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In The World—October 15, 2017

By Melissa Wuske Christian Prisoner Writes Letter to Iranian Government Amin Afshar Naderi, a Christian who converted from Islam, penned a letter to Iranian authorities months after he was arrested for blasphemy and days after he was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Christian worship is illegal in Iran. He and several others were arrested […]

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In The World—October 8, 2017

By Melissa Wuske Eyewitnesses of ISIS In May, 29 Coptic Christians were killed by ISIS in Minya, Egypt. Survivors of the attack have given a chilling look at what happened, and the grim reality that faces Egypt’s Coptic minority population. Mariam Adel was on the bus where the massacre happened. Her husband and nine of […]

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In The World—October 1, 2017

By Melissa Wuske Why Francis Chan Left His Church In 2010, Francis Chan left the megachurch he founded. In a recent talk, he shared with Facebook employees about his decision. “According to the Bible, every single one of these people has a supernatural gift that’s meant to be used for the body,” Chan said. “5,000 […]

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In The World—September 24, 2017

By Melissa Wuske Gender and Mental Illness in Prison More than two-thirds (67.9 percent) of women in prison have a history of mental illness, and about a third (32.3 percent) have suffered serious mental health distress in the last 30 days. Men in prison, though still experiencing mental health problems at a higher rate than […]

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In The World—September 17, 2017

By Melissa Wuske Turkish Christian Kept from His Daughter Byram is a Christian who grew up as a Muslim in Turkey. Now, as a result of his faith, his wife won’t allow him to see their daughter. Byram came to faith as a student in the United States. On a visit back to Turkey with […]