July 30, 2014
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Mideast minorities & a U.S. envoy
WASHINGTON (BP) -- In various parts of the Muslim world, religious minorities are facing a reign of terror. In the Middle East, persecution has become so terrible and widespread some experts are predicting that non-Muslims may be entirely driven from the region known for millennia as the cultural crossroads.
Obama speaks to Iran's leader of U.S. pastor
WASHINGTON (BP) -- A historic phone call between President Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Sept. 27 capped a significant week in the case of an American pastor imprisoned in Iran.
U.S. pastor marks 1 year in Iranian prison
NEW YORK (BP) -- As Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini marks one year in Tehran's brutal Evin Prison, his wife encountered Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, in a New York hotel lobby and passed along a letter from the prisoner to the president.
Pakistan Christians don black bands for mourning, solidarity
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (BP) -- It was easy to spot a Christian in Pakistan on Monday (Sept. 23). Normally they tend to keep a low profile for fear of persecution. But this day, they wore black bands around their arms as a sign of mourning and solidarity following Sunday's church bombing.
U.S. House OKs religious liberty envoy
WASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a bill requiring appointment of a special envoy for the promotion of religious liberty in such countries as Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Syria.
Bolivia evangelicals fight against new law
COCHABAMBA, Bolivia (BP) -- Evangelical leaders in Bolivia are trying to revoke a new law they say aims to "impose contrary beliefs" and "denies us the right to be a church."
Christians besieged in Central African Republic
BANGUI, Central African Republic (BP) -- Christians in the violence-ridden Central African Republic (CAR) are enduring atrocities under the country's rebel government, whose leader reportedly seeks to turn the country into an Islamic state.
John Kerry calls for Iran to release pastor
WASHINGTON (BP) -- With a new president in Iran vowing to improve international relations, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Wednesday (Aug. 28) called on Iran to release an Iranian-American pastor held captive for his faith.
Uzbek authorities trying to seize Baptist land
OSLO, Norway (BP) -- Authorities in Uzbekistan -- a country criticized for persecuting religious communities -- are attempting to seize land the state-registered Baptist Union is using for summer camps for children and families.
Kazakh Baptists fined for worship meetings
OSLO, Norway (BP) -- Authorities in Kazakhstan have fined 18 Baptists for participating in religious activity not authorized by the state, continuing the government's drive to bring religion under its control.
Uzbek authorities trying to seize Baptist land
OSLO, Norway (BP) -- Authorities in Uzbekistan -- a country criticized for persecuting religious communities -- are attempting to seize land the state-registered Baptist Union is using for summer camps for children and families.
U.S. pastor in Iran loses court appeal
TEHRAN (BP) -- An appeals court in Tehran has rejected an appeal by Iranian American pastor Saeed Abedini, whose eight-year prison sentence has garnered widespread international attention.
Pakistani girl's accuser gets reprieve
LAHORE, Pakistan (BP) -- A court in Islamabad has dismissed charges against a Muslim cleric arrested on suspicion of framing a Christian girl for blasphemy.
Egypt, U.S. pastors urge prayer for faith to rise from mayhem
CAIRO (BP) -- "Anger. Killing. Blood." These are words that currently describe Egypt, said Mounir Sobhy Yacoub Malaty, pastor of First Baptist Church, Cairo.
"Attacks have not stopped. Innocent people are being killed. Big numbers of protesters themselves are dying," he lamented. But a fragile calm seems to be settling across Cairo as life slowly returns to normal. In spite of the presence of armored personnel carriers, traffic once again moves along the city's major thoroughfares, and people are returning to work. Just days before, Egyptians experienced violent clashes that left nearly 900 people dead and more than 4,000 injured.
CALL TO PRAYER: For persecuted believers
Oklahoma Baptist prayer leader Gregory Frizzell calls for prayer for Christians in Egypt and other lands of persecution.

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