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Sudan Christians: ‘Only Jesus can bring true peace’
Jul01

Sudan Christians: ‘Only Jesus can bring true peace’

KHARTOUM, Sudan (BP) — Nationwide civilian protests for democracy resumed Sunday (June 30) in Sudan, where democratic rule could decrease Christian persecution under Sharia law. Eight people were killed and about 200 were injured as tens of thousands protested to establish civilian rule, according to reports from the Associated Press and the New York Times, citing estimates from Sudan’s Ministry of Health and the Central...

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2019 human trafficking report: U.S. has work to do
Jun29

2019 human trafficking report: U.S. has work to do

WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. is among 33 top countries fighting human trafficking but falls short in prosecuting traffickers, aiding victims and tackling forced labor in particular, the U.S. State Department said in its latest report. Faith communities can help countries address human trafficking, which currently victimizes an estimated 25 million adults and children worldwide in sex trafficking and forced labor, U.S....

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Sudan Christians fearful amid deadly revolution
Jun25

Sudan Christians fearful amid deadly revolution

KHARTOUM, Sudan (BP) — Persecuted Christians in Sudan are discouraged and fearful after the military massacre of protesters seeking civilian rule that, amid Sharia law, could protect religious freedom. A Southern Baptist eyewitness to protests in Khartoum ahead of the June 3 massacre, who requested anonymity, updated Baptist Press on the Christian minority in the mostly Sunni Muslim country. The military took control of the...

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Refugees ‘people that need help,’ simulation shows
May24

Refugees ‘people that need help,’ simulation shows

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (BP) — Imagine having to either flee with the one child in your arms or run amid gunfire in search of your other children perhaps already killed by terrorists attacking your community. Brian Moore was one of about 100 others who encountered such a decision May 15 at Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn. — but that experience was only a simulated exercise of loss. “For people in...

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Chitwood on border thanks Baptists for Venezuela aid
May13

Chitwood on border thanks Baptists for Venezuela aid

VENEZUELA (BP) — International Mission Board President Paul Chitwood ends today (May 13) a weeklong trip that included the Venezuelan border where he encouraged Baptists and area convention leaders ministering to refugees amid the nation’s collapsed economy and political strife. “We’re thankful that Southern Baptists are here ministering to the needs of people who really are in a desperate situation,”...

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