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December 16 2013 By virtueonline Full text of Sayeeda Warsi's speech on the problems facing Christians worldwide


"An international response to a global crisis"

Speech by Baroness Warsi at Georgetown University, Washington DC, on 16 November 2013.

"Our world has, at various points, been divided into empires, carved into countries, and separated by ethnicities.

Conflict has taken many forms.

Today I want to focus on a dangerous and rising phenomenon.

One where we see religion turning on religion, sect upon sect.

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December 12 2013 By virtueonline Persecution continues for Zimbabwe Anglicans

The Bishop reported that Kunonga even has priests working in different Parishes in the Diocese. "Some of these priests are refusing to surrender Church property such as furniture that belongs to our Parishioners in that community," said Bishop Tawonezvi.

"We have failed to get the necessary support we need from the Zimbabwe Police over this issue while our efforts to regain St Luke's Church are being frustrated by a village headman who is a Kunonga supporter."

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December 10 2013 By virtueonline UK: The slaughter and torture of Christians: not a priority for the Government

Called upon to respond to the debate for the Government, Mark Simmonds, the parliamentary under-secretary of state for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, decided that this would be his first point: "it is not just Christians who are suffering such persecution". (Can you imagine this being the Government's response to a debate about the persecution of any other group?)

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November 20 2013 By virtueonline Video - Christians in Pakistan: Persecuted yet steadfast in faith

"Nothing will dampen our spirits. Bombing, murder, burning, shooting will not dampen our spirits and our commitment to Jesus Christ," he says.

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November 16 2013 By virtueonline We are in the greatest tribulation-time in Christian history

Wiegel cites the following examples of persecution from a recent issue ofTouchstone:

Some 1,200 Protestants are being imprisoned in shipping containers in Eritrean desert camps where "torture is routine".

Mostafa Bordbar, a 27-year-old Christian convert, was arrested and charged with "illegal gathering and participating in a house church" in Iran.

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November 05 2013 By virtueonline Age of intolerance: the war on religion

In Somalia, al-Shabab, which slaughtered scores of people at a Kenyan shopping mall in September, has reportedly vowed to kill every Somali Christian.

In northern Nigeria, Boko Haram has butchered thousands of Christians, as well as Muslims they consider inadequately ideological - such as those seeking an education.

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The group was charged with drinking alcohol and possession of a receiver and satellite antenna, and were given ten days in which to appeal. However, they received the written verdict on 20 October, although it was dated 6 October, and it remains unclear whether their appeals were rejected, or whether the delay in receiving the verdict meant they ran out of time.

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October 20 2013 By virtueonline Egypt's Christians, the Rule of Law, and Reconciliation

Amidst this "breakdown of human rights," Angaelos saw reconciliation as the "only way forward." Angelos in particular rejected any sectarian rule as shown by the MB in power as well as by Egypt's previous dictators of Anwar Sadat and Hosni Mubarak, who incited Islamist antagonisms against Christians as part of a "divide and conquer" strategy.

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October 09 2013 By virtueonline Killing Christians With Impunity?

Persecution today continues to rear its ugly head in various places around the globe, such as in remnant Communist countries, like Vietnam or North Korea. But anti-Christian persecution is especially found in the Middle East and those places where the philosophy of Islamism---a supremacist form of Islam---prevails.

It's a cliché by now, but it's true: The Arab Spring has turned into the Christian Winter.

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October 06 2013 By virtueonline The deafening silence on the slaughter of Christians overseas

What's happening in Pakistan is, in turn, part of a larger global pattern. As we've said on BreakPoint, Christians around the world are often "harassed, arrested, jailed, tortured, raped, beaten, and killed." Christian "churches and homes are bombed or burned to the ground." Children are even "taken from their Christian parents lest they become too tainted with faith in Jesus."

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