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Is anyone familiar with the persecuted church? Has anyone heard of Voice of the Martyrs or Open Doors? Is anyone familiar with Eritrea or Iran or N. Korea. The persecuted church is something I pray for. I lead a conference call of intercessors from across tbe country where we meet 3 times a week praying for tbe persecuted. I will be glad to post the call info. But I want to know if anyone beats with a heart throb for tbe persecuted church.

Tomorrow is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Our con call will be hosting s 12 hour prayer cal. The calk us open to all. But just want to know if there is any interest. 

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Thank you Blaine ... I posted IDOP-PC on the front page!

Thanks Phil. There will be a 12 prayer conference call to pray for the persecuted church tomorrow. Call is open to all. The call will start st 8:00 am EST. Call in number is 209.255.1000. Access code is 109083#. Please come and pray.

But whether you come on the con call or pray through some other venue. Please remember the persecuted in your prayers.

Posted by Blaine Scogin

 International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church 

Sunday, November 11 

-Mark Your Calendar IDOP Prayer Call 

12 hours 8am - 8pm GMT-4 

Dial: 209.255.1000 

Access Code: 109083# 

Download the Prayer Guide at: 

http://www.getamericapraying.com/groupdocs/90_1349717536.pdf 

Phil,

Can you add this info directly into the front page:

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church 

Sunday, November 11 

-Mark Your Calendar IDOP Prayer Call 

12 hours 8am - 8pm GMT-4 

Dial: 209.255.1000 

Access Code: 109083# 

Download the Prayer Guide at: 

http://www.getamericapraying.com/groupdocs/90_1349717536.pdf 

There will be an IDOP prayer conference call starting at 8:00 am EST. Call is open to all. Call in number is 209.255.1000. Access code is 109083#. Please come and pray.

FYI - -

CLICK HERE:  URGENT PRAYER ADOPTION NEEDED FOR 9 YOUNG NORTH KOREAN CHRISTIANS

(It appears now they are being used as propaganda tools by North Korea) 



CIC PERSECUTION NEWS HEADLINES 

News of persecution, human rights violations, and other articles of interest.
If one member suffers, all the members suffer . . ..
1 Corinthians 12:26a 
 
Christians In Crisis - Please pray for:
  • Pastor Wally, Matilda and Preshus Joy.
  • Our Houses of Prayer Leaders and Participants.
  • Our intercessors who receive our persecution news.
  • Members of the Crisis Prayer Team.
  • The volunteer staff of CIC.
  • Our contacts in areas of persecution.
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RESOURCES:
**PRAY FOR NORTH KOREA
**BIBLES UNBOUND - You can send bibles into restricted nations
**ACT ON YOUR PRAYERS! .... send a message of encouragement

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PERSECUTION NEWS HEADLINES for the two weeks ending June 22, 2013 


C. African Republic religious leaders consider plan for country oth... 
Bishop voices concerns, as international NGOs appeal to France and the AU to reconsider position 

PAKISTAN: Christian Teenager Dies in Police Custody 
Thousands of Christians in Punjab had recently taken to the streets in protest at the alleged torture and murder of a teenager who was held in police custody. 

NORTH KOREA: Christian Humanitarian Sentenced for "Hostile Acts"

North Korea has found U.S. citizen Kenneth Bae guilty for "hostile acts" against the state, sentencing him to 15 years of hard labour. 

INDIA: Christian Beheaded for Refusing to Renounce Faith 
It is reported that a Christian man was beheaded in Teliamura town, West Tripura, India, on May 25th for refusing to renounce Christ. 

Islamic Extremists in Somalia Kill Christian 
Al Shabaab rebels publicaly shoot young man for his faith. 

Iraqi MP: Syria collapse would endanger all Mideast Christians 
The collapse of the Syrian state would be a jihadist triumph and a threat to Christians throughout the Middle East, says Yonadam Kanna, a member of Iraqi National Assembly and Secretary General for the Assyrian Democratic Movement. Assyrians are an ancient ethnic group indigenous to the Middle East, and belonging mostly to various eastern and orthodox Christian churches. 

Global Refugee Day: situation getting worse 
World Refugee Day, observed June 20 each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world. 

NEWS ALERT: Iran Jails House Church Christians As World Watches Ele... 
Iran's Islamic leadership has sentenced six Iranian converts to Christianity to long prison terms in recent days, when world attention focused on the country's presidential elections, Christians confirmed Wednesday, June 18. 

Pastor Saeed Abedini in Good Spirits as Medical Condition Improves,... 
The family of imprisoned American Pastor Saeed Abedini - a U.S. citizen - was able to visit him in Evin Prison earlier this week. He was in good spirits. 

PAPUA (Indonesia): from mission field to killing field 
-- only 50 yrs after MAF opened up the interior for pioneer missionaries, Papuan Christians face genocide 

The Global Reality: Human Trafficking is a form of Modern-Day Slavery 
Midwestern Pastor Calls for Community Symposium to Fashion a Response 

Newly Published Scripture Strengthens Christians from Muslim Backgr... 
Russian Ministries has published the Message of Glory New Testament, a new attempt to provide God's Word and encourage revival among people from a Muslim background in the former Soviet Union. 

Global Minorities Alliance Calls for Equal Rights for Nubian Commun... 
Global Minorities Alliance, a human rights organization based in the UK has called for equal rights for the Nubian Community, an ethnic and religious group which settled during the British rule in Kibera. 

Is Egypt on the brink of civil war? 
Storm clouds of tension are brewing over Egypt as the approach of June 30 flashes in Egyptian citizens' minds. 

Iran celebrates moderate president; change unlikely 
The headlines are blaring a moderate as the winner of Iran's presidential elections. Hassan Rowhani scored just over half of the approximately 36 million votes cast in the six-way race. OnAugust 3, Rowhani will be inaugurated as the new president. 

Upsurge in attacks signals growing Islamist threat in Niger 
Four attacks within the last three weeks in Niger have raised the spectre of a growing Islamist threat in the country. 

More violence in Tanzania sends alarms through Church 
The persecution of Christians in Tanzania continues. The spike could put the country's reputation as a country "free of religious violence" in jeopardy. 

‘Pakistan Christian Women Abused For Faith In Christ’ 
Three impoverished Christian women were recovering Tuesday, June 18, after they were reportedly beaten and forced to parade naked in a Pakistani village due to their faith in Christ. 

International Widows' Day - a Day of Action against Ongoing Poverty... 
Gospel for Asia Brings Hope to Culturally Shunned and Enslaved 

Six Christian Converts Convicted While Attention was on Presidentia... 
With so much attention focused on Iran's presidential election, there was "minimal" media coverage of the recent conviction of six Christian believers. 

Blind Legal Activist Chen Guangcheng Says Chinese Government Has Pr... 
Referring to news reports that New York University has been pressured by the Chinese government to give him the boot, blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng said Sundaythat China's Communist leadership has infiltrated U.S. academia and is threatening academic freedom and independence. 

Ethiopia Detains Christians For ‘Crimes Against Islam’ 
Ethiopia has detained two Christian men on charges of "crimes against Islam" in a move that rights activists said was influenced by "radical Muslims", BosNewsLife learned Saturday, June 15. 

BELARUS: Raids and Fines Restart in Belarus; Eviction again Suspend... 
Raids and fines against Baptists in Belarus who meet for worship without state permission have restarted. 

Letter smuggled from Chinese labor camp reveals suffering Christians 
One of the frustrations of my work at VOM is the seeming indifference of the secular media to the suffering of our Christian brothers and sisters around the world. 

BREAKING NEWS: Belarus Orders Evangelical Church To Evict Building;...
Authorities in Belarus have ordered the country's largest evangelical congregation to evict its building in Minsk and there are concerns over the health of its pastor, the church confirmed Friday, June 14. 

Exposing Honor Crimes on SAT-7 ARABIC 
In a groundbreaking episode, SAT-7's "Forbidden" program hosted the survivor of an attempted honor killing -- one of the most gruesome practices targeting women in the Middle East and Nrth Africa. 

Explosion in Attack on Church in Kenya Injures 15 
Two pastors among those seriously hurt in blast 
 
Syria: The Battle for Aleppo -- a call to pray for the besieged and... 
The Iranian-backed, Lebanese Shi'ite terrorist organization, Hezballah, has officially entered the Syrian conflict. 

Hungary Accused Of Persecuting Uighur People Amid Pressure From China 
Hungary remained under pressure Wednesday, June 12, to explain its relations with China after expelling the vice-president of the World Uighur Congress (WUC) on "terrorism charges" and preventing a Budapest meeting dedicated to the religious and political rights of the Uighur people. 

Egypt Court Fines Christian Teacher For Blasphemy 
An Egyptian court has fined a Coptic teacher for "insulting Islam" and proselytizing at her primary school, adding to concerns among rights activists about the alleged growing persecution of devoted Christians in the country. 

At least 11, including a child, killed in Boko Haram 'fake' funeral... 
Since then, more than 60 alleged Boko Haram men have since been are killed in Maiduguri by local youth militia 

Vietnam Police Accused Of Killing Hmong Christian 
The family of a Vietnamese Hmong Christian believe he was killed while in police custody because of defending his church and standing up against "corrupt local officials", rights activists said Tuesday, June 11. 

India Government Official Beheads Christian Son-In-Law 
A government official of India's remote Tripura state was 
trying to avoid prison Monday, June 10, after he allegedly beheaded his Christian son-in-law. 

North Korea's Legacy of Terrorism 
North Korea has found US citizen Kenneth Bae guilty for "hostile acts" against the state, sentencing him to 15 years of hard labor. 
Blind Chinese Human Rights Activist Chen Guangcheng Makes UK Visit 
Says attacks against his family are ongoing 

Pakistan: Muslim Landlords Beat Christian Women and Parade Them Nud... 
Three Christian women were beaten by armed Muslims while they were sleeping in their house. 

Limbless Australian-born evangelist Nick Vujicic Allowed to Tour in... 
A five day tour by limbless Australian-born Christian evangelist and motivational speaker Nick Vujicic was allowed to take place in Vietnam from May 22 through May 26, despite national restrictions on religious activities. 

Egypt's President Approves 17 Year-old Church Building Permit 
In a surprise move, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has issued a decree allowing the building of a new church in city of New Nubaria, in Beheirah province, the first such decree of his presidency. The 300 square meter church will be called Church of Apostles Peter and Paul.


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PLEASE NOTE: Out of concern for the security and safety of the ministries and individuals mentioned in our Persecution News Headlines,
it is the policy of Christians In Crisis (CIC) to conceal specific names or locations of our contacts.
Ministries that are commended by authorities or located in secure areas may be named. 

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You May Send Your Tax Deductible Contributions To:

Christians in Crisis
P.O. Box 293627
Sacramento, California 95829 

CIC PERSECUTION NEWS HEADLINES 

News of persecution, human rights violations, and other articles of interest.
If one member suffers, all the members suffer . . ..
1 Corinthians 12:26a 
 
Christians In Crisis - Please pray for:
  • Pastor Wally, Matilda and Preshus Joy.
  • Our Houses of Prayer Leaders and Participants.
  • Our intercessors who receive our persecution news.
  • Members of the Crisis Prayer Team.
  • The volunteer staff of CIC.
  • Our contacts in areas of persecution.
==========================================================
RESOURCES:
**PRAY FOR NORTH KOREA
**BIBLES UNBOUND - You can send bibles into restricted nations
**ACT ON YOUR PRAYERS! .... send a message of encouragement

.==========================================================

PERSECUTION NEWS HEADLINES for the week ending July 6, 2013 

Morsi Supporters Attack Christian Targets in Egypt after Removal of... 
Christians wonder how long violence could last 

SRI LANKA: Violent Assault Perpetrated Against Church 
A Christian pastor and his congregation in Sri Lanka were violently assaulted by a Buddhist monk and his associates during a Sunday service on June 23rd. 

Wave of kidnappings plagues Egyptians 
Two Christian families tell their stories of losing their daughters 

CAR morphing into another Somalia? 
The Central African Republic (CAR) has been on a tightrope ever since Seleka rebels overthrew the government in March. 

Burma: When freedom isn't ensured, how should believers respond? 
July 4 in the U.S. is equated with freedom, liberty, and independence. America's founders sought and fought for freedom from the British government's oppression. 

Egypt: The Brotherhood is down, but is it out? 
New report traces the long, patient rise of political Islam 

Egypt: Voices from the Revolution 
Who stole Egypt? 

Burma: Kachin hopes dashed as government attacks claim two more lives 
A peace accord between Burma's government and the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) didn't last long. 

Violence touches ministry in Egypt 
As Egypt continues to spiral out of control, Open Doorsshared the following urgent prayer request 

Turkey: Turmoil won't disrupt outreach 
While protesters and police furiously clash in Istanbul, there is a pastor who quietly continues his ministry. 

Egypt: Coptic Priest Killed; Activists Blame Muslim Brotherhood for... 
A Coptic priest was shot dead Saturday on al-Sentral Street in the North Sinai neighborhood of al-Masaeed. 

SAT-7 Officials Respond to Egyptian President's Ouster 
Following the ouster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, the country continues to witness violent protests. 

Iran: ‘Do you confess you are a Christian? You can be killed for this’ 
Fifteen tall, muscular men broke into her home in Esfahan the day after Christmas and began to ransack it. 

Hope Restored in Egypt 
Egypt has just witnessed a second revolution, but this one is so different from the last one, which toppled long-time President Hosni Mubarak. This uprising has touched the hearts of many, mainly because people had much to lose under this regime. 

'Misuse of Pakistan's blasphemy laws is killing minorities,' says h... 
Some 178 Christian homes were torched in a recent outbreak of violence 

Iran: Pastor of Tehran's Central Assembly of God Church Conditional... 
One of the leaders of the shuttered Central Assemblies of God Church in Tehran has been released from prison after spending 43 days in custody. 

Bible Society of Egypt Director Says Real Picture Inside Egypt Very... 
Images of the unrest and demonstrations in Egypt, where President Mohamed Morsi is reportedly under house arrest, are deeply concerning to people worldwide. 

Malaysia: move to legalize forced conversion of minors -- governmen... 
In early 2009 there was an outcry in Malaysia after three children born to an Indian Hindu couple were converted to Islam by the father without the mother's consent after he converted to Islam. At that time, the Cabinet discussed the case and decided that the children of an estranged couple should remain in the 'common religion of the parents at the time of their marriage'. In Malaysia, Cabinet decisions are essentially unwritten laws that civil servants are obliged to implement. 

Egypt's Military Gives Morsy Ultimatum: Country at the Tipping Point 
International Christian Concern asks for prayer 

Daughter of martyred Iranian carries her father’s zeal 
Her father faced a chilling ultimatum from Iran’s religious police. Close the house church that met in their basement and deny the Christian faith — or be killed. He had two weeks to consider the authorities’ life or death demand. 

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin June 2013 Update 

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan ‘Blasphemy Girl’ Rimsha Masih in Canada 
A mentally challenged Christian girl who was detained in Pakistan on charges of 'blasphemy against Islam' was in Canada Monday, July 1, after earlier fleeing to Norway, a Christian official with close knowledge about the operation told BosNewsLife. 

Update in Asia Bibi case, Pakistan 
[Editor's note: Although Mission Network News has been following the story of Asia Bibi and her blasphemy case in Pakistan, this most recent update was more personal in nature. What follows is the blog post verbatim from the Voice of the Martyrs.] 

Trouble is brewing for Christians in Sri Lanka 
Facing opposition from their Buddhist and Hindu neighbors, Sri Lankan Christians fear their religious rights will erode as extremist groups attempt to shut down churches in the island nation. 

Kachin Civilians in Burma Killed Despite Agreement to End Hostilities 
A human rights organization is reporting that a Kachin civilian named Zahkung Lum Hkawng was tortured, beaten and shot dead by the Burmese Army in Northern Shan State on June 14. 



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PLEASE NOTE: Out of concern for the security and safety of the ministries and individuals mentioned in our Persecution News Headlines,
it is the policy of Christians In Crisis (CIC) to conceal specific names or locations of our contacts.
Ministries that are commended by authorities or located in secure areas may be named. 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

You May Send Your Tax Deductible Contributions To:

Christians in Crisis
P.O. Box 293627
Sacramento, California 95829

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