to adhere to “Islamic values.”

9 Things You Should Know About Mother Teresa

On Sunday, at a Roman Catholic canonization service in Vatican City, Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa a saint.
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