Stop Christian Persecutions in Foreign Countries
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Stop Christian Persecutions in Foreign Countries

    1. Abe Mundt
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      Abe Mundt

      Hartford, United States

Over 200 million Christians in at least 60 countries are denied fundamental human rights solely because of their faith.

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    1. Reached 25 signatures
    2. hr.440 is a bill that will give the U.S tools to prevent religious pers.

      Abe Mundt
      Petition Organizer

      This is to clarify my last post in which I referred to the bill, but failed to explain what it was.

    3. hr. 440 has passed the house, and is in the senate.

      Abe Mundt
      Petition Organizer

      Follow the link provide and in the upper right corner click support. Once you sign in this allows you to contact either your reps or senators based on the bills progress. This site is free; you just need an account.

    4. Important

      Abe Mundt
      Petition Organizer

      A Nigerian pastor and his secretary were murdered by Islamic militants recently in the northeastern town of Maiduguri...

    5. Reached 5 signatures
    6. Abe Mundt
      Petition Organizer

      On Tue. May 31 2011 at 09:16 AM Moderator wrote:
      Algeria--Seven Churches Face Closure
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      Isaiah 37:14-17

      Seven churches in Algeria's Bejaia province received notices on May 22 that they face closure because they have not registered with the government. The churches were warned that if they do not comply, authorities could use force. The governor of Bejaia, one of 48 Algerian provinces, also sent a statement to the president of the Protestant Church of Algeria informing him that all churches in Bejaia are illegal because they have not registered. Although the Bejaia churches have submitted the required registration documents, the government has not responded to their applications. Despite this intimidation, Christians plan to continue their services. "We expect that we may encounter the police," said a church leader. Leaders say that some Christians have expressed fear, while others have questions. The Bejaia churches have mobilized their congregations to pray. Pray with them for all the churches and Christians in Algeria. Ask God to intervene especially in the Bejaia situation.

      Pakistan--Millions Attend Religious Festivals
      VOM Sources

      Isaiah 35:5

      Many Pakistanis attend Muslim, Hindu and Sikh festivals throughout the year. Several of these religious festivals attract up to a million visitors, and some who attend the Muslim festivals consider their attendance the equivalent of a hajj pilgrimage, one of the basic requirements of Islam. VOM-supported evangelists all over Pakistan aggressively share the gospel with people like those attending the festivals. Although their work is perilous, they continue on "with the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and with the prayers of all the VOM friends," one evangelist writes. "Our main target is to give the gospel and the good news of the Lord Jesus Christ to win souls for him, and we have done it very faithfully." Please pray that God will open the eyes of those attending the religious festivals and they will come to know the good news of Jesus. Pray also for the VOM-supported evangelists.

      Uzbekistan--No Progress for Uzbek Prisoner of Faith
      VOM Canada

      Isaiah 44:21

      Persecution against Christians in Uzbekistan increased last month — from raids to fines to literature confiscation — underscoring the need to remember the nation's believers in prayer. Tohar Haydarov, 27, has been imprisoned since his arrest in March 2010 and is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence for the "illegal sale of narcotic or psychotropic substances in large quantities." It is widely believed that the charges were fabricated as a means of punishing Tohar for his religious activity. At last report, he had appealed the prison sentence but there had been no indication of progress. Pray that comfort and peace will reign in Tohar as he suffers for his faith. Pray that he will be assured that he is not forgotten, but that he is loved and remembered by God and His people. Pray that the charges against Tohar will be dropped and that he will be released.

    7. Abe Mundt
      Petition Organizer

      Islamists Kill a Pastor in Mauritania
      Islamists Kill a Pastor in Mauritania

      Washington, D.C. (March 24, 2011)–International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on March 5 Islamists kidnaped and killed a pastor in Oulata, Mauritania. Pastor Ahmadou Abu Bakr’s bullet-ridden body was found dumped on the outskirts of the city on the morning of March 6th.

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    • Florence Bassous BEIRUT, BEIRUT, LEBANON, LEBANON
      • 12 months ago

      First of all, they are CHRISTIANS. Second, every human being has the right – Mainly the FREEDOM – of belief, faith & expression. And NOBODY on the earth has the right to deny him THIS FREEDOM

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • over 1 year ago

      Unfortunately is the largest and most cruel persecution of Christians in the 21st Century yet. While Christians in their countries are including Muslims and Hindus friendly, Christians are persecuted worldwide in countries with Islamic and Hindu religion, imprisoned, tortured, raped, mutilated, massacred. This has to stop!

      A staggering 100,000 Christians are killed annually because of their faith, according to the Vatican -- and several human rights groups claim such anti-Christian violence is on the rise in countries like Pakistan, Nigeria and Egypt.

      "Credible research has reached the shocking conclusion that an estimate of more than 100,000 Christians are violently killed because of some relation to their faith every year," Vatican spokesman Monsieur Silvano Maria Tomassi said Tuesday in a radio address to the United Nations Human Rights Council.

      "Other Christians and other believers are subjected to forced displacement, to the destruction of their places of worship, to rape and to the abduction of their leaders, as it recently happened in the case of Bishops Yohanna Ibrahim and Boulos Yaziji, in Aleppo [Syria]," Tomassi said.

      While several human rights groups could not comment specifically on the Vatican's number, organizations, like Persecution.Org, said the persecutions of Christians have been on the rise in places like Africa and the Middle East over the last decade.

      "Two-hundred million Christians currently live under persecution. It’s absolutely on the rise," Jeff King, the group's president, told FoxNews.com.

      "It’s easing in the old Communist world and it's rising in the Islamic world," King said, noting in particular countries like Egypt, Pakistan and Nigeria. King said that the first major killing spree in recent years happened between 1998 and 2003, when he claims 10,000 Christians were murdered in Indonesia alone during those years.

      Last March, a Nigerian Christian leader was killed when suspected Muslim militants burst into his home and shot him. Two members of Islamic militant group Boko Haram shot Faye Pama Mysa, a Pentecostal pastor and secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria, in his home Wednesday, according to multiple reports. The killing happened just after President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency because of ongoing attacks in Africa's most populous nation.

      King spoke of another example in which young Christian girls were forced into sex slavery in Bangladesh. More than 140 children were rescued from Islamic training centers over the last year -- with the majority of girls being targeted because of their religion, according to King.

      John Eibner, CEO of Christian Solidarity International, has raised grave concerns over what he calls "religious cleansing" in Syria.

      "Religious minorities are under constant threat in Syria," Eibner told FoxNews.com. "If things continue as they have been for the past two years in Syria, with an increase in religious cleansing, it's reasonable to think that there will be no more Christian communities or other religious minorities in the near future."

      "Anti-Christian violence is on the increase throughout the world, especially throughout North Africa and the Middle East," he added. "It's hard for me to say with precision what the numbers are, but without doubt anti-Christian violence is on the increase."

      Dinah Pokempner, general counsel for Human Rights Watch, was not able to independently verify the Vatican's figure, but said, "I think there’s little doubt that every week, every day, someone in the world is being persecuted – even to the point of losing their life – based on their religion."

      "Persecution is a daily event on the basis of religion," Pokempner said. "This persecution affects Christians just as it does Muslims, Jews, Bahá'ís and people of other faiths."

      A spokesman with the Vatican could not be immediately reached for comment.

      Jane Zimmerman, the U.S. State Department's Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, said in a statement that: "While I’m unfamiliar with the methodology that was used to reach that number, we have certainly followed numerous cases in recent years in which Christians and others of many faiths have been attacked or killed on account of their religious beliefs."

      "Whatever the numbers, no one should die for professing or practicing their faith, whatever that faith is," Zimmerman told FoxNews.com. "The United States firmly supports the freedom to profess and practice one’s faith, to believe or not to believe, and to change one’s beliefs. As Secretary Kerry said on May 20, religious freedom 'is a birthright of every human being.'"

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    • Corinne Brown OAKLAND, OR
      • over 1 year ago

      Human rights should not be denied because of one's faith.

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    • bill ayr FAYETTEVILLE, NC
      • about 2 years ago

      The basic freedoms of all people everywhere need to be protected; these include the right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness; under the category of liberty are the basic rights of all people everywhere to have freedom of speech, religion, to gather peacefully, to own property, etc

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    • Abe Mundt HARTFORD, UNITED STATES
      • about 3 years ago

      Nov. 13 is the International Day of Prayer. I am hosting a free conference call Sunday night where you can call in and pray for them. Call this number: 1(805)-360-1000). It will then ask you to enter an access code. Enter this code: 986616, and then the pound sign. State your name and join in.

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