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June 13 2016 By dvirtue Governments need to recognise that Muslims are converting to Christianity and fleeing as refugees to the West

Trinity Church in Steglitz, Berlin has seen its congregation grow from 150 to nearly 700 in the last two years and another Berlin church has seen its congregation grow by more than 300. In both cases much of the growth is from former Muslims who have come to Christ. While at the end of last month a church in Hamburg baptised more than 80 former Muslims from Iran and Afghanistan. Similarly, in the UK Liverpool Cathedral now hosts a Sunday afternoon worship service in Farsi.

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May 17 2016 By dvirtue ISIS did not drop from the sky

There are many factors behind the emergence of the phenomenon of Islamic violence, including political, economic, social and psychological ones, and the most important of these is the "intellectual" factor resulting from the interpretation of texts of the Qur'ān and the hadith, in addition to many concepts and fatwas contained in works of fiqh and the Islamic tradition.

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, May 03 2016 By dvirtue Open Doors demands action on behalf of persecuted Christians in Nigeria

The Rev'd Samuel Dali, President of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria, says: "We want the Church worldwide to recognise that this is not just our problem. It is the problem of the whole body of Christ... Dozens of our churches have already been completely razed down and many pastors killed while others have fled along with their members. If the situation does not stop, there is a real danger of eliminating churches in north-eastern Nigeria."

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April 29 2016 By dvirtue Islam Now Major European Religion Because of Mass Migration

According to figures from the paper around 73 percent of the new migrants who have come to Germany since the beginning of the migrant crisis have been Muslims and only 13 percent were Christians. The decline in practising Christians has also had a large impact in the rise of Islam in Germany.

In 1970 almost 95 percent of West Germans said they were either Roman Catholic or Protestant. As of now the figure is somewhere around 65 percent.

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April 21 2016 By dvirtue Can Christians survive in Pakistan?

Bishop Nazir Ali, who was in Lahore over Easter for a wedding, wrote: 'We need to address the underlying issues, which are about common citizenship, one law for all, the equality of all under the law and the prevention of the teaching of hate in textbooks, religious schools and by some religious leaders.'

But for this to happen the Christian community is needed as the vital leaven in the lump, the yeast in the dough of Pakistan society. Can it do this?

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March 26 2016 By dvirtue Europeans Warn Americans of Civilizational Jihad

After Center for Security Policy President Frank Gaffney's introduction described a "not so much nonviolent as pre-violent" Islamic "civilization jihad," Hedegaard stated that "Europe as we knew it is just a few years away from a complete breakdown." He discussed an ongoing influx that would last several years of millions of economic immigrants to Europe, people who on the basis of past experience with Muslim immigrant communities "have proven to be impossible to integrate." According to th

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February 02 2016 By dvirtue Global Persecution of Christians Worsening

"Last year," states online the World Watch List report on the 50 worst countries for Christian persecution, "it was noted that 2014 had been an unprecedented year in Christian persecution, and Open Doors predicted that it would only get worse." Curry noted that the report's timespan (November 1, 2014, to October 31, 2015, as described in a distributed fact sheet) had witnessed "persecution continuing to increase, intensify, and spread across the globe." The 2016 World Watch List map indicat

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January 23 2016 By dvirtue Christian persecution in 2015

"There are many millions more Christians today who are afraid to go to church, or no longer have a church to go to; who have to choose between staying faithful to God or keeping their children safe; who have been brutalised, lost their dignity or their liberty because they share the same faith as many in our own country, but they do not share our freedom. There are many, many more today who are mourning over recently lost loved ones."

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January 21 2016 By dvirtue IRBIL: Oldest Christian monastery in Iraq razed

St. Elijah's Monastery stood as a place of worship for 1,400 years, including most recently for U.S. troops. In earlier millennia, generations of monks tucked candles in the niches, prayed in the chapel, worshipped at the altar. The Greek letters chi and rho, representing the first two letters of Christ's name, were carved near the entrance.

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January 21 2016 By dvirtue Despite Growing Calls, Obama Continues to Refuse to Name Christian Genocide

While most ISIS victims are actually Muslim, it continues a "soft drip of genocide over the last century" against Middle East minority groups, stated Institute for Global Engagement Emeritus President Chris Seiple.

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